Sport Matters

Volleyball Junior Open

Over 30 students from Tintern participated in the Volleyball Victoria Junior open at MSAC, from Sunday 27 Wednesday to 30 November. This tournament was extremely challenging, it not only included the top Volleyball schools, but it was also open to club teams to participate, which meant that 128 teams were participating across the 4 days.

Tintern entered two Year 9 teams (straight after camp) and two Year 8 teams (which included a couple of Year 7 students). Our aim was volleyball experience at a high-level event, and for the students to continue to develop their confidence both on the court and as umpires over the four days.

Final placings:

Competing strongly throughout all their matches and coming very close to winning many more. The U15 Boys Div 2 and U16 Boys Div 2 both finished 6th. Many students became confident with scoring and being the lead Referee, which was initially out of their comfort zone.

The Year 9 girls came up against Northcote in the final, after losing the previous match to them. The U16 Girls Div 2 were determined to win this. They served accurately and played as a team. Winning the final and the Bronze medal, finishing 3rd.

The Years 7 and 8 Girls team had played their best volleyball throughout this tournament, learning a lot about the game and each other. They played against the undefeated Kew in the Gold medal match. It was a very close game, coming within 2 points in the first set, and then winning the second set. Forcing the game to go to the 3rd set. Although the team was disappointed with the final loss, they should be incredibly proud of how they played, they worked very hard for that medal and deserved it. Well done girls! U15 Girls Div 2 – 2nd place.

Jessie Petchell | Volleyball Co-ordinator



We congratulate Year 10 student Olivia Park and her horse Jinx, who competed in the final round of Interschool Dressage at Boneo on Sunday. Olivia has been training non-stop for this event which showed in the results, scoring a PB of 72.321% in the 2nd round and winning both tests.

Olivia and her horse Jinx were awarded the winner of the Boneo Interschool Dressage series. Olivia was thrilled with the results and hoping to qualify for Nationals to represent Tintern Grammar. 

Ash Viney | Head of Sport


We congratulate Ella Jones who competed in the Taekwondo National Championships in Bendigo recently, attaining a Silver medal in her division Blue Belt, 15-17 year old, 63-68kg category (and only missed out on Gold by 1 point!)

Ella is relatively new to the sport, having only picked it up 12 months ago, so this was a great achievement!


Ash Viney | Head of Sport






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