Congratulations to our ICCES sporting teams who spent the final two days of last term in Shepparton competing in various sports across all year levels.
The ICCES Winter Tour on the 19 and 20 June, involved six schools and about 720 competitors.
The competition took place in the Shepparton Sports Precinct and involved basketball, hockey, netball and soccer.
Day 1 of the competition commenced at 10.00am so it was a very early start for our teams and support staff leaving Woodend.
On Day 1, the games started at 10.45, and finished around 5.00pm. The conditions were difficult with our netball, hockey and soccer players competing outdoors in temperatures that didn’t get above 7 degrees Celsius.
The Braemar College contingent stayed at Melbourne University’s Dookie campus overnight, before rising early for the 8.30am commencement of competition on Day 2.
By 12.30 all competition including the finals matches had been completed, and following a quick BBQ lunch, the Braemar College team returned to Woodend, arriving back just in time for students to catch their normal buses home.
It was a tough two-day competition, but Braemar College came home with shields for our Senior Girls Netball, Senior Girls and Senior Boys basketball, and Junior Girls Basketball teams.
We came third overall, which was a fantastic result, We were just one point behind second place getters, Goulburn Valley Grammar, who were one point behind the overall winners, Girton Grammar.
Matt Ellis, Director of Sport would like to thank all staff involved, and make a special mention of parent, Kirsty Lehman McCall, and old Collegians, Henry Street and Georgia Orr, Jessie Shipp, Stephanie Ferrier and Andrew Smale who came back to the College to provide assistance and support.
He said the coaches were awesome. “They gave up their time to select and coach the teams, and during the competition they spent a long time standing and coaching in difficult conditions.
It was an extremely high standard of competition. Our students have trained hard to be a part of the competition, and they enjoyed the trip away.”
The Next ICCES competition involves cross country, chess and debating, and will take place on 5 August at Bundoora.