Heathdale flower 19th September 2019

Australian Champion Aerobics Teams

Mrs Steane took a team of students to the Aeroschools Competition, first State, and then Nationals. Where we now boast a handful of Australian Champions and incredible aerobics athletes all around.

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Many students have been training for aerobics all year and Term 3 is competition time with the State and National competitions. Heathdale entered nine teams into the State Aeroschools Competition with five of those teams coming either first or second and qualifying for a place in the Australian Aeroschools Competition.
These teams then travelled up to Queensland for the honour of presenting their school at the Australian Championships. Unfortunately, Elise and Caitlyn were unable to compete in the Level 4 team, and thankfully Jemma stepped up to the plate and learnt the routine in two weeks thanks to coaching from Martina and Caitlyn.
We had a very successful time at the national’s competition, far exceeding our expectations!

Final results were:
Level 3 Mini Pair Australian Champions – Reeya, Elise
Level 3 Mini Pair2nd – Keira, Evie
Level 3 Mini Group Australian Champions – Victoria, Reeya, Elise, Tiannie, Aimie
Level 3 Junior Pair2nd – Shreya, Aspen
Level 4 Junior Pair 3rd – Martina, Jemma

Congratulations to all competitors, your hard work throughout the year ended in terrific results! Many thanks to the coaches Stacey Latham, Ebony Biden, Lyndal Ridder, Jessica Brisbane, Bethanie Tardiff, and Mikaela Stafford.

CSEN West Athletics Carnival

On a very wet and miserable morning, our athletics team arrived bright and early at school for the trip to Bendigo, to compete for our school. The long trip was worth the wait as on arrival at Bendigo, students were met with brilliant sunshine and kangaroos in the adjacent paddock.
Our students competed well throughout the day and were very successful, with at least 44 students gaining qualification into the Champions Carnival at Lakeside Stadium in October. During the day we were witness to some spectacular athleticism, but none more than the display put on by perhaps a future Olympian in the high jump. Can you even imagine doing a scissor kick over a bar placed at 1.85metres??? Crazy! This young boy from Ballarat then went on in more traditional style of Fosbury Flop to clear 2.05m and take first place, with our own Lucas Kolarik taking out second.
Heathdale won the Under 13 Girls and Boys, Under 14 Boys and Under 16 Girls divisions, and the overall aggregate!
Congratulations to all students who competed and I wish all the best to those who will compete in the next round.