Newington sharp shooters win GPS premiership
Newington has won the AAGPS Rifle Shooting Premiership after an outstanding performance from the Firsts at the Hornsby Range.
The Newington Firsts faced hard-fought competition from Shore before winning both the Buchanan Shield and the Rawson Cup, and placing second to Shore in the NRA Shield.
It is the second consecutive year Newington has won the premiership.
Five Newington boys were named in the GPS Combined Team, including Nicholas Sims (12/LE) who, as the best individual shooter from all schools, was named King of the Range, and Aydin Varol (12/MA), who was named GPS Combined Team Captain. Angus Mueller (12/MO), Nicholas Malakonakis (11/ME) and Hugo Slade (12/PR) were also named in the team, which is made up of the top 12 shooters across all schools.
Our Seconds team finished fourth, with Shore shooting a record to secure first place.
Director of Rifle Shooting Mr Rob Tredinnick thanked large-bore coaches Andrew Sims (the proud father of Nicholas), Greg Pike and Edwin Hooper (ON 2017), who put in many hours in the lead-up to the College’s success.