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State softball call up

Molly Petersen (Year 8) has been selected to represent Victoria in the U14 National Championships in Redcliffe in Queensland in July. Molly has been training hard for softball while also managing her Haileybury hockey commitment. This is a great achievement and we wish her well.

National Athletics Championships news

Haileybury athletes converged on Queensland for the recent National Athletics Championships. Our school had seven athletes representing Victoria and competing at the highest level after a highly successful domestic season of competition.

Matty Milias (Year 8) competed in five finals, winning the U15 400m and achieving a school record. He also won the long jump and 4 x 200m relay, was third in the 100m hurdles and fourth in the 100m. This was a massive week of competition and coming away with three gold medals was a true reflection of Matty’s fitness and ability to focus under pressure.

Dorothy Du (Year 10) competed in the U17 high jump and jumped a school record of 1.69m. Her jumping height equalled the winner who won on a countback. Overcoming some injuries throughout the season, Dorothy, who was coached by new Haileybury coach, Polina Galkina, was fearless in the final to take silver. 

Julia Zaitseva (Year 8) made the U16 200m final. She ran sixth in a very impressive time of 25.42, which was also a school record. Julia finished off a highly competitive season with a great result. 

Jazmin Firth (Year 9) ran the 400m U16 Final and came fifth after battling injury issues all season. To run the final and to finish so strongly was all class.

Grace Clemens (Year 11) and Ola Araba (Year 12) were the elder athletes of the Haileybury contingent and both ran exciting personal bests against the best in the country and were delighted with their results.

Suvan Sujeendran (Year 8) qualified for his first Nationals and qualified for the U15 800m Final. He ran eighth after a strong season of consistent performances and massive personal bests. 

Jett Keeley (Year 8) raced the U15 2km steeple with a chest infection and battled through to fourteenth place — a tremendous effort considering he was unwell.

Skating on thin ice

Seth Wijewardene (Year 7) has been selected for the Victoria State Ice Hockey Team. He has been working very hard to get to this point and has an extensive training schedule that sometimes includes early morning starts.

Seth and the team hope to bring back the U13 Australian National Championship Ginsberg Cup to Victoria. Seth is also in the Victoria State Championships and currently plays for the Melbourne Jets Juniors. We wish Seth all the best.


Throughout the school holidays, the First netball squad travelled to South Australia to complete their pre-season training camp. The squad includes blazer squad members and training partners who travel to SA to take on other top performing schools, like Scotch and Westminster College, and high performing clubs — Contax and Metro Jets.

It was the team’s first experience training together with some new young players joining the group. This preparation has seen them make a good start this season and we wish the team well for the remainder of the netball season.

Sean Allcock

Director of Haileybury Sport