Polding Athletics 2022

The Maitland Newcastle Diocese hosted over 800 athletes at the Hunter Sports Centre at Glendale for the NSW Polding Athletics Championships.

With the last two years of Polding missed due to Covid, students turned up ready to perform. Families travelled from as far as Lismore, Armidale, Bathurst, Wilcannia Forbes and Broken Bay. Under very wet conditions, Catholic Schools Office Director, Gerard Mowbray opened Carnival with Madison Trembath and Hamish Kirkman reading the prayer and acknowledgement, and Isabella Rankin sang a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem.

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle performed very well with an exceptional 32 students qualifying the Polding squad to compete at the NSWPSSA Athletics Championships at Homebush on October 19 & 20.

The following students received medals on the day:

Phoenix Russell 

Maeva Clifford (2 medals)

Archie Doyle

Alana Barnes 

Hamish Kirkman (2 medals)

Mia Porter 

Matthew Collier 

Oliver Sciulli 

Annie Lidbury (2 medals)

Quin Neyland (3 medals)

Madison Trembath (2 medals)

Ashton Robertson

Sam Gray 

Cruz McBride 

Alannah Dimmock 

Patrick Mifsud 

Holy Name Primary School, Forster Boys Senior Relay

St Pius Primary School, Windale Small School Relay

Damian Davey 

Emily Scanes 

Gemma Mooney  

Evan Beacher 

Jett Linton Hall  

Oliver Dempsey 

Sienna Compton (4 medals)

Caleb Hyslop (4 medals)


All students represented our Diocese with pride and honour and ran, threw and jumped to the best of their ability. Congratulations to each student who attended. Students from all over the State enjoyed being back on the track and field.


For a full list of results please go to: https://csnsw.sport/sports/polding-primary-northern-nsw/athletics

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