Bundoora District Cross Country Championship

14 June 2013 | General Interest

On Thursday the 30th May, 57 students from Years Four, Five and Six travelled up Plenty Road to Bundoora Park to compete in the Bundoora District Cross Country Championships.


After a heap of early morning training sessions the students were looking forward to finally competing. The horrendous conditions and rain didn?t dampen the team?s enthusiasm. All of our students should be proud of their efforts as they each tried their best on the day. I?m pleased to report back that St Damian?s finished in 1st place overall. Everyone was very excited by our tremendous results and it is proof that all of our early morning training sessions payed off. The students who competed should be commended on their efforts throughout training and on race day. There were also lots of brilliant individual performances on the day and we now have 14 students progressing through to the Division Finals being held today.

It was great to see so many parents there to support their children and to help supervise on the day. Thank you to the parents who helped pack up our school marquee in the pouring rain and a big thank you must also go to Mrs Milana and Mrs Foley for supervising the students on the day.

Our next major sporting carnival is the athletics carnival held during Term 3. Trials and training will commence for Year 4, 5 and 6 students towards the end of Term 2. Please encourage your child/children to try out for an event as I'm sure there are many budding track and field stars littered throughout the school.
Running Before School on a Thursday Morning due to the popularity of the cross country training on a Thursday morning, we will continue to invite students from all year levels to walk, jog or run around the oval each Thursday morning from 8.15am. Miss Quinn or myself will be out walking and supervising anyone interested and we also encourage parents to join their children for some early morning exercise.

Tim Watson
Physical Education Co-Ordinator