Sport Matters

Victorian All Schools Track and Field Championships


A number of Tintern students competed in the Victorian All Schools Athletic Championships at Lakeside Stadium last weekend with great success.

Gary Haasbroek (Year 12) won the U/18 Boys 110m Hurdles and U/18 Long Jump, he also finished second in the U/18 Javelin and fourth in the U/18 Discus.

Corey Dickson (Year 8) won the U/15 Boys 3000m Walk and competed in the 1500m.

Karly Rosenbrock (Year 11) finished second in the U/17 Girls 3000m.

Paul Haasbroek (Year 8) finished third in the U/15 Boys Triple Jump and fifth in both the U/15 Hurdles and U/15 Long Jump.

Breanna Turnbull finished fifth in the U/16 Girls Javelin and Tess Power (Year 8) competed in the U/15 Girls 400m.

Competitors who finished 1st or 2nd in the U/14, U/16 & U/18 age groups and 1st in the U/15 & U/17 age groups qualify for the National All Schools Championships in Canberra on December 2-4.

Competitors who finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd qualify for the National Junior Championships in Sydney in March next year.

Congratulations to all these students and best wishes for the upcoming athletics season.

Victorian School Cycling Championships


Congratulations to Courtney Snowball (Year 10) and Mitchell Snowball (Year 7) who recently competed in the Victorian School Cycling Finals at Bendigo.

Courtney finished 1st in the U/17 Girls Mountain Bike section and 1st in the series, whilst Mitchell finished 3rd in the U/15 Boys Mountain Bike section and 3rd in the series. Both also tried their hand at the Road Race with great success, Mitchell finishing 2nd in the U/15 Boys and Courtney 3rd in the U/17 Girls.

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Tintern competes at final Interschool Show Jumping round for 2017

It was fantastic to see three of our senior team members competing at the final round of the Interschool Show Jumping Series for 2016. Darcee, Jim and Madi all took their horses out to Ayr Hill to earn points for Tintern in the series. It was heartening to see and feel the level of support that the riders offered each other, as this family value is at the core of our team. Though nobody made the placings this time round, it is encouraging to see the combinations consistently competing and improving with each outing. Whether their goal was to go clear, have fun or just work on show jumping skills, all three riders represented the school extremely well and should be proud of their efforts. We hope that in the following months and into next year the team will attend more competitions as a collective and continue to demonstrate great sportsmanship and love of horses. 

by Madi Jones, Equestrian Captain 2017


Congratulations to one of our youngest … and to one of our oldest student riders!

Odette McCallum (Year 3) entered the Neatest Pony and Rider Photo Competition in the most recent edition of Horse Deals Magazine and placed second with a photo of herself on ‘Candy Kane’ taken when she won the Combined Training section of the Victorian Interschool Horse Trials earlier this year. Congratulations, Odette!


Eliza Harvey (Year 11), one of our Equestrian Captains, also recently entered and won a competition in which the first prize was an Eventing Clinic with Captain Mark Phillips. Yes, this is the Captain Mark Phillips of British Royal connections and Munich Olympic gold medallist in three-day eventing – fame.

A pre-clinic interview with Eliza can be found in the latest edition of Horse Deals.

Eliza will participate in the clinic on Thursday 17 November. We look forward to reading her report on this exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


by Alison Bezaire, Equestrian Co-ordinator

Please click here to read the published article on Eliza Harvey.






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