By Harry Croker, Dean of Undergraduates
Photo Credits: Jason Zhu He and his team
The Rawson Cup and Rosebowl tournaments roll forward with the College giving its all in both competitions. In Rosebowl, the College finished in 5th place for Netball, and 6th place for Swimming.
Rawson Swimming; 3rd place.
Overall Rosebowl standing: 5th place. Overall Rawson standing: 2nd place.
History was made on Monday 13th March when the St Paul’s netball team took the court, marking the College’s maiden undergraduate participation in the history of Rosebowl.
And who else to play our first Rosebowl match against other than the old foe, St Andrew’s.
A formative opponent, no doubt, but the girls in gold and gules showed no sign of backing down.
Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of the contest was the sheer amount of support from the rest of the College who headed down in droves to show support. Final score: Andrew’s 61 def Paul’s 34 (Q1 13-8, Q2 30-14, Q3 45-28).
Round 2 (Thurs 16th March): Wesley 52 def Paul’s 35 (Q1 13-12, Q2 25-19, Q3 39-24). Round 3 (Fri 17th March): John’s 41 def Paul’s 26 (Not Listed).
Exactly a week later from the College making history by fielding the first undergraduate Rosebowl team, it happened again on Monday the 20th March with the College’s maiden Rosebowl victory against Sancta. Paul’s 34 def Sancta 16 (Q1 14-7, Q2 24-11, Q3 34-16).
Round 5 (Wed 22nd March): Women’s 49 def Paul’s 38 (Q1 15-8, Q2 29-16, Q3 38-29).
St Andrew’s finished first overall, Wesley second, Women’s third, St John’s fourth, St Paul’s fifth, and Sancta sixth.
Swimming proved to be a challenging event for the College in both Rawson and Rosebowl.
St Andrew’s may have won both tournaments overall, but it was great to see Fresher, Tilly Wittenoom, get the gold in the 50m Rosebowl breaststroke.
The next event on the sporting calendar is Rawson Rugby on the 26th April (Week 9), which will run until 17th May (Week 12). Rosebowl Hockey will run throughout Weeks 11 and 12, starting on Monday 8th May. Rowing for both tournaments will wrap up the semester on Tuesday 23rd May (Week 13).
News of other achievements in sport:
- National Athletics: Connor Whitely won the NSW State Championship 5000m event and has gone on to represent NSW at nationals coming 5th.
- National Rowing: Henry Blackwell rowing for UTS achieved a first and second in events in the March 2023 championships in Perth.