This past week, Hockey stars Max Ferrier and Mitch Braiden competed in the Men’s National Country Championships in Wollongong and the School Sport Australia Under 16 Boys Hockey Championships in Perth respectively. Max had a terrific campaign personally, following on his good form from the Queen’s Birthday weekend Victorian Country Championships and came home with a Silver medal. Meanwhile Mitch was co-captain for a Bronze-medal winning team, a good reward for his third National campaign of the year and yet another consistently well-performed one for him personally.
In Shooting news, Ararat’s Tom Pilgrim has been invited to the “National Junior DTL Camp”, to be held in Wagga Wagga at the National shooting ground from Monday 28th of September through to Thursday the 1st of October. Tom won an invitation following a very consistent past year, highlighted by his results at the 2015 National Trap Championships in Wagga Wagga during 20-29 March, where he received a Bronze medal in the Junior Point score event; was a finalist in the Open Double Barrel event, and placed 4th in the Junior Double Barrel event. Following the camp, Tom will compete in the NSW DTL Carnival.
This weekend coming will see Cyclists Elizabeth Nuspan and Sam Warren both head to the South Australian Junior Tour as final major tune-up ahead of the National Junior Road Championships on September 11-13 in Shepparton. This weekend will see Elizabeth and Sam ride across the Barossa Valley in the multi-stage event.
In Boxing news, Dylan “Lights Out” Mallia will have his next bout as part of professional undercard on August 28 in Sydney. Dylan is currently participating in a round-robin series of bouts with Australian Youth Commonwealth Games team selection on the line.
Finally, Hammer Thrower Emma Werner will head to Darwin at the start of next month to defend her crown as Northern Territory Champion at their State Athletics Championships. This will be her major tune up ahead of the Victorian Athletics season.
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