After a two-year hiatus, due to Covid, the Kumon National Classic returned over the Queens Birthday Long Weekend.
Five ‘Impact’ Junior Blues teams participated in the tournament, the highest in many many years.
The Under 16 Boys claimed a silver medal, going down to Hawthorn Magic in the Grand Final. Recap by Dylan Smith HERE.
Head of Coaching – Junior Girls; Beck Lanting spoke about the girl teams’ weekend.
“It was so fantastic to have Junior Blues Girls program representation across ALL four age groups. And they certainly did us proud!”
“Our Under 12s, 16s and 18s only just missed opportunities to play for top 4 positions by mere points, and our 14s lost important pool matches by only 4 and 5 points.”
“This shows collectively the experience and talent of our coaches and the strong development of our girls’ program across all age groups.”
“The camaraderie and support from the wider Junior Blues Girls coaches, players, and parents was brilliant, and certainly very much appreciated.”
Under 12 Girls
Our Under 12 Girls finished their weekend with a convincing 45-19 victory over Casey Cavaliers, to claim fifth place.
Unfortunately for them, they drew a tough pool including the top of VC Championship; Kilsyth Cobras, who would go on to win the Grand Final.
Frankie Mitchell lead the weekend’s scoring with 63 points, while Chloe Krings had 47 points.
Under 14 Girls
Our Under 14 Girls finished their weekend with an 18-point victory over West Adelaide Bearcats victory, receiving eleventh place.
Going down by single digits in two pool games and injury concerns, sent the girls to the 9th-16th finals early into the weekend.
Georgia Baensch lead the scoring over the weekend with a total of 117 points.
Under 16 Girls
Our Under 16 Girls finished their weekend with a 17-point victory over Norwood Flames victory, earning earn fifth place.
Two pool game losses set up the for a tough quarter-final against the Melbourne Tigers, sending them down the path to 5th-8th finals, but returned to winning from that point.
Jaymee Wadey leading lead the scoring over the weekend with 98 points, supported by Sitaya Fagan with 70 points.
Under 18 Girls
Our Under 18 Girls finished their weekend with a 3-point victory over Casey Cavaliers, to claim fifth place.
A 3-point quarter-final loss to Sturt Sabres sent the girls to 5th-8th finals.
Bonnie Deas lead the scoring over the weekend with 106 points, supported by Chantelle James with 67 points.