On Tuesday the 17th March, St Emilie’s competed in our very first cricket carnival at Fletcher Park.
The lead up to the carnival involved a Perth Scorchers Clinic, which explained to the students the different rules and skills of the T20 Blast format.
After the clinic had finished, we had over 30 year Six students sign up to be a part of our cricket carnival.
We had a boys team, a girls team and a mixed team represent our school.
Our girls team performed extremely well, winning all 4 of their games. From what we saw on Tuesday, we certainly have a number of very skilled cricket girls!
Our boys team and mixed team both encountered some very strong opposition, which provided them a great challenge as the day went on. All of our teams should be commended on their sportsmanship throughout the day, as well as the great attitude they all brought to the day!
In between games, our students were also lucky enough to receive a 45 minute skills session from the WACA.
St. Emilie’s had many star performers on the day, however, Chloe Reilly was announced the mixed competition player of the carnival, which is a fantastic achievement. Her reward was a massive tub of Milo from the competition sponsors!
Well done Chloe!
This term our year 6 students have had two amazing sport opportunities. The Western Force are providing a 5 week clinic that outlines all the many and varied skills of Rugby Union.
As this game is very new to most students, they have had the wonderful opportunity to learn great new skills that include:
1. Agility and speed
2. Catch and pass
4. Scrums and lineouts
The aim of this clinic was to provide students with a new set of skills to learn and the possibility of being able to apply these new skills to a tournament at some stage throughout the year!
PERTH SCORCHERS CLINIC
We have also included a cricket carnival for the first time ever in 2015.
To help us with the rules and skills of T20 Blast cricket, we had a clinic provided by the WACA. This was a very successful clinic, with many students showing interest in representing our school for the carnival.
The Cricket carnival will be held on Tuesday 17th March at Fletcher Park in Carlisle.
For those parents who may come along to support their child, the canteen will be open for refreshments and a coffee van will also be present.
Paul Davis, PE Teacher
On Wednesday afternoon, the Year Six classes were lucky enough to have the Perth Wildcats conduct a 45 minute clinic here at St Emilie’s.
Shawn Redhage and Jermaine Beale were the Wildcats stars who gave up their time to demonstrate ball control and shooting skills.
It was a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn ‘first hand’ from some of the best basketballers in our country!
After the clinic, the players were kind enough to have a Q&A session with us and they shared aspects of their training routines, the importance of a good diet and their ambitions for the future.
Our students were very grateful and walked away with improved basketball skills, some personally signed apparel and a deeper appreciation for how a healthy diet, staying fit, hard work play, persistence and a strong mental attitude play a big part in the life of a professional athlete.