The MRC Cross Country Carnival takes place on campus on Tuesday 23 May. Parents/guardians should refer to the Consent2Go distributed for event information. Participation is compulsory for students in Years 7 to 10, and optional for Senior College students. Students have been undertaking training as part of their regular PE classes. Best performing students will be selected to represent MRC at the All-Schools Cross-Country event at Symmons Plains on Tuesday 20 June. 

The MRC Basketball and Tennis teams travelled to Hobart to compete in the State SATIS Finals – all put up a strong showing and represented the College with pride. Unfortunately, the MRC teams were unable to come away with victories in their respective matches, however all teams and students can be proud of their performances and representation of the College. 

The Tasmanian All Schools XC Mountain Bike event in Launceston saw 24 students tackle the Trevallyn trails in wet and muddy conditions. A commendable performance by Joshua Butcher saw him finish in 6th Place in the U15 enduro event from over 100 competitors. The MRC team finished 14th of 28 competing schools from across the state. 

Futsal teams in Years 7-10 represented the College at the North-West School titles in Devonport recently. Despite no overall winners, all teams showed great sportsmanship, attitude and application in what was a very competitive event. We look forward to continuing our participation in the event in 2024. 

NWJFU Boys Football started in week 3 of Term 2, with three MRC teams taking to the field for the Western Conference matches. The 9/10 team, coached by Mr Stuart Cooper, had a narrow loss at home to Burnie High School (4.8.32 – 5.8.38). The Year 8 team, coached by Mr Damien Gale had a resounding win away to Wynyard High School (21.18.144 – 3.2.20). The Year 7 team, coached by Mr Brodie Hayes, were very competitive, going down to Burnie High (3.6.24 – 6.7.43). Games continue throughout the term. 

Any parent help (goal umpiring, time keeping) for these games would be greatly appreciated. Please speak to an MRC staff member on the afternoon of the game or contact Mr Thomas Lutwyche via email – 

Bo Ellis (Grade 10) and Oscar Taylor (Year 9) represented MRC at the recent 2023 Red Herring Surf Tasmanian Schools Surfing Championships. Congratulations to both students who achieved some excellent performances, with Bo finishing 2nd in U19 Girls division and being selected for the Tasmanian team to compete at the Nationals event later in the year. 

Mr Thomas Lutwyche 

Head of Sport 


SATIS/NSATIS Football – Student Match Reports 

SATIS and NSATIS Football started in week 2 of this term. The below reports were written by our SATIS and NSATIS Football Captains. 

Round 1: MRC Boys vs Guilford Young College 

MRC 2.3.15 lost to GYC 16.5.101 

Report by Jonte Dixon (Captain) 

On 3 May we travelled down to Campbell Town by bus to play against Guilford Young College in our first rostered game of the season. It was a rainy and horrible day for football. In the first five minutes of the first quarter the team were showing promising signs as we were winning the majority of the ball. However, the rest of the quarter it was one way traffic as GYC booted seven goals to nothing by quarter time. In the second quarter it was very much the same as the end of the first quarter. There were no real positives to take out from the first half apart from the way we applied ourselves to begin the match. However, the way that the team was able to erase the scoreboard and play for each other was something that we can thrive upon. Taj Hope kicked our first goal of the season from off the deck and the boys celebrated as if we had just won the granny. This feeling is something we cherished for the rest of the game as we were able to be competitive and show a bit of heart. Player of the game went to Ky Robotham as he led from the front being our only major ball winner all game. Some things that we can work on as the season progresses is the decisions that we make while under pressure. This will allow us to move the ball a lot faster and be a bigger threat in weeks to come. In summary, it was a great experience to be able to play against such great competition and to be able to play alongside some of our mates is something that I will cherish for many years to come. 

Goal Kickers: T. Hope, R. Cahill. Best: K. Robotham, T. Johnson, J. Stubbs, R. Cahill, J. Dixon 

Round 2: MRC vs St Patrick’s College 

Report by Ky Robotham (Vice Captain) 

MRC 2.3.15 lost to St Patricks  

Last Wednesday our SATIS Football team travelled to St Patricks College to play against their senior SATIS Football team. It was a good day for footy with minimal wind. In the first quarter our boys came out strong with good endeavour we applied pressure around the contest and managed to end the quarter only 2 goals behind. In the second quarter we came out with the same intentions as the first with our willingness to hunt the footy and tackle; I thought the ball game was on par. We managed to enter our forward 50 many times but were unsuccessful of going through the big sticks. The last half was simply a lack of fitness, St Pat’s managed to pile on the goals and run away with a 100-point win. Our goal kickers were Jakob French and Finn Peach. Our player’s player was Jonte Dixon, he played out of the backline taking many marks and getting many rebound 50s. Although we have a long way to go, we have showed improvement as a team, and I’m excited for what we can achieve next game. 

Goal Kickers: J French, F. Peach Best: J. Dixon, K. Robotham, J. Little, T. Johnson, F. Peach 


Report by Darah Gray (Captain) 

MRC 5.8.38 lost to Launceston Church Grammar 7.2.44 

Our first NSATIS Girls Football game for the season, was in the end a very well fought out one. The newly equipped team took to the field in a competitive match against Launceston Grammar on Wednesday afternoon, who gave our team a strong and well played four quarters. Throughout the game there were many glimpses of new incoming talent amongst the young and developing Marist side, supported by the likes of many experienced club players who assisted the team with their knowledge of the game and skills. Our on-field aggression and determination were key aspects of our game as well as our long-lasting grit and teamwork, which helped us stay in close margins of Grammar for the duration of the game. The fresh skills that are being taught each week in each game, will be valuable in future games of football for the girls. 

Best Players – Olivia Pringle, Tayla Hoiberg-Cox, Samara Whitney, Darah Grey, Charlotte Bugg 

Goal Kickers – Olivia Pringle 4, 1 Bella Templar 

MRC 0.0.0 lost to Scotch 14.16.100 

This week the Marist NSATIS Girls Football team travelled to Launceston to play their second and third games for the NSATIS football season. On Monday, the team took on Scotch Oakburn – an all-round strong and skilled opposition that took home the well-deserved win on the day. The Marist girls had great tackling pressure throughout the duration of the game and improved defensive structure that allowed the team to stay in the game.  

Best Players – Stella Nash, Jasmine Minton-Connell, Bella Templar, Tayla Hoiberg-Cox, Olivia Pringle  

MRC 0.0.0 lost to St Patrick’s College 14.8.92 

On Wednesday, Marist went head-to-head in yet another strong match of football against St Patrick’s College! There was immense all-round improvement from the Marist side, with many of the girls who are still quite new to the game showing improvement in all skill areas and having a crack at the game!  

Best Players – Tayla Hoiberg-Cox, Olivia Pringle, Jasmine Minton-Connell, Amali Wood, Imogen Moore