Burgundy White & Blue Sport Celebrations

On Thursday 26 October, Corpus Sport hosted the 5th annual ‘Burgundy, White & Blue Celebration of Sport Evening’ at the David Heath Community Centre. Approximately 180 guests attended the sit-down dinner and awards ceremony, including past College sporting captains and sports leadership award winners. Guest speakers for the night were Georgie Parker (Hockeyroo, Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Olympian and Collingwood draftee for the upcoming 2018 AFLW season) and Garrick Ibbottson (177 AFL game veteran and life member of the Fremantle Football Club), who both shared their inspirational stories and imparted their advice to the current generation of Corpus sporting stars. During the course of the evening, the College honoured: the Fairest and Best Players from all Southern Associated Schools - Junior (SASJ) and Champion Schools teams; the Best All Round award winners, as judged by coaches and staff; Sporting Colours recipients; Associated and Catholic Colleges (ACC) All Stars; State and National Representatives; and Service to Sport recipients. Other prestigious awards announced included the Coach of the Year, ISP Athlete of the Year and the Sports Leadership Award for 2017.

Corpus Sport would like to thank both the Corpus Cafeteria staff for their exceptional catering and the student Celtic Band for entertaining guests with live music, as well as all staff and students who were involved in organising the event. The Celebration is an important time to reflect on our successes in the sporting arena and look towards another year of hard work, fair play and sportsmanship.

It was a wonderful night of celebrating all that is great about Corpus Sport.

List of Award Winners

Southern & Associated Schools Junior Competition.

            TEAM                                                FAIREST & BEST
SASJ TouchMiddle School Boys                     Byron Devene
SASJ BasketballYear 7 Boys                           Jack Holtom
SASJ BasketballYear 8/9 Boys                    Jacob Delaporte
SASJ NetballYear 7 Girls                              Shanae Ziccardi
SASJ SoccerMiddle School Boys                  Jayden Matson
SASJ CricketYear 7 Boys                       Yibing (Jack) Johnston                     
SASJ TouchMiddle School Girls                      Jenna Tupuhi
SASJ BasketballYear 7 Girls                              Ella Moylan
SASJ BasketballYear 8/9 Girls                       Aisha Forrest
SASJ NetballYear 8/9 Girls                           Ashley Dragon
SASJ SoccerMiddle School Girls              Claudia Bempascuitto
SASJ CricketYear 8/9 Boys                              Tyson Burns

School Sport WA Champion Schools Competition

Netball Senior Girls                                        Keeley Liddelow
SoccerSenior School Girls                       Jessica De Freitas Basilio
Soccer Junior Boys                                          Calum Milne
SoccerSenior School Boys                               Ryan McGee
SoccerIntermediate Boys                                 Kai Katnich
Basketball Senior Boys                                  Zachary Barham
Basketball Senior School Girls                   Gabriella Radojkovich
Dockers Cup SeniorGirls Football                 Lyndsey Fowles
AFL Yr 8/9 Eagles Schoolboys Cup                Joshua Browne
AFL Senior Boys 1st XVIII Football                   Tom Wright
Cricket Senior Boys 1st XI                                Jackson Edgar

Best All Round at Sport Awards

Year 7 Boy           Jack Clutterbuck
Year 7 Girl            Isabella Cross
Year 8 Boy           Cade Ravlich
Year 8 Girl            Carly Pizzuto
Year 9 Boy           Tom Stephenson
Year 9 Girl            Sophie Jones
Year 10 Boy          Harry Cormack
Year 10 Girl           Niamh Pivac
Year 11 Boy           Levi Burns
Year 11 Girl            Jessica De Freitas Basilio
Year 12 Boy           Liam Hislop
Year 12 Girl           Ashley Taylor

Coach of the Year 2017     

Mr Mark Green

ISP (Inclusive Sport Program) Athlete of the Year 2017

Sebastian Dobowski

Sports Leadership Award 2017

Emma Zanoli

Senior Boys Football

Australian Rules Football at Corpus Christi College has always had a focus on developing strong character and leadership. Football is simply the conduit to which these skills can be cultivated.

This year our Captain, Gavin Thompson, supported by the Year 12s in the team, were given even more responsibility. This was the first year that these students decided who would play where and what strategies and tactics would be used in the upcoming games. The team embraced this model of increased student independence, which translated into wins on the football field.

The season presented many 'on and off field' challenges. They were met with integrity and tenacity and as a result, these challenges were overcome and the whole team continually improved. Unfortunately, the boys winning season came to an end in the semi-finals with a gut-wrenching last minute loss to the football specialist school, Cecil Andrews. The boys conducted themselves with dignity amidst the disappointment, and have gained far more than they have lost from the experience of being a part of the Senior Boys Football team.

Stephen Kingwell 1st XVII Coach

Touch Carnival

On Thursday 8 June, two  Middle School Touch teams represented the College in a Champion Schools Touch Carnival at George Manning Reserve. In what was perfect weather, both teams performed admirably against tough competition.  A handful of the opposition were Specialist Touch Schools so we knew the day would prove to be a real challenge.

The boys were in a tough pool which included Lakelands A, Thornlie A, Willetton A, Atwell C, Mandurah and All Saints.

We won 3 and lost 3 with the following results:

WON 3-0 v Atwell C
LOST 8-0 v Thornleigh A
LOST 4-1 v Lakelands A
WON 3-2 v Willeton A
LOST 2-1 v Mandurah
WON 4-2 v All Saints

The boys played well all day and while the scores were pretty indicative of the games, the Mandurah game could easily have gone our way and we were very competitive against Lakelands. Thornlie looked to be a class above and the talk leading in was that they would probably play Aranmore A in the final.  

Liam guided the team as coach and Byrone Devene was nominated as Captain for the day and served as our most consistent player.  He was well-supported by Cullen Devene, Chase Bourne, Nayan Brown and Jack Clutterbuck who all played a good brand of Touch. The entire squad improved as the Carnival progressed and players started to work well as a team.  The bonus was that no players suffered any injuries.

The girls team also drew a tough pool playing 7 games in total, winning 2 games, losing 4 (narrowly losing 2) and drew 1 (on the siren).

All players contributed well and set up some good plays to score. They need to be commended on their sportsmanship and support for each other throughout the day. We had one injury with Bianca Liedtke badly rolling an ankle in the last game to All Saints'. It was an enjoyable but very tiring day for all the players.

Year 9 – Grace Kingston, Mosiai McDonald, Jenna Tupuhi, Rachel Ledo, Isabella Castillo, Indiana Mastaglia, Bianca Liedtke, Sophie Jones 

Year 8 – Alira Malan, Carly Pizzuto

ACC Cross Country 2017

Congratulations to the Corpus Christi College ACC Cross Country team who achieved their goal of Top 3 in the Overall Aggregate Trophy and our amazing girls took out the the Overall Girls Aggregate Shield.  The Associated and Catholic Colleges Association host this yearly event with over 3500 students competing from around WA.

Our athletes ran against elite opposition and in unseasonably warm conditions, showed courage and resilience throughout the day and the overall results reflected a successful and committed training program in the lead-up.

We are indeed very fortunate to have passionate and dedicated coaches who inspire and drive our athletes to achieve their very best. Reno Sinagra has done a sensational job once again this season at the helm and backed up by Mark Green and Tessa Johnson they have been a dynamic and powerful coaching team.

Thanks to all for your support throughout the season.

Mr James Howard
Head of Sport