Sport Is Back!

Co-curricular sport is back! With the easing of some restrictions by the government this week, small groups of girls can train together again.

Under strict restrictions, non-contact sports are able to go ahead. The restrictions also enable us to train for contact sports. Small groups of no more than 20 are able to attend.

Head of Sport Emma Wood said, “The girls really enjoyed their first session on Tuesday morning and were excited to be back. Given the chilly morning and the short notice it was so good to see around 60 girls training across netball, hockey and cross country.”

We asked some of the girls what it was like to be back.

With all of the cancelled events, especially sports, it has been tough at home. In a normal year, I would take sport for granted, but as the pandemic caused most things to change, I realised if I could play any sport it would be a wish come true. Waking up knowing that I can run around and enjoy myself with my friends at school, is the best feeling. When I wasn’t playing a sport, I was getting worried about my own fitness. Even though I went for a run and ride a few times, it still wasn’t the same as playing sports with my friends. On Saturday mornings I was used to going out and playing footy, but instead, I sat and did homework or tried to convince myself to go for a run. I really missed getting outdoors and doing what I love best. Grace Freeman, Year 9

The best thing about being back to sport is playing the sports I love in an enjoyable environment. The atmosphere of ovals and courts is just amazing and it’s so good to go out again and be training in small groups. I’m so happy to be back to my normal schedule and not be bored sitting in my home gym. The thing I missed most was not being able to be encouraged and motivated by my peers and teammates. The support I get from them, really pushes me to play and do my best, whereas when I was training by myself, it was hard to be motivated. Georgie Cleaver, Year 9

I am so excited that we are able to be back playing sport. As Year 12s we were all devastated that we were unable to play Term 2 sports. I know not only the Year 12s but other Years are all really looking forward to getting back to the normal. I missed being part of a team, so I am really looking forward to the start of the IGSSA season again. Meg Hebiton, Sports Captain, Year 12

The best thing about being back playing sport again is being motivated to move. Whilst not being at school, some days it was hard to find the motivation to get up and do exercise. It is also nice to see friends and socialise with others while doing sport. What I missed most was the fun and enjoyment that comes with playing sport. You don’t realise how much you miss something until it’s gone, and I personally think that was evident over the last 2-3 months with no sport. I also missed the aspect of pushing yourself hard. As there was no training with others, it was hard to compete with others to push yourself. Alicia Tory, Year 10


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