Sunday 26th February saw dozens of very excited basketball athletes descend upon the Thornleigh Brickpit ready to display a years worth of hard training and their resulting improved skills. Athletes came from SOSUNS, Illawarra, Inner West and Sydney East and had a great time meeting up with old friends, making new ones and of course playing a few games of basketball.
SOSUNS teams achieved two second places and a third place in some very close, hard fought matches.
Thank you very much to Anthea Karseboom for single handedly organising the carnival and to the volunteers and referees. Young Riverview College volunteers, Nick, Nick and Will also did a great job. Thank you also to Hornsby Spiders for making the courts available.
A fantastic day was had by all at the recent regional softball carnval held by SOSUNS at st Ives Village Green. The sun chose this day to finally shine through and all players were in good spirits.
There are currently only two softball teams in NSW, SOSUNS and Sydney North. The two teams enjoyed a friendly game with sportsmanship and goodwill the predominant features of the day.
Brett, our SOSUNS coach, did a fantastic job managing the game and keeping the players motivated to do their best. He was admirably supported by massistnat coach mandy, umpires Sue and Fran and the Sydney North coaches Olly and Beth.
A huge thank you also to our band of student volunteers who supported Brett and Mandy and helped the athletes really have a good time with lots of help and laughs.
Both teams batted and fielded well. There were so many home runs on both sides that at the end of the session the game was called a healthy and successful draw!
Well done to parent coordinator Cath, on organising a great softball experience for our athletes!