Guilford Young College students have finished the 2018 sports year with some wonderful results. The sports incude basketball, cricket, X-Terra, soccer, AFL, hockey and the GYC Pierre de Coubertin award

GYC BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM has had a phenomenal year, competing in five competitions, undefeated. The most recent success was when the boys won the U/20 Division 2 of the Australian All Schools Basketball Championships in Melbourne, early in December.

GYC GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM also had an incredible year, winning four competitions undefeated, and coming second in the U/20 Division 2 of the Australian All Schools Basketball Championships in Melbourne, early in December.

media release, Friday 7 December  

Guilford Young College basketballers will return to Hobart championship winners and runners-up from the Australian All Schools Basketball Championships which have been held in Melbourne this week.

In a first for the College, both the boys’ and girls’ team won the State College Championships held in Devonport in May. This gave them eligibility for the Australia All Schools competition.

The boys’ team went through the week undefeated, topping its pool and having a comfortable win in the semi-final before accounting for Cabra Dominican College, Adelaide, 57-45, this afternoon. Although they led at each quarter, the boys were challenged throughout the game.

The girls’ team had one defeat before finishing second in its pool; a comfortable win in the quarter-final and a two-point thriller in the semi-final. Unfortunately, they lost to Queensland’s John Paul College, 47-58 this morning, the team that beat them in the rounds.

further details:  Basketball champions

CRICKET  GYC alumnus Keegan Oates (2018) has been named by Cricket Australia (CA) in a 14-player Australia U/19s squad for a four-match tour of Sri Lanka. The squad, named following the 2018-19 CA U/19 National Championships in Adelaide, will arrive in Colombo on 30 December to play three one-day matches and one three-day match against Sri Lanka U/19s. Oates (430 runs at 71.67), the Tasmanian captain, was named Player of the Tournament and was the competition’s leading run-scorer. (photo: from the CA website) further details: http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/pageitem.aspx…

X-TERRA     Jack Direen has competed in major competitions in X-Terra, or off-road triathlons, this year. Competing in the 15-19 male solo division, he won the Australian series (over three races in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria) and recently won the Asia Pacific Championships in the Philippines and came 10th at the World championships in Maui, Hawai’i, where he is pictured with this dad, Simon.

PIERRE DE COUBERTIN AWARD 2018       Rebecca Revill is the Guilford Young College recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin Award for 2018. Rebecca has represented the College in a number of sports over the past two years including athletics, cross country, water polo and hockey. The award recognises a student who demonstrates values consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities with a consistently positive attitude.

PROFESSIONAL SOCCER      Eduardo Castaneda, one of the starts of the all-conquering GYC First XI, is now living in Brisbane and playing professional soccer for the Brisbane Roar. Eduardo is pictured (in the white uniform) in his debut game which came within three weeks of his arrival. He played 60 of the 90 minutes of the match.

AFL       Fraser Turner has been drafted to Richmond Football Club, at pick number 58.

Jack Welch (GYC 2015) has scored his first hockey goal for Australia and helped Tasmania to a bronze medal at the Australian Hockey League championships. He is one of three new members in the Australian squad for 2019 (the beginning of preparations for the 2020 Olympics).