On Thursday the 28th Feb, approximately 500 students across YR's 7-11 and 22 staff braved the wintery conditions in amongst Melbourne’s phenomenal heat wave to partake in the annual UHS Swimming Carnival at Coburg Olympic Outdoor Pool. Fortunately the rain held off until the very end making the day an overall success in and out of the pool. It was really positive to see so many students compete in the swimming and novelty events. The colours that lined the sub school seating areas were seriously impressive – a big congratulations to all students for making such an effort to dress up and represent their sub schools.
At the conclusion of the day it wasn't too difficult to determine who the winner was going to be. With Chapman, Sharman and Bryce trailing the winners all day, BROOKES reclaimed victory after a year off finishing with a 172 point lead to Chapman. Total scores at the end of the day were: Brookes = 739
Chapman = 567
Sharman = 559
Bryce = 141
Special mention for the day goes to those students in YR's 9-11 who came to compete in events and to Mr. Coyle's YR. 10 PE class for assisting staff on the day to facilitate a successful school event.
Congratulations also to the individual age champions for the day - listed below.
13G - Hana Wardono (7C2)
13B - Stefan Nayar (8B1)
14G - Milly Melchior (8C1)
14B - Kenneth Guevarra (9B2)
15G - Angela Lau (9S1)
15B - Gerard Hawkins (9S2)
16G - Ella Keogh (10B1)
16B - Denis Mehaljevic (11)
17G - Gaye Kurtoglu (11)
17B - James Hogg (11)
The University HS swim team was heavily represented at the Inner North/Morland District Swimming Carnival on Friday (just gone). There were 34 students in total that participated in the successful day and with Melbourne still basking in the unusual March warmth, students performed incredibly well in the challenging conditions. It was fantastic to see the older, more mature students nurture and guide the younger ones through their performances as they shared their knowledge with some occasional coaching. Of the 34 that represented the school at Fitzroy Swimming Pool last week, it is likely that over ¾ will qualify for the Regional Finals to be held at Water Marc (1 Flintoff St. Greensborough) on Friday the 15th March – supporters are most welcome.
We wish all swimmers that qualify for Regionals all the best in their quests to make the State Finals while congratulate all those that swam last week at the District Finals. Well done.
So far this term we have had two year level sporting days with the YR. 7 and 8’s still to follow as the term closes. The Senior Sport day was held on the 19th of Feb and we entered teams in Boys Baseball, Boys Cricket and Girls Volleyball. It started well with the Baseball team automatically qualifying through to Regional Finals due to the fact that there was no opposition to compete against on the District day. The Boys Cricket also progressed following solid performances against Princes Hill and Brunswick Secondary College (in a close one). Kushan’s cricket report paints the picture for the final match. From all reports the Girls Volleyball against Melbourne Girls College was a fantastic game to watch as the UHS girls displayed composure in the final to claim victory against their long time rivals. Congratulations in particular to all YR. 12 students who took time away from valuable class time to represent the school in term 1 sport. Good luck to all teams at Regional Finals in week 2 next term.
The Intermediate Sports day was held on Monday 25th of Feb. We entered teams in Boys Baseball, Boys Cricket, Boys/Girls Tennis and Boys/Girls Volleyball. In similar circumstances to SNR sport the Baseball team qualified again through to Regionals by default with Fitzroy High School withdrawing their team at the last minute. Fortunately the Base ballers had the opportunity to remain at UHS and play Volleyball in the boys comp for the day. The Baseball/Volleyball team as they were known by UHS students, posed troublesome for many teams displaying teamwork that only the most skillful teams could imagine. Pressing for a spot in the final they were knocked out by UHS’s A team in the semi finals. UHS ended up claiming victory in the final against a determined Fitzroy unit to win the day and go through to Regionals. The Boys Tennis team also progressed through to Regional Finals with victory over Brunswick in the final, while the Girls Tennis team was gallant in defeat. It was unfortunate that the Girls Volleyball team couldn’t repeat the efforts of the SNR girls earlier in the term against Melbourne Girls College as MGC evened up the score this time defeating our girls in the pool rounds. Once again, well done to all those that participated and a big thank you to all staff that accompanied students.
The senior cricket team had a great day out against Brunswick Secondary, ensuring that they successfully advanced to zones. After winning the toss, we batted and Toby Krusheer led the way with some early good hitting. After a slight collapse, it was up to Ross Weir (10B1)) and Luke Dundon to steady the chase. Ross went on to score 44 runs. When it was our turn to take the field, it was a great all round effort with the ball to ensure that University High School cruised to victory. We look forward to putting in another good performance in the next round at Regional Finals.
Kushan Jayawardene (12) – Senior Cricket Captain
Kushan impressively led his chargers at the Regional Finals on the 1st March this month. The boys ended up finishing second in their pool behind Eltham who made it through to the final. Well done Gents.
Click on a picture to scroll through the album of the 2013 Swimming Carnival (quite a few images)
Click on a picture to scroll through the album of the 2013 Regional Swimming Carnival
Click on a picture to scroll through the album of the 2012 Athletics Carnival (approx 60 images)
Click on a picture to scroll through the album of the 2012 Athletics Carnival 2 (approx 60 images)
Click on a picture to scroll through the album of the 2012 State Swimming Carnival
Any budding AFL stars are encouraged to play for the UHS-VU football club.
UHS-VU is traditionally the football club for alumni of UHS, however our under 18s team now also caters for year 11-12 students. The club is also affiliated with Flemington Juniors FC. Games are played on Saturday mornings and our home ground is Brens oval in Parkville.
UHS-VU is pleased to play in the VAFA which has an accepted reputation of the highest level of sportsmanship. Interested students should call U18 Coach Tim Habel (0413 450 123), check out the club website at www.uhsobvu.com, or speak to one of the current UHS students who play for the club.
Players over 18 are also required for the UHS-VU senior and reserves teams, while players under 16 are advised to contact Flemington Juniors Football Club directly http://www.kenflemjuniors.com/ The club is pleased to have over recent years an increasing number of UHS students, past students and their parents involved in all areas of the club.
Click on a photo to view some of the action on the field