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Girls Soccer First XI Back row: Mr Clyde Goosen (Coach), Gracie Cowell, Caoilainn
O’Loughlin, Lilli Rand, Chantelle Beagley, Georgia Legg. Front row: Nicole Erwin,
Amelia Pearson, Meghan de Boer (Captain), Tarnith Kelly, Georgia Callanan,
Courtney Swinoga, Laura McCallumSmith. Absent: Lucy Jarvis, Imogen Rand, Chloe
Boys Soccer First XI Back row: Jonathan Clyde, Will Clark, Ed Jones, James de Boer
(Captain), Finn Buchhorn, John Hayes, Tom Kendell, Mr Stephen Dobson (Coach).
Front row: Lochie Todd, Ashan Ranmuthugala, Jack Greenwood, Zachariah Stuart,
Patrick Illingworth, Lachlan McCallumSmith, Hamish McCallumSmith. Absent: Oskar
Bucirde, Alex House, Josh Vote (Vice-Captain).
The 2014 Boys First XI Soccer season was one of the most
successful in the last handful of years. Coached by the resilient
Mr Stephen Dobson and captained by James de Boer the
squad had a total of 17 players rotate throughout the team,
which provided great depth and talent across all aspects of
the field. The team was drawn from a range of year levels,
from young gun Lachie McCallumSmith in Year 8 to the most
senior players in Will Clark, James de Boer, Alex House, Jack
Greenwood and Josh Vote. The new four-term format in place
saw the likes of John Hayes make his debut in the Senior Firsts,
sitting at centre-back controlling and conducting the back four.
The First XI’s very solid season got off to a great start with
two wins from two starts, after which the boys were sitting in
first place for the first time in five years. Throughout the year
the boys were very optimistic, showing grit and determined
consistency, finishing off the season with four wins, three losses,
and a draw against the northern premiers St Patrick’s College.
The team’s highlights were winning against St Brendan-Shaw
College – which we dominated twice winning 4-1 and 6-1
two other victories against a stiff Launceston Church Grammar
Our Boys Second XI, captained by Finn Buchhorn and
coached by Mr Graham Tindall, finished their season with a
2-all draw against the top-of-the-ladder team. The two goals,
by Morgan Henderson and Tom Johnstone, brought to the fore
our Senior Seconds’ true strength and depth of talent that their
coach had nurtured and developed throughout this season.
The Junior Boys teams were coached by Mr Peter Smith
(SO Gold), Mr Nathan Peterson (SO Blue) and one of our
Senior Seconds players, Zak Sainty (SO Maroon). Another
Senior Seconds player, Tom Strybos, assisted Mr Peterson in
the Wednesday training sessions. The three teams finished
closely in fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively in the
ten-team competition, the ladder statistics indicating the solid
performance by all three teams. Mr Smith’s Gold team finished
on equal points with the fourth team on the ladder, and Mr
Peterson’s Blue team and Zak’s Maroon team were level with
each other in points, only two behind Gold. Our thanks to Mr
Morris who took on the job of Person-In-Charge of both Boys
Soccer and Girls Soccer this year.
James de Boer
Captain of Boys Soccer
The 2014 soccer season was an exciting one. The First XI,
coached by Mr Clyde Goosen, had a successful year, losing
only one match all season. This resulted in an NSATIS Finals
appearance for Scotch Oakburn against a strong St. Patrick’s
College team. The season saw the Firsts beat St. Patrick’s for
the first time in many years, so the girls were really looking
forward to a competitive Final match. Although Scotch
Oakburn lost, some great soccer was played and the way the
girls conducted themselves was something to be very proud of.
We entered two teams in the Senior Seconds roster and one
in the Senior Firsts roster, all of which had a fantastic season.
Our Second XI played as SOC Gold coached by Mr Jamie
Breden and captained by Sophie Jones. Their hard work and
dedication at trainings paid off as they finished the rostered
season undefeated. After some close encounters against a
strong St Patrick’s College during the season, the girls met
them again in the NSATIS Final, and although they put all they
had into the match, playing hard but fair, St. Patrick’s came
away with a 1-0 result, scoring their lone goal midway through
the first half. Mrs Emma Nathan coached our Senior Thirds
who had a challenging season, also being used to support our
Seconds team – a very valuable role indeed.
Our team in the Junior Division, coached by Mrs Margaret
Hughes and assisted by Courtney Swinoga from our Senior
Firsts and Audrey Kendell from our Senior Seconds, had a
successful year consolidating and developing their skills. While
facing some tough defeats, the girls never lost their spirit, hard
work and enthusiasm. If this work ethic is maintained, they will
go far as they progress into senior soccer. We congratulate our
junior girls on their great efforts this season.
I would like to thank all our dedicated coaches: Mr Goosen,
Mrs Nathan, Mr Breden and Mrs Hughes. Without their
leadership and guidance the girls would not have had such a
successful and enjoyable season.
It has been a pleasure captaining Girls Soccer for 2014. I am
proud of everyone for their team commitment, and how they
represented the College in matches. Lastly, I wish the girls the
best of luck for their soccer endeavours in the years to come.
Meghan de Boer
Captain of Girls Soccer
Back row: Mrs Sharon Beattie (PIC), Holly Irvine, Sarah Stuart, Sophie Jones, Amy
Williams, Michelle Els. Front row: Meredith Hodson, Nicola Campbell, Felicity Jones,
Skye Ranicar (vc), Courtney Swinoga (c), Sophie Lee, Ellie Duggan. Absent: Roger
Nicklason (coach), Montana White.
Five in a row! The 2014 softball season proved to be another
very successful one for our Senior Firsts and Seconds.
The Seconds demonstrated great persistence with many
new players, who all did a wonderful job of learning the
complex game of softball. The girls were dedicated to building
their skills, in both batting and fielding. It was also great to see
Abi Stubbs return to the game as the successful Seconds’
Assisting the girls with their skills and maximising the team’s
potential were their coaches Miss Ashleigh Swinoga, Mr Roger
Nicklason and Miss Brittany Harris.
Michelle Els was awarded best and fairest for her
outstanding efforts in softball this year, with Abi Stubbs the
The Scotch Oakburn Seconds made it into the Northern
Final and had a comfortable 17-2 win over Launceston Church
Grammar School. Both the Seconds team and the Junior
Maroon team are to be congratulated on their team spirit and
commitment to the sport. I encourage these teams to continue
with softball as it is a rewarding team sport.
A special thanks to Indra Muthukkaruppan for her
outstanding leadership, both on and off the field as well as
former player, Miss Nicole Williams, for helping out.
The Senior Firsts team had another incredible season.
Dedication and consistent improvement led us to success,
coming away as the Northern and State Premiers for 2014.
The State Final was played at Scotch Oakburn Park against
St Mary’s College, a strong opponent who we have faced in the
past three State finals. We started off strongly with three home
runs, two hit by Felicity Jones and one by Skye Ranicar. This
was matched by well-practised performances in the field. We
were pleased to come away with the win, with the final score
being 27-3. Scotch Oakburn has now won five consecutive
Courtney Swinoga was awarded best and fairest for the year
while the runner-up was catcher Sophie Jones.
Unfortunately we lose many Year 12s from the softball family
this year. We farewell Skye Ranicar (vc), Sophie Jones, Meredith
Hodson, Felicity Jones, Sophie Lee, Amy Williams, Indra
Muthukkaruppan and Courtney Swinoga.
Our success would not have been possible without the
great support, expertise and dedication of our coach, Mr Roger
Nicklason. We are always grateful for all the hard work he has
put in to helping us perform to our full potential. Softball at
Scotch Oakburn would not be the same without his ongoing
enthusiasm for our teams and his extensive knowledge of
the game. Our Person-In-Charge of Softball, Mrs Sharon
Beattie, must also be thanked for her amazing support and
commitment. Her help was vital to the success of all the teams.
Softball has been a big part of my school life and being a
part of the team has been an amazing experience. I have made
great friendships and have wonderful memories. As this is my
last year, I hope all the Senior Softballers continue playing and
I wish you the best of luck for 2015. Have another fun season
and let’s work towards making it six in a row!
Captain of Softball
Indra Muthukkaruppan and Meredtih
Sophie Lee, Courtney Swinoga, Skye
Ranicar and Sophie Jones
James de Boer
Five in a row! SATIS winners
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