Sport News


Congratulations to James Hillemacher, 7 Jerome, who has been selected in the U13 State Hockey Team. James represented Victoria in the Australian U13 Hockey Carnival in Hobart between 2 and 8 October 2019. Congratulations, James. 


Daniel Graskoski, 7 Dunstan, represented Victoria at the National Football Federation Australia (FFA) Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour, NSW over the Term 3 break. The U13 boys Victoria team was crowned the U13 boys FFA National Youth Champions and Daniel was awarded the FFA Goalkeeper of the Youth Championships in that category. At the Championships Daniel was also selected to participate in the FFA Youth development camp in the ACT. Congratulations, Daniel.


Matthew Damches, Year 12, Leos 2, Captain of the De La Salle Weightlifting team, represented De La Salle in the sport on Friday 13 September. This was Matthew’s last competition representing the College, capping off an outstanding array of personal and team achievements and successes. 

Matthew put on a solid performance at Round 3 of the 2019 School Championships and Sport and Recreation Cup, breaking an impressive number of records on the day: 

  • Victorian Junior snatch – (103kg)
  • Victorian Junior total – (223kg)
  • Australian Junior snatch – (103kg)
  • Australian Junior total – (223kg)
  • Australian Under 23 snatch – (103kg)
  • Australian Under 23 total – (223kg)

Matthew also took out the award of “Best Male Lifter”, honouring the dedication of the athlete that he is. 

The De La Salle tradition of elite weightlifters is upheld with the support of teachers and individual weightlifters partaking in this wonderful Olympic sport. Congratulations, Matthew!

Mr Michael Watty
St Leo’s House Coordinator

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