Intermediate & Senior Boys and Girls Tennis
On March 2, the Intermediate Boys and Girls Tennis team played their Western Region competition at Taylor’s Lakes.
The Intermediate Boys had 6 schools split up into two divisions, playing off in a round robin based competition for the boys. The top school from each division go through to the finals. We didn’t start the day well, the boys lost all their matches against Spring Side West Secondary and Copperfield – Sydenham, however one player Sia Kallon who moved into the boys team won all of her matches.
The Intermediate Girls played against Gilson, Kings Park, KDC and Springside West and gave it their best shot but finished short in 4th place. Let’s celebrate their efforts and hope they give it another shot next year.
Well done to the Intermediate Boys and Girls Tennis team – Allan Duong, Richie Nguyen, Jackson Tang, Sia Kallon, Rahima Muradi, Shayna Prasetyo, Joan Nakato and Khaizy Solomon.
On March 6, we are excited to share with you the latest results from St Albans Secondary College’s interschool tennis results.
The Senior Girls played against Gilson in a grand final show down and they started 3 close matches. We lost two close games and won one. Which gave us a chance to make it through by winning the doubles. We did our best but couldn’t win both our doubles. With limited training the girls did extremely well and we should congratulate their efforts.
The Senior Boys played out a round robin competition with 3 other schools. We played our first two matches against Spring Side West Secondary and then Keilor Downs College – both these teams were well prepared and we couldn’t break many wins against them. However, they finished the day with a win against Gilson College. We finished in 3rd place and the boys represented the school very well with their efforts.
Well done to the Senior Boys and Girls Tennis team – Vinh Nguyen, Andy Doan, Beryl Irakoze, Simon Balcha, Brandon Giang, Tiffany Tran, Cindy Vuong, Jiselle Quiaot, Fikayomi Olatunbosan and Catherine Le.
Mr Steven Vo & Ms Simone Papagianopoulos – Tennis Coaches
Senior Boys Volleyball – Keilor Division / Gilson College
The Senior Boys coached by Mr Lynch and namely, new teacher Mr Dang, performed exceptionally well at Gilson College on the Wednesday 8 March.
In their pool they defeated Keilor Downs College 2 sets to one in a very exciting match. After losing the first set Mr Dang re-grouped the boys to follow up with a display of confidence and high level skill to take the next two set’s and win the match.
In the second group, St Albans faced Sunshine in another gripping game. It was a very entertaining and hard-fought win for Sunshine College, 2 sets to 1. The St Albans boys did not go down without a fight.
The boys qualified to the semi-final on point’s difference, as all teams in the group had a win and a loss. Facing a talented Springside West in a very entertaining match, the boys showed sportsmanship and great athleticism, but eventually lost in straight sets 2-0.
The big take-away is the boys had fun and experienced success and Mr Dang’s vast experience in volleyball was a great learning curve for the team.
Mr Simon Lynch – Volleyball Coach
2023 Keilor Division Swimming Championships
A strong contingent of 35 students converged on Oak Park Aquatic Centre on Friday 17 March to battle it out with the likes of Keilor Downs Secondary College, Gilson College and others for the 2023 Keilor Division Swimming Championships.
Following on from a strong participation base in the School Swim Carnival, the coaching staff were confidant of a good result at the division championships. The team led by some fantastic individual and team results ended up dominating the ladder from start to finish to claim our 5th title in 10 years.
The following students have now qualified to represent the school at the Western Regional Championships in Geelong at the end of term:
- Phuoc Le 7C
- Vincent Nguyen 8C
- Ezekiel Ong
- Dylan Pham 8M
- Madison Pachecho – Sio 11
- Mary Doan 11
- Enki Van 11
- Sarah Mai 11
- Alex Nguyen 8E
- Dylan Nguyen 8C
- Callum Mai
- Victor Le 12
- Zoe Edwardes 8M
Mr Rob Lakovski – Swimming Coach
Staff vs Students Netball Match
At lunch time on Friday 24 March, the year 7 to 9 students competed against a selection of staff in a competitive Netball match.
Yet again, the teachers won with a score of 7-1. The House team would like thank all the staff and students who participated in the game and have been awarded points to their house for their sportsmanship.
A special thank you to Becky Annetts for umpiring, and to Dane Stammers, Hebah Shone, Own McIntryre, Taylor Decker, Kristy Le, Ron Brown, Marty Conboy, Julian Swan, Lauren Morrison, Louis Turner and Ali Yamin for playing. We would also like to thank the PE department, who without their continued support, these events would not be able to run.
I believe the year 10-12 team are planning on slaying the teachers team soon in our final match! Only time can tell. Stay updated for the results of the match in our ALBA Newsletter.
Ms Emily Obeid – Junior School Coordinator and House Leader