In addition to Parade’s ACC sporting commitment, the students also have the opportunity to involve themselves in other activities promoted through the College. Listed below are pursuits currently being offered; however, we are keen to foster the interest of our students and look to expand on existing programs. Students wishing to be involved in such or similar initiatives should contact Mr. Phillip Gaut, the Director of High Performance – Sport at the Bundoora Campus.
AFL UMPIRING ACADEMY
The AFL in conjunction with the Northern Football League has established an Australian Rules Umpiring Academy at Parade College and we are looking for year 9 -11 students who are interested in being in the 2010 program. Students who complete the course will gain the following:
- Opportunity to earn excellent money (cash) umpiring on weekends.
- Uniform and equipment supplied at no cost
- Expert tuition from qualified instructors at no cost to students.
- Ongoing support from an AFL mentor.
- Development of communication and leadership skills.
The program will commence in March and successful applicants will be required to attend the training program from 3.30 to 4.30 on an afternoon (to be determined) for approximately 16 weeks. There will be an information evening for students and parents in early March where Neville Nash from the AFL will outline the details of the program. Interested students should see Mr. Warren or Mr.Gaut
Apart from our involvement in the ACC Athletic Championships, the College provides the opportunity for students to be involved in the Victorian All Schools Championships. Track and Field Championships are held in November.
The Victorian Schools Clay Target Shooting Championships provide the students with the opportunity to test their skills against the best Clay Target Shooters in the State. This is a ‘one off’ event that is held at the Melbourne Gun Club in term 3. All competitors must hold a current firearms licence.
Apart from our involvement in the ACC Cross Country Championships, the College provides the opportunity for students to be involved in Victorian All Schools Championships as well as local Fun Run events. Cross Country events are held throughout second and third term.
As an introduction to the sport of Fencing, the College offers a promotional session to interested students. Although not an ACC Sport, students who are interested in pursuing the sport should see Mr. Gaut.
Triathlons are held at various bayside beaches throughout the summer months. Students can enter an event that caters for the level of ability. The competitions usually occur on a Sunday morning and students have the option of either competing in a team consisting of fellow Parade students, or participating as an individual.
The College enters teams in the North Eastern Schools Rugby Championship which is a ‘one off’ day Round Robin held in Term 3. Winners of Zone Competitions ‘play off’ in a State Championship Tournament.
VICTORIAN INTER SCHOOL SNOW SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Students have the opportunity to compete in the Championships which are held at Mt. Buller in the month of August each year. In preparation, the students participate in a 3 month ‘dry land’ training program at the college.