We are now half way through Term 3, with state finals the main events still to come.

Mountain Bike Orienteering – Victorian Schools Championships

Five BSSC students competed in the Victorian Schools Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships at Lysterfield Park in Melbourne last Friday. Jimmy Cameron won the boys 16 years and over solo event. Lachlan Cherry and Daniel Stubs won the boys 16 years and over pairs event, and recorded the fastest time of the day. Renee Brown and Hannah Mika were second in the girls 16 years and over pairs event. Congratulations to all competitors.

Netball (girls) – Netball Victoria Schools Championships

A great result for our girls netball team, winning their qualifying games in the Netball Victoria Schools Championships at Golden City on Wednesday. They comfortably won their three games and now progress to the finals in Melbourne on Thursday 8 September. Well done to the team – Abbey Ryan, Keely Wilson, Kelsey Ralph, Georgia Miller, Milly Wicks, Kate Salvador, Emily Cossar, Danielle Markwell, and Elley Lawton. The team was coached by Jayden Cowling.

Basketball (girls) – Loddon Mallee Region finals

We wish our girls basketball team the best of luck when they travel to Echuca next week to play in the Loddon Mallee Region finals. BSSC finished in a tie for first place with St Joseph’s Echuca when this competition was played earlier in the term. We are heading back there to play the same team again to decide who progresses to the SSV State Finals later this term.

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 and career development services, as well as strong links to the Victorian Institute of Sport [VIS].

Upcoming Sports Events             

Term 3:

Thursday 25 August              Basketball (girls) – Loddon Mallee Region final (Echuca)

Monday 29 August                Soccer (girls) – SSV State Finals (Melbourne)

Monday 29 August                Netball (boys) – SSV State Finals (Melbourne)

Tuesday 30 August                Soccer (boys) – SSV State Finals (Melbourne)

Tuesday 30 August                Athletics – Sandhurst Division (Bendigo)

Friday 2 September              Netball (girls) – SSV State Finals (Melbourne)

Monday 5 September         Lacrosse – Senior Secondary Competition (Melbourne)

Thursday 8 September        Basketball (girls) – SSV State Finals (Melbourne)

Thursday 8 September        Netball (boys & girls) – Netball Vic Schools Championships finals (Melbourne)