Sport Report

AFL Draft Combine Update

Justin Davies (Year 12) will join fellow team mates Marcus Windhager and Connor Macdonald (both Year 12) in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft Combine.

Some 90 selected Australian Rules footballers from across the country will participate in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft Combine that will assess each player’s physical strengths through several tests including 20-metre sprint, agility tests and vertical jump. This provides critical data for AFL clubs as they enter the draft in October.

We wish these students all the very best.

Dance Nationals Cyber Competition

Due to the current lockdown and border closures, the TFT DanceStar National Championships are being held as a Cyber Competition. Qualifiers were asked to submit their video footage for judging and sections are being streamed weekly, with results announced at the end of each week.

This week our soloists performed and competed against dance schools and secondary schools across the nation. The results were:

  • Freya Stills Blott (Year 11) Third—Secondary Senior Hip Hop Amber Section

  • Michaela Davidson (Year 10) Third—Secondary Senior Soloist Contemporary Amber Section

  • Emily Peatman (Year 11) Third – Secondary Senior Soloist Jazz Amber Section

  • Melanie Nguyen (Year 11) Third—Secondary Senior Soloist Lyrical Amber Section

  • Laura Bellian (Year 11) Second—Secondary Senior Soloist Lyrical Amber Section

  • Ashlyn Scott (Year 7) Second—Secondary Junior Audition Jazz Section

  • Chloe Chung (Year 12) First—Secondary Senior Soloist Contemporary Red Section.

Congratulations to all our amazing soloists and their coaches on their outstanding achievements. Many of them filmed their pieces during lockdown and some competed with their VCE Dance solo works that they choreographed themselves. The sections were large and competitive—as were the scores. Well done!

We look forward to seeing how our Primary, Years 7–8 and Senior School Dance Teams go in their sections in the coming weeks.

Sean Allcock
Director of Haileybury Sport