St Anthony's are good sports

WHEN it comes to being good sports, St Anthony's at Kingscliff are showing they are more than just a one-team school.

The school has 11 students who will be heading to Bathurst at the end of this month to compete for Polding selection to represent NSW Catholic schools.

The students heading to Bathurst earned their spots after representing the Tweed region in a range of sports including rugby league, rugby union, netball and hockey.

St Anthony's sports master Mick Kennedy said this year's squad marked a substantial increase for the school that had five children attend the Polding selections last year.

“This year we have 11 children going and I suspect there are a number who will go all the way to represent the Polding region, which extends from the north shore of Sydney to the Tweed and then across to western NSW and out to Hay,” Kennedy said.

“With the school being involved in a number of junior sports, it's rewarding to see our students gaining the opportunity to impress on a state level.”

Among the children heading to Bathurst will be rugby league players Dalton Shaw, Reece Close and Dominic Murray in the open division and Sam Spencer, Ethan Barr and Blair Mandall in under-11s league.

In rugby union, Matthew Holden and Sam Mandell will represent the school, while in hockey, Alex Barnes, Dannica Schultz and Jordan Gray will be hoping to make the Polding side.