SATIS winter competitions: GYC to contest four from four finals
Tomorrow Tuesday 26 September, Guilford Young College teams will contest all four State titles for the major winter sports played in competitions conducted by the Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (SATIS).
Boys’ and girls’ soccer and boys’ basketball will be played in Launceston while the girls’ basketball will be played in Devonport.
Earlier in the year, the Southern SATIS girls’ soccer trophy returned to GYC in April after a tough season and finals match against The Friends’ School. They will play Scotch Oakburn College.
The boys’ soccer title was retained (three from three and five from six in recent years) several weeks ago against The Hutchins School. The boys will be looking to also retain the State title to complete an undefeated season, and another three-from-three, when they play St Patrick’s College.
GYC dominates the winners’ plaques on the SSATIS shield for the boys’ competition.
GYC first won the southern competition in its first year of existence, 1995. Since then it has claimed the shield 15 times in the 23 years. Before GYC, St Virgil’s College had won it for the previous four years. The recent win was the eighth in succession, all under the coaching of Mr Nick Webb.
GYC has not been so dominant at the state level, with our most recent win being against Burnie’s Marist Regional College, in Hobart, in 2015. This year, GYC will take on Scotch Oakburn College for the title, in Launceston. Last year, GYC went down to Scotch Oakburn, in Hobart.
Earlier in the year, GYC won the inaugural Boys’ College Basketball competition, initiated by the Hobart Chargers and came third in the State Championships.
The GYC girls have also enjoyed a dominant season, regaining the southern title for GYC after an undefeated season on Thursday 21 September. They will play St Brendan-Shaw College in Devonport.