That's two of our students being featured for Cricket Victoria's Regional Girls Leadership program. Well done to Macey-Lee and Abbey for their leadership qualities and the honour of being featured like this. The following information is a partial extract from the full article on Cricket Victoria's website.

"...The forum is an extension of the girls leadership online modules, a program developed by Mental Edge Consulting – an organisation that specialises in team & organisational culture, wellbeing, performance enhancement, professional development services and support systems for high performance sporting organisations.
The forum will include a range of guest speakers that will provide girls with the necessary tools to begin their leadership journey.

Sonya Thompson will facilitate the day and brings with her a wealth of knowledge, having worked within the sports industry for more than 15 years. Sonya is currently the Head of Female Cricket at Cricket Victoria and has previously held roles with the Australian Sports Commission, Sport England and Cricket Australia. Recently, Sonya has been a driver for increasing the profile and changing perceptions of female cricket. This included leading the development of the Women’s Big Bash League."

This is an excellent program to be involved with, more information here. Register online here.

by Ryan McCluggage

We were fortunate to have Hugh McCluggage drop in to talk to the CTS footy academy students on Thursday lunchtime and share his experiences as a first year AFL player from the Hampden region. The session was ran as a question and answer interview and covered areas such as:

• His learnings so far (the pace of the game, the consistency of effort required, impacting moments of the game, playing a selfless brand of footy)
• His future goals (to be an inside midfielder and a better one on one player)
• The structure of the week (day off before game, main sessions, handball focus before weights sessions, the use of their sports psychologist, Captain’s kick the day before the game at the ground they are playing at)
• What he would differently (eating three full meals a day and eat before a game to fuel and carb load)
• Handballing and goal kicking advice (handball both hands, practice under pressure, set routine before

by Belinda Savage

These are the Upcoming Events 

  • Friday March 17th Greater Western Region Golf (direct entry - Colac)
  • Tuesday March 21st Greater Western Region Golf (direct entry  (Port Fairy)
  • Wednesday March 29th HSSSD Interschool Athletics at Camperdown
  • Friday April 21st Greater Western Region Golf and BOWLS (Ararat)
  • Wednesday April 26th Colac Gun Club Shoot
  • Friday April 28th Ararat Gun Club Shoot
  • Tuesday May 2nd CTS Cross Country (Session 4)  



Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Athletics Sports, a great win to the dominant Shenfield Blue team, their ninth win in the last ten years.

  • First                      Shenfield Blue 929.60
  • Second                 Tandarook Red 794.50
  • Third                     Glenfyne Gold 610.10

HSSSD Interschool Summer Sports Day on Tuesday 22nd November, 2016

A great day was had by all students who participated in Summer Sports, held over various venues between Cobden, Terang and Timboon.  The Year 7 – 9 students were able to choose a summer sport to play from: Boys Soccer,Girls Volleyball,Boys Volleyball,Lawn Bowls, Tennis, Super 8 Cricket,Girls AFL 9 Football and Golf

Congratulations to our Lawn Bowls Team of Joe Hutt, Luke Ball and Lachlan Stephenson for their overall win on the day. It was great to see five teams of three represent Cobden Tech at the Lawn Bowls, with many closely contested games.

Unfortunately with the Super 8 Cricket only three teams entered overall and two were from Cobden, but both teams played to a very high standard and had an enjoyable day out. The boys’ soccer team tried hard and came away with one draw and two very close defeats. 

Our tennis team, comprised of Brad Gillingham, Kris Duynhoven, Ingrid Bellman and Jake Proctor, finishing Runners Up and with Brad not losing a set all day.  

The Girls Volleyball team defeated Mercy Regional College 3-0 and lost in a close game to Terang 3-1.

The Boys Volleyball team of Xavier Vickers, Stuart De Bie, Rhys McLean, Archi Perriss, Seth McIntosh and Ethan Bell improved over the day coming away with one win and two defeats.  

A big thank you to Bronwyn Rantall (Volleyball), Brett Taylor (AFL 9’s), Neal Simmonds (Golf), Stacey Henderson (Cricket) Luke Perriss (Soccer), Blair Plowman (Volleyball), Todd Baxter (Tennis), and Justin Staunton (Lawn Bowls) for their assistance and guidance with their respective teams. 


Congratulations to Noah Ackerley on his selection in the Western Waves U14 Cricket team and also to Ingrid Bellman on her selection the U16 Girls Western Waves Team.  Your achievements speak for themselves about your capabilities. Slow and steady makes it to the top! Good job and Well done!

South West Middle Years (Years 7 – 9) Clay Target Competition at Lake Gillear (Allansford) 

On Monday 10th  October, 2016 the South West Middle Years Clay Target Competition will  be held at Lake Gillear, Allansford.  Whilst other competitions cater for students with previous experience, this competition provides for beginners who have demonstrated competency in firearm safety. For this to occur the format of this competition will provide two categories:- 

  1. Novice  - Less than 12 months firearm experience; and 
  2. Experienced - More than 12 months prior experience.  

The entry fee is $15.00. Low recoil ammunition will be used and supplied. If you would like to participate in this day please contact or speak to Debbie Windon or Belinda Savage

South  West  Zone/Victoria  Clay  Target  Association  –  Annual  Zone  Trap  Championships  at  Noorat  Gun  Club  On Thursday 25 th  August, 2016  

A team of 18 students participated at the Annual Zone Trap Championships at Noorat Gun Club.  On a very cool day with a slight head wind many clay targets were hit.   

Well done to Ben Thow winning the South West Zone Junior Boys Championships with a wonderful  score  of  19/20. Ben will now go on to represent the School at  the  State Championships to be held in Bendigo on Monday 5 th  September. We wish you all the best Ben at the shoot.

Other great scores were Quill Pope finishing equal fourth in the Junior Boys with a score of 16/20 and Jacob Scott with a 16/20 in the Senior Boys.  It  was  great  to  see  some of  our  new  up  and  coming  shooters  have  their  first  shoot  at Noorat, all showing some very promising talent.