We are very proud of our students’ excellent sporting achievements at all levels. Due to the frequency of student participation and the difficulty in verifying results in all events, we will generally list the first 3 placeholders in State and the first 8 in National events. Occasionally, we may list other accomplishments of a significant nature at our discretion. Please keep us informed to enable our sporting achievement information to be as fair and comprehensive as possible.
Congratulations to past student Belle Brockhoff (Class of 2011) who was awarded joint winner of Australian Junior Athlete of the Year at the Ski and Snowboard Australia awards in Melbourne on 2 May 2013. Belle Brockhoff won for snowboard cross alongside Britteny Cox for mogul skiing.
|Congratulations to Piper Harrison (Year 7) for winning the Victorian Individual School Surfing Under 13 Girls Title representing The Peninsula School last weekend. Piper dominated the event and won by a considerable margin.|
Victorian Team Australia Surf Titles December 2013
3rd Warrior relay
Gold/1st Board relay (team)
3rd Brighton XOsize Triathlon 12-13 Girls
6th Sandringham XOsize Triathlon 12-13 girls
9th Brighton Triathlon 12-13 Girls.
3rd Long Jump Under 14 Boys
6th 400m Hurdles Under 20 Women
The 2013 Senior State Life Saving Championships took place at Anglesea over the long weekend in March. A number of Peninsula students were competing, the majority for Point Leo SLSC but also for Inverloch SLSV. Amongst some very good performances the medal winners were -
• Zac Richter (former TPS student and current staff member) - 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze
• Adam Howgate - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze
• Matt Blair - 2 Gold, 2 Bronze
• Kate Cassell-Ashton - 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze
• Natalie Dimatrakas - 1 Gold, I Silver, 1 Bronze
• Victoria Roadnight :- 1 Silver
• Ella Taylor - 1 Silver
Special congratulations go to Kate Cassell-Ashton as the first Point Leo female in recent years to compete in the Open Women’s Iron- Kate placed 7th which was an amazing effort, and Adam Howgate for winning his first Gold medal in an Open event as part of the winning Open Men’s Surf Swim Team, alongside Zac Richer and two other Point Leo competitors.
On Saturday 16th February the Peninsula School First X1 played a season-defining game against Yarra Valley Grammar School which will have a significant influence on the final result of the 2013 AGSV Cricket competition. Captain Will Crowder (Year 12) saved the day in spectacular fashion, clocking up an innings of 143 runs! We believe this to be a record number of runs for any batsman in the School’s history.
After winning the toss and electing to bat Peninsula was in early trouble – slumping to 3/38 off 15 overs. The fall of the third wicket saw Captain Will Crowder arrive at the crease. Over the next two hours Will proceeded to play an outstanding innings which laid the foundations for a great Peninsula win. When Will departed after 46 overs, Peninsula had reached 6/222. Will plundered the Yarra Valley bowling to all parts of the ground and his innings of 143 contained seven fours and seven sixes.
During his innings, Will displayed outstanding concentration, leadership, self-discipline and courage. The Coach of the First X1, Peter Buchanan, said that it was the best innings that he had seen by a student since he started coaching at Peninsula.
Will has had an extraordinary start to the season in Term1, with other scores of 80 and 91 in the first two rounds.
Over the last Christmas holiday break Will was also the Captain of the U18 Sharks East Country team and was named player of the series in the U18 State competition. Well done Will!
Congratulations to Eliza West (Year 10) who has been selected to represent Basketball Victoria Country at the Under 18 National Championships in April. We wish her all the best!
The Final State Swim Competition of the season took place recently at MSAC. The Sprint Championships comprise races over 50m only. Adam Howgate won the 50m Freestyle for his age group which means he now holds the 50m State title in Short Course, Long Course and Sprint format. He also won a silver medal in the 50m Backstroke.
Congratulations to Tom Cook and Madison Howe who also made the finals.
Congratulations to the following athletes who successfully competed at the 2013 Victorian Junior Track and Field Championships, 8 – 10 February at Lakeside Stadium.
Sarah Buchanan (Class of 2012)
Congratulations to Kate Cassell-Ashton (Year 10) who made the State team for triathlon. She will compete in the 2013 School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships in Penrith, NSW in April in the 15-16 age group, racing a distance of 500m swim, 20km ride and 5km run.
Well done also Yoann Colin (Year 9), who also made the team for the second consecutive year but has chosen not to compete.
Congratulations to Will Crowder (Year 12), who was named player of the series for the U18 State cricket championships. His team made it to the semi-finals which places them in the top 4 teams for this age group in the State, and the Grand Final will be played at the MCG this February.
Samantha Howe and Adam Howgate both represented Victoria in Surf Life Saving during the summer break. Samantha was selected for the State Development Team which travelled to Adelaide to compete in the Southern States Challenge against South Australia and Tasmania. Adam was selected for the Victorian State Team which travelled to Sydney to compete in the Interstate Championships against teams from Australia.
Congratulations to our TPS swimmers who placed in the State Age Long Course Swimming Championships held at MSAC in December:
• Adam Howgate – Gold 50 Freestyle, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze medals
• Samantha Howe – 2 Silver, 4 Bronze
• Madison Howe – 1 Silver
Belle Brockhoff (Class of 2011) was one of two World Cup podium debutants for Australia over the weekend, becoming the first Australian woman to win a World Cup medal in Snowboard Cross, at Montafon in Austria. Read the article from The Australian here.
The Peninsula School’s community congratulates budding football star, Lachie Whitfield, who has been chosen as the Number 1, AFL Draft Pick for the 2013 season.
Lachie has been described by football experts as the most promising player to come through the ranks for many years. Renowned for his speed, stamina and his kicking accuracy, Lachie was identified 18 months ago by many of the AFL teams as the player they would most like to enlist.
Lachie joins a growing list of AFL players to graduate from The Peninsula School including David Hille, John McCarthy, Matt McCarthy, Nathan Jones and Jarrad Grant.
We will all look forward to following Lachie’s AFL career as it unfolds at his new club, Greater Western Sydney. He carries with him our very best wishes.
All the Peninsula students did a fantastic job. Below are the medal winners
Sarah Buchanun U/18 400 metres - Gold, and 400 hurdles - Gold
Brad Cann U/17 Hammer Throw - Silver and Discus - Bronze.
Michael Cann U/15 Triple Jump - Gold, Long Jump - Gold.
Zoe Craig U/14 Triple Jump - Bronze.
Lexi Loizou U/15 400 metres - Silver.
Ellie McKenzie U/16 100 metres - Silver, 200 metres - Silver.
Harry Prior U/17 Javelin - Gold, Discus - Gold, Shotput - Bronze.
Kelsie Walton U/17 3000 metres - Gold.
Justin Wolsely U/16 2000 Steeplechase - Silver, and 1500 metres - Bronze.
Ashlee Barnett (Grade 4) has won all snowboarding events in Victoria for her age group for the entire (up to date) 2012 season, on most occasions the events were Female and Male combined.
Buller Cup – Winner
VIC Junior Snowboard Championship Series, Mt Buller – Winner (grommet 0), 14th Overall in Vic all age groups Male & Female
2XU Mini Grand Prix, Mt Buller – 1st in her age group 17th overall
King of the Mountain Parallel Giant Slalom – Winner
King of the Mountain Skicross / Boardercross – Winner
King of the Mountain Giant Slalom– Winner
King of the Mountain Parallel Giant Slalom overall ranking 2012 – Winner (Crowned Queen Of The Mountain)
Victorian InterSchools Snowboard GS – Independent Winner – Team Winner
Victorian Interschools Snowboard X – Independent Winner – Team Winner
Victorian Interschools Alpine GS – 10th Overall in Victoria
Mei-Lan Whelan Cup
In recognition of outstanding achievement in Snowsports - Snowboard Primary Girl
(This cup has never been won by The Peninsula School and never has a Grade 4 girl ever in its history won it.)
Snowboard GS: Bronze Medal Individual – Gold Medal Team
Snowboard X: Silver Medal Team
Congratulations to Imogen Hoyle (Year 8) for her selection into the Victoria Cross Country Ski Team. We wish Imogen all the very best.
TPS swimmers were in action last weekend at The Victorian Age Short Course Swimming Championships held at MSAC. Our swimmers were Samantha Howe, Adam Howgate, Madison Howe, Tom Cook, Natalie Dimitrakas and Lachlan McHenry. Everyone recorded a number of personal best times and qualified to swim in a number of finals. After a very tough weekend of competition the following swimmers won medals in a variety of events in their respective age groups:
Samantha Howe – Gold 200m Individual Medley, Gold 100m Freestyle, Silver 100m Butterfly, Bronze 200m Freestyle, Bronze 100m Individual Medley
Adam Howgate – Gold 50m Freestyle, Gold 100m Freestyle, Silver 100m Backstroke, Bronze 100m Butterfly
Lachlan McHenry – Silver 200m Breaststroke
Madison Howe – Bronze – 50m Freestyle
Natalie Dimitrakas – Bronze – 200m Freestyle
Following the Championships Adam Howgate was selected to represent Victoria as part of the Short Course State Team. The team will travel to Canberra in September to compete at the Australian Institute of Sport in an interstate competition.
Olivia Karabatsos (Yr 11) travelled to Queensland with her family and horse during the holidays as part of the Victorian equestrian team, which she captained. Olivia, riding her imported warmblood gelding ‘Umberto’, was awarded the Reserve Champion Advanced dressage horse as well as the overall National Champion in Prix St George. This is an outstanding achievement! Olivia was also awarded the prestigious ‘Tammy Rhodes Memorial Trophy' for dressage.
Olivia has written a small article for Equestrian Life magazine which can be viewed here.
Jonathan Carter (Yr 9) started karate when he was only 8 years old. He became a Black Belt in 2011 and is very involved in karate on many levels and disciplines, as student and teacher, and competitively in State and National events.
By 2009 Jonathan had entered a number of competitions and won many medals, and he was chosen as a member of the Victoria State team. Jonathan has continued to represent the Victorian state team at the AKF National Competition since 2009, and continues to compete at local, national and international competition, competing at events that are endorsed by the Australian Karate Federation and World Karate Federation, that include competitors from many different karate styles.
In 2011 Jonathan won the Gold Medal at the Australian Open Competition which included global competitors and he was chosen to represent Australia as a member of the Australian National Karate team at the World Youth Karate Championships in Loutraki, Greece as well as at the Commonwealth Championships on the Sunshine Coast.
In 2012, Jonathan won a Bronze medal at the AKF National Championships and another Bronze medal at the Australian Open. He has again been selected to represent Australia, this time at the Oceania Championships in Sydney in September, competing against 10 other countries from the region.
Jonathan's local club is Mornington Ishinryu with coach Sensei Peter Hollowood, who has encouraged him to enter competitions regularly and has developed in Jonathan a love of the sport.
Jonathan trains two or three times a week at his local dojo, as well as teaching regular junior classes. As a member of the Ishinryu Leadership Programme, he is often called on to run classes in holiday programmes at various dojos on the Peninsula as well as demonstrating the use of weapons in Extreme Martial Arts.
Jonathan has been participating in the Australian Sports Commission Afterschool Programme at various schools on the Peninsula, teaching karate to junior school children and has recently been accredited as an official sports coach as part of this programme. As part of his commitment to the State and National teams, Jonathan trains at various venues across Victoria on Saturdays and Sundays and attends an annual camp at the Australian Institute of Sport.
The rewards for our Athletes recently were very respectable results in the State Knockout events. Our Boy’s team finish 4th overall whilst our girls were runners-up. Knockouts is a state event whereby all schools in Victoria enter a team to compete against each other in a desperate bid to earn more points for the team and not be 'knocked out'. Peninsula girls Steph Osborne, Sarah Buchanan, Emma Crouch, Ellie McKenzie, Christie Lees, Megan Heap, Riley Cridland and Ella Taylor, did Peninsula proud and deserve every ounce of their 2nd. Our Peninsula boys team of Jarryd Buchan, Trent Radin, Matt Kazacos, Peter Langdon, Shaun Walton, Harry Prior, Brad Cann, James Small and Michael Cann fought with equal tenacity and gained 4th place. Well done to all involved.
Congratulations to our Cross Country Skiers who competed so well at the Victorian Interschool Cross Country Skiing Championships recently, bringing home a number of medals. Peninsula placed second in both the Secondary School and Primary School divisions. Best wishes to those who are now to compete at the National level in September.
Once again The Peninsula School sent a team of skiers to the Victorian Cross Country Skiing Championships at Mt. Buller in August. The lack of snow this year at Lake Mountain meant that training had been a bit of a challenge! This problem did not dampen the enthusiasm of our athletes.
Students from all Year Levels competed with enthusiasm, courage and pride. After an unexpected day with very little wind and blue skies we won several medals.
The Peninsula School placed second in both the Secondary School and Primary divisions. Congratulations to all competitors. Several teams made it through to the Nationals at Perisher in September.
Division 2 Girls Classic Team
Sophie Pike, Britt Hoyle, Abbey Boston
Division 3 Girls Classic Team
Imi Hoyle, Charlotte Crouch, Annabel Lock – GOLD MEDALLISTS
Division 5 Girls Classic Team
Ashley Barnett, Lucy Nason, Ally Robison
Division 5 Boys Classic Team
Christian Faorlin, Fraser Jones, Cody Turner – BRONZE MEDALLISTS
Division 2 Girls Skate Relay
Sophie Pike, Britt Hoyle, Ally Stannus
Division 3 Girls Skate Relay
Imi Hoyle, Charlotte Crouch, Annabel Lock – SILVER MEDALLISTS
Division 5 Girls Skate Relay
Ashley Barnett, Lucy Nason, Ally Robison
Division 5 Boys Skate Relay
Christian Faorlin, Fraser Jones, Cody Turner – BRONZE MEDALLISTS
CONGRATULATIONS to the following individuals moving through to the Nationals:
Imi Hoyle – 2nd – SILVER MEDALLIST – Div 3 Girls
Charlotte Crouch – Div 3 Girls – 5th
Tom Powell – Div 4 Boys – 8th
Ashley Barnett – Div 5 Girls – 6th
Congratulations to Tabitha Vockler (Yr 11), the youngest competitor in the event, who represented Victoria and fought her way to the quarterfinals of the Open Womens against the best girls in Australia, who are mostly adults and on their way to qualify for the World tour. Tabitha placed 9th overall, a fantastic achievement.
The event saw over 400 competitors from around Australia descend on Port Macquarie for a shot at being crowned Australian Champion. Competitors in the Australian Surf Festival had to qualify through their State's respective State Qualification process where the top 2 are chosen.
Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected in the Victorian U15 Touch Football team which will compete in the National Championships in Brisbane from October 29th to November 2nd.
EMILY REID (also in the U18 team)
ELIZA WEST (also in the U18 team).
Jordan Stannus (Year 10) is enjoying a stellar season, both locally and internationally. Jordan, who discovered his love of cycling when he was 11 years old, now competes at the top level and is currently the No. 1 Victorian ranked road racer in the U17 age group. He regularly competes in races up to 100km in distance and on the track specialises in the endurance events.
Recently, Jordan returned from the Pacific Youth Track Tournament in Taiwan with one Gold medal and three Silver medals. The team from Australia also won the overall teams’ trophy. Jordan’s next challenge will come at the National Championships in Canberra to be held in September.
Looking forward, Jordan is setting his sights on the 2013 Junior World Track Championships and the World Track Teams’ event to be held in 2014. Ultimately, he is aiming to represent Australia at the Olympics.
Congratulations to Jack Walker (Yr 10) who was a member of the team representing Victoria in the U16 School Boys National Hockey Championships in Tasmania recently. Team VIC won 3 and lost 3 matches over the week. They had very exciting games against the top two teams, NSW and WA, butc ended up fourth after a close battle with QLD for the Bronze Medal. Jack Walker had a great tournament playing really well, very steady and consistently strong in the back line. Jack was happy with his performance and feels he has benefitted greatly from the experience.
Congratulations to swimmers Maddy Howe (Gr 6), Samantha Howe (Yr 8), Tom Cook (Yr 9) and Adam Howgate (Yr 9) competed successfully as part of Team Vic at the School Sport Australia Championships in Sydney recently. All four swam some good times and qualified for a number of finals. Medals were won by:
Bronze – Medley Relay
Gold – Medley Relay
Silver – 100m Freestyle
Bronze – Freestyle Relay
Gold – 50m Backstroke
Gold – 100m Freestyle
Silver – 50m Freestyle
Bronze – 100m Backstroke
Bronze – Freestyle Relay
Riley Sugars (Yr 10), representing The Peninsula School, competed for the first time in the Senior Boys Section of the Victorian School Boy Clay Target Championships recently.
Over 200 boys and girls competed on the day. A number of schools from around the state entered teams of shooters but Riley was the sole competitor from The Peninsula School. The competition was held in rather windy conditions which were not that conducive to the clay targets following a straight path out of the trap.
After leading scoring in his squad for Round 2 Riley finished in the middle of total field, which included many seasoned shooters.
Amazingly, Riley only took the sport up in November 2011, although competition Clay Target shooting runs in the family with his grandfather and great grandfather both being past Australian Champions.
Well done to our sailing team who competed recently in the Australian Schools Racing Nationals in Albert Park, Melbourne over 3 days. Despite injury to one of the team the day before the regatta, they finished a triumphant 3rd out of the Victorian Team and placed 15th overall, a commendable achievement for their first nationals event. The team comprised Rhett Gowans, John Radnell, Tyrone Gowans, Stan Austin, Sean Kebbell, Jack Purcell and Kristian Tipovsky (injured) and they were coached by Tim Humphris. Read the Nationals report from Rhett and John.
Jordan Stannus - 1st place in the U17 Victorian Road Series - July 2012
Congratulations to Jordan Stannus (Yr 10) who placed 2nd in both races of the 4th and final round of the Victorian Road Racing Aggregate Series. This combined with previous tour wins and consistent placing across the 4 events has given him 1st place in the U17 Victorian Road Series. State Road team selections are announced this week, so watch this space!
Olivia Karabatsos to represent Victoria! - July 2012
Olivia Karabatsos (Yr 11) has qualified to represent Victoria at the National Equestrian Championships in Toowoomba, QLD during the September holidays. Olivia finished 3rd overall in the Advanced Dressage competition at the Victorian Interschool Championships held during the July Holidays. A great achievement!
Congratulations to four of our of our Junior School students, who attended the State Cross Country Championships recently at Bundoora, and have been selected to represent the State of Victoria at the National Cross Country Championships in Adelaide at the end of August.
9-10 Year Old Boys
Sam Torey (Grade 5) – 2nd
Ned Buxton (Grade 4) – 5th
11 Year Old Boys
Jasper Hayes (Grade 5) – 9th
12 Year Old Girls
Georgina Torey (Grade 6) – 3rd
Carla Florey (Grade 6) and Joline Bouwer (Yr 8) won the 2012 Victorian Girls Junior State Hockey Championships, representing the Southern Sharks Hockey squad at the Hockey Victoria GJ Garner Junior championships played in Parkville recently.
The Hockey Victoria GJ Gardner Junior State Championships consist of 10 representative zones competing at the State Hockey Centre over 4 days with the top two teams going into the final. The Southern Sharks represent the southern metro region selected from an intensive trial process earlier this year. The team have trained together to compete for the state championship against 10 other selected squads from across Victoria.
The Sharks remained undefeated in taking gold medal to win the championships.
Stephanie and Emily Reid both tried out for the Victorian Touch Football Team recently at Elwood. Congratulations to Stephanie for making the team and being considered for captain! Emily made the squad with the team being announced for the U15s in August. Well done both of you!
Congratulations to Luke Stone (Class of 2010) who recently won a Bronze medal in weightlifting at the Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Samoa.
Piper Harrison (Grade 6) recently represented The Peninsula School in the Victorian State School surf titles at Phillip Island. Competing in the Under 13 Girls’ Division she took out the final with a score of 16 out of a possible 20 points. Piper was awarded the title of Under 13 Girls’ Victorian School Surfing Champion. This is the third year in a row that she has won this event – a record!.
Piper remains unbeaten in all Under 14 girls surfing events in Victoria this year. Piper has been training with the Victorian State Junior Surfing squad at Torquay in preparation for the National Junior Surf Titles in Tasmania later this year. She has been invited to compete in the Billabong Occy Grom competition at Coolangatta to be held in July. What a fantastic achievement!
John Radnell (Yr 11) is quietly building a promising list of results on the high seas sailing in his 22ft dinghy at State level. He competed in the Victorian Championships in the Flying Fifteen class at Mordialloc Sailing Club in March.
The Flying Fifteen is a three sail, two man, 22ft dingy that John has only been sailing for one year. Going up against former world, National and State champions, John and skipper Chris Hall finished a strong 11th overall, but winning the prize for the highest place boat with a crew under the age of 25. He is now setting his course for the National championships in January 2013 to be held nearby at Davey’s Bay Yacht club which is home to The Peninsula School’s sailing team.
Congratulations to Danielle McIntyre (Yr 9) who has been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming International Tennis Federation tournament to be played in Thailand. Danielle will compete against students from many other countries in the U18 Section.
Danielle’s recent success is of no surprise. Her love of tennis began at the early age of six when she followed in the footsteps of her older sister at their local club at Red Hill. Since that time she has recorded win after win, moving through the Junior ranks at a rapid rate. Upon entering Year 7 at Peninsula she was immediately chosen to play in our Open Team, earning a Half Colour award at the end of the season. Year 8 brought a Full Colour Award for her outstanding play, as did her summer season in Year 9.
Danielle's weekly training regime is quite exhaustive; being a mix of coaching sessions, squad, games and gym work. Danielle attributes much of her success to her connection with her long time Red Hill coach, Reece Driscoll. We wish Danielle all the very best as she heads off to Thailand to further build her remarkable tennis career.
Arden Baker (Yr 11) recently competed in Round 2 of the Schools’ Fencing Competition against many other schools, including Scotch College, Woodleigh, Xavier and Caulfield GS. Despite receiving a cut to his hand from his opponent’s blade, Arden took Peninsula to the top of the list again by winning yet another Gold Medal.
This victory follows Arden’s Gold medal win in Round 1 of the competition, representing The Peninsula School in the Senior level (Grades 10-12). Arden is quickly climbing through the ranks of Épée fencers. He is ranked Number 1 in Victoria and Number 3 nationally in his age group. He can also boast some excellent results in the Open tournaments in which he regularly competes.
We wish Arden every success when he competes again in Sydney in July in the Cadet (U17) Nationals.
We have received the great news that past student Dale Stevenson (Class of 2005), will represent Australia in the upcoming London Olympics in shot put. Dale’s passion for field events, which developed during his senior years at Peninsula, had previously taken him to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in which he gained the bronze medal. He has since worked incredibly hard to achieve his goal of becoming an Olympian. Dale will join another Peninsula student, swimmer Matson Lawson (2010), on the journey to London. Read more about Dale’s qualifying experience:
Congratulations to our Girls’ Touch Football Team – winners of the State U18 Touch Football Championship held at Elwood Park. The team won all 5 of their games defeating Mount Lilydale S.C. in the Grand Final 6/1 after excellent wins in the 4 preliminary games. The team comprised:
Stephanie Reid was named player of the series for the U18 Girls' Championship Division.
Congratulations to Carla Florey (Yr 6) who has been selected to play Hockey for the 2012 G.J. Gardner Homes Metro Zone Team.
Carla trialled for selection in the Southern Sharks Zone Hockey Squad girls under 13 to play in in the Junior State Championships. She has been selected in the squad to play at the State Championships held over 3 days in July at the State Hockey Centre.
Arden Baker (Yr 11) took the Gold medal recently when he competed in the Schools fencing competition, representing The Peninsula School in the Senior level (Grades 10-12). Arden is quickly climbing through the ranks of Épée fencers. He is ranked Number 1 in Victoria and Number 3 nationally in his age group. He can also boast some excellent results in the Open tournaments in which he regularly competes.
We wish Arden every success when he competes again in Sydney in July in the Cadet (U17) Nationals.
On the attack - Arden Baker (pictured left)
For only the second time in 51 years Peninsula has defeated the football giant Assumption College. The boys played four great quarters of football and in the end were too strong and skilful for a determined Assumption side.
Billy Hartung starred, with 44 disposals and 4 goals, racking up a record 218 Supercoach points. Not far behind him was Lachy Whitfield, who worked hard all day, racked up 33 disposals and had a massive influence on the game. Ashley Collins was the most determined collecting a game high seven tackles and providing a fierce contest whenever he went near the ball. Trent Radin and Brett Macaulay were the real surprise packets. Trent was too quick and won plenty of the ball whilst Brett was clever down forward. James Hammond and Rheede Hopgood proved solid in defence and repulsed many attacks. Well done to the Year 10’s in playing seniors and having an impact on the game. Also pleasing was the effort of Karlton Tainsh and new boy Leigh Craig who combined to provide us with a solid rucking combination.
Congratulations to these Peninsula School swimmers who have been selected to represent Victoria as part of Team Vic in the Australian Schools Championships to be held in Sydney in July:
Madison Howe (Yr 6)
Samantha Howe (Yr 8)
Tom Cook (Yr 9)
Adam Howgate (Yr 9)
The Athletics Victoria cross country and road racing season commenced with a very impressive Under 16 win for Peninsula students Kayla Cheasley and Riley Cridland (both Yr 9), representing Frankston Athletics Club at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill. Alongside teammate Sarina A'Vard, the girls won their 3x 3km event in 34m 56s, finishing over a minute and a half ahead of the Western Athletics team. Well done girls!
(pictured left to right, Kayla Cheasley, Riley Cridland, Sarina A'Vard)
Congratulations to Michael Cann (Yr 8), who competed at the National Australia Little Athletics Championships in Hobart this April and achieved terrific results.
Michael won the U13 Long jump with a huge personal best of 6.28m, beating his previous personal best by an amazing 0.38m. He also won the U13 Triple Jump with a jump of 12.99m, breaking a 26 year old Australian record, and attained 4th place in High Jump and 80m Hurdles.
Understandably, Michael is looking forward to the AGS season this year!
Congratulations to Eliza West (Yr 9) who has been selected for the Basketball Victoria Country State U16 team to compete in the National Championships to be held NSW. Eliza will now enter into a rigorous training regime along with her talented team mates as they prepare to make the journey to Tamworth to compete later in the year.
|Congratulations to Michael Cann (Year 8) who has just successfully competed in the Victorian Little Athletics Championships in Bendigo where he picked up 4 Gold Medals and 2 Victorian State U/13 Records in the Long Jump and Triple Jump Events. He has now been selected to compete for Victoria at the ALAC championships in Hobart on 21st April, and we wish him all the very best. Photo courtesy of Athletics Australia|
Congratulations to past student Matson Lawson (Class of 2010) who qualified for the 2012 London Olympics at the recent swimming trials in Adelaide. Matson, a past Swimming Captain at Peninsula and current AGSV record holder, recorded a personal best in the Men’s 200m backstroke semi-final to secure his place in the Australian Swimming Team and a plane ticket to London. A brilliant result! Full marks to Matson whose grit and determination has resulted in this wonderful opportunity. We look forward to following his quest further as the Olympics loom large on the horizon.
Congratulations to cyclist Jordan Stannus (Year 10), who recently won the U17 section of the Victorian Criterium Championships, road race around the main streets of Castlemaine. He now has his sights firmly set on the Junior Road Tour series.
Congratulations to our Girl's Surf League Team – GOLD – at the State titles.
Lifesaving Victoria organise a competition for all schools in the state to showcase Surf Lifesaving. It is called the Surfleague. The competition involves several rounds of events resulting in a State final in which the top twelve girls and boys teams compete in multi-age individual and team events. The events involved are - a 2 km Beach run, Run-Swim-Run, Board Rescue, Board Relay, Beach Sprints, All Age Beach Relay, Wade Relay, Aqua Cameron Relay and Beach Flags.
The depth of talent in both our Girls and Boys teams is exceptional. Both teams made it through the heats and contested the State finals at Williamstown on Thursday March 22.
Well done to the boys on their 5th place and CONGRATULATIONS to the girls on winning the GOLD. This is an absolutely awesome achievement. Well Done!
Team members in the winning Girls finals team were –
Read the official report from Life Saving Victoria.
2012 has been a great year for highly accomplished equestrian Clancy Douglass who has placed in all of the events she has competed in since the year’s start, including a recent 2nd place finish at the Equestrian Victoria State Championships held in March. A fine set of results at various qualifying events also means that she has made it through to the Pony Club Association of Victoria State Championships to be held in May. Well done Clancy!
Last Friday The Peninsula Schools girls surf team competed brilliantly in the Girls Surf Competition at Gunnamatta beach.
Peninsula A team including Tabby Vockler (Captain), Sarah Pike, Emma Clark, Sophie Pike, Piper Harrison, Imi Hoyle and Annie Buntine were very successful, winning the competition outright against the top competitor Toorak College. This is the second year in a row that the A team have won the title.
The B team of Britt Hoyle, Charlotte Crouch, Olivia Morgan, Emily Feldgen, Tasmin Elwin, Jaime Puzzolo and Ella Taylor also performed very well in steadily declining conditions.
Our team would like to thank Mrs Bakker, Bridget Hooper, Marg Pike and Julie Hoyle for helping out in training and on the day. Well done girls!!!
The Peninsula School was represented extremely well in the Victoria State Surf Lifesaving Championships in Lorne recently. Individual events were cancelled due to adverse weather but in the Team events our Peninsula girls did very well:
Claudia Whitfort won the Victorian Beach Athlete of the Year in the Under 13 Girls.
Ella Taylor won the same award for Under 14 Girls.
These awards are for points received for events across the whole season so very exciting news.
Claudia Whitfort and Annie Buntine - Gold
Claudia Whitfort, Sam Howe and Annie Buntine - Gold
Surf Swim Race
Sam Howe - Gold
Sam Howe and Annie Buntine - Silver
Sam Howe - Bronze
Congratulations to Jarryd Buchan (Year 12), stalwart of our Athletics team, who recently ran a World Junior Qualifier (47.2 secs) for the 400m in Tasmania at the Hobart National series. This qualifies Jarryd to go to the World Championships in Spain in July.
Jarryd scorched around the track in Hobart recently to achieve the brilliant time of 47.2 secs for the 400m. Jarryd is a highly decorated athlete at Peninsula; in 2011 he was awarded the much coveted Martin Dunsmore Prize for Excellence in Athletics. We will follow his progress carefully as he makes tracks for the World Championships in Spain scheduled for July.
All members of our community - past, present and future - were invited to join us as we celebrated fifty years of outstanding education on the Mornington Peninsula. We had a host of celebratory Golden Jubilee events in 2011.
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