August, 2018

Basketball - graduating success

August 27, 2018
Trinity College Basketball Graduating Seniors 2018

2018 is a year that we start a new tradition at Trinity College Basketball – recognising the graduating year 12 players from the Open A team for their time in the College basketball program.

They were presented with their playing singlet as a gesture of thanks, and had an official photograph with College Head Nick Hately, Head Coach Rupert Sapwell, Basketball coordinator Jye Watson and members of their family.

Trinity has enjoyed an unprecedented level of success in the last five years, much of which has to do with the players who played their last home game in the St Michael's Intercol on Thursday. They take a combined 17 state championships with them.

The players:

Adelaide private schools Trinity College basketball graduate Jackson Walsh.

Jackson Walsh: Two-time state open champion in 2017 and 2018, a 2018 SAAS Champion and National Division 1 bronze medallist in 2016

Adelaide private schools Trinity College basketball graduate Alex Winter.

Alex Winter was a member of back to back SAAS championships in 2017, 2018, and a state championship winner in 2014, 2015, 2016, and state Open Championships in 2017, 2018.

Adelaide private schools Trinity College basketball graduate Hudson Walsh.

Hudson Walsh is a two-time SAAS champion in 2017, 2018, a state Champion in 2014, 2015, 2016, and State Open Champion in 2017 and 2018. He was part of the National Division 1 bronze medal team in 2015, and the National Championship runner-up team in 2016.

Adelaide private schools Trinity College basketball graduate Benji Pearson.

Benji Pearson was a member of back to back SAAS championships in 2017, 2018, as well as state championships in 2015, 2016 and state Open Championships in 2017, 2018.

Adelaide private schools Trinity College basketball graduate Jimma Dau.

Our final year 12 player, Jimma Dau, had an incredible impact in his short time with us. Leading the team to a state title this season, whilst also enjoying an outstanding premier league year, winning the Frank Angove medal for the best U23 in the competition.

The College wishes to thank these boys for their commitment to the Trinity College Basketball program, and to their families for the countless hours of support and transport over the years. You have left the program in a better place.

2018 Snow Trip Report

August 24, 2018

The annual College ski trip is always a highlight and 2018 was no exception. Students are warned when they sign up for snow trip that they may; get cold, sustain an injury and or develop a serious snow addiction. Mount Hotham once again turned on a spectacular week for us. We had everything from blue skies to blizzard and experienced heavy snow falls to add to what was a great base.

The students were eager to strap in and learn after a long overnight bus ride. Our first afternoon began as clear, mild conditions, but quickly deteriorated into a cold, cloudy experience. Students put on a brave Trinity face and established the basics as skiers and snowboarders. Most were pretty happy to get back to our top class lodge for a hot shower, game of pool, delicious dinner and yarn by the fire. The staff got excited, realising the student crew were a respectful bunch of experienced and first timers, happy to have a chat and stretch their abilities daily. Our cook was amazing, preparing delicious meals for breakfast and dinner. We were never short on food and always satisfied.

The comfort of the lodge allowed for relaxing evenings playing cards, listening to live music and socialising. This helped keep us in good spirits and get us pumped to ski and board each day. Instructors gave valuable help between 10.30 to 12pm each day and students used the remaining daylight hours to hone their skills. The improvement we saw during the week was phenomenal. Some went from total beginners to intermediate riders in a matter of days. A number of students made the most of their time, making sure they were on the lifts from opening to close. The last day saw some students begin on mountain skiing and waiting for the lift to open at 7.30am. Motivation was helped by the 25cm of fresh powder added overnight, providing a cracking final day. Students were amazed at the difference in riding powder compared to groomed conditions.

The week of learning new skills was definitely needed, as was stamina, as all participants skied pretty hard before returning their hire gear, cleaning the lodge and sitting on a bus for 14 hours. A large number of the participants are already planning a return on next year's trip. Competition for spots will once again be hot.

For details on next year's Snow Trip please see Scott Charlton or Jayan Mace (South), Tom Forwood (Blakeview), Kristy Williamson (Gawler River), Cain Ryan (North/Senior) or send an email to