Basketball (girls) – Loddon Mallee Region finals
Great result for our girls basketball team, progressing to the SSV State Finals following a win at the Loddon Mallee Region finals in Echuca this week. This game was a re-match against St Joseph’s Echuca following the tied result earlier this term. Our girls were sensational. We only had five available players, so everyone had to play full game time. In a fantastic defensive effort, the girls restricted their opponents to only two points in the first half, and five points in the second half, while scoring 28 themselves – a great effort in 30 minutes of basketball. Well done to the team – Keisha Tonzing, Brooke Mangan, Rachelle Mangan, Elisa Pica, Taylor Stibbe, and coach Jonathan Goodman. Top scorers were Keisha Tonzing and Brooke Mangan, both with 8 points.
School Sport Victoria State Finals
We have several teams contesting the SSV State Finals in the next couple of weeks. This is the highest level of competition in school sport in the State. Best of luck to:
- Netball boys – Monday 29 August
- Soccer girls – Monday 29 August
- Soccer boys – Tuesday 30 August
- Netball girls – Friday 2 September
We also wish our Track and Field team all the best when they compete in the Sandhurst Division Athletics carnival on Tuesday 30 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 and 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 and career development services, as well as strong links to the Victorian Institute of Sport