Hale’s 1st soccer and badminton teams came out as premiers for PSA sport this winter but they weren’t the only winners on the fields this year.
After a three-month COVID hiatus, we were able to commence the winter PSA competition in mid-June, becoming one of the first sporting organisations in the world to play sport after the COVID break.
Participation numbers for winter sports in our optional year groups (Years 10 to 12) easily surpassed those of previous years as boys clamoured to get out of lockdown and represent the double blue.
An extended winter season enabled all our teams to play two more fixtures beyond the mid-term break in Term 3. Both the 1st soccer and badminton teams were standouts, repeating their premiership successes of the year before.
Our soccer team was one of the more dominant teams in recent years, completing their season with an amazing goal difference of 44, only conceding five goals in 10 games.
Our badminton team also only lost one game on their way to securing the premiership.
Beyond those premierships, the improvement in cross country was noticeable with the size of the team almost doubling from previous years.
Our senior football, hockey and rugby teams all had their moments in what were competitive competitions.
Beyond our 1st teams, the boys continued to represent the School on sporting fields near and far with strong overall results, which reflects the depth of talent here at Hale School.
Not to be forgotten, our golf and surfing teams were able to represent Hale in their respective tournaments during the mid-term break in Term 3 with both finishing third.
While 2020 may go down as one of the most difficult years, our sporting community took full advantage of our fortunate situation in Western Australia and represented the School with pride.