Congratulations to Year 9 student Xavier Fernandez who was selected to represent Victoria in the Under 15 Boys National Hockey Championships in Wollongong. Xavier went on to represent his regional zone, the Tigers, in the Under 15 Junior State Championships in the July holidays. Xavier is a highly valued member of the Year 9 ACC Hockey team who convincingly defeated St Bernard’s College in their first game. It has been fantastic to see hockey at De La Salle grow in popularity and see our teams increased success in recent seasons.
Mr Andrew Wozencroft
Year 9 Coordinator
Year 11 student Elias Fernandez has just returned from a successful tour to South Africa representing the Under 17 Australian Schoolboys Hockey Team. The 16-day tour involved three practice games and three test matches against the South African Under 18 National side. The team won all their lead up matches quite convincingly and all players showed strength in their roles throughout these games. The test matches were extremely well attended and the atmosphere during the games was full of excitement and tension.
The team drew their first two test matches. Both were high-intensity with excellent skill shown across the playing group. The third match was built up as the decider and didn’t disappoint. The Under 17 team dominated and won the ultra-competitive 6–3 game. Elias mainly played a striker position #11, scoring one of the winning goals in the final match.
The tour also included some cultural and educational experiences; going to Robben Island, Shakaland, a game drive sighting buffalo, elephants, giraffes, and the LIV Orphanage Village.
Ms Jessica Stevenson
St Edwin’s House Coordinator
Year 12 student Sean MacDonald has been selected to represent Australia in the upcoming Under 18 Asian championship tournament to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from Sunday 5 August to Saturday 11 August. Congratulations and best of luck in the championship, Sean!
Mr John McAlroy
Director of Students, Years 10 — 12