Travelling Upstream – Success in Swimming and Water Polo
Congratulations to Jack Rudkins (11/MA) and Christopher Mina (8/PR) two top performers in the Newington College Swim Team. So far in Term 2, 2017, Jack and Christopher have successfully represented the AAGPS Combined Team and the New South Wales CIS Team at the representative level.
As a result of their stellar racing efforts, both boys have now earned a position in the NSW All Schools Swim Team and will compete at the 2017 Pacific School Games to be held in Adelaide in December.
Jack will be racing in the prestigious 17 years 100 meter Freestyle event against the fastest swimmers in Australia. Christopher has a position to swim in the 14 years 100 and 200 meter Butterfly events which are two of the most gruelling races in swimming.
Harry Dickens (12/LE) and Matthew Sharp (11/MA) have been successful in capturing a gold medal at the School Sport Australia National Water Polo Championships in Noosa, Queensland.
The NSW All Schools team, comprising of the best secondary student water polo players in the state, completed a tough, week-long tournament with a dramatic win by penalty shoot-out against the Queenslanders.
Both Newington students were key players and members of the starting line up for NSW and at the conclusion of the tournament Matthew was named as a member of the Australian Schoolboys Team.