Weekend Sports Roundup – The right way to win – and lose

Weekend Sports Roundup – The right way to win – and lose

Clean sweeps in tennis and volleyball, and more fencing gold, highlighted weekend sport but many of the plaudits went to a team that lost.

The spirit and sportsmanship on show when the football seconds lost 0-1 to Waverley moved Acting Headmaster Brad Barr to remark that graciousness in both defeat and victory was the hallmark of Trinity.

Trinity’s players fought on gamely after the only goal resulted from what many in the crowd thought was a tight decision.

“Many teams would have dropped their bundle or remonstrated with the referee,” Mr Barr told quad assembly.

“But what I liked about the second XI was that they remained positive.

“Afterwards, in the rain and freezing cold, they could have complained ‘we were robbed’ but the message from the senior players was, ‘These things happen in sport; we played well’.

“It made me very proud to listen to that conversation.”

Trinity’s tennis teams defeated Waverley 8-0, dropping just one set along the way, and volleyball also completed a clean sweep 11-0.

In the NSW school fencing championships Thomas Deller (11Ho), who won two gold last week at U16 level, won more gold by stepping up to U18s and taking out the epee event.

Gerald Ong (11Yo) won bronze in the U18 sabre, as did Ronnie Mao (7La) in the U12 epee.

Rugby teams came out on top 11-5 against Kinross although the firsts had a narrow 7-10 loss.

Two AFL games were washed out and the other two were losses, including the firsts, whose game against Barker was abandoned at half-time with the 4-24 score standing.


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