Jumping High

Our Skipperoos have once again returned from the State Skipping Championships with a clutch of medals and a desire to keep improving. The Championships were held in Canberra on 31 August – 1 September 2019.

Mrs Karen Binns, Jump Rope Coordinator reports:

We have a great skipping community at SGCS. This community is made up of students from K-12, their families and SGCS staff. This community works very hard, encourages one another, and strives to learn more to pass this knowledge onto younger teams. Our students are resilient and resourceful, making use of sometimes challenging training facilities.  

I am so proud of who they are as young people and their talent as skippers. As a team they always give of their best and encourage each other to ‘jump high’. During the competition you will always see our older skippers in the coaches box encouraging and supporting each other as well as the younger skippers. They assist in the running the competitions by judging and leading by example.

Our skipping program would not be possible without the assistance of parents, especially Rachel Norman, Kris McDougall, Michelle Rigby, Ann Madden, Keira Gatenby and Senior School students, Lydia Chang Jaqueline Maskito, Tom Norman and Lucy Yeung. Along with SGCS Alumni  Nathan Chang and Georgia Clark.

If you were to see the team during competition your heart would be warmed, not only by the talent on display but also through the community that you see in action.

You can catch our Jump Rope Teams at the 2019 Australian Rope Skipping Championships, at the Sydney Netball Centre, Homebush on 28 – 30 September 2019.

State Skipping Championships 2019

SGCS Results

Masters (Individual Events)

30s speed

U10 Male                                 Ethan C.          Year 5                          2nd 

11 Year Male                           Ben E.              Year 5                          3rd

13 Year Female                        Serena M.        Year 7                          2nd 

15 Year Female                        Rebekah N.     Year 9                          1st

12-14 Year Male                      Christian M.     Year 9                          3rd

15+Year Male                          Tom N.             Year 12                        3rd

15+Year Male                          Nathan Cheng Alumni                        2nd     

1min speed

10 Year Female                       Avalon R.         Year 4                          3rd

3min speed

11 Year Male                           Ben E.              Year 5                          3rd

15+Year Male                          Tom N.             Year 12                        2nd

15+Year Male                          Nathan Cheng Alumni                        3rd 

Freestyle

10 Year Female                       Avalon R.         Year 4                          3rd

10 Year Male                           Jesse M.           Year 5                          3rd

11 Year Male                           Conor M.         Year 5                          3rd

12-14 Year Male                      Christian M.     Year 9                          2nd

16 Year Female                       Lydia C.           Year 11                        3rd

15+Year Male                          Nathan Cheng Alumni                        2nd

15+Year Male                          Tom N.             Year 12                        3rd

15 Year Female                       Rebekah N.     Year 9                          3rd

Overall 

10 Year Female                       Avalon R.         Year 4                          3rd

11 Year Male                           Conor M.         Year 5                          3rd

13 Year Female                        Serena M.        Year 7                          3rd

12-14 Year Male                      Christian M.     Year 9                          2nd

15 Year Female                       Rebekah N.     Year 9                          3rd

15+Year Male                          Nathan Cheng Alumni                        2nd

15+Year Male                          Tom N.             Year 12                        3rd

Triple Unders

Female Overall                        Rebekah N.     Year 9                          3rd

Male Overall                            Tom N.             Year 12                        2nd   

Male Overall                            Christian M.     Year 9                          3rd

Teams

4×30 DD speed

11 Year Female: Belinda N. (Year 5), Cherish M. (Year 6), Tunmise A. (Year 6), Avalon R. (Year 4); 3rd

12-14 Year Female: Sarah N. (Year 7), Serena M. (Year 7), Laura M. (Year 7), Bella R. (Year 6); 2nd

15+Year Combined: Tom N. (Year 12), Lydia C. (Year 11),  Lucy Y. (Year 11), Georgia Clark (Alumni); 3rd

Single Rope Pairs Freestyle

12-14 Year Female – Serena M. (Year 7) and Laura M. (Year 7); 2nd

15+Year Combined:  Christian M. (Year 9) and Jacqueline M. (Year 11); 2nd

Single Rope 4 person Freestyle

15+Year Combined: Tom N. (Year 12), Lydia C. (Year 11), Georgia Clark (Alumni) and Nathan Chang (Alumni);  2nd

Double Dutch 3 Person Freestyle 

12-14 Year Males: Year 5: Conor M., Matthew M. and Ben E.; 3rd

12-14 Year Females: Year 7: Sarah N., Serena M. and Laura M.; 3rd

15+Year Combined: Tom N. (Year 12), Lydia C. (Year 11) and Nathan Chang (Alumni); 1st

Double Dutch 4 person Freestyle

12-14 Year Females: Year 7: Sarah N., Serena M., Laura M. amd Bella Rigby (Year 6); 3rd

15+Year Combined:  Christian M. (Year 9) Rebekah N. (Year 9) Lyric M. (Year 9) and Jacqueline M. (Year 11); 2nd

Most Valuable Player

Lucy Y. (Year 11)

Bella R. (Year 6)

Fathers’ Day Continuous Skipping Competition

Due to the Championships falling on Father’s Day a special competition for fathers was held. We are pleased to report that all three place getters were SGCS parents: 1st – Darren Clark; 2nd – Todd Rigby; and 3rd – Murray Norman.