Snow Sports are in excellent heart at Sacred Heart College since it was reintroduced in 2009. Parental involvement is significant and, to date, a superb group of parents has been involved in management, coaching and transportation; the College is very grateful to them.
The College has enjoyed significant success over the last eight years, most notably as 2011 and 2013 Winners of the Leith Menzies Cup for Champion Slope Style Skiing, and 2nd overall in 2012. We have also enjoyed some top performances in the Race Skiing format in most years. In 2009 our NIPS team was third overall, followed by an individual 2nd place in Senior Grand Slalom in 2014, and again in 2016. In 2015 our race squad finished 4th overall from 126 schools. We are also very proud of the development that occurs for all students who are involved in this sport; they gain confidence both on and off the slopes amidst an atmosphere of team spirit and camaraderie.
In 2017 two teams of Years 9 to 13 boys competed at the NISSSC. The A team had two great results with George FitzGerald winning and Connor Barr coming 5th in the senior men’s Giant Slalom race; this was an outstanding achievement for the team. The second day of the competition was also successful in the Dual Slalom with seven out of the nine boys winning their dual. This put the A team in 4th overall and the B team in 43rd out of 124 schools. In 2018 a smaller ski squad of racers and freestylers came home with medals. Our Freestyle team came third overall which also earned them Sacred Heart capping honours.
In 2014 the College introduced Snowboarding as a sport and six Senior students competed in the NISS Snowboard competition. In 2015 two students competed. A Year 7 student was 2nd in the Grand Slalom at the NIPS Snowboarding competition. Since 2016 a small group have competed, though in 2018 the weather was the winner with little competing possible.
In Term 2 each year, squads of interested skiers begin weekly race training at Snowplanet in Albany. All are welcome, even those with little or no race experience. At the beginning of Term 3, Sacred Heart College Time Trials are held, results from which form the basis of team selection.
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