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Trinity News : July 2008
THE FIFA CONGRESS On Friday May 29, 6R and 3S went on an excursion to see the FIFA congress. Just as we arrived at the hall around 8:00am, we saw Brad Fittler – what a pleasant surprise! No sooner had the school children received member nations’ flags than the buses with delegates started arriving. I was holding the flag of the Dominican Republic. Unexpectedly, their delegate came and spoke to me. I did not follow anything, but it sure felt nice to hear someone from somewhere else on the globe. We were all waving our flags wildly as Franz Anton Beckenbauer got off the bus. He is regarded as one of the best defenders ever, and he has won the World Cup for Germany as Captain and again as Coach. Next arrived Gerard Houllier, a former coach of Liverpool, followed by Michel Platini, probably the most famous French footballer. Frank Lowy, president of the Football Federation of Australia, soon followed. Students fell over each other to get autographs. Later we went for a 10-minute tour of the Royal Hall of Industries followed by a quick recess. About 10:00am, we hopped on the bus and travelled back to school. Overall, we had good fun, collected autographs, met past greats and many diverse people. 6R inside Royal Hall of Industries Ishaan Thakur meeting Dominican Republic Delegates Prep boys mixed with flags outside Congress TERM 2 2008 | WINTER SPORT The 2008 Winter Sport competition has seen some mixed results. While the win/loss ratio has been better amongst the Football teams, the Rugby teams, particularly the ‘A’ teams have been competitive. It has been most pleasing to see increased player numbers in the Junior ages, with some good wins by the 9A and 10A teams. In the representative arena, David Ibrahim, Ishaan Thakur and Jordano Talarico-Hill trialled for a place in the JSHAA Football team, with Jordano being successful in gaining selection. He went on to compete at the NSWCIS trials, where unfortunately he missed out on a place in the NSWCIS team. James Polley has also had a successful representative season, with good performances at the two NSWCIS trials resulting in his selection in the NSWCIS team to compete at the State Championships later in the year. The combined Preparatory and Junior School Rugby and Football Teams will tour New Zealand in the June/July holidays. HOUSE CROSS COUNTRY At the end of Term 1 we held our Cross Country Championships at Strathfield Park. These are always keenly contested, with the top performers selected to run at the JSHAA Cross Country at The Kings School. Congratulations to the 2008 age champions – Timothy Wong (U/8), James Verykios (U/9), Blake Artemi (U/10), Alwyn Mi (U/11) and James Vallis (Open). Following the JSHAA competition, Alwyn was selected as part of the NSWCIS team. He went on to compete in the NSWCIS competition at Eastern Creek finishing a creditable 33rd . The start of the U/8 and U/9 race L-R Michael Taurian and Chris Artemi finish in the U/10 race 30 TRINITY NEWS