A reminder that the MRC Cross Country Carnival is taking place this term on Monday 27 May (Week 5, Day 1). All students finishing in the top 5 for their year level will be selected to represent MRC at the All-Schools and NSATIS Cross Country event at Symmons Plains on Thursday 13 June. A letter will be sent home to students and parents. 

Boys 1st SATIS Basketball Champions 

For the first time since 2015, the Boys 1sts Basketball team has won the SATIS Championship, taking home the victory in front of a large group of collegial-support on Friday of Week 3. 

The team took on Guilford Young College from Hobart, who made the long trip from Hobart in the morning in what was a re-match of the 2023 SATIS final. MRC jumped out of the blocks and took an early 9-2 lead of the back of buckets to Bol A and Mason L, taking the lead 15 to 9 at quarter time. That lead was extended to 15 points at both half and three-quarter time, as Marist continued to lock in on defence, shutting down Guilford’s two state players. A late charge by Guilford cut the margin to 10, but it got no closer, as back-to-back 3 pointers from Marist put the game beyond doubt. It was a team effort across the board contributing on both ends, that coach Mr Johnstone said was reward for a strong season. Leading scorers for the team were Tyson J (16 points), Bol A (13 points), Hudson B (10 points), and Captain Will G (8 points). 

SATIS Tennis – Girls 

The Girls NSATIS Champion Tennis team hosted Southern Champions St Mary’s College on Wednesday of Week 2. With St Mary’s having the #1 junior player in the state, it was always going to be a tough challenge for the girls. However, they put up a fantastic fight. Tully P and Hannah R took their doubles match in a super tie break to even the ledger at 1-1 after the doubles matches, with Tully P also taking her singles match. Some tight losses unfortunately meant the girls couldn’t get the overall win, but they can hold their head high with a close 4-2 loss.   

Thank you to Mrs Amanda Johnstone for looking after the team throughout the season, as well as Mr Alex Johnstone for hosting the teams during the final. 

School Football / Representative Football 

A significant number of MRC students have been announced in NWFL Junior representative teams. We are very proud of the achievements of these students and wish them luck on their representative endeavours. NWFL President Gary Carpenter has advised the College that students can prioritise playing school football over the need to attend NWFL representative training, but please ensure that you communicate clearly with your coaches that you will not be in attendance due to a school football game.  

NWJFU Football 

Boys NWJFU Football continues, with a number of away games this week. 

The Year 7 team (MRC White) defeated Wynyard in Round 2 – (after having the bye in R1) and followed this up against Burnie High School, where unfortunately, the team went down. 

The Year 8 team (MRC Navy) had the bye in Round 2 and played at Wynyard High School in Round 3. It was a tight-fought match with MRC taking the win 106-60. 

The 9/10 team have started the season strongly, with a Round 2 win at Wynyard High School, and took the long road trip to Queenstown to play on the famed gravel oval on Thursday. It was a wet day down the West, with a few students developing an understanding about playing in tough conditions. Approaching the game with a positive attitude, the team played well, winning 129 – 19. 

 Boys NSATIS Hockey 

The season has started well with two wins over Leighlands Christian College and Scotch Oakburn College. 

The first game was against Leighlands, a new team to the NSATIS competition. It was a good game with Leighlands having many strong plays through the middle of the field, however, our more experienced team was able to stop these attempts and attack wide, which left the score in our favour at 5-1. 

The second game was against Scotch Oakburn in Launceston. Many of our players were out for this match, and this left many of our players in unfamiliar positions, but lucky break aways led to us securing the game with a 1-0 win. 

Rohan Bugg 

Girls NSATIS Hockey 

The first two games have been really fun for the girls. For both games we’ve (barely) scraped together 11 players, and haven’t played with a goalkeeper, yet we’ve still gone out and played strong. The first game was filled with a lot of running and getting to know how we work together as a team, but there was also a lot of laughs and encouragement. We ended up with a tie (3-3) in the first game but had an early lead due to some goals scored by our strong forward line and centre. The second game was really exciting for us as we came out with a win (2-1), despite having no warm-up and rushing on to the field. The team is really supportive of each other and encourages trying out new skills. There’s a range of abilities and experience within the team, from players who have participated at state levels, and those who have only played 4 games ever, but when everyone’s on the field together, we’re just the MRC girls hockey team having some fun and scoring some goals. 

Ruby Richardson 

Term 3 Sign Ups 

Sign-ups are out for students interested in taking part in Term 3 sports in NSATIS Netball (Girls Year 9 – SC), NSATIS Soccer Boys and Girls (Year 9 – 12) and NSATIS Volleyball Boys and Girls. 


Mr Thomas Lutwyche 

Head of Sport