Upcoming sporting event
Monday 9 May Badminton and table-tennis – Sandhurst Division (Bendigo)
Tuesday 10 May AFL (girls) and netball (boys) – Sandhurst Division (Bendigo/Castlemaine)
Tuesday 17 May Cross-country – Sandhurst Division (Bendigo)
Tuesday 17 May AFL – Premier League v Lilydale (Melbourne)
Friday 20 May Volleyball – SSV State finals (Melbourne)
Friday 20 May Orienteering – SSV finals (Melbourne)
Monday 23 May Hockey, soccer, badminton, table-tennis – Loddon Mallee Region finals (Bendigo)
Wednesday 25 May AFL (girls) – Loddon Mallee Region finals
Tuesday 31 May Cross-country – Loddon Mallee Region finals (St Arnaud)
Wednesday 1 June AFL – Premier league v Catholic College Bendigo (QEO, Bendigo)

Volleyball – Loddon Mallee Regional finals
Congratulations to the BSSC boys and girls volleyball teams following their success at the Loddon Mallee Region finals in Mildura on Monday. The girls team defeated Cohuna Secondary College 20–12, 20–10 and then defeated Mildura Senior College 20–12, 20–15. The boys defeated Cohuna Secondary College 20–8, 20–9 and then St Joseph’s College Mildura 20–5, 20–17. Both teams will now compete in the SSV State finals in Melbourne on Friday 20 May.

Girls team: Aimee De Salvo, Emily Fitzgerald, Corinne Harris, Georgia Lewon, Taylor Mann, Lily Somerville, Loreena Vincent, Cassie Wicks, Erin Molenaar (coach)

Boys team: Guy Hickman, Cale McLeod, Connor McLeod, Tynan O’Grady, Keelan Payne, Chris Roberts, Caleb Spruce, Hugh Molenaar (coach)

Tennis – Loddon Mallee Region finals
Our girls tennis team was also in Mildura competing in the Loddon Mallee Region finals. They encountered some tough opposition, winning one of their three matches. They went down to Mildura Senior College, had a win against McKillop College in the second round, and were defeated by Rochester Secondary College in a hard-fought match.

Team: Adelaide Annand, Taylah Giddings, Taylor Harvey, Caitlin Rowlatt, Xiaolan Thornton, Sally Warren, Simon Wood (coach)

AFL Premier League v Box Hill SC
This year’s AFL Premier League competition kicked off on Wednesday with the BSSC Lions taking on Box Hill Senior Secondary College in Melbourne. In a closely-fought contest, Box Hill prevailed by just two points.
BSSC dominated possession in the first quarter, but inaccurate kicking resulted in only two goals being kicked from eight scoring shots. A quarter-time lead of five points turned into a three-point half-time deficit after Box Hill kicked four goals in the second quarter. After an even third quarter, BSSC went into the final quarter trailing by a single point. Box Hill were able to establish a nine-point lead midway through the final term, but our boys fought back well and very nearly stole the game in the final minutes.

Bendigo Senior SC Box Hill SSC
2 6 18 ¼ time 2 1 13
4 11 35 ½ time 6 2 38
6 13 49 ¾ time 8 2 50
8 14 62 Full time 10 4 64

Goals: Bailey Henderson 2, Tom Nunn 2, Will Holt, Braydan Torpey, Lachie Ratcliffe, Tyler McLeod
Best: Wade Donnan, David Simpson, Joel Mullen, Billy Robertson, Sam Dean, Lachie Ratcliffe

The next match for the team is on Tuesday 17 May.

Soccer – Sandhurst Division
Congratulations to our boys and girls soccer teams. Both have progressed to the Loddon Mallee Regional finals after good wins against Catholic College Bendigo.

The girls were in control throughout their match and finished with a 9–0 victory. Goal scorers were Jemimah Bish 4, Cait Green 3, and Charli Edlin 2.

The boys played extremely well in their match too, and ran out 8–0 winners. Goal scorers were Wee Lar Mor Klay 2, Dan Maierhofler 2, Beh Nay Soe 2, Pley Eh Ywa Hlaing 1, Kyle Smith 1.

School Sport Victoria State Teams
School Sport Victoria enters a representative team in the annual School Sports Australia 10 to 19 Years Boys and Girls Cross Country Championship. For further information, please visit the ‘Team Vic’ Combined Cross-Country Team page at:

School Sport Victoria enters one football (soccer) representative team in the School Sport Australia 19 Years and Under Championship. For further information, please visit the ‘Team Vic’ Football Interstate Team page at: https://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/TeamVic/Pages/Soccer.aspx
Registrations close on Wednesday 25 May.

School Sport Victoria enters one orienteering representative team in the School Sport Australia 19 Years and Under Championship. For further information, please visit the ‘Team Vic’ Orienteering Interstate Team page at: https://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/TeamVic/Pages/Orienteering.aspx
Trials on Friday 20 May.