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Outstanding Individual Achievements (Issue 1 2018 Sport)

Written on the 1 March 2018


Sachi Matta (Year 6) and Tysa Miles (Year 7)  competed in the Pacific School Games in Diving in December last year. Sachi was awarded 4th in the 3m individual event, 11th in the 1m event and Tysa was awarded 5th in the Team Synchro event. Well done girls!

Isabeau Bottroff (Year 7) and Caitlin Chapple (Year 7) were lucky enough to host the entertainment last year at the Pacific School Games in the Athletes Village. Both girls had so much fun and were a crowd favourite!

Mackenzie Van Der Jeugd (Year 8)  competed in the State U12 Touch Football Team at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide in December last year. They played ACT in the Bronze Medal match and were narrowly defeated. Mackenzie was awarded MVP for the Championships - congratulations!

Middle School

Hudson Whitaker (Year 7)  was selected as a Baton Bearer for the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay on Sunday 18 February, after being nominated for his achievements and successful contributions to swimming. Hudson currently holds around 10 U12 State Swimming records and recently won 6 individual medals at the Pacific School Games (2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze). Well done Hudson!

Lachlan Nottle (Year 9)  was a team member of the U14s at the Craig Foster International Futsal Cup. He has now qualified to participate in the World Futsal Championships, which will be played at the ESPN Stadium in Orlando Florida, USA from 21-25 July 2018. This is the largest international youth futsal tournament in the world with over 8 countries represented. We wish you all the best Lachlan!

Tyler Koukourou (Year 8) and Will Patton (Year 8)  represented South Australia in the 12 and Under State Cricket Championships held in Barooga, NSW in January 2018. Tyler was an opening batsman for the team and Will was an all-rounder and captain of the team. South Australia won the competition for the first time ever, which was an outstanding achievement by the boys!

Senior School

Jesse Moore (Year 10)  competed at the Junior International Team Cup in Houston in January. Jesse finished 17th out of 35 competitors in the all-round competition. He qualified for the final in the pommel and finished 5th  - keeping in mind, Jesse competed as 14 year-old in an under 18 competition. He was the highest finishing Australian, with the other 4 Aussies all being 17 year-olds. Jesse was at the AIS in Canberra for a training camp in Week 1 this term, which included qualification trials for the Pacific-Rim Championships to be held in April in Colombia. This competition is a combined senior & junior competition, with the top 3 available gymnasts being selected. Jesse qualified as the number 1 junior. Jesse will also be competing at the 2018 National Championships in Melbourne at the end of May. We wish you all the best Jesse!

Lachlan Murphy and Zachariah McCabe (Year 10)  were selected in the South Australian side to compete in the recent SA U15 Boys National Cricket Championship in QLD. Both lads did their State and College proud. Lachlan finished equal first in the most wickets taken for South Australia and Zachariah finished second in the total runs for South Australia, also top scoring in 3 of the 6 games. Congratulations to both Lachlan and Zachariah on their selection and excellent contribution throughout the Championship.

Ella Sibley (Year 11)  recently participated in the Australian National Junior Track Cycling Competition in Melbourne. Representing SA, Ella produced the following outstanding performances: Bronze in the Individual Pursuit (also setting a Personal Best time), Bronze in the 60 lap point race and Gold in the Scratch race - congratulations Ella! The South Australian cycling team of 18 riders also came away with a total of 6 medals - 1 Gold and 5 Bronze. http://sa.cycling.org.au/News/All-News/sibley-leads-in-the-way-at-a-successful-junior-track-nationals

Christian Tinnion and Nigel Chakabva (Year 11)  were selected to play for South Australia in the State Schoolboys Soccer, which competed at the Pacific Games from 4 December to 8 December 2017. The team finished in second and received a silver medal. Christian was awarded the MVP medal for South Australia. He was also selected in the U16 Australian School Boys team. Congratulations Christian and Nigel.

Matthew Tidswell (Year 11)  achieved some amazing BMX results in 2017, notably his World 7 plate which is incredibly hard to come by. The best 132 riders in the world and 9 races later he came home with a World plate. Besides this result, Matty achieved number 1 last October in 16 Boys at the State Championships while riding 2 classes, the other class being Pro Men where he achieved a credible 4th having the 3rd fastest Time Trial time. Last year Matty received his 10th National Consecutive Year award from BMXA and in October his 10th State Consecutive Year award, meaning he has not missed either over the past 10 years.

Thomas Strudwick and Nathaniel Rowe (Year 12)  have been selected in the South Australian U18 Lacrosse team. The Under 18 National Championships will be held at Glenelg Lacrosse Club, West Beach from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April 2018. Good luck boys!

Emma de Broughe (Year 12)  was Vice Captain of the U18 Girls State Cricket team playing in the National Tournament in Canberra last December. From the tournament, Emma was also chosen to be in the Cricket Australia Development Team which played in the inaugural U18 WBBL match at the MCG in January. Emma was also selected as the Adelaide Strikers' U18 Rookie for the WBBL03. Congratulations Emma.

Harrison Ruth (Year 12)  achieved 1st place in the U20 400m State Track and Field Athletic championships recently - well done Harrison!

Students who achieve sporting success outside of school are encouraged to
inform the Newsletter Coordinator, Jennie Muller (jenniemuller@shc.sa.edu.au)
in order to be acknowledged in the Sports Newsletter.

Congratulations to these students!


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