College Surf League report
Last Friday our College participated in Life Saving Victoria’s ‘Schools Surf League’ competition at Cosy Corner, Torquay. Our College team included students from year 7 through to year 12, who competed in multiple surf life-saving events on the day as part of the boys or the girls team. All team members participated with distinction, and our team was led brilliantly by our team Captains and year 12 students, Gabrielle Hannan, Campbell Bohen and Charlie Dent. There were some very notable performances on the day, which allowed the College team to finish in 6th position on the day.
College Equestrian report
Our College equestrian team participated in the Geelong Grammar School event as part of the Barwon Inter-schools series competition with distinction last weekend. The College won both the Show Jumping and Dressage events at this competition. Our team is made up of students from Year 2 to Year 12, and is led by our equestrian Captains Shanae Jenkinson and Charlotte Sheldon. We congratulate all our riders involved in the Show Jumping and Dressage events last Friday and Sunday, and wish these riders all the best as they prepare for the State Championships in the coming school holidays.
College Tennis report – GISSA Championships
The tennis team consisted of one CCG Pool A team and two CCG Pool B teams. Whilst the SIC Pool A curse still lingers for another year, it was CCG White team who were victorious in Pool B. They were undefeated, winning just enough sets to get them over the line in each of their matches. A special mention to Jessie Morrow, a late withdrawal due to injury, who stayed on as team captain and ensured a smooth program alongside fellow captain Lachlan Brough in the Pool B competition. Elaine Ly stepped up as captain of the Pool A squad, managing her team’s success over KIC and a very close runner-up to SIC. The format of the day was adjusted this year to suit the variety of standards and allowed for flexibility among genders. This ultimately made for a more evenly matched competition which was met with great enthusiasm. The quality of tennis complimented by the terrific sportsmanship made for a great spectators day out. Well done to all students involved.
College Cricket report – GISSA Championships
Our College was represented by a Senior boys, Inter boys and Senior girls cricket team at these Championships held earlier this week. For the first time, a girls competition was part of the GISSA program, which provided an enjoyable experience for our players. The girls showed great application in their games, and finished Runner-up to SIC on the day. Our Senior boys team played some excellent cricket in their two games, winning the Championship on the day. There were some fine individual performances across the two games, but the overall result was a consequence of an even contribution from all players. Congratulations to our year 12 players who have represented our College with distinction over the past three years, with their skill and leadership. The Inter boys were well represented by our younger Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 cricketers. Our two Inter teams were very competitive in their T20 games, with some excellent contributions from all players.
The College wishes to congratulate the following students on qualifying for the National Track & Field Championships, to be held in Sydney next month. Last weekend these students competed in Athletic Victoria’s Junior Championships, and we wish to acknowledge these performances which have earned them a chance to compete at the Nationals.
- Nyah Brown (Year 8Y) 1st 400m
- Kasey Perkins (Year 9H) 1st 200m hurdles; 3rd 90m hurdles; 6th 200m
- Jessica Seller (Year 10) 2nd U17 pole vault
- Kade Leigh (Year 7Y) 2nd 400m; 4th 200m
- Finlay Kirsopp-Cole (Year 10) 1st 400m
- Ethan Grills (Year 8G) 1st 1500m; 2nd 2km steeplechase; 5th 3km
- Jorja Kirsopp-Cole (Year 8G) 200m heats
Nyah is to be congratulated on her recent success at the Country Championships where she medalled in multiple events, including the 400m and 200m which she will be competing in at the National Championships.
Coupled with these excellent performances from our current students, past student Damien Birkinhead (2011 Graduate) qualified for the Australian Commonwealth Games team, where he will compete in the shot put event at these Games. Damian has continued to excel at this event since leaving school, earning National team selection at the Rio Olympic Games, our 2014 Commonwealth Games team, and at numerous World Championships over the past 10 years. We congratulate and wish Damian all the very best at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.
Mr Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport