From the Boarders

May 4, 2017

As the Summer Season concludes and the Winter Season flies into action, a look back at all the successes that boys from the Edmund Webb Boarding House have achieved over the past couple of months is impressive. The Boarding House had seven boys (Jaidyn Goodwin (12/JN), Makuach Maluach (12/FL), Matur Maluach (10/FL), Tom Hogan (11/KL), Lachlan Reid (8/FL), Taiga Cantor (12/PR) and Reed Nottage (10/LE)) who each played for the 1sts Basketball team. The team were undefeated this season leading them to a premiership win.

The Water Polo teams this year also starred fellow boarders Lachlan Dowding (11/ME) in the 1stsJake Fitzsimmons (12/FL) in the 2nds and newcomer Tom Post (11/JN). Congratulations to the 2nds on winning the Premiership!

On the cricket field, the 1sts were led by seasoned veteran Lachlan Hodges (12/MA). Jack Lawson (12/KL) unfortunately was sidelined due to a stress fracture in his back.

As a result of our Black and White victories, Jaidyn Goodwin (12/JN), Makuach Maluach (12/FL) and Matur Maluach (10/FL) were selected for the GPS 1sts and Reed Nottage (10/LE) for the GPS 2nds Basketball teams.

Boarders were also represented in this year’s Newington Rowing program and at Head of the River where Cameron Horne (12/MA) was a part of the 1st VIII and Tal Wiersma (12/PR) rowed for the 2nd VIII after overcoming a back injury the week before. On the podium, Jackson Ford (12/MA) and the 1st IV placed second and Cooper Dreves (10/LE) played a key role in the 3rds Year 10 VIII crew.

In other news, on Saturday, 27 February our boarders got behind the Creative Arts and travelled to NIDA to watch the Biennial College Musicial ‘Spamalot’. A week later on Sunday, 6 March some of the boys went down to the Coast Golf Course and participated in a few holes of golf. Finally, to wrap up another busy couple of weeks at the Boarding House, we welcomed back 2015 Deputy Senior Boarding Prefect, James Arya (ON 2015), as well as Portland Pilot Player and well-known ‘Newington Superstar’, Chier Maker (ON 2014). Both visitors shared stores with the boarders about their time after Newington.

22 Mar 2016