Johnston Leads NSW Blues to National Title

26th March 2018

Hockey

It has been a big month for Jock Athletic's hockey stars with the highlight being Claudia Johnston's fearless leadership taking her NSW Blues to the U/18 national title. Well done Claudia, who is reguarly seen before, during and even sometimes after a scheduled session working hard on her program. Rumour has it she also set up the match winning goal in the final, where NSW beat Western Australia 3-2. Claudia has also received the Basil Sellers Scholarship, awarded to athletes who have demonstrated credentials in academia, citizenship and hockey performance. Massive congratulations! Congratulations too to Zak Keelan who was named in the U/15 NSW Blues squad. It has been great to see Zak back in the gym in recent weeks.

Surf Life Saving

It was another weekend of great success for JA Athletes at the NSW Surf Live Saving State Titles. As usual, we had plenty of awesome results:

Ali Najem - Gold, Open 2km Beach run NSW State Title

Kai Hammond - Gold, U/17 2km  Beach run NSW State Title

Chloe Gentle - Silver, U/17 2km Beach run NSW State Title

Jesse Phelps - 4th, U/17 2km Beach run NSW State Title

Athletics

Kai also starred on the track last month, taking out the U/15 1500m and 3000m at the NSW Little Athletics meet.

Emma Blanch continued her excellent form on the athletics track, taking out the gold medal for the U/15 3000m and U/17 5000m walks at the National Championships.

Well done to all our runners who have been training and competing recently, some fantastic results!

Cricket

It was a bittersweet end to the cricket season for Sutherland in NSW Premier Cricket. Needing a win in the final round game of the season, Sutherland snuck to a nail-biting 6 run victory over fellow finalists Sydney (who had previously knocked Sutherland out of the T20 semi-finals). Jock product Tom Pinson capitalised on plenty of hard work from the rest of his team, finishing with 5-46. Unfortunately, Sutherland were knocked out the next week in the first round of finals, against Sydney University. The Students proved too strong with the bat, with Campbelltown's loss eliminating the Sharks who, though managing to make the finals in all 3 formats, will definitely be hungry to finish the job next season. Moving on to a positive and congratulations to Nick Stapleton for taking out the St George DCC Best and Fairest award. Stapo had a great season scoring 673 runs and taking 41 wickets. 

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