Everything Falcon College has touched has seemed to turn to gold this month, as the boys from Esigodini wrapped up a stellar sporting season. Though Falcon has long been known as a sporting power, it is rare to see one high school excel at so many sporting disciplines to end out the year.
After a narrow loss to South Africa’s Clifton School in the final of the Ram Slam T20 cricket tournament held at St John’s College, Falcon had to settle for silver at the end of September. However, in this month of October, Falcon has hit a gold streak.
It all began in South Africa where Falcon’s U15 water polo team travelled to play several friendlies. The young team beat Maritzburg College 5-4 and Michaelhouse with a large margin of 13-5. In the new Hellenic pool last weekend (2-3 October 2015) Falcon’s U17 water polo team continued the trend when they beat hosts St John’s College 3-1 in the finals to lift the Accorsi Cup.
On the basketball court, Falcon faced Goldridge College in the pool stages of the Carvalho Trophy this weekend, winning by 32-10. They went on to face Kyle College in the final to beat them 38-18 and lift the trophy.
On the field, the boys in blue faced CBC in the final 1st team XI cricket match of the season Saturday, winning 304/7 by 140 runs.
The winning weekend rounded up back in the pool for the top water polo competition of the year, the Crusader’s Shield. Falcon beat St John’s 6-2, St George’s 7-5, and Peterhouse 10-3. They faced Hellenic Academy in the final which they won convincingly 11-2. Falcon student Dudley Lenton was named Player of the Tournament.
With their motto “Sic Itur Ad Astra” translated from Latin as “Thus One Journeys to the Stars”, indeed Falcon’s boys have reached for the stars this season to show us a fine level of sport. As we enter a new school year in January, in many sports, they will be the ones to beat.