PLC Sydney had 16 students representing the School at the 2017 National Rowing Championships, held at Sydney International Regatta Centre from 20–26 March. PLC Sydney came away with a silver and bronze medal in the Para Mixed Four event. All girls competed to their best ability and the experience of competing against the best in Australia was invaluable.
The PLC Sydney Schoolgirl Senior Quad of Lilli Glenn (Year 11), Laura Brady (Year 11), Lexe Meyer Year 12), Isabella Dorigo (Year 12) and Stella Shannon (Year 11), had their best race of the season in the repechage of the Champion Schoolgirl Coxed Quad Scull, qualifying them for the C Final.
The PLC Sydney Year 10 #1 Quad of Alexandra Louizos (Year 10), Alannah Saad (Year 10), Esther Rutherford (Year 10), Anneka Graham (Year 10) and Lucy Froggatt (Year 9), competed in the very competitive Under 17 Coxed Quad Scull event. Our crew raced well but unfortunately weren’t able to qualify for the semi-finals.
Esther Rutherford (Year 10) and Anneka Graham (Year 10) also competed in the Under 17 Double Scull event. The girls had some great racing and gained a lot of experience that they will be able to take into their future rowing.
Our Para rowers came into their element at this regatta. Bronte Marshall (Year 12) achieved an incredible 4th place in the Open Women’s Para Single Scull event. Lauren Webber (Year 11) placed 5th, Ruby Sutherland (Year 11) placed 6th and Ishani Roy (Year 12) placed 7th in the same event.
The Para rowers then joined with other men and women Para rowers from around Australia to form three different mixed para Four crews to compete in the Mixed Para Coxed Four event. Lauren Webber (Year 11) stoked her crew, with Jasmine Boyd (Year 8) coxing, to second place and a silver medal. Ishani Roy (Year 12), Bronte Marshall (Year 12) and Lucy Froggatt (Year 9) took home the silver. Ruby Sutherland’s (Year 11) crew placed third and were awarded the bronze medal.
Based on results from this regatta, Ruby Sutherland (Year 11) was then asked back to trial for the Australian Para Rowing Team for the 2017 World Para Championships. Unfortunately, the crew didn’t achieve the qualifying time, but a fantastic achievement and experience for Ruby.
Congratulations to all girls!
Gymnastics State Championships
The Gymnastics NSW Senior State Championships was held from 8 –9 April. Amber Atcheson (Year 10) competed in Junior International demonstrating 4 strong performances taking out the all-around silver medal! She also placed 1st in Ball, 2nd in Clubs and 4th in Hoop!
From 29–30 April, Amber travelled to Melbourne for the Victorian State Championships. She placed 4th in Hoop, 3rd in Ball and 5th Overall!
Amber is now preparing for the Australian National Championships held at the end of May. We wish Amber the all the best and look forward to hearing of her great results!
National Diving Championships
Great job to divers Emily Webb (Year 6), Zoe Leckie (Year 7) and Marie-Antoinette Montuoro (Year 8) who competed at the National Championships in Diving over the school holidays. All girls are to be praised for their consistency, outstanding sportsmanship and for their dedication to their sport.
NSWPSSA Swimming & Diving Championships
From 5–6 April, Rose Tan (Year 3) and Mia Fildissis (Year 5) competed at the NSWPSSA Swimming Championships. Rose competed in the 9 Years 50m Freestyle and Mia competed in the 11 Years 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle. Both girls achieved some fantastic times and are to be commended for their outstanding achievements in swimming.
PLC Sydney also had three competitors in the Diving. Rose Tan (Year 3), Amy Somboli (Year 4) and Emily Webb (Year 6) are to be commended on their wonderful results. Amy placed 5th in the 10 Years Springboard, Rose received 2nd in the 8 Years Springboard and Emily won the 11 Years Springboard and came 3rd in the Open Platform. Emily has been selected to compete at the Pacific School Games to be held in Adelaide in December 2017. Congratulations Girls!
Congratulations to Anna Dowling (Year 9) who recently travelled to Christchurch to compete in an Australia vs New Zealand Polo Tournament.
As part of a 'select Australian Team', Anna had a successful tour, playing a total of five games throughout the week. In the warm up Test Match, Australia drew 4-4 but unfortunately fell short in the official Test Match losing 2-4.