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Henry dives in

Henry Gibson (Year 8) has been accepted into the TeamVic School Sport Victoria (SSV) diving team which competes at the School Sport Australia Nationals Championships in Sydney in August. He will compete in the individual 1m springboard.

Henry is also training on the 3m springboard and aims to start platform diving later this year. He dives three to four times a week and is hoping to fit in some further training at MSAC.

We wish him all the best for August.

Jake’s off and racing

Jake Santalucia (Year 10) is having some great success in his motor racing driving Formula Ford. He is currently competing in the Vic and National Championships and has run 4th in both. He won the most recent Victorian round at Winton in April, qualifying first and winning his three races.

Jake also won the most recent National Round at Symmons Plains in Tasmania, qualifying 4th and finishing 1st in Race 1, 1st in Race 2, and 2nd in Race 3. Each race was televised live on Foxtel and Kayo.

Riding high

Avril Charman (Year 10) has made the Victorian Equestrian Interschool team for the National Interschool Equestrian Championships held later in the year in Melbourne. Avril recently participated in the Woady Horse Trials and won the CNN2 event and came 3rd in the CNN1 event on her second horse.

Madeleine Leonard (Year 8) has qualified for the Victorian Equestrian Interschool team in the 105cm Combined Training event, which includes Show Jumping and Dressage. Madeline will also ride in the National Interschool Equestrian Championships in Melbourne

We wish both girls luck for their upcoming competitions.

Tommy heads to Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games

Tommy Lane (Year 12) he has been selected to represent Australia in the pool at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago in August. Tommy’s selection is on the back of his strong performances at the Australian Age Swimming Championships in April.

A small team of 10 swimmers will represent Australia and Tommy is the only Victorian. That’s quite an achievement. The Commonwealth Youth Games will take place from Wednesday, 4 to Friday, 11 August. We wish Tommy all the best.

Sean Allcock

Director of Haileybury Sport