ISAAC BUCKELL CLAIMS BRONZE AT JUNIOR WORLD TRACK CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Fantastic achievement for Isaac Buckell (riding with Godfrey Slattery), claiming a bronze medal in the Madison event at the 2017 Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Montichiari, Italy.
The green and gold jerseys of Buckell and Slattery were seen near the front throughout the 120 lap race. A strong start with points in five of the first six sprints saw Australia locked in a three way battle with Denmark and Russia as Australia held a two point lead at the half way point. As the high pace started to take a toll on the bunch the Danish team were able to lap the field giving them breathing room at the head of the race and secure gold. The battle for silver and bronze between Australia and Russia went down to the final sprint with Australia taking second giving them a total of 23 points, but Russia’s third saw them narrowly take silver on 25.
Isaac also picked up a sixth placing in the Team Pursuit event earlier in the championships.
BSSC GIRLS IN LADY BRAVES BASKETBALL WIN
Congratulations to Jess Rennie, Ahlise Hurst, and Hayley Harrington who were members of the Bendigo Lady Braves basketball team which won the SEABL conference championship against the Launceston Tornadoes last Saturday night. They now progress to the national grand final against Geelong Supercats next weekend. Good luck girls.
BSSC BOYS FINISH 1-2 IN LOCAL FOOTY LEAGUE BEST & FAIREST
Congratulations to Manny Thalasinos (North Bendigo) on winning the David Roulston Medal for the Best and Fairest player in the Heathcote and District Football Netball League 17-and-under competition. Manny polled 30 votes (including 14 in the final five rounds) to finish ahead of Bailey Boyack (Elmore) on 22 votes in last night’s vote count. Both Manny and Bailey were members of our AFL Premier League team this year. Fantastic achievement boys!!
VICTORIAN SCHOOLS CYCLING COMPETITION
Our BSSC cyclists performed well at the Victorian Schools Cycling Competition at Huntly. In the male 19-year racing event, Connor White was first, Connor Sens fourth, Emerson Julian fifth, Will McClure sixth, and Michael Collier-Clarke seventh. Ash Egan and Ty Hall also competed in this event. In the male 19-year novice event, Jeremy Pearson, Ash Watson, and Ethan Hanley finished first, second, and third respectively. The first six riders from each event qualify for the state finals to be held in Bendigo on Sunday 22 October.
BENDIGO ACADEMY OF SPORT VOLLEYBALL TRIALS
The Bendigo Academy of Sport will soon be conducting selection trials for the 2017-18 volleyball squad. Successful candidates will be offered a 10-month Academy Program beginning in September. Trials take place from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, 5th and 12th September. Registrations close on Friday 1 September. Athletes must be under 18 years of age as of 31/12/2017. For more information, please contact Graham Gordon at the Bendigo Academy of Sport on 5444 7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BENDIGO TENNIS ASSOCIATION – SUMMER SEASON
The Bendigo Tennis Association (BTA) and member clubs are now recruiting interested players for the 2017/18 Summer Season of Tennis Competitions. There has never been a better time to join tennis, with the $6.4m redevelopment of the Bendigo Tennis Complex due for completion by the end of next month (September 2017).
To promote the new season, the BTA is offering all Primary and Secondary School Students a FREE trial membership, running for six weeks from 15th August – 30th September 2017. Once registered, players will be provided FREE court hire access at the Bendigo Tennis Complex, valid until 30th September, 2017.
Registration is simple and can be done directly through the Bendigo TA website (www.bendigotennis.com.au). Players will also be provided information about summer tennis and how they can get further involved.
For any enquiries, please contact Leon Retallick on 0438 395 776 or email@example.com
BSSC SPORT FACEBOOK GROUP
A reminder that if you would like to keep up to date with everything that is happening in sport this year, you are welcome to join the BSSC Sport Facebook group. Just follow the link below:
SPORTS CALENDAR FOR TERM 3 & 4
- Tuesday 5 September Soccer (boys) – SSV State Finals
- Monday 11 September Lacrosse – Senior Schools Competition
- Thursday 14 September Netball (girls) – Netball Vic Schools Championships finals
- Tuesday 19 September Basketball (girls) – SSV State Finals
- Thursday 12 October Athletics – Loddon Mallee Region Finals
- Monday 23 October Athletics – SSV State Finals