8/9 Tennis Grand Final
The Year 8/9 Tennis teams have had a very successful season. They were undefeated for the whole term and consequently made it to the Finals. Their team work and sportsmanship was very noticeable and their tennis skills very evident. It is particularly note-worthy that on each occasion the boys were competing against Year 9 students, whereas our teams included Year 8 and 9 students. The day of the Finals was a hot one, and we competed against St Joseph’s for both the A and B teams. The final score for both the A and B team was 3-1 in St Joseph’s favour. I would like to commend the boys on the efforts in every respect this season.
Jake Richardson – Jake recently competed at the Karate Victoria State Championships held at RMIT in Bundoora. He was in the 12/13 Years age group for Boys Kata and for Under 55kg Kumite. Kumite is where two opponents fight one another using techniques that they have learnt for two 2 minute rounds with the competitor claiming the most points winning the bout. It is in this that Jake came 3rd and has subsequently been invited to join the Victorian Karate Squad fur Kumite. This is a fantastic effort by Jake who has been learning Karate for just over 4 years. We wish him all the best in his endeavours.
Corey Dickson – Corey travelled to Perth recently to compete in the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in the Under 15 3000m walk and the Under 18 5000m walk. It is an amazing effort for Corey to make it to this level and then to compete in two different age categories in such a challenging event. What was even more special was that Corey managed to finish 2nd in the 3000m and 3rd in the 5000m event. A phenomenal result and certainly a boy to keep an eye on as he continues to grow and develop his athletic ability. Well done Corey – bring on Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020 perhaps!
Mitchell Snowball – Mitchell recently competed in the Mountain Biking National Championships in the U15 category. Mitch is bottom age for this group and it is a very popular group. In a fantastic result he was able to finish 8th in the Under 15 and should be extremely proud of his results.