National carnival at Woodlawn

 WOODLAWN has the honour of hosting the 16th Annual Australian Marist Netball Carnival from Sunday, June 27 until Wednesday, June 30.

The carnival is an opportunity for students, staff, family and friends alike to come together from across the national to be surrounded by an atmosphere filled with healthy competition and a strong Marist spirit.

Schools from as far as Western Australia are to be represented, along with South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

St John’s College has a strong sporting tradition and netball is by no means excluded from this with an enviable record at AMSA (Association of Marist Schools of Australia) Netball Carnivals.

The team has only once in the last five years missed out on being in the top four competing colleges, and takes great pride in preparing the students well for participation and competition.

This carnival has proven to be a great springboard for budding netballers to achieve recognition.

Ex-Woodlawn student Kristy Durheim is one such example.

As a past captain of the college’s Marist netball team, Kristy has gone on to play for the Sydney Swifts in the National competition.

Scouts will again be out and about looking for new talent, and both Woodlawn College and Trinity College will surely be presenting the cream of local netball talent.

The carnival begins with a mass this Sunday with play commencing on Monday morning.

Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony on Wednesday midday.

“This is a whole College effort,” St John’s College Principal Mr Glenn Roff said.

“Many staff are involved in some way or another in the preparation or running of this carnival.”

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