Country Week 2018

Country Week 2018

At the end of 2017, the Country Week coaches and students set a goal to change the culture that surrounds Country Week and head to Perth to be more competitive in all of our sports.  The 2018 team certainly knocked those expectations and goals out of the ball park!

In the lead up to Country Week the teams trained incredibly hard with some teams training three times a week. It was a massive effort for all the students and coaches.  Along with the training sessions, students rolled up their sleeves and contributed in fundraising events to help reduce the cost of Country Week.

When not competing, the team took part in activities including a tour of the new Optus Stadium, laser tag and shopping. The students off field behaviour and efforts whilst at Country Week was exceptional, we received only positive feedback about the students from Karratha SHS. Their attitude, respect and manners in which the students spoke to members of the public made the coaches very proud. The students should all be congratulated for this.

All teams competed tirelessly during the week and their training and dedication payed off.  As a collective the Karratha teams’ results were very positive. A huge effort was made from our Boys Volleyball team, Soccer Team and Speech and Debating Team who all managed to go the whole week undefeated and won their grand finals. We were finally able to bring some silverware back to Karratha! It was a huge effort from these three teams.

Final Standing for other teams:

  • Boys Basketball - 6th
  • Girls Basketball - 7th
  • AFL - 7th
  • Girls Volleyball - 4th
  • Touch Rugby - 7th
  • Dance - 4th
  • Netball - 2nd (They drew their grand final and lost on a countback)

As the Country Week Coordinator, I would personally like to thank all of my coaches; Jane Power, Nathan Standish, Ebony Morrison, Megan Kleynhans, Tristan Sawyer, Whitney McAullay, Tim Spijkers, Tommy Lewis, Amie Prout and David Ellam for all their hard work coaching our Country Week teams. Their commitment and dedication to their teams is to be commended.

I would also like to thank all the parents, teachers, local companies and community of Karratha for supporting our team. There was plenty of talk around the school and town wishing the team good luck and asking how they were travelling.  The hype generated provided extra motivation for our students.

Lastly, I would like to thank the students for their commitment to Country Week 2018. I can’t commend you enough for your work before, after and during the week. You should all be very proud of yourselves!

2019 planning will start shortly and training will commence during Term 4.  Any students who will be in Year 10, 11 or 12 in 2019, be sure to keep your ear to the ground for information in regards to Country Week 2019!

Thanks again for your support.

Mr Marco Haag

2018 Country Week Coordinator


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