Darcy Edmends - 2022 Sport Captain
Congratulations to Darcy Edmends who has been elected Sport Captain for 2022. A Redden student, Darcy has been heavily involved in both summer and winter sport since joining the College in Year Seven.
In winter, football is Darcy's passion. He has won several awards in the College’s Football Program in his junior years and rates his debut for the 1st XVIII this year as a major accomplishment. An outstanding first season at this level saw him selected for the AGSV Representative team. When he isn't representing the College, he is involved in the Northern Knights program or playing for his community club, Heidelberg. To ensure he is at his best, he completes strength and conditioning sessions three mornings a week and trains four nights a week. Maintaining strong academic results is really important for Darcy and this is achieved by completing work on the mornings he isn't training as well as maximizing free periods allocated to him. He also ensures that he gets back into the books once training has finished.
In summer, cricket is his sport of choice. He has previously played club cricket for Heidelberg and Bulleen Templestowe and after playing 2nd XI cricket last summer, he has his sights on debuting for the 1st XI this summer.
When asked about what he is looking forward to in his new role he replied, "To be able to put my stamp on the sporting program at Marcellin and further enhance it for all junior students coming through. I also look forward to being seen as a leader at the College and someone younger students can look up to."
His advice to junior athletes is "Get involved in both summer and winter sports at any level throughout their years at Marcellin as it has provided me with many opportunities to improve within my chosen sports whilst making lifelong friendships”.
Darcy's vision for the sporting year ahead is "To bridge the gap between the junior and senior sporting programs and to make it an enjoyable year for all those involved in the sporting program at Marcellin”.
We wish Darcy well for the year ahead.