Year 7 & 8 Boys Volleyball
The Year 7 & 8 boys travelled to Gilson College for the Keilor Division Volleyball competition on August 2. Both teams played excellent volleyball and were very well trained before the day.
The Year 7 boys won both of their pool games defeating Springside West Secondary College and Copperfield in closely contested three set games. They won their pool and played in the final against Victoria University Secondary College. It was a great contest with VU winning the first set comfortably and in intimidating fashion. St Albans bounced back in fine fashion in the second set and balanced the ledger. The final set was closely contested, but it was VU that prevailed as the Year 7 boys couldn’t quite hold their nerve. It was a great effort for them to reach the final.
The Year 8 boys beat Sunshine in their first pool game, but lost the other two to Springside West and Copperfield. They played some very dynamic and exciting volleyball. Richard To was noted by Mr Lakovski for his consistent and fast passed serving.
Mr Simon Lynch & Mr Robert Lakovski – Volleyball Coaches
Western Metropolitan Sports Region – Intermediate Girls, Senior Boys and Senior Girls Badminton Tournaments
The badminton teams from our St Albans College have had a successful season competing with the other schools in the region and in the Western metropolitan.
The Senior Boys and Girls badminton teams represented St Albans Secondary College in the Western Metropolitan Sports Region tournament on 26 July, 2022 and the Intermediate Girls on 27 July, 2022. The students attended the tournaments after their successful participations in the Keilor Division on 6 May and 26 May, 2022.
The students spent the day at the Badminton and Table Tennis Centre in Truganina competing against the representatives of other schools in the west. Our badminton teams played 4 singles and 2 doubles against other schools in the competition. Our students displayed great teamwork and collaboration with their best behaviour throughout the day.
Two of our teams, Senior Boys and Intermediate Girls, were competitive and effective in their matches. They managed to win convincingly and secure the second place in the Western Metropolitan Sports Region for Badminton and were rewarded the Runners Up.
Thanks to the badminton program at the school, which runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, our students have had the opportunities to practice their badminton skills and to connect with other students in the school.
The badminton program attracts many students and it has been proven to be a successful program that encourages our students to be more active and to learn new skills playing a friendly yet competitive and collaborative sport. It has been a positive and supportive venue for our students to feel connected and supported. It also creates the great opportunities for new students at our College to reach out and make new friends.
Mr Pat Lac – Badminton Coach