As well as representing GYC in a variety of sporting endeavours, many of our students are excelling in other sports. Recently, these have included:
At the end of Term 3, Madeleine Fasnacht (Year 12) was in Bergen, Norway, representing Australia at the World Cycling Championships.
She won bronze in the junior women’s time trial and came 14th in the junior women’s road race.
This success follows other wonderful achievements at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas, towards the end of July. There, she won gold in the time trial, the bronze medal in the road race and was given the honour of being Australia’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
In between these world events, she won the Queen of the Mountain jersey for the TIS Road Team in the 2017 Tour of King Valley as part of the Cycling Australia National Road Series. She placed second in both the general classification and the U/23 general classification and took the bronze medal in the 9km individual time trial.
And all of this has been in Term 3.
Tom Attrill stands 197cm (6’ 5”) tall, wears size 13US shoes, weighs in about 72kg and has been playing the sport for just over two years.
Although a talented sports all-rounder, volleyball and Tom are made for each other.
Tom has accepted an offer to train with the Centre of Excellence program at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, in 2018.
Benjamin Spinks, representing Australia, won silver in the U/18 73kg class at the Sydney International Open, Australia’s major judo competition of the year.
He beat competitors from New Zealand, Russia, England and another Australian to make the all-Australian, knife-edge final.
It is his best result at that level of competition.
Cricketers Jack White (Year 12) and Keegan Oates (Year 11) have participated in a Cricket Tasmania two-week development tour of Sri Lanka as members of a 14-man squad. Coached by Clinton Reid and Shannon Tubb, The team played cricket against Sri Lankan teams in a schedule featuring four 50-over matches, two 60-over red-ball games and one Twenty20. Players were selected from throughout Tasmania from the U/17 and U/19s squads and were joined by senior Tigers players and mentors Beau Webster and Cameron Boyce.
Jack said that it had been a wonderful opportunity to experience sub-continental cricket, first hand. “Coming up against a variety of quality Sri Lankan teams across the two week tour gave us the opportunity to showcase, develop and learn the art of playing spin,” he said. “This was a great experience for both of us and one that we will not forget.”
ALICE RANDALL (Year 11) is now the U/20 Australian Road Walking Champion, winning the gold medal in a personal best time in the 10km walk.
REBECCA REVILL (Year 11) ran a personal best for four kilometres while competing in the School Sport Australia Cross Country Championships held at Rokeby. She placed 45th in the U/18 female event. The Tasmanian relay team of which she was a member came fifth. Rebecca will compete in the Australian Schools Track and Field championships in Adelaide in December, where she hopes to run in the 800m.
AINSLEIGH GRAY (Year 12) was a member of the Tasmanian Institute of Sport Racing Team that competed in the 2017 Tour of King Valley (Vic), a part of the Cycling Australia National Road Series.
ALANNA MONKS (Year 11) and JEMMA SMITH (Year 12) have represented Tasmania at the U/18 women’s national Touch Football League championships in Queensland.
ANNALISE BEECHEY (Year 12, pictured right) represented Tasmania at the 2017 Karate Championships in Sydney and was vice-captain of the team.
KYLE VINCENT (Year 11 and the youngest player on either team) and MARK ORTMANN (Year 12) played in the A-League FFA Cup match at KGV Glenorchy.
LIAM SMITH (Year 11) and NOAH Johnson (Year 11) have played invitational basketball in the United States.
OLIVIA GARDNER (Year 11) has played representative soccer in Canberra.
FLECTCHER KEELING (Year 11) has played cricket in Queensland with the U/17 Tasmanian Cricket Squad.
LACHLAN GADOMSKI (Year 11) has played in an AFL Future Stars game in Melbourne. He was picked as one of the top 50 players in Australia in that age group after solid performances in the U/18 Mariners and U/17 State teams.