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Charlie remains in top place

Charlie Steen (Year 11) competed in his 3rd National Athletics Championships in Queensland where he represented Victoria in the U18 Hammer Throw.  His 41.66m throw earned him 12th place and reflects a high level of performance and consistency at the top end of the sport in Australia. Congratulations, Charlie!

Basketball champs win the National Junior Classics

Evan Jiang (Year 7) at Keysborough plays for the U14.1 Dandenong Rangers basketball team and at the weekend his team won the U14 National Junior Classics Championship. They were undefeated 6–0. Essentially, they are the best U14 team in Australia right now.

Dance Star and School Aerobics State Champions take home gold

Over two weekends earlier in the year, more than 200 aerobics and dance students from Years 5 to 12 competed in the 2023 Dance Star and School Aerobics State Championships.

Haileybury enjoyed some wonderful weekends competing against many schools, dance schools and aerobics clubs in large and competitive sections. Both sports require a huge amount of dedication, time and effort by all so that each routine can be perfected.

On stage the students were amazing, giving their all and representing Haileybury wonderfully.

Of the 33 Haileybury dance teams and soloists competing at State Finals, 31 qualified for the National Championships in Adelaide. Our Years 5 and 6 girls and boys were crowned national dance champions and brought home the gold medal. We congratulate all athletes on doing their very best.

Cycling talent pipeline for Olly

Olly Clements (Year 11) has been invited to join a talent pipeline camp for the professional Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Continental cycling team, Novo Nordisk. This is a team of type 1 diabetic athletes that competes in international cycling just one tier below the calibre of the Tour de France. They regularly race with these teams across the world and some of the riders have represented their country at the Commonwealth Games.

The talent camp is a global search for the next pro riders. In total, 20 riders aged between 16 and 20 are selected based on their results from a series of exercises and events completed online over a weekend. Olly did this in April and has just received confirmation of his success. 

The camp is in Pisa during the school holidays and Olly will be with professional riders from around the world and a medical and support team. Getting into this camp was one of Olly’s goals for this year and he is super proud of achieving it. An amazing effort, Olly!

Sean Allcock

Director of Haileybury Sport