In Noumea at the Oceania Karate Championships, Max Noble (pictured second from left next to state team coach Fran Poci) made it a “triple crown” of major titles this year; winning the “Individual 16-17 year old boys +76kg” division, adding this title to how Australian Open and Australian Championship crowns won earlier this year. Fellow Karate athlete Ben DeBortoli (pictured on Max’s right) brought home silver in the same division, albeit in the -76kg section. Both boys then participated in the teams event; brining home gold for Australia.
In Darwin for the “School Sport Australia Swimming Championships”, Bacchus Marsh Grammar’s Jack Carr (pictured in middle) has thus far had 7 swims for 6 personal bests and 3 medals; still with 2 individual swims and relays to go this week. So far, Jack has won gold in the 15 year old boys 50m freestyle, silver in the 15-16 year old boys 200m medley relay and bronze in the 15-16 year old boys 200m individual medley. After this week, Jack heads to the AIS in Canberra for the “State Teams Shortcourse Championships” and the week after that, the “Shortcourse National Championships”.
All of these athletes are proudly supported by WestVic through weekly strength and conditioning, sport psychology and athlete mentoring. FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport currently supports 127 athletes across 22 sports.
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.