Ignatian Newsletter: 2024 - Edition #7

Student Voice

Written by
Loyola College Committee

Hello Parents, Staff, Students and the wider College community. Our names are Emily Robertson and Rohan Wein and we are the 2024 Sport Captains at Loyola. This year we have been working alongside Ms Wade (Director of Sport) and our wonderful Vice Captains, Zara Violani and Liana Georgiev, to improve our sporting involvement/ commitment amongst the student body, exploring how we can make our trainings and competition more intense, enjoyable and team oriented.

This year we have had over 40 year 12s competing over the Summer and coming into the Winter season, which really portrays the growing love and commitment, not only to the sport but also to the team and friends made while competing. The Summer ACS season was most successful; we had 15 senior teams make semi-finals, and 5 played off in Grand Finals. The intermediate teams sit comfortably inside the top four with 20 of the 27 teams well placed to push for finals when the Summer season returns in Term Four. Year 7s made a solid start to their ACS careers with wins in their opening games for 10 of our 14 teams. Alongside the start of the ACS Summer season, we jumped straight into the Loyola Swimming carnival day which brought fun, laughter and a lot of competitiveness between Houses. It was also great to see Scarlett Siddles win the 2024 Jackson Car award in the final inter House race.

On Tuesday 12 March, the ACS Swim team competed at MSAC at the ACS Championships placing 6th. The team spirit was higher than ever before, both of us were so impressed by the support and team culture that was brought not only in the pool but from the whole squad on the sideline.

Coming into Winter season, trials have taken place and teams are being finalised ready and revving to go for round one. Our teams are looking stronger than ever with the help of our wonderful ACS coaches and staff.

On Monday 29 April, our annual Athletics Carnival was held at MeadowGlen Athletics track. It was great to see so many Loyola students from each House and year level stepping up and participating in as many events as possible.  It was also fantastic seeing all the Year 12s dressed in their House colours and enjoying their last Athletics Carnival at Loyola.  Congratulations to Xavier House for winning this year's carnival, followed by Chisholm in 2nd, Flynn in 3rd, MacKillop in 4th, Mannix in 5th, and McAuley in 6th place. Well done to all students who participated and brought the Loyola spirit, and an even bigger shout out to all the teachers, staff and coaches who helped make the day possible, and run as smoothly as possible.

We are so excited to see what is to come of the rest of the 2024 sports season and we are so thrilled to announce some up and coming changes/ additions we have been discussing amongst our leadership team.

Thank you for a wonderful start to 2024.

Emily and Rohan.