UQ college sport does not take a back seat in second semester. Second semester sport contains five ICC sports: open’s rugby, soccer, cricket, athletics and basketball. As well as two non ICC sports: waterpolo and badminton.
Week 1 of the semester saw the Open’s Rugby season kick off, with the competition being played over several weeks climaxing with the Kings vs Leos match for the Francis & Kassulke Cup on Saturday, September 7. (Full Rugby Match Reports from the coach can be found later in this Newsletter).
Under the leadership of second year, Pat Vincent, the Leo’s soccer team fought valiantly in their respective competition over three weekends. Finishing in sixth place, is not an accurate representation of how well the team played. The nature of soccer being the game it is, a few small mistakes took away from the domination the team showed across the park, ultimately costing the team several positive overall results. However, consistent skilful performances across the season from first years Jacob Zanda and Talen Pinxteren has given encouraging signs to the future of Leo’s soccer though.
In what is becoming the stand out team for Leo’s this year, our basketball team played its final match against Kings and won. With both teams undefeated, it was a huge game with an electric atmosphere. All-round quality team performances combined with some individual brilliance from James Lawson, Sebit Rambang and Josh Case has led to such a successful season.
A weekend of mixed performances saw the Leo’s cricket team win two and lose one game on the first weekend of their 20-20 competition. However, due to some other favourable results, the team was in a good position to win their three remaining games to clinch the competition.