Sport Matters

Alison Gatt successful at Karate NAS State Championships

Congratulations to Alison Gatt in Year 9 who competed in the NAS State Championships in karate over the weekend. Alison was very successful placing first in traditional forms, second in point sparring and third in continuous sparring, and will now compete in the National Championships in Queensland in early December. Well done, Alison!

More cycling success for Mitch McGovern

Year 9 student Mitch McGovern recently represented Tintern Grammar in the Victorian Schools Cycling Championships (VSCC) series in a criterium race at the Yarra Boulevard Teardrop course in Kew. Mitch did extremely well-placing 5th in a very close race and has qualified for the VSCC Road final in Bendigo on the Sunday 21 October.

Well done, Mitch on your recent success and good luck for the final!

Results from the Snowsports Australian Interschools 

Congratulations to Christabelle Sriratana in Year 9 and Rose Rostron in Year 6 who competed at the Australian Interschools at Perisher last week. Both girls did extremely well and we are pleased to share that Rose finished 3rd in GS and 8th in BoarderX, and Christabelle finished 6th in Snowboard Slopestyle and 30th in BoarderX.

Well done, Rose and Christabelle! Your hard work and dedication has paid off achieving these fantastic results!

EISM Cross Country

On Wednesday 12 September, Tintern Grammar competed at the annual EISM Cross Country Carnival at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster. The conditions were perfect for running and the students ran well. Tintern Grammar finished in 6th place overall. There were some excellent runs on the day with Corey Dickson (U/16 Boys) finishing 4th, Vishnu Pillay (Open Boys) finishing 8th, Blake Chrisfield (U/14 Boys) finishing 9th and Maddy Block (U/14 Girls) finishing 10th.

Tintern placing exceptionally well on Interschool Equestrian leader-board

Last Thursday 12 September, six members of our Equestrian Team travelled to Boneo Park to compete at an Interschool Combined Training and Dressage Day. Our team showed incredible sportsmanship as well as achieving some great results. Amelia Qvist in Year 9 placed 3rd in the 80cm Secondary Combined Training, Bridie Wescombe in Year 8 (pictured) placed 4th in the 95cm Secondary Combined Training and Ruby Smiley in Year 5 (pictured) placed 2nd in the 60cm Primary Combined Training. In the Senior pure dressage phase, Ella Trevorrow in Year 10 placed 4th. Across the day, the whole team exceeded all expectations by achieving a whopping 64 points towards the series, which moved our school from 26th place to 9th on the leader-board out of 72 schools. We can’t wait for the Final round of this series on 1 December and hope to see more of our team there! Congratulations to all of the girls and parents who represented Tintern with pride!

by Ella Trevorrow, Year 10 Equestrian Team Member

Junior School riders compete at Royal Adelaide Show

Aisha and Mia Heinrich recently competed at the Royal Adelaide Show. Aisha (Year 3) placed 3rd in the Open Gelding section out of a field of 8, 2nd in Pair of Ponies and 4th in Novice Pony out of a field of 7. Mia (Year 5) placed 5th in a field of 17 and was one of the youngest riders in a class containing 10-12 year olds. She placed 6th in Smartest on Parade out of 20 and 3rd in her Open Gelding section out of 12 (she was the only child in the class). These are outstanding results for both girls!

Congratulations to Aisha and Mia, who are now looking forward to the Royal Melbourne Show, coming up during the September holidays!

by Alison Bezaire, Equestrian Coordinator


Tintern Grammar 2019 Inter-School Horse Trials Championship to be held on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019

Tintern Grammar has a proud tradition of competition in a range of equestrian events.

Our Friends of Equestrian (FOE) group will once again be running their very popular Victorian Horse Trials on the weekend Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019.

This event is an official qualifying event for the Australian Interschool Horse Trial Championships.

Entries details will be shared when they become available. Follow the Facebook event to stay up-to-date.

Alumna Ashlee Maywald (YG 2011) completes Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon in South Africa 

Congratulations to alumna Ashlee Maywald (YG 2011) who recently completed the Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon in South Africa in just under six hours!! This gruelling event included a 1.9km swim, 90.1km bike leg and 21.1km run.

Congratulations again Ashlee on this amazing achievement!



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