Sports Roundup Week 1 and 2

With the first two weeks of term, the sports program at Edinburgh College has had a big start for primary and secondary Cross Country, 3 on 3 Basketball, and Futsal. Edinburgh College is also pleased to announce the newest addition to the secondary sports program as electives – fencing and cheerleading.

Cross Country

Cross Country was run for primary and secondary in the first week back of Term – well done to all who participated. Congratulations to all runners who achieved a personal best and those who will progress onto Interschool Cross Country on 23 May in Frankston. With 20 students attending a preliminary Interschool Cross Country training session on Thursday morning, we look forward to seeing more great results at the next event.

Three on Three Victorian Basketball Competition

Another great effort was put in by the Edinburgh College senior boys basketball team as part of the Three on Three Victorian Basketball Under 19’s competition held at the State Basketball Centre, Wantirna South this week. Whilst competing against other schools with a huge talent pool of 1,000 students and above, Edinburgh College held their own against the likes of Geelong Christian School, Templestowe and Donvale. Head of Department David Jones, said: ‘There was fierce competition amongst the Under 19’s teams but the Edinburgh team performed above and beyond their previous efforts. Each team member made an outstanding contribution’. Winning four of the six games played, Edinburgh College just missed out on a place in the finals by only two points.

Futsal

Futsal is a popular part of the Interschools Competition (SEISS) program in 2019. We have a great relationship with Oz Sport Futsal in Mt Evelyn, who provide one of the best venues in Melbourne as well as highly experienced coaches to enhance the quality of the students’ skills and play each week.

New additions to the program

Fencing

In what may be the latest addition to the sporting program at Edinburgh College, students had a taste of Fencing as a sport today. Whitehorse Chevaliers Fencing Club visited campus to demonstrate basic fencing manouevres, bringing an entire swag of equipment for all to use. With protective equipment securely in place, students put on the helmets and showed fine form in their fencing technique. En guarde!

Thanks to Lisa at Whitehorse Chevaliers Fencing Club for visiting campus and assist in running the program.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading is a dynamic sport that requires teamwork, strength, rhythm, and coordination. It is great for students to develop their fitness in a fun and supportive environment.

 

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