Sport at Kesser Torah College (KTC) is thriving this year, and the results are showing that.
In rugby, the KTC Rams intermediate (year 9/10) team beat the previously undefeated Fort Street High School side 15-10 in the recent grand final of the Horwitz Rugby School Championships at Easts Rugby Club.
Coaches Jake Cassell and Callum Richardson said the key, especially in the second half, was the team’s resilience.
“We talk about, and practise, resilience constantly,” they said, “so there’s nothing that comes up in a game that we hadn’t prepared for during training.
“The leaders on the pitch kept a level head and stuck to the game plan.
“Their competitive spirit meant they refused to give up.”
KTC’s junior (year 7/8) Rams team also reached the tournament’s grand final, having convincingly beaten Emanuel in the semis.
But in the decider, Moriah College proved too good on the day, winning 25-10.
Still in rugby, KTC students Ben Krebs, Tzvi Bloom, Kovi Kluwgant, Evy Malka and Ariel Moss were invited to the CDSSA representative rugby’s trials for state selection.
Although missing being picked for AICES rugby, they performed very well.
In boys’ football, KTC’s Shmuli Hatvzi – the school’s most decorated player – earned CDSSA squad selection.
The school’s athletics program is also going strong, with several students winning medals at the CDSSA championships.
And KTC’s futsal program is reaching unprecedented heights. Its KTC Rams primary school futsal team went undefeated in this month’s Sydney School’s Cup Futsal Competition at Emanuel, defeating them by 8-1 in the final.
“KTC is making a significant mark in sporting competitions,” KTC’s Head of Sport, Jake Cassell said.
“Our dedicated PDHPE and sports department have elevated student participation to an all-time high, and the student training is evident in the outstanding results across rugby, athletics, futsal and more.”
Meanwhile, Moriah College achieved a brilliant futsal result recently too, when its primary girls’ team made it to the grand final of the Football NSW Futsal Schools State Championships held at Windsor, and won it.