Congratulations to Belle Harwood who will be heading off to Penang, Malaysia in October to represent Australia at the IWF Youth World Championships. It’s an amazing achievement by Belle, who’s been weightlifting competitively for less than two years.
Table tennis – SSV State Finals
A great effort from our boys table tennis team who contested the SSV State Finals at MSAC in Melbourne on Tuesday. The team encountered some tough opposition throughout their round-robin games from Warrnambool College, Brunswick Secondary College, and Wangaratta High School. They were unable to achieve a win, but were very competitive in most of their matches. Well done to the team of Lleyton Connor, North Ketkaew, Warren Bice, Jordan Baker, and coach Craig Woodward.
Clay Target Shooting
Well done to our group of Clay Target Shooters who competed in the Zone School Students Trap Championships at Echuca on Thursday. All the boys performed well, with Lee Vella and Joshua Knight among a group of shooters progressing to a shoot-off for third place. Lee proved to be the more accurate in the shoot-off and ultimately took third place honours. Congratulations to all competitors – Lee Vella, Joshua Knight, Nicholas Coates, Lachlann Dobeli, Patrick Hancock, Harry Mildren, James Splatt, Callum Varker, and Nathan Zoch.
Netball (girls) – Netball Victoria Schools Championships
Best of luck to our girls netball team when they contest the qualifying division of the Netball Victoria Schools Championships at Golden City Netball Courts in Bendigo next Wednesday.
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