Sport Matters

Victorian Junior Athletics Competition & Australian Athletic Championship

Congratulations to Corey Dickson (Year 10) for his recent success in the Victorian Junior Athletics Competition. Corey competed in the 5000 metre Walk and won the gold medal in a time of 24 minutes and 23 seconds which was 3 seconds off his personal best. He also achieved a personal best in the 3000 metre run.

Corey also competed in the Australian Athletic Championships in Sydney. Congratulations for his achievements as Corey came 7th in the U17 5000 metre Walk in a time of 24 minutes and 39 seconds – only 19 seconds off his personal best). Corey also competed in the U20 age group and came 10th (beating his personal best by 1 minute 48 seconds) in a time of 24 minutes 39 seconds. Corey continues to set high goals for his performances and he is aiming to qualify for the 2020 World Junior Championships. There will be many hours of training ahead of him and we all offer our support and best wishes.

NCA All Star National Championships of America

Congratulations Erin Doupe (Year 11) who has just returned from a very successful trip to the United States, where she competed with her Cheerleading Team “The Outlaws”, at the biggest cheerleading competition in the world. After some warm-up events, the main competition took place on 24 and 25 February at the NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) All Star National Championships of America in Dallas, Texas.  She was amongst 23,655 athletes from 1,320 teams, representing nine countries.

Erin’s Level 4 Senior All Girls Team placed 2nd in their event, a tremendous achievement and well deserved following the commitment and discipline shown by Erin and her teammates in developing and practising their routines over many months.


Erin is 2nd from the left in the front row

State Rowing Championships Results

Congratulations to Kate Fox in Year 12 who recently rounded out her rowing regatta season competing at the 2018 NSW Rowing Championships in Penrith and 2018 Rowing Victoria State Championships in Ballarat.

At the NSW Championships competing in the U19 double and U21 quad, Kate and her team finished 6th and 4th, just narrowly missing 3rd place in the quad scull. At the Victorian Championships Kate competed in the U21 single and U21 coxed four, Kate finished 1st in the D final and 2nd in the coxed four.

Congratulations Kate on these fantastic results and best of luck for next season.

Equestrian Demonstration Day

The 2018 Tintern Equestrian Demonstration Day will take place on this Friday 23 March from 12.30pm. This event showcases the skills of our junior, middle and senior riders who represent the school through the Equestrian Team. As such, they will be demonstrating their skills, handling their horses, showjumping and dressage riding on the top oval. There will also be opportunities to buy baked goods, sausages in bread, Easter eggs and icy poles to support the World Challenge and the Social Justice Groups.

This Demonstration Day foreshadows the forthcoming Victorian State Championships in early April and the Tintern Grammar Interschool Horse Trials on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April. All members of the Tintern school community are cordially invited to attend. We hope to see you there. For further information, check out details on the school website or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/410582199371433/?active_tab=discussion

by Darcee McCallum, Equestrian Vice-Captain

Middle Schools’ and Senior College House Athletics General Information

Tuesday 17 April (first day of Term 2), Middle Schools’ and Senior College students have their House Athletics Carnival at Proclamation Park, 9.00am to 3.20pm.

The House Athletics Carnival is a fantastic school event where students are encouraged to participate in a range of competitive and fun events. Students have an opportunity to spend time with their peers in other year levels. It is also a great opportunity for students to support and encourage each other and develop House spirit. The House Athletics Carnival is held at Proclamation Park, Sylvia Grove, Ringwood. Families are welcome to come along and support the students.

Students must come to School as normal on the morning of the carnival and attend roll call. They are permitted to leave with a parent/guardian following the completion of the carnival, however, the student and their parent/guardian must see a supervising staff member before leaving. If you plan to pick up your child can you please contact the Sports office on 9845 7864 or email Head of Sport, Ash Viney aviney@tintern.vic.edu.au to assist with tracking the number of students returning to school.

Please note that the School canteen is unavailable on the day, however, there will be a canteen at Proclamation Park for students to purchase from (cash only). Otherwise, they can bring their own water/sports drinks, snacks and lunch.

Please note, attendance at the carnival is compulsory for all students, and non-attendance will be followed up. If your child is unable to attend you must provide a medical certificate. If they cannot participate, parents/guardian must provide a note. Any student who cannot participate can still play an important role in supporting the event and will be allocated a role in assisting with the running of the carnival. Also, in accordance with school policy, no mobile phones should be present/visible during the carnival.

Thank you for your support of this event. If you have any questions please contact the Sports office on 9845 7864 or contact Ash Viney aviney@tintern.vic.edu.au

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