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Snow Sports Race Team for 2021

Woodleigh enters a team each year in ‘The Victorian Interschool Snow Sports Championships’ held at Mt. Buller and runs a training camp for the group in the Term 3 Activities Week Camp program, which is this year two weeks before the event.

In 2021 the Victorian Interschool Snow Sport Championship events for the secondary schools run from Wednesday till Sunday, August 25-29.

This year the training camp will be at Falls Creek as we did not get there last year due to the lockdowns. The camp alternates between the Falls Creek and Mt Buller resort to provide varying training opportunities and to allow students to experience two different alternatives. The team will travel up to Falls Creek on Sunday of Week 6, August 15, and return on Friday, August 20

Students would be at school in Week 7 on at least Monday and Tuesday before travelling to Mt Buller for the Victorian Interschool Snowsport Championships. Some students would not need to be at the mountain till Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for their races, depending on the division entered and the event. Divisions are linked to Year levels at school; Div 3 – Years 7 & 8, Div 2 – Years 9 & 10, and Div 1 – Years 11 & 12. Therefore Year 12 VCE students who choose to compete would miss very little school with Division 1 running on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. More details of the events and a provisional timetable can be found at the following website https://www.vicinterschools.com.au; including free insurance for students competing via the snow racer link on the page.

This year there are three options for students

  • Training camp and competition – recommended for students new to the team and serious about improving their racing techniques and students who have been on the camp only before.
  • Training camp only – for students who just want to improve their skiing and boarding skills going from intermediate to advanced level and who haven’t beenon a race team camp before.
  • Competition only – for past members of the team who want to represent the school and have been on a training camp in past years

If you are interested in your son/daughter being part of the Woodleigh Snow Sports Team in 2021, please ask them to see Mr. Higgins in Homestead 6 for an information letter and forms. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

BILL HIGGINS