27 May 24

Primary Sports Report Week 5

Southern Valley Tackle Carnival
Reynella East College had a great day at Friday’s Southern Valley Tackle Carnival. The sun was shining and the competition was tough, but our teams were ready.

Both the boys’ and girls’ teams played hard, showing excellent teamwork and making some impressive tackles. Their efforts paid off as both teams were awarded the Respect Awards for their sportsmanship and fair play.

It was a proud moment for our Reynella East College students and everyone had a fantastic time. Congratulations to all our players for their hard work and dedication!

Year 5/6 Boys Football
Match reports, Tuesday 14 May

Game 1: REC vs. All Saints
Reynella East College’s Year 5-6 boys team kicked off their football campaign with a resounding victory against All Saints. The boys displayed exceptional teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the match, ensuring everyone had their moment to shine on the field.

From the first whistle, Reynella East showed their dominance, with players rotating through various positions to maximise involvement and ball distribution. This strategy paid off handsomely, as the team quickly built a substantial lead. The players’ ability to adapt to different roles and work collaboratively was a testament to their preparation and cohesion as a unit.

It was pleasing to see a number of different players contributing to the scoreline. The final whistle saw Reynella East College emerge as clear winners, having demonstrated a well-rounded and inclusive approach to their play.

Game 2: REC vs. Woodcroft College
In their second match, REC faced a tougher challenge against Woodcroft College. The team began sluggishly, managing only one goal in the first quarter while Woodcroft surged ahead with four. By halftime, Woodcroft had extended their lead to five goals, putting us on the back foot.

However, the halftime break proved to be a turning point. Rather than letting their heads drop, the boys rallied together, showing remarkable resilience and determination. The third term saw Reynella East outscore Woodcroft by a goal, signalling a potential comeback.

In the final term, the boys continued their spirited fightback, reducing Woodcroft’s lead further. Despite their valiant efforts, Reynella East ultimately fell short by three goals. The final score was a testament to their tenacity and refusal to give up, even when faced with a significant deficit.

Though the loss was disappointing, the boys should be immensely proud of their performance. The resilience and courage they displayed, particularly in the second half, were commendable. Given the challenging circumstances of playing back-to-back matches with tired legs, their ability to push Woodcroft to the brink speaks volumes about their character and team spirit.

Overall, the Reynella East College Year 5/6 boys team showcased their potential and left the field with their heads held high, knowing they had given their all for their school.

Cricket Match Report: Reynella East College vs Tatachilla
Match Summary:
REC took on Tatachilla in an exciting cricket match, with REC batting first and setting a competitive total. The match showcased impressive individual performances and exemplary sportsmanship from both teams.

Reynella East College Innings:
REC started their innings on a steady note, with their batsmen focusing on building a defendable total. The highlight of the innings was Ryan H’s remarkable performance. After initially retiring due to making too many runs, Ryan returned to the crease to support the final wicket. He played a sensational innings, finishing unbeaten on 56, hitting numerous big sixes and propelling REC to a total of 98.

Tatachilla Innings:
The bowling attack from REC began with a bang as Max W knocked over the stumps on the very first ball, setting the tone for a thrilling chase. Despite the strong start, Tatachilla’s experienced side began to chip away at the target steadily. Ky B contributed with another crucial wicket, but Tatachilla’s batting depth proved too strong. They managed to surpass the score with overs to spare.

The match concluded with Tatachilla emerging victorious, but the true highlight was the sportsmanship displayed by all the students. Both teams conducted themselves admirably, making it a memorable day for everyone involved. Ryan’s batting heroics and the spirited effort from REC’s bowlers, particularly Max and Ky, were the standout performances of the day.
Overall, it was a fantastic day of cricket that demonstrated skill, teamwork, and mutual respect.