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On 21 June, an enthusiastic team of Siena College Senior girls represented the College in the GSV Senior Basketball Tournament. Whilst we had competitive losses to Sion and Genazzano in the first round, Siena College performed well against Melbourne Girls’ Grammar, winning 50-32, before being narrowly beaten in the Preliminary Final by Sion, 25-26, despite leading with thirty seconds to go. All six players contributed and showed good sportsmanship, with a particular mention to Mietta Borg and Maisy Hammond for their rebounding efforts, attacking prowess and scoring ability.

The Siena College Aerobics team have been training hard since the beginning of the year and throughout the Term 2 holidays, in preparation for the Victorian AeroSchools Aerobics Championships last week. This culminated in nineteen students qualifying for the Australian AeroSchools Championships on the Gold Coast in September. Siena College performed exceptionally well, including first place finishes in four intermediate level categories and one senior level category. We wish them all the best for the Australian AeroSchools Championships!

On July 19, twenty girls from Siena College participated in Junior (two teams) and Senior (one team) Five-a-Side GSV Soccer at Knox Regional Centre. With a successful history at this tournament, Siena College performed very well once again, finishing as champions in the Junior section and runners up in the Senior section. All players contributed to the strong showing, with standouts being Victoria Zikas, Johanna Zikas, Zoe Kelly, Petena Ballis and Trinity Williams, who scored a decisive hat-trick in the Junior Grand Final.  

A number of Siena College students have also been rewarded for hard work and excellence and are to be congratulated. First, Johanna Zikas, who won the Pierre De Coubertin Award on June 22 at the MCG, showing the Olympic values of fair play and sportsmanship, representing Siena College with distinction. Second, Lucy Read, who recently competed in the Victorian Schools Mountain Bike Competition, winning her category, as well as finishing third overall in the junior section. Finally, to Celina Maderski, who recently went to South Korea for the 2018 World Taekwondo Cultural Expo and Competition with her Taekwondo Club, winning a bronze medal in her division, the ‘A Match Kyorugi Event’. 

With GSV Sport (Badminton, Volleyball and Soccer), the Snow Sports Interschools Competition at Mount Buller, Siena College’s Interhouse Athletics Carnival and the aforementioned Gold Coast Aerobics Competition, Term 3 is an exciting time for Siena College Sport. All the best for all of our teams and participants! 

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