What a massive weekend of sport! Firstly, congratulations to Roger Federer for his 6th Australian Open win, remarkably, his 20th Grand Slam title. It is an unbelievable achievement from arguably the greatest of all time. His humility and class is something that all young kids (and adults for that matter) should strive to emulate, regardless of the sport they are playing. Congratulations, also, to Caroline Wozniacki for taking out the woman’s title and returning to the number 1 ranking.
The rugby season launched over the weekend with the Sydney Sevens tournament, and what a result for the Aussies. Both the women’s and men’s teams recorded their first ever tournament titles with decisive victories in their finals. Congratulations to both teams and all the best for the upcoming season.
Speaking of decisive, England took out the one-day series against Australia 4-1 with another impressive display at the new Perth Stadium. There were a number of stand-out performances throughout the series, however, England certainly out-played the Aussies with some excellent, aggressive cricket. The two teams move on to the T20 series with New Zealand to round out the summer of cricket in Australia.
One of Australia’s most successful sporting teams, the Diamonds, wrapped up another series win in the four-nation netball tournament in Johannesburg. Their emphatic victory in the final against New Zealand puts them in excellent stead leading into this year’s Commonwealth Games.
In April this year, All Saints Bathurst will be travelling to Hong Kong for their netball tour. The two teams will play a number matches against local club teams and schools as well as enjoy some amazing sightseeing and activities. Hopefully we see some future Diamonds come out of their squad!
Finally, to the US, and what a finish we saw in the NFL between the Patriots and Jaguars. Tom Brady delivers the goods time and time again. The win allows the Pat’s to defend their title against the in-form Philadelphia Eagles in next week’s Super Bowl. If the Eagles get out to a big lead early, don’t count the Patriots out!