8th Feb 2016
We have had some wonderful sporting achievements in a variety of sports across the Summer holiday period. Some that we are aware of at this stage are:
Madeleine Wright, Year 12 – Cricket
Maddie captained the East Metro team throughout the rounds of the U18 VicSpirit Championships in December and the team was undefeated going into the Grand Final played at the MCG on Sunday morning. Their opponents for the game were the Mallee Murray team from the Mildura Region and included three of her Victorian team mates.
Maddie writes that “I lost the toss and fielded first, which was not what I had planned for the day. Our bowlers did a great job of making sure that runs remained hard to come by and we kept the Mallee Murray to 5 wickets for 80 runs off their 20 overs. I then opened the batting with my batting partner Zoe and many would say that the runs flowed easily for us although it was tougher than it seemed. It took us only 14 overs to pass the score and win the competition with the final runs coming from my first six on the MCG! This was our second consecutive win in the U18 Championships and my third consecutive state title having also won the U16 title in 2014. In addition I was named joint player of the Championships which is based on umpire votes and my performance in December when I scored a total of 240 runs with an average of 80 and also six wickets at an average of just 6.33 runs per wicket. Captaining the team to another Championship win was fantastic and I am very proud of my team’s efforts with everyone contributing well.”
Well done Maddie and we wish you every success in your future cricket endeavours.
Courtney Snowball, Year 10 – Mountain Biking
Courtney has been doing marvellously well in the recent Nationals in Mountain Biking and is currently in 3rd place in her event, Under 17 Womens’ Cross Country Mountain Biking. Courtney had competed so far in events in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia; the finals of the event will be held in March in Melbourne.
We wish Courtney all the best as the final stage of the event approaches.
Alexandra Eadie and Talia Webb, both of Year 10 – Sport Aerobics and Fitness
Alex and Talia competed in the FISAF (Federation of International Sports Aerobics and Fitness) World Championships in Martinique (an island in the Caribbean) and placed a wonderful second in their event, Petite Junior Fitness (5 man team) in December 2015.
On the way, Alex and Talia and their team won both the State and National titles to qualify for the World Championships. This was truly an international event, with the Czech Republic placing first and Russia placing third.
Adam Blazevic, Year 11 – Mountain Biking
Adam Blazevic has been competing in the National Mountain Biking Cross Country series and has been doing very well. In his last race at Thredbo he placed sixth in the junior Men’s Competition (Under 19) where he was only just over 2 minutes behind the leader. This result has taken Adam to a current series placing of 13th in Australia. The finals are in Melbourne in March.
Matthew Dellavedova, Year 10 – Tennis
Matt has earned selection into Australia’s Junior Davis Cup team – more detail on Matt’s achievements will be provided in our next edition of Aspectus.