An update from Mr Andrew Perks & Mr Tony Castrignano
ICCES Athletics – 3rd Place for BMG Mustangs
Congratulations to all the Athletes who competed in the ICCES Athletics Championships held at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park on Thursday 10 May.
BMG Mustangs fielded a team of athletes across all disciplines of track and field and all athletes performed well on the day.
Final overall placings saw the Mustangs finish in a best ever 3rd place. This was certainly a result of all athletes giving their best rather than the team relying on the results of one or two highly skilled athletes. It is fantastic that the ICCES Association has such a high standard and even competition across its eight competing schools.
A very strong and competitive Ballarat Grammar School were able to win the shield off Gippsland Grammar. Placings were;
1st Ballarat Grammar School
2nd Gippsland Grammar School
*3rd Bacchus Marsh Grammar
4th Goulburn Valley Grammar
5th Braemar College
6th Hamilton College
7th Girton Grammar
8th Highview College
As well as a great team performance, there were also some outstanding individual performances on the day.
Ultimate Frisbee State Champs
On Wednesday 9 May the BMG Mustangs sent two boys teams and two girls teams to the Ultimate Frisbee High School State Championships in Parkville, Melbourne. The students competed against many teams featuring players who have competed at a national and international level outside of school.
However, the Mustangs acquitted themselves very well, with the Girls A Team reaching the final and the Boys A Team reaching the semi-finals. The girls lost to a very strong Caulfield Grammar team in the final and ended the day as Silver medalists. The boys also lost to Caulfield Grammar in their semi-final but were able to beat another Caulfield Grammar team in the Bronze medal game. Both the Boys B and Girls B teams also had a successful day, finishing 10th and 6th in the state respectively.
Melanie Freeman of 12G was, for the third year in a row, selected in the All-Star team along with Emilee Jagos 12G and Cooper Stevanov 12G for outstanding individual performance on the day. In addition to this, Cooper has also been selected to the Victorian under-18 team for the second year running to compete at the Youth National Championships in June. Congratulations to all three of these students on a fantastic effort.
Thank you to Mrs. Garner for training and selecting both girls teams, Mrs. Kiley and Mr. Oldaker for coaching the girls teams on the day and to Mr. Castrignano for organising and coaching the boys teams.
ICCES Winter Tour
The ICCES Winter Tour will once again take place in Shepparton this year on the final two days of term, 21 & 22 June. Athletes are busy training for teams in;
- And Netball
The Winter Tour involves two days of competition and teams will stay together over night in Shepparton. Notices for successful athletes will be distributed on team selection.
BMG Team for the ICCES X-Country
Congratulations to all athletes that have made the BMG Mustangs ICCES X-Country Team for 2018. The ICCES X-Country will be held on Wednesday 2 August at Bundoora Park, Melbourne. Events are scheduled to start at 11.40am and will conclude at 2.00pm. Students will travel from BMG departing at 10.00pm and return to school at approximately 4.00pm. All students will be given an attendance notice, training program and information about the event. Training will commence in week 7 at school on Tuesday nights and Thursday lunchtimes.
Once again congratulations to all on a great week for BMG Mustangs in Sport