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DLS Weightlifting Team wins 2013 Sport & Recreation Cup

On Friday 25 October De La Salle College hosted the Weightlifting Sport & Recreation Cup.

De La Salle College were the reigning 2012 champions of the Sport & Recreation Cup and we successfully retained our title — making this our third consecutive championship win. Schools from all across Victoria competed in our College Gymnasium and we defeated Mt Lilydale College by 4 points to win the 2013 Weightlifting Sport & Recreation Cup.

Congratulations to our team on their stellar effort today.

Back Row: S. Francazio (Coach), J. Quinn (Visitor), Jake Lever, Jay Saddington, Bryce Morgan, Frank McCormack, D. Hale
Front Row: James Delaney, Jayden Dakdouk, Sam Gardiner, Nick Chatgoglou, Victor Williams 

We have a proud history of success in weightlifting at the College and this year we celebrate 40 years of weightlifting at De La Salle.

In 1973, Adrian Kebbe, a De La Salle student that had relocated to Australia with his family from Egypt when he was six, showed such passion for weightlifting that a weightlifting club was started at the College.

Adrian went on to represent Australia for weightlifting and won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1978.

Today, that club still exists, and our boys have a weights gymnasium where they train several mornings each week in preparation for competition.


Our very own James Delaney, a current Year 11 student, has been selected to represent Australia in the Youth Weightlifting Team to compete in the 2013 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships, held in Malaysia, from 23 November to 1 December. A fantastic achievement and well deserved after all his hard work.