Term 3 Issue No. 1 - August 5
From the Sports Desk

Forging ahead to Intercol 2022

The full schedule for this year's competition

Our annual Intercollegiate competition with Saint Ignatius College will be held this Term in Week 5, from Wednesday 17 August to Saturday 27 August 2022.

Students will compete for 21 shields across Senior divisions, with the College community showing up in force to cheer on our teams.

This year we're also introducing a College Spirit Event at lunch on Friday of Week 4, with a friendly soccer match between schools, stirring tunes, banners, colour, and more. Families are welcome to join the fun from 1:20pm to 2pm on this day.

Intercol Programme 2022

Wednesday 17 August
Cross country MS Boys | Girls 4:15pm-5:15pm Waite Reserve
Cross country Open Boys 4:15pm-5:15pm Waite Reserve
Cross country Open Girls 4:15pm-5:15pm Waite Reserve
Monday 22 August
Debate Oben B 5:45pm-6:30pm Mercy Lecture Theatre
Chess Open (A | B) 5pm-7pm Mercedes College, Library
Debate Open A 7pm-8pm Mercy Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 24 August
Hockey Open A 2pm-3:15pm Adelaide Hockey Club
Soccer Girls A 4:45pm-6pm Marden Sports Centre
Soccer Boys A 6:30pm-8pm Marden Sports Centre
Thursday 25 August
Basketball MS Boys 4pm-5pm SICA (Dennett Centre)
Basketball Open C 5pm-6pm SICA (Dennett Centre)
Basketball Open B 6pm-7pm SICA (Dennett Centre)
Basketball Open A 7pm-8pm SICA (Dennett Centre)
Table Tennis MS A (TBC) 4pm-5pm SICA (Kranewitter Hall)
Table Tennis Open A 5pm-6:30pm SICA (Kranewitter Hall)
Friday 26 August
Netball 10A 4:15pm-5:15pm St Aloysius College, Gym Court 1
Netball Open C 4:45pm-5:45pm St Aloysius College, Gym Court 2
Netball 9A 5:15pm-6:15pm St Aloysius College, Gym Court 1
Netball Open B 5:45pm-6:45pm St Aloysius College, Gym Court 2
Netball 8A 6:15pm-7:15pm St Aloysius College, Gym Court 1
Netball Open A 6:45pm-7:45pm St Aloysius College, Gym Court 2
Saturday 27 August
Soccer Open Boys B 8am-9:30am Mercedes College, Main Oval
Football MS Girls 8:30am-9:45am Kingswood Oval
Soccer Open Girls B 9:30am-10:30am Mercedes College, Main Oval
Football MS Boys 9:45am-11am Kingswood Oval
Soccer Open Boys C 10:30am-11:45am Mercedes College, Main Oval
Football Second XVIII 11am-12:45pm Kingswood Oval
Soccer MS Boys 11:45am-1pm Mercedes College, Main Oval
Football Open Girls 12:45pm-2pm Kingswood Oval
Football First XVIII 2:15pm-4:45pm Kingswood Oval
Presentations 4:45pm-5:15pm Kingswood Oval

Sporting successes

Team achievements, debutants, and a National champion

First XI Boys Soccer through to Semi-Finals

In our first year competing in Division 1 our boys have played against the biggest and strongest soccer schools in the state, including Rostrevor College, Christian Brothers College and our Intercol rivals Saint Ignatius College. Conceding only four goals across seven games, and winning all but one match, the team has qualified to play in the Semi-Finals - a huge achievement!

Special mentions to Jah Arnold (Year 11) for scoring a whopping four goals, and to Joseph Ianniello (Year 11), who was awarded Best Team Man after the game.

We look forward to hearing how the boys go in the finals, and can't wait for our Intercol match up on Wednesday 24 August where we are looking to win a shield that has eluded us for many years.


Australian Mini Max Champion 2022

Jensen Marold (Year 6) has blown his competition away in the Rotax Pro Tour for karting, winning Round 4 in Griffith and accumulating enough points to be unbeatable with one round to go.

After he completes Round 5 in Coffs Harbour, he will be named Australian Mini Max Champion for 2022, and will have the opportunity to represent Australia at the Rotax World Championship Final in Portugal in November. This event will attract 400 drivers from around the world and is a phenomonal achievement for a young man - or, as his father says, "not bad for a boy that gave up karting 20 months ago to race bikes instead"!

We couldn't agree more. Congratulations Jensen!


Premier League Debutant

A congratulations to Year 12 student Jack Dawson for making his debut with Sturt Lions in the South Australian Premier League last week! Despite a valiant effort from Jack and his team, they went down to Adelaide City 4-1, but we are delighted to boast a Premier League player on our Mercedes College soccer team, especially with Intercol on the horizon!

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