Sport Matters

EISM Athletics Carnival

On Tuesday 1 May Tintern Grammar competed in the EISM Athletics Carnival at Lakeside Stadium. On a perfect day for athletics, our students competed to the best of their ability against tough opposition.

Congratulations to the following students who won their event:

Paul Haasbroek U/16 Boys Long Jump 6.37m

Paul Haasbroek U/16 Boys 100m 11.74 sec

Paul Haasbroek U/16 Boys High Jump 1.75m

Joshua Chang U/16 Boys 100m B 12.48 sec

Jayden Marsh U/13 Boys 100m B 13.83sec

Jayden Marsh u/13 Boys 200m B 27.61sec

Krisshnaa Kannan U/14 Boys 200m 25.95sec

Tintern Grammar finished seventh on the day with a total of 2779 points.

Congratulations to all students who competed on the day. Thank you to Ms Vine and staff for assisting on the day.

Australian Little Athletics Championships

Congratulations to Paul Haasbroek who competed at the Australian Little Athletics Championships on the Gold Coast last weekend. Paul was named the captain of the Victorian team, which is an amazing achievement.

He competed in the heptathlon and won the event with a total of 5261 points. During the event, he broke two records: U/15 100m Hurdles and U/15 Heptathlon overall points. Paul won the event by 500 points; a normal winning margin would be 60-70 points. Congratulations Paul on this outstanding achievement.

18th Annual Tintern Grammar Inter-School Horse Trials a weekend to remember!

The 18th Annual Tintern Grammar Horse Trials last weekend was an amazing and fun event for everyone who took part! The team spirit and positive attitudes were incredible as the Tintern team threw on their navy and white uniform and represented the school with their horses. As you walked around the venue, all you could see was smiles! The atmosphere was amazing, as different schools and teams mingled and created the strongest sense of sportsmanship and friendship.

In terms of the Tintern Team, we walked away with smiles, rosettes, tears but most of all, the feeling of accomplishment and passion for what we do. Some of the girls who placed did so at their very first competition! This was an amazing experience for them and the reactions from the team when they walked up to collect their rosette from Mr Fry were truly memorable. For those who did not place, or didn’t have the greatest results, all was forgotten as we supported each other and celebrated our relationships with each other and our horses!

Overall, the Tintern Grammar Horse Trials was an incredibly fun weekend, with members of other schools commenting on its cohesiveness and friendly atmosphere.

As Equestrian Team Captains, we are so proud to be able to be a part of such an amazing, dedicated team and we are so grateful for everything everyone did to help out at the event. From the wonderful, hard-working Friends of Equestrian committee to our Team Coordinator Mrs Bezaire and all of the volunteers; all of their work and commitment made the event what it was!

Go Tintern!!

by Brooke Thompson, Equestrian Captain 2018 and Darcee McCallum, Equestrian Vice-Captain 2018

Congratulations to our 13 riders who competed at the Horse Trials on 28 & 29 April. Mr Fry and I were so proud of the way you all represented our school, rode in a spirit of good-sportsmanship and conducted yourselves with grace and goodwill throughout the weekend. Brooke and Darcee have covered all of the important thank yous in their article above, but I will make particular note of our individual place getters on the weekend. Congratulations to Ruby Smiley (Year 5) who placed 7th in her 50cm section, Olivia Garland (Year 10) who placed 6th in her 65 cm section and Amelia Qvist, who placed 2nd in her 65cm section. Well done, girls!

by Alison Bezaire, Equestrian Coordinator

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