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    2019 Team Victoria Representatives

    Article by Mr Andrew Philp

    2019 Team Victoria Representatives

    Saint Ignatius is a College deeply invested in its sporting culture. Sport is, as you know, deeply embedded in our DNA. Saint Ignatius 'punches above its weight' in the sports events and achievements that we can claim. Not only do we have a growing list of GISSA championships to our name, but in 2019 the College has had an unprecedented 14 students who have made Victorian school-based teams in national school-based competitions across 7 different sports. 

    Jhye Clark (9 Isore) and Ashleigh Van Loon (9 Regis)

    Jhye and Ashleigh were members of the Team Victoria U15 AFL teams. Both teams were crowned national champions after the Australian titles in Tasmania last August.

    Lucy Mawson (7 Ward) and Charli Nicol (9 Gonzaga)

    Lucy and Charli were members of Team Victoria’s Netball teams. Lucy’s U12 School Sport Australia carnival took place in Canberra in September and Charli was involved in School Sport Australia’s U15 carnival in Caloundra in July.

    Lachlan Seear (11 Canisius)

    Lachlan’s love of lawn bowls started after he participated in lawn bowls during his PE classes in Year 10. Lachlan represented Victoria in the Australian Schools super series held in Tweed Heads last September.

    Sam O’Brien (8 Castillo)

    After finishing an impressive 6th in the Victorian Schools Snowsports Championships in August in Snowboard Slopestyle event, Sam then was selected in the Victorian Schools team to be compete in the Australian interschools in Mt Buller in September.

    Campbell Braden (8 Campion) and Ross De Lange (8 Montserrat)

    Campbell’s 2nd place in the Victorian All Schools U14 Pole Vault event at Doncaster two weeks ago secured him another spot in Team Victoria’s Athletics team. Owing to Ross De Lange’s gold medal in the U16 Triple Jump event, Ross now has a spot in the Victorian team along with Campbell.

    Alex Mifsud (11 Southwell)

    In March Alex won the 75kg weight lifting class at the Victorian Schools Championship earning him a spot at the Australian titles in September.

    Ellie Harrison (8 Daniel), Lucy Naylor (10 Oglivie), Jack Bassett (7 Strada), Zeph Lamperd (10 Morse), Charlie Mahoney (9 Mangin)

    In May at Phillip Island, Elizabeth Harrison, Lucy Naylor, Jack Bassett, Zeph Lamperd, Charli Mahoney were successful at making the Victorian Schools team that will compete at the Australian surfing titles at Margaret River from the 28th  November – 7th December. 

    School Sport Victoria (SSV) is the peak body for School Sport in Victoria. SSV is a sub-committee of the Department of Education and Training.

    Since its establishment in 1981, School Sport Australia has been responsible for the development and promotion of school sport in Australia.

    This has been achieved through the work of its State Member bodies which have accepted the responsibility of implementing School Sport Australia programs, assisting in policy development and providing, through their individual state networks, the maximum number of opportunities for students to participate in the broadest possible range of sporting activities.

    For more information regarding ‘Team Victoria’ selection process please browse the School Sport Victoria (SSV) website via www.ssv.vic.edu.au

    Regards

    Andrew Philp Director Of Sport

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