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Sports News 2015

March 2015


OGT 2015


The Warners Bay Open Girls Touch team travelled to Swansea High School last week to take part in the Eastlake Zone Touch Football Tournament. 

The Opens outfit, comprising of students ranging from year 8 to year 12 proved too strong, taking out the Eastlake Zone title at the end of the days fixtures. 

The opening match against Whitebridge resulted in a draw with scores locked at 2 a piece when the final siren sounded. 

It didn't take long for the girls to wake from their slumber, as they found intensity and form in the following fixtures to secure impressive wins against Belmont (6-1), Lake Munmora (10-2) & Swansea (8-0). 

The girls produced some superb one-pointers, crossing the white-line on a number of occasions, through a combination of both individual brilliance and effective teamwork. 

The final battle for the day proved a real nail-biter, going down to the wire against Hunter Sports High. The match hung in the balance until the final stages until veteran Mikeelie Jeffs tiptoed down the side line to 'seal the deal' with only seconds remaining on the clock. 

Through the assistance of their H20 coordinator the girls successfully managed the blistering heat to showcase some impressive displays of driving, defending and dodging throughout the day. 

MVP of the day went to Rachel Jeffs, providing plenty of headaches for opposing teams as she proved harder to catch than water in a colander. 

A special mention also goes to Georgia Locking as she illustrated her versatility within the sport. When she wasn't sparking attack and reeking havoc in and around the ruck, she could be found in the middle in a refereeing capacity. 

The entire squad should be commended for the way they conducted themselves both on and off the pitch. 

Congratulations and good luck to the girls in green and gold as they now advance to the next stage of the competition. 

April 2015

Open Boys Football  1 v Merewether 2

The open boys come unstuck in the opening round of the CHS Cup meeting a strong Merewether outfit. The boys played some great football, however were not quite strong enough on the day. 


May 2015

Open Girls Football 2 v Swansea 3
Bill Turner Trophy 2015 (Girls)


The girl's football team got off to a flying start in the Trophy competition beating Swansea High School 6-1 in the opening round. The level of football was very high and a number of quality goals were scored. Tyla Ryan (7) scored twice in her 1 st game for the school and was backed up by Siobhan O'Halloran (9) who also score twice. Katlyn Lyddiard (9) and Tiana Knight (9) rounded off the scoring with both girls scoring one goal apiece. In Round 2 the girls continued their scoring streak, beating St. Marys High School 9-1. Ellie Cook (9) was a constant threat on the opposition's goal, scoring a brace,  Katelyn Lyddiard scored an outstanding four goals and Siobhan O'Halloran bagged a hatrick in the goal explosion. The defensive display from the girls was magnificent with Samantha Thorncraft (10) leading by example, showing no mercy in the centre of defence.  The 3 rd round brought with it much tougher opposition in St. Pius High School. The 1 st half was a brutal encounter with Pius having much of the possession and creating a number of goal scoring opportunities. Warners Bay battled through the half and fought back after going down 2-0 in the opening 10 minutes to bring it back to 2-2 by the half time interval. Goals from O'Halloran and Lyddiard kept the girl's spirits high and they believed they could win the second half. It wasn't to be however as St. Pius were proven to be too powerful scoring 4 goals in the second half to win the match 6-2. The Warners Bay girls were very disappointed with the result. They played with passion and courage but the quality of the opposition was just too good on the day. With a number of year 7 and 8 girls in the team, the future looks promising for the Bill Turner team in 2016. Thanks to all the girls for their outstanding effort and the way in which they represented the school was exemplary. 
The Dream Team
Margot Diederichs (9)
Tahlia Powell (9)
Sophie Law (8)
Sam Thorncraft (10)
Tiarna Knight (9)
Lilly McAllister (7)
Elly Cook (8)
Siobhan O'Halloran (9)
Kora Gibbs (7)
Katelyn Lyddiard (9)
Grace Griffin (7)
Tyla Ryan (7)
Ebony Parkes (9)
Isabella Alexander (8)
Caitlin Jones (9)
Bill Turner Cup 2015 (Boys)
Bill Turner Cup 2015


A place in the Warners Bay Bill Turner Football team was once again a highly sort after position with over 40 students from Years 7-9 battling out for a spot. The team was selected after much deliberation on personnel and positions and a very strong team had been created. The team was eagerly awaiting the draw as Newcastle and Lake Macquarie had merged for the first time, which meant that a number of strong footballing schools could be knocked out in the early stages. In Round 1 the Warners Bay team were drawn against Lake Munmorah High, a school that had made great progress in recent years in the competition.  The Warners Bay boys got off to an excellent start outplaying Lake Munmorah by 8-0. It was a goal festival in both halves with multiple players getting on the score sheet. Goals were scored by Kyson Brown (2), Scott Gunster (2), Jensen Hunt, Ares Gee, Luke McLachlan and Cory Edwards In Round 2 we were pitched against the International Football School (IFS) which was a confronting task to say the least. Two quality ball playing sides were drawn together having both scored a number of goals in Round 1. The IFS thought that we would be another easy knock over, however they were in for a rude awakening as our boys came out strong and led going into the second period by 1-0 with a goal from Beau Millward. Warners Bay scored quickly into the second half with a spectacular effort from Kyson Brown. The boys powered on for a win conceding a goal late on in the half. The game finished 3-1 to Warners Bay after a late strike from Scott Gunster sealed the passage into the 3 rd Round.
Round 3 saw a match up with St. Paul's High school who were strong favourites after a convincing win against Whitebridge High School. Warners Bay again started strongly in the match with a 2-0 lead at the half way point in the match. Kyson Brown was once again on the score sheet and Beau Millward scoring just at the perfect time finishing the 1 st half with a goal. In the second period Warners Bay continued to dominate, however some complacency started to creep in particularly with some extravagant play which was often not executed correctly. St. Paul's pulled a goal back after some sloppy defending, to bring the game to 2-1. Some nerves started to appear in our defensive 3 rd. The Warners Bay boys rallied and stuck to the initial game plan and came back firing, scoring a 3 rd goal to put the game beyond doubt. The game finished 3-2 after a controversial penalty was awarded to St. Peters in the dying stages of the game, however it was much too late for a St. Paul's revival.
Round 4 was a challenge against Hunter Sports High School. It was the major goal of the Warners Bay team at the start of the competition and it was time to put the boys to the ultimate challenge. Whoever would win this game would most certainly go a long way in the rest of the competition. The game was fiercely fought match with neither team giving away any chances or making any errors in front of the goal. As the game went on the Warners Bay boys started to get a strangle hold on the game, playing much of the possession in Hunter Sports half of the pitch. Pressure mounted as our boys won a number of corners and came agonising close to a goal. Both Scott Gunster and Blake Bagnall were a whisker away from scoring hitting the crossbar from two corners and Kyson Brown was a constant headache for the Hunter Sports Defence. The deadlock would be broken on the half hour mark and was against the run of play. An excellent individual effort from the Hunter Sports midfield dynamo put our rivals into the lead and what was to become the only goal of the game. It was 1-0 at half time and it finished with the same score at the end of the match. Warners Bay threw everything and the kitchen sink at Hunter Sports but could not equalise. An excellent goalkeeping performance and the woodwork denied our player a hard earnt leveller. Warners Bay were disappointed with the result as they knew that luck was not on their side today. The team were a credit to themselves and the school with a fantastic attitude from start to finish. Congratulations to creating a great team spirit and some impressive performances were on display throughout all four games. Well done to all those boys who were involved and many thanks to the parents for your support.
The Team
Jayden Horvarth (8)
Mitchell Callinan  (8)
Tom Chock (8)
Sam Williams (9)
Blake Bagnall (9)
Lachlan Hill  (9)
Luke McGloughlin (9)
Jensen Hunt (9)
Cory Edwards (10)
Ares Gee (9)
Kyson Brown (9)
Scott Gunster (9)
Beau Millward (8)
Kaileb O'Donoghue (9)
Callum Garbett (9)
Josh Pattison (9)