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Country Week 2019

What a week it was!

With the initial procession of ‘blue and yellow’ into the HBF Stadium for the Opening Ceremony, a feeling of pride, excitement and expectation was palpable among the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School students, prepared and willing to launch into the sporting competitions of the week. Cheering, clapping and horns blaring, set the tone for an action-packed week of competitive and honourable representation of our School on a variety of sporting fields.

The first three days of competition were played in beautiful conditions, with the outside sports enjoying the winter sunshine and lilting breezes across the fields. Meanwhile, inside, the Speech and Debating team, Boys Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball teams and the Girls Netball teams worked industriously vying for finals positions. All teams represented well. One of the most pleasing components of Country Week is the collegiality between team members and their willingness to ‘step up’ and help out if injuries or illness become a factor. This year was no exception. Many of our students represented in two or more sports, which enabled teams to secure final positions that previously they only dreamed they could manage.

Mother Nature became a governing factor on Thursday and Friday, with a record 62mm of precipitation adding to the challenge of our battle-wearied competitors. Whilst some of our teams were finishing strongly, some were suffering the effects of squandered opportunities, unplayable fields or tiring personnel. All teams continued to ‘give their all’. The Girls AFL, Girls Basketball and ‘A’ Grade Girls Netball had standout performances, securing them a place in the Grand Finals for their respective competitions on Friday.

Friday morning heralded an opportunity for many teams to play off in finals to either improve their final result or take out the title in their respective grades. Unfortunately, the Girls AFL and Basketball missed out on taking out their finals by the narrowest of margins. The Girls ‘A’ Division Netball team added to their record streak of five titles in a row by gallantly defeating Bunbury Senior High by 3 goals and collecting the silverware for a sixth consecutive year.

There were many standout individual performances throughout the week. However, it is the strength of ‘team’ that truly embraces the meaning of Country Week and all that it promises to deliver. A massive thanks to the participating students and teachers from our School, and a huge vote of thanks to Mr Jason Reid for his energy, effort and passion to organise this magnificent event.

Mr Greg Murray :: Country Week Photographer and Reporter

See more Country Week photos on the Gallery.

Current Country Week Results

Football

Girls A Division 2nd Place

Boys A Division 3rd Place

 

Basketball

Girls B Division 2nd Place

Boys B Division 6th Place

 

Hockey

Girls A Division 4th Place

Boys A Division 4th Place

 

Netball

Girls A Division 1st Place

Girls D Division 9th Place

 

Soccer

Girls B Division 4th Place

Boys A Division 3rd Place

Volleyball

Boys D Division 3rd Place

 

Touch Rugby

Mixed 7th Place

 

Speech & Debating

Mixed 4th Place

 

See more Country Week results on the School Sports WA Website.

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