Sport Matters

Australian Swimming Trials – Congratulations Rosie

Congratulations to Rosie Addison (Year 12) who competed in the Australian Swimming Trials on the Gold Coast over the weekend. Rosie swam exceptionally well against the best swimmers in the country and finished 8th in the 200m Backstroke final with a time of 2:18.32. Rosie also competed in the 100m Backstroke and 50m Backstroke. Rosie will be competing for Tintern in the EISM Division 1 Swimming Carnival this week.

National Junior Athletics Championships – Congratulations Paul Haasbroek

Congratulations to Paul Haasbroek (Year 10) who competed in the U/17 decathlon at the National Junior Athletics Championships over the weekend at Lakeside Stadium. Paul finished first overall in the event on 6,262 points and won 5/10 events. This is the second year in a row that Paul has been National Champion in the decathlon.

Courtney and Mitchell Snowball compete in XCO

Mitchell Snowball (Year 9) smashed the XC Eliminator last Friday night after racing the XC Relay earlier in the day.  His BMX skills were to his advantage, coming 3rd overall in open men and winning his age category, U15’s. He then proceeded to front up for his XC Olympic distance race the following morning and put in a hard race of 3 laps.  He came 21st out of 40 boys, with a sprint finish for 20th. Mitchell is now the U17 National Champion for Cross Country Eliminator.

Courtney Snowball (Year 12) also did us so proud. After riding a really strong technical race, Courtney came 3rd in the U19 Cross Country Olympic race.

Congratulations to Mia in Grade 5

Mia Heinrich (Grade 5) recently won champion owner rider in her category at Barastoc Horse of the Year.

Mia is off to the Grand Nationals in Sydney on 18 March to compete in Interschool Dressage and Showing events. This is a huge achievement and we wish Mia all the best with the competition.

Equestrian Team gearing up for two big events

On Friday 23 March, our team will be presenting an Equestrian Demonstration showcase on the hockey oval at Tintern during lunchtime (weather permitting). Download this form if you would like to be part of this event with your horse and return to Mrs Alison Bezaire (Equestrian Coordinator) abezaire@tintern.vic.edu.au or deliver to reception at Senior College. Also, a World Challenge group will be having a sausage sizzle on the Hospitality deck, so do come along and support our riders and World Challenge crew. 

Our riders also are well into their preparations for the Tintern Grammar 2018 Inter-School Horse Trials Championships at Wandin Park. These will be held over the weekend of 28 and 29 April. Entries are now open for this event.  Visit this link to submit your entry or learn more.

For further information, check out details on the school website or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/410582199371433/?active_tab=discussion

by Alison Bezaire, Equestrian Coordinator

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