Sport Matters

Waverley International Schools’ Netball Competition

During the second week of the holidays, eleven of our Senior College students spent four days competing in the Waverley International Schools’ Netball Competition. This tournament attracts elite netball teams for all over Australia, as well as New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Pakistan. The team played some hard fought matches and finished 12th out of 31 very competitive schools. Their determination, good sportsmanship and skill level was on a par with the very best schools and they should be extremely proud of their efforts. A special thank you to Jamie O’Hare and Bella Wright for all their organisation and enthusiasm for this event and to Mrs Jurey for giving up her time to coach the team.

Year 8 Girls EISM Sport Champions 2017

Congratulations to our Year 8 Girls on a fantastic winter season of EISM Sport. Three of our five teams finished on top of the ladder and hence won premierships.

Touch Rugby were undefeated throughout the season, whilst Volleyball A and Volleyball B teams each lost only one game. Thanks to Mr Viney, Mrs Jurey and Ms Thomas as the respective coaches of these teams.

by Ross Jurey, Head of Sport

Equestrian News

During the July school holidays, Ella and Lilly Trevorrow and alumna Keely McGovern (YG 2016) attended a week long intensive Tetrathlon (Run, Swim, Shoot, Ride) training camp in Geelong at Cardinia International College.  Additionally, the girls spent some time each day refining their fencing skills.

From this work, the girls have been selected to represent Victoria at the Pony Club Nationals in Toowoomba in September in the following categories:

Keely McGovern – Senior Tetrathlon

Ella Trevorrow – Junior Tetrathlon

Lilly Trevorrow – 1st reserve for the Junior team

This is a great outcome for all of the girls, but especially for Ella as she could not walk 6 months ago and, in testimony to her determination, is now to don the Victorian uniform for Tetrathlon.

Further to this exciting news, the 2017 Australian National Championships for Pony Club and Interschools Championships will be held in Toowoomba (Qld) this year and Tintern will be well represented with five athletes who have worked very hard to qualify as among the best in our state.

As well as the Tetrathletes mentioned above, Eliza Harvey (Equestrian Captain 2017) will be riding her beautiful horse, Sea Student and competing in Eventing. This is a three-phase event comprised of Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country. Year 7 student, Keeley Thomas, also has qualified.

The following week, Lilly Trevorrow will represent Tintern and Victoria at the Interschool Nationals with her horse Ocean Coast in Combined Training.

We congratulate all the riders on this prestigious honour and commend them on all their hard work and training to get this far. All the best to you all for the Nationals.

A big ‘well done’ also goes to Darcee McCallum on her 3rd placing in the 105 class at the recent Jump Squad Competition conducted by Jumping Victoria. It’s great to hear about all of the different riding activities in which our Equestrian Team members are participating out of school hours.

by Alison Bezaire, Equestrian Coordinator

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