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Sport Report

Schools Futsal Tournament

A Haileybury U16 Futsal Team, comprising of Years 8, 9 & 10 players, performed fantastically during the group stages, finishing with only one loss (2 – 1) to an Academy team from Maribyrnong. The girls won all remaining matches in the group stage, making the final, however, narrowly going down to the same Academy team. There was minimal rest time between the semis and final, and with limited substitutes, the team displayed excellent effort and determination throughout.

The U19 team, made up of primarily Years 11 and 12 students, was defeated twice during the group stages, however, still made the finals. The same team who beat them, just as for the U16 team, were their opponents in the final. The match came down to the wire, requiring an exciting penalty shootout which gave the girls victory 3 – 2 on penalties, and crowned them tournament champions.

Three players from each team have been invited to play in Queensland later this year, if they wish.

Dance State Finals

On Friday 31 May and Sunday 2 June, over 120 dancers from Years 7 to Year 12 competed at the TFT Dance Star State Finals at Rowville Secondary College. Students competed against many successful and competitive schools, dance schools and clubs to secure a place at the Dance Star National Championships, to be held in Adelaide on 8 and 9 August. All students gave wonderful performances and showed great respect to other Haileybury Teams and other schools. They should be very proud of their efforts.

16 soloists and 10 teams competed at the State Finals, and all secured a berth to Nationals, a truly remarkable result and a first for Haileybury Dance. Congratulations is extended to Lucie (Year 9), Candela (Year 7), Amy (Year 8), Karina (Year 9), Emma (Year 12), Mia (Year 10) and Lexi (Year 10) for also winning their soloist sections. We wish all the students the very best in the coming months as they prepare for the National Championships.

National Youth Touch Championships

Congratulations to the following girls for being selected in the VIC State Storm Touch Teams for the National Youth Championships in September. What an achievement!

VIC under 14’s – Allegra (Year 7), Sylvie (Year 7), Nikita (Year 7)

VIC under 16’s – Emily (Year 10), Kalina (Year 10), Krista (Year 10), Keira (Year 9).

Congratulations are also due to Christina Roberts who is a former Haileyburian and past captain of the Girls Touch Team and coach of the Victorian under 16 team.

Michael Odachowski
Acting Director of Sport