Sports Report


Open Boys Football
Despite facing strong opponents in St. Patricks Technical College and Banksia Park High School, our team fought valiantly but unfortunately fell short in both games. With a team still finding its strengths, there were standout performances that shone through. Although victory eluded us, the periodic dedication and surprising displays of talent from a few individuals were the highlights of our games.

7-9 Girls Football
After a solid performance at the Vista Carnival, the Year 7-9 Girls' Football team faced Kildare College and Banksia Park International High School. Despite losing both matches, their determination, teamwork, and sportsmanship left a lasting impression. The defense and midfield worked tirelessly, and though luck wasn't on their side, the team's resilience promises future victories.

7-8 Boys & Girls Touch
On November 1st, our Year 7 and 8 students took their game to the City Touch Football Grounds for the State Touch Finals Tournament. The boys hit the ground running with a solid 2-1 win over Morialta — a great start that really set the tone for the day. Even though we couldn't quite keep that winning streak going, taking a narrow 4-3 loss against the tournament champions, Adelaide High — our students kept their heads high and their motivation strong. Moving on to the halfway point of the day, we settled for a 2-2 draw against Temple, testing their skills with only 5 students on the field. Later on, we faced Adelaide Botanic and unfortunately ended up with a 3-1 loss. To wrap up the day's events, we cruised to a great victory against country school Penola, securing a commanding 5-1 victory. At the end of it all, our Year 7s and 8s stood proud, finishing 3rd out of 6 teams.

The girls had a sensational day considering the team consisted of only year 7s who had never played Touch until two weeks prior to the finals day.  They started slowly but quickly found their way, winning their 2nd game with an amazing penalty run by Paige Willoughby after the siren to snatch victory away from Adelaide High. There were some thrilling and exciting plays made through out the day winning 3 and drawing 1 of 6 games only losing 2-1 to the 2nd place team. Meaning the girls also finished in 3rd place out of 7 in the Division 2 state finals

All in all, the day was a huge success, showing off our students' grit, skill, and sportsmanship. Credit to the teams for bringing their A-game and finishing strong — third place is something to celebrate!

Back Row: Jay Younger, Hadi Shami, Harry Cox, Liam Bairstow, Jake Skurrie, Mr Cetta (Coach), 
Front Row: Ryder Higgins, Rhys Lozoraitis, Max Janicki, Brock Johnson.
Back Row: Alice Richards, Eileen Zhang, Stella Green, Keira Simpson, Paige Willoughby
Mr Schiller (Coach) Front Row: Keilana Glaetzer Auburn McGraw, Skye Parrish, Rubie Lehman

9-10 Boys & Girls Touch

Both teams went to the minor rounds competing against the best schools around the state. With a little less experience and time to prepare as they would have liked they unfortunately didn’t perform overly well not progressing through to the state finals this year.

7-9 Boys Netball

‘2nd in the state’

Modbury High School's Year 7-9 Boys Knockout Netball team competed in the Division 1 State finals at Priceline Arena. After winning last year, they aimed for a repeat but finished in 2nd place. The journey included clear wins in early matchups, an intense game against Sacred Heart Middle School, and facing Blackwood High School twice in the finals. Despite a strong comeback in the second half of the Final, Modbury couldn't secure the State Championship, with Blackwood emerging as the champions. Nevertheless, Modbury's 3rd straight appearance in the State Grand Finals is a positive reflection of the team's skill and dedication to boys' netball!

Left to Right: Amerson Green, Harry Cox, Kruz Wilson, Josh Louend-Robertson, Seb Borges
Cooper Tomaselli, Chase Grant-Allan, Alex Dinedios, Nick Davie, Brock White and Kade Monteleone

9-10 Girls Netball

A huge congratulations to our 9-10 Girls State Finals Netball Team

It was the first time entering the team in the 9-10 competition. A great effort to make the state finals. Coming up against some stiff competition. They had some really good results in the first two minor round robins. Firstly defeating Paralowie Secondary and Pedare College then travelling to Balaklava in wet outdoor conditions to beat Gladstone High School and Thomas Moore College. The girls demonstrated their strength and sportsmanship in coming together and showing resilience to finish a respectable 8th out of an original 63 teams. Well done girls, a great achievement!

From Back Left to Right: Brooke Hoppo (Coach), Isla McGraw, Jordyn Cook, Rachel Burgess, Ayla Wright, Breanne Button, Ella Turner. Front Left to Right Belle Parrish, Jayde Visser, Imogen Janicki, Keilah Haldane

Open Girls Netball

After having a strong performance the last two years we were moved into the Division 1 competition with large public and private schools some with a Netball focus. We were drawn against Adelaide High, Trinity College & St Marys College, after Adelaide forfeited, we travelled to play the two colleges in a round robin and were defeated convincingly. The girls kept trying all day and fort right to the end but were just unable to match it with those teams. We say goodbye to Rachel Davies, Vicki Rowe, Tahlia Mickel and Lauren Edwards. Who have performed very strongly over the last few years competitions making the State finals twice.

Open Boys Netball

Unfortunately this year we were placed in a minor round robin with the eventual 2nd placed school and last year’s Champion Scotch College. We defeated Golden Grove High School convincingly then narrowly lost after losing a key defender. Missing out on the State Finals for the first time that I have seen, which is at least 11 years. Appearing like we would have beaten eventual 3rd place team hopefully we get a more favourable draw next year. As we say goodbye to year 12s Ben Millar, Danial Wood, Jayden Wallace, James Watkins, Ethan Haren who have been strong netball contributors over their high school journeys.

9-10 Girls Basketball

The Year 9/10 Girls Basketball team won against St Peter’s Girls College (64-24) but lost to Scotch College (45-33). Advancing to the second round, they faced Tenison Woods College, losing 57-44 despite a comeback attempt. In a close match against St Francis de Sales, Modbury secured a 58-53 victory, with Molly Cox scoring 22 points. The Modbury Girls competed and played hard, with some good performances against strong opposition, but were unable to progress further in the competition.

9-10 Boys Basketball

Modbury High School faced Trinity College, Glenunga High School, and Woodville High School in the first round. Despite a challenging game against Trinity, the team showed resilience with standout performances from Bryce Sanders and Brock White. They lost 56-30 but rebounded strongly against Glenunga, securing a 50-41 victory led by Bryce Sanders and Kade Monteleone. In a crucial match against Woodville, Bryce Sanders again led with 18 points, securing a narrow 53-51 win.

Advancing to the second round, Modbury faced Henley High School first. Despite a strong effort, they fell short against Henley, losing 73-62, with Kade Monteleone leading the team with 23 points. The final match against Sacred Heart College saw a closely contested first half, but Modbury emerged victorious with a 78-65 score line, the team's collective effort led to a strong win.

Open Girls Basketball

We hosted a four team round robin at Modbury playing against other powerhouse schools in Trinity, Pembroke and last years winners St Michaels. While we were certainly competitive on the day and could have progressed to the next round by beating two of the other teams we unfortunately couldn’t quite hold off Pembroke after defeating Trinity in our first game. St Michaels was once again very strong in defeating all other schools to progress as the top seed.

Open Boys Basketball

The team consisted of a variety of boys selected from year 10 to 12. The stronger contributors including Ethan Haren, Carlos Toro and Bryce Sanders. In the first round we played against Reynella, Glenunga and Tenison Woods. Making it through to advance and play against Encounter bay at their home traveling there to an Electric crowd. winning on a buzzer beater, further advancing to play Trinity Collage, unfortunately losing the 3rd round matchup in a close game.

School Sport SA individual Golf Championships

Dylan Jamison competed in the A grade with a handicap of 2. He didn’t have the best day as can happen in golf finishing a respectable 11th


On Friday 3rd March, Liam Nash (year 8), Hudson Mentha (year 7) represented Modbury High School as Individual Swimmers at the Secondary Schools Swimming Championships held at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Unfortunately, a couple of girls were unable to attend. Liam performed extremely well, coming 4th in backstroke, 6th in breaststroke and 8th in freestyle.  He was competing against some tough competition in the 14 year old age group however he achieved personal best times in all his swims. Hudson had a great day with 3 PBs from his 5 swims. From this he was awarded 2 firsts in butterfly & 50m freestyle and 3 second places in backstroke, breaststroke & 100m freestyle in the 11-12 year old age group.

Zone Sports Carnivals

Year 7-8 3 on 3 Basketball

Modbury High School once again had over 50 students participating in the Year 7/8 3 on 3 Basketball Carnival held at The Lights Recreation Centre. Eleven boys teams and one girls team participated in the carnival against schools in the North Eastern Vista Zone. Modbury had some strong performances on the day, but were unfortunate to lose the Div 1 and Div 2 Grand Final matchups.

Senior 3 on 3 Basketball  

With over 50 students involved in Senior Competition that day, Modbury High School had the highest number of teams nominated. While we had many teams very competitive, both our Senior Girls and Boys teams lost tough Pool A Grand Final matchups against SEDA college. Our Pool C Boys team beat all opposition in games that day to be the Pool C Champions in the 3 v 3 competition.

Pictured from L-R: Luke Holmes, Romeo Mangava, Daniel Malick, Cooper Hann

Year 7-8 Basketball

Modbury High School entered 4 boys teams and 2 girls teams with Year 7/8 students into a 5 on 5 Basketball Carnival in our North-East Vista Zone. Across the day, 28 boys and 13 girls participated in short games against opposing schools. 

Our first team played very well across most games, winning all pool games except one, losing to Banksia Park 18-5. Making the semi final on a head to head points spread to split a tie, Modbury High School’s other 3 teams all had mixed success throughout the day with some wins, losses and some incredible efforts by players. Teams were coached by Year 9 students as part of their Sports Specialist subject.  During games we had some excellent cheer squads for our teams with the energy from supporting players helping teams lift their energy in games. Boys Finished 2ndGirls Finished 1st

Grand Final team Year 7/8 Boys team. 
From Left to Right: Izaak Conry, Hunter Powell-King, Seth Spasojevic, Seb Borges, Harry Cox, Kruz Wilson, Logan Ashman. Coach: Nethula Dissanayake
Pictured above: Keilana Glaetzer Shooting a free throw

Year 9-10 & 11-12 Basketball

Modbury High School excelled in the Vista zone 5 on 5 day carnivals at The Lights Recreation Centre. With two 9-10 boys teams in division 1, two in division 2, and a girls team in division 1, over 35 students participated. Modbury High Boys' Team 1 and the girls team both went undefeated in year 9-10 and 11-12, securing 1st place in their divisions. Team 2 finished 3rd in Division 1, while Teams 3 and 4 in Division 2 secured 5th and 6th places in 9-10 but won the 11-12.

Year 7-8 & 9-10 Boys 9-a-side Football

On Tuesday 16th May over 30 boys playing in 3 teams participated in a 9-a-side football carnival. Each of the three teams had mixed success but all having some fun and key highlights across the day. 

With 2 teams entered into the Year 9/10 competition and a team entered into the Year 7/8 competition, all players had opportunity to participate and contribute. The teams entered into the Year 9/10 competition included just 1 year 10, but were filled with year 9’s and year 8’s who were willing to challenge the bigger and stronger year 10 players in our opposition teams. 

Pictured above: Year 8 Players celebrate Year 9 student Rahand Hashim kicking a Goal

Years 7-12 Girls 9-a-side Football

We sent 3 teams 2 junior one senior team. There was some good competition and our senior girls played quite well to finish 4th overall. Our two junior teams also did a great job considering some of the players were quite inexperienced finishing 4th also. The future for girls football at Modbury is looking promising.

Years 7-12 Girls Netball

We sent five girls teams to Argana park to compete against mainly Northern and North Eastern Schools. Our 7-8 teams competed hard but were not quite strong enough on the day, the top team falling in the semi finals, Finishing 4th

The 9-10 top team showed great teamwork and resilience to complete the day undefeated champions after a hard fought final winning the competition by a solitary goal.

Our senior Girls had another strong showing but just lacked a bit of height unable to get over the top in the grand final finishing a respectable 2nd, in a culmination for our core year 12 players who have committed to the sport over the last 5 years.

Year 7-9 Boys Netball

Modbury High entered 2 teams into this years carnival held at Argana Park. With both teams playing in opposing pools, the Overall winners beating Banksia Park in a closely contested Grand Final.

Modbury High School Year 7-9 Boys Grand Final winning team. 
Pictured from left: Mr Jarrad (Coach) Back Left to Right: Seb Borges, Nick Davie, Chase Grant-Allan, Kade Monteleone, Amerson Green 
Front Left to Right: Alex Dinedios, Harry Cox, Josh Louend-Robertson, Brock White, Nash O’Neill-Bergen 

10-12 Boys Netball

A very good day for our senior boys, we split our teams into the year 11/12s and year 10s. The 10s team did very well in their pool with both teams finishing in the top 2 to meet each other in the cross over finals. In the semis the 10s seemed to have the better of the contest working well as a team for most of the match with the 11/12s coming home strong just in time to tie the game at the final siren requiring extra time to split them with the 11/12s winning by a solitary goal to send them into the final which they won convincingly. A great day had by all

7-8 & 9-10 Five-a-side Soccer

We sent six boys and four girls teams. Not a lot of success but a lot of experience gained and fun days had by all.

7-9 Badminton

Thirty five Students travelled to Cedar college, not a lot of success was had on the day but there was a lot of fun and a great experience for the students who participated

Ultimate Frisbee

Modbury High School entered an all-girls team into the Ultimate Frisbee carnival. Despite many of our players being newcomers to the sport, they came together as a team and held up 3 tightly contested matches against Parafield Gardens, The Heights and Wirreanda. The girls team’s determination and collective efforts secured them a place in the finals, where they fort strongly, only losing by a few points. Overall, the girls enjoyed trailing this new sport and maintained a positive attitude throughout the day to finish in 3rd place. Well done girls!  

Three boys teams consisting of students in Year 7-9 competed against schools across two different groups. They competed well, with Modbury 2 winning the Ultimate Frisbee Plaque, defeating Wirreanda Secondary School in overtime in a thrilling Grand Final. Modbury 1 also finishing on the podium in third place, while Modbury 3 finished in 8th place.

Winning Team: Back Left Callum Cook, Lachlan Thompson, Rylan Hay, Cameron Jamison, Trystan Lock, Ethan King. Front: Ryan Bailey, Lucas Hart, Dylan Amadeo, Tom Whistler

7-9 Boys Super 8s Cricket

Modbury High School sent two boys cricket teams travelled to Thomas Turner Reserve to compete in a Super 8’s Cricket Carnival. Although neither team registered a win on the day, both teams competed with incredible team spirit. An honorable mention to Yuvraj Yadav scoring 63 not out in the first game.

7-8 Beach Volleyball

A great day had by all down at the Mawson Lakes beach volleyball centre. We entered three boys and two girls teams with all playing great games in a competitive and fun filled spirit. While the results didn’t quite go our way a lot of experience was gained and good volleyball played, with one of the girls teams finishing runners up to Parafield Gardens top team.

Back left: Anabella Toro, Aimee Bennier, Scarlet Edwards,
Front: Isla Lawrence, Keira Simpson, Rubie Lehman, Gemma Rainey                                                                                                                                                                                     

9-10 Beach Volleyball

A long trip down to Glenelg beach for this day, which was sensational by all reports, although some games were missed ours three boys and three girls teams were all super competitive and had a great day of fun in the sun and sand. Of the six teams the best performed team was that of the Year 10 Boys who finished in 2nd place.


The prestigious Howard Mutton Award is based on school participation and excellence across all school sport events. The high ranking is no surprise with 57 different teams and 100’s of students representing Modbury High School throughout the year along with excellent achievements in track and field, basketball and netball. With regular finishes in the top 10, Modbury High School in 2022 again ranked very high finishing 5th across the entire State of over 200 high schools behind only large sporting schools like Henley & Brighton

We were also successful in winning both the Kevin Gruhl and Marg Smith Shields within the Northern / North Eastern Vista Schools. The Kevin Gruhl Shield is based on points for participation of which we have been a regular winner in recent times with the greatest participation of students / teams in the local area sporting competitions. The Marg Smith Shield encompasses success in those competitions of which we did a fantastic job last year taking it out over some of the larger schools in the area.

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