Bacchus Marsh Grammar student, and member of the WestVic Academy of Sport, Shot Putter Julia Bourke has been included in the Australian side to compete at the 2015 IAAF Oceania Games in Cairns from 8-10 May.
Following on from her recent performances at the Australian Junior Athletic Championships, where she won a silver medal in the Under 18 Division, and the Australian Athletic Championships, where she was the 7th placed Australian in the Open Womens field.
Bourke’s consistent performances have seen her increase her distance in the previous months, and with the Oceania Games only weeks away, she is in peak form.
Wimmera gymnast, Hudson Irwin has qualified for the Victorian side to compete at the Under 17 National Titles. A squad of 11 athletes were vying for just 6 places, with Irwin successfully gaining one of these.
Irwin was a recent Gymnastics Victoria awards finalist, and has recently made the move to relocate to Melbourne to concentrate on his training with the Melbourne High Performance Centre.
Both Bourke and Irwin are supported by the WestVic Academy of Sport through Nutritional and Psychology workshops, strength and conditioning training and biomechanical filming.
Academy Executive Officer, Rob Ward said this week, “We are extremely proud of all our athletes and with 81 athletes across 21 sports within the Academy, 36 of these have made a State or National competition or better in the past 15 months. Julia and Hudson are two of our leading athletes, and are extremely proud of them. We are happy to support them in any way we possibly can.”
For further information, please contact Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward on 0417 044 419, or visit the WestVic Academy of Sport website at www.westvicsport.org.au.