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Rowing on the Nicholson River

Over the break the Haileybury Rowing Club participated in a five-day training camp on the Nicholson River. The days were broken into three sessions — two on water and one land session. The days started at 6.00 am and concluded by 3:30 pm, giving the students some free time before dinner. The last morning session on Friday included an internal regatta to bring the camp to a close.

The week culminated in the traditional Family Day which was an opportunity for many parents to witness the racing and the impressive efforts of their child. It was a very personal experience for the parents who all enjoyed the event. Thanks to Nat Calea, Belinda Malone and Al Aikman for their efforts over the week.

Surfing for everyone

It is extremely important that the benefits of sport and activity are made available to all, which is why, during the holiday period, students from Aikman House volunteered their time with the Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula (DSAMP).

The aims of DSAMP are simple — to ‘put smiles on dials’ and to provide a safe and enjoyable surfing experience for people with any disability, to provide disabled members with greater access to beaches year-round and to unite the local community.

The day was a huge success with everyone benefiting from the experience.

National swimming award

Tommy Lane (Year 12) has won a silver medal in the Australian 10km Open Water Swimming Championships in Busselton, WA. This is Tommy’s first national medal in this event, after finishing 4th in 2022, and he is now the highest ranked Victorian swimmer in this event.

He had to travel to Queensland and New South Wales to get race practice as there is no 10km event in Victoria. Well done, Tommy!

Hockey World Cup

Nathan Ephraums (OH 2017) is currently representing Australia in the Hockey World Cup in India. Australia has proven to be a power house in hockey and is looking to take the World Championship title from the likes of India and the Netherlands.

Nathan has proven to be an ‘X’ factor for the Australian team, scoring and setting up many opportunities with his skill and speed. We wish the Australians and Nathan all the best in their pursuit of gold!

Amy’s athletics triumph

Congratulations to Amy Bunnage (OH 2022) on winning the Women’s U20 selection race at the Athletics Australia Australian Cross Country trials at Mt Stromolo in Canberra in mid-January.

Amy is earmarked as an emerging young talent and she triumphed with true grit and determination, winning by substantial margins over the 6km course. Her exceptional achievement secures her an automatic place representing Australia at the 2023 World Cross Country Championships in mid-February.

Sean Allcock

Director of Haileybury Sport