Netball (boys) – Netball Victoria Schools Championships
A great result for our boys netball team, winning their qualifying division of the Netball Victoria Schools Championships. They now progress to the finals in early September. The team got off to a slow start at the State Netball Hockey Centre, going down by one goal in their first game against Chairo Christian School. They followed up with three good wins against St Monicas College (11 – 1), Carrum Downs SC (11 – 3), and Casterton SC. (12 – 1). Chairo Christian School was then defeated in their last game, allowing the BSSC boys to win overall due to a better percentage. Their intense defensive pressure over the whole court created a high number of turnovers and was a major factor in their success, with all opposition teams struggling to find scoring opportunities.
Team members were Callum Draper, Simon Dundas, Guy Hickman, Tyler McLeod, Sam Milne, Keelan Payne, Lachlan Ratcliffe, and Donte Thomas. Team coach was Kara Fox.
Good luck to our boys table tennis team as they aim to win the SSV State Finals at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Tuesday 9 August.
Clay Target Shooting
Best of luck to our Clay Target Shooting squad, competing in the Annual Zone School Students Trap Championships at the Echuca Clay Target Club on Thursday 11 August.
Mountain Bike Orienteering
Good luck to our Mountain Bike Orienteering riders who will compete in the Victorian Schools Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships at Lysterfield Park on Friday 12 August.
Bendigo Bank Academy of Sport – 2016 programs
The Bendigo Bank Academy of Sport is conducting trials for its volleyball squad on Sunday 28 August at the Bendigo Stadium (5:45 to 7:30 pm). Players must be 17 years or under as at 31 December to be eligible. For more details, contact Graham Gordon on 5444 7700.
Applications are also open for the 2016/2017 Individual Athlete positions. Athletes with outstanding performance records at regional, state, national and/or international level in sports that are currently not a BAS Tier 1 Programs are eligible to apply. Athletes can be from a variety of sports such as race walking, equestrian, water-skiing, badminton, gymkhana, table tennis, and lacrosse.
The BBAS currently has Tier 1 programs in baseball, clay target shooting, cycling, golf, netball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball (applications for each of these sports are available at specific times in the year, based upon seasonal and competition schedules).
Applications are also invited from athletes with a disability with an outstanding record in any sport (including AWD athletics & AWD swimming) and with potential to succeed at the high performance level.
Selection into the Bendigo Academy of Sport will provide assistance with support to specialist coaching, sport science, sports medicine, physical preparation and education & career development services, as well as strong links to the Victorian Institute of Sport