Summer Sport Recap – Term 1 2023
Summer sport undertook a significant change in 2023 with Term 1 becoming the premier standalone summer sports term in IGSSA sport.
In our shield and pennant competitions, schools were divided into two even-ability pools based on their 2022 rankings. Pools crossed over for semifinals to determine finalists and lower ranked playoff matches in all sports.
This ensured closely fought matches at the end of the season, in all segments of the ladder with all teams participating in playoff rounds.
Senior A Champion – Immanuel
Middle A Champion – Scotch
IGSSA Basketball remains popular with over 60 teams from all 10 IGSSA member schools participating in Term 1.
Congratulations to the players and staff from Immanuel College, absorbing the legacy and expectation to win their 10th straight Senior A Basketball title over tough defensive opponent, Scotch.
In the Grand Final, Scotch remained within striking distance at half time just 3 points down, but Immanuel came out of the break with defensive grunt and offensive composure, pulling away on the scoreboard in the second half, showing their depth of talent and eventually wearing down their highly spirited opponent.
These two schools look hard to beat in future years, both with many young players on the court that guarantee they are highly competitive for some time yet.
Senior A Champion – Concordia
Middle A Champion – Pulteney
Volleyball’s growth remains steady at IGSSA, with 80+ teams bringing big energy to our school stadiums on Saturday mornings. Volleyball is vibrant and loud and seems to be a sport for everyone!
As we have come to expect, the Senior A grand final was full of plot changes.
It was the girls from Concordia who flew out to an early lead to take the first set, but you could feel Pembroke’s momentum building in a fight back, and they soon had the set score tied at 1-1.
The third set escalated to a new level of play, with both teams absorbing considerable pressure to have mini-runs of points in their quest to the front on the scoreboard. There were bodies all over the floor, miraculously saving points to keep the game alive.
Concordia managed to hold a slim lead in the final set to win the match 2-1, turning the Grand Final result from 2022 back in their favour.
Senior A Champion – Scotch
Senior B Champion – Scotch
Congratulations to Scotch on winning the double title for the second year in a row.
In the Senior A final, the girls from Immanuel worked overtime at the crease to tally their 60 runs. At the change of innings, Scotch’s classy top order batters found early rhythm, looking super-comfortable with some beautifully timed shots, slipping past Immanuel’s total with overs to spare.
The Senior B final was a little more tense, being decided on the final ball of the day! The highlight of the B final was that it was difficult to tell who won from the post-match celebrations from both teams.
Premier League Champion – Seymour
First Singles Champion – S. Mildren (Immanuel)
IGSSA Tennis offers a wonderful sport experience for all ages and ability levels, whether the highest Premier League grade, or the lower divisions on Saturday mornings.
The Premier League grade is incredible to watch, with some of our state’s leading players challenging each other on a weekly basis. Premier League tennis is played by all 10 member schools, meaning 80 very talented tennis players battle it out on our school courts each week on Monday nights after school.
School venues shared the hosting of Saturday morning tennis, with an extra 350 players heading out on court to tackle both doubles and singles matches every week.
The girls from Seymour continued their dominant season in the Premier League Grand Final to take out the title for the second year in a row.
Seymour’s depth of talent was on show, deservingly finishing the season as the #1 tennis team in IGSSA with the scoreline 11-1.
The First Singles match between Jessie (Seymour) and Sarah (Immanuel) was the highlight of the day with some incredibly tense and entertaining rallies.