Welcome to the Parade College Sports Website

WELCOME TO THE PARADE SPORTS WEBSITE             Congratulations to Todd Martin and Flynn McMahon who broke ACC Swimming records.             

WELCOME TO THE PARADE SPORTS WEBSITE             Congratulations to Todd Martin and Flynn McMahon who broke ACC Swimming records.             


The ACC Swimming Championships were held at MSAC on Friday February 23rd. After a solid performance in 2017, the team was once again looking to replicate those efforts in 2018. Ably lead by Year 12 Co-Captains Todd Martin (L09) and Long Huynh (T03), the team’s performance and manner in which they conducted themselves on the night was excellent. Parade finished 5th in Division One, which included two ACC overall records to Year 12 student Todd Martin (L09) in the U/17 50m Backstroke with a time of 28.85 and Year 11 student Flynn McMahon (T04) who won the Open 50m Freestyle in a time of 24.92. Congratulations to both students on their outstanding performance. Congratulations to all students listed below who were part of the Parade ACC Swimming Squad –
Year 7 Xander Buzacott (H20), Patrick Carr (T16), Makaio De Thomasis (T15), Nicholas Luhrs (L21) Joshua Nicholas (H12), Jacob Paglia (L12), William Thomson (H16), Benjamin Wolczko (T11)
Year 8 Blair Cass (L14), Matthew Kulle (B12), Jaden Menezes (H13), Mark Pegoraro (T19), James Pickard (L19), Blake Smith (T13)
Year 9 Lachlan Batchelor (L19), Dino Koutes (B21), Marcus Prosperi-Porta (T18), Liam Robertson (T12), Christian Schofield (L12)
Year 10 Jayden Carr (H05), Joshua Jackson (H02), Rainier Pezzin (T04), Khang Reilly (L07), Emilio Rinaudo (H09), Anthony Tomazic (T07)
Year 11 Flynn McMahon (T04), Phillip Tomazic (T07)
Year 12 Tane Cotter (B02), Mitchell Crapper (B01), Long Huynh (T03), Todd Martin (L09)


Congratulations to the students listed below who won events. (Asterisk indicates a Parade Record)
Makaio De Thomasis - 13 Years 50m Freestyle 30.00
Todd Martin - 17 Years 50m Backstroke 28.85*
Long Huynh - Open 50m Breaststroke 32.08*
Flynn McMahon - Open 50m Freestyle 24.92*
Congratulations also to Jayden Carr (Year 10) who broke the Parade 16 Years 50m Butterfly record in a time of 27.76 and Flynn McMahon who also broke the Open Backstoke record in a time of 30.72


The 2018 ACC Athletics Carnival will be held at the Lakeside Stadium at Albert Park on Wednesday March 28th. Training sessions are listed below for all interested students.
Training after school at Bunjil Park from 3.30pm to 4.45pm for all interested students
Tuesday 6 February and Thursday 8 February All Year Levels
Tuesday 13 February and Thursday 15 February All Year Levels
Tuesday 20 February and Thursday 22 February All Year Levels
Willinda Park Training – 12.50pm to 2.45pm
Tuesday 27th February Years 9 to 12 (Trials)
Thursday 1st March Years 7 and 8 (Trials)
Thursday 15th March All Year Levels - Selected Athletes
Tuesday 20th March All Year Levels - Selected Athletes
Monday 26th March All Year Levels - Selected Athletes
RMIT - Athletics Track - 12.50 to 2.45pm
Tuesday 6th March Years 9 to 12 – (Trials)
Tuesday 13th March Years 9 to 12 – (Trials)
Wednesday 28th March ACC Athletics Championships – Lakeside Stadium
Transport will be provided for all students involved in training
Junior Athletic Carnivals
Year 7 Athletics Carnival – Thursday 15th February Periods 4 to 6 Bunjil Park
Year 8 Athletics Carnival – Thursday 8th February Periods 4 to 6 Bunjil Park


The Victorian All Schools Athletic Championships were held at the Lakeside Stadium between November 3rd to November 5th. Congratulations to the seven students who represented Parade and performed extremely well. Listed below are their results.
Bede Collis (T17) U/15 3000m Walk – 3rd Rainier Pezzin (T13) U/16 100m – 2nd
Will Dynes (T18) U/16 3000m Walk - 2nd Andrew Howe (T03) U/16 100m – 5th, 200m – 2nd, 100m Hurdles – 5th
Ben Major (L17) U/16 High Jump – 2nd, Triple Jump – 4th, Javelin – 7th
Tomas Fedele (L07) U/18 110m Hurdles – 2nd, 400m Hurdles – 3rd, Triple Jump – 5th
Daniel Rischitelli (B04) U/18 100m – 3rd, 200m – 3rd


The ACC Cross Country was held at Bundoora Park on Wednesday September 13th. Whilst the rain held off for most of the day, it was true cross country conditions, as the boys made their way through a wet and muddy track. Whilst the College doesn’t possess many genuine cross country runners, the performance from all students could not be faulted. Their endeavour and willingness to support one another was outstanding. Listed below are students who finished in the top twenty in their individual event.
U/13 Jacob Gangi 1st Dante Pezzin 20th
U/14 Bede Collis 12th Adam Crick 13th
U/15 Myer Zealley 19th William Dynes 20th
U/16 William Conlon 5th
U/17 Braedyn Gillard 4th Joshua Mills 14th
Senior Ryan Bowkett 17th
As was the case in 2016, Parade finished 7th in this year’s Championship to once again maintain our position in Division One. Whilst we always look to improve our performance, it is pleasing to see a number of students who are rewarded for their commitment to train and in some cases, represent Parade for the first time.
2017 Cross Country photos will be uploaded shortly.


The Parade ACC Sports Team photos for Term 3 and 4 sports will be developed from the students’ individual portrait photo taken at the beginning of the year. To ensure all students who represent the College are truly acknowledged, students are asked to check team / squad lists which are posted on the Sports Noticeboard above the Senior Canteen (Bundoora Campus) and on the Sports Noticeboard (Preston Campus). If a student represented a team, but their name is not included on the team list, then they must see Mr Gaut (Bundoora) or Mr Watson (Preston) by Friday September 9th. The following team / squad lists are posted on the noticeboard.
ACC Basketball– Years’ 7 to 12
ACC Hockey– Years’ 7 to 12
ACC Table Tennis – Years’ 7 to 12
ACC Cross Country – Years’ 7 to 12
Clay Target Shooting
Snow Sports
ACC Tennis – Years’ 7 to 12
ACC Volleyball – Years’ 7 to 12
ACC Cricket – Years’ 7 to 12


On Thursday August 3rd, eleven Parade students headed to the Frankston-Australian Clay Target Club in Carrum Downs to compete in the South East Clay Target Championships. All students performed well with Oscar Sibillin (Year 9, L15) finishing 4th and Samuel Russo (Year 8, T20) finishing 2nd in the Junior competition. Samuel will now compete in the Victorian State Clay Target Championships which will be held in Echuca on Monday September 4th. Apart form having a great day on the range, the boys got an opportunity to chat with Olympic Gold Medalist, Catherine Skinner.


As a result of Ben (Year 9, L 17) performance in the Australian U/15 AFL Schoolboys Championships which were held in Western Australia during the last week of July, he was selected as a member of the U/15 Australian team. I’m sure all within the Parade community would like to congratulate Ben on this outstanding achievement.


Year 12 student Matthew Groppo (L10) will be traveling with his soccer academy to fulfil his dreams of playing soccer in Spain and Italy. He will be training at Real Madrid’s training complex, under the watchful eye of the Spanish powerhouse’s coaches and also playing 4 games; 3 in Spain and 1 in Italy- including 1 game against Real Madrid’s youth team. Congratulations to Matthew on being selected and good luck for this exciting opportunity. The Tour ‘kicks off’ on September 22nd.


To play ACC Sport in Years 8, 9 or 10 in 2018 at the Bundoora campus, students should be in an ACC High Performance class in 2018. If your son didn’t play one of the specific sport listed below in 2017, but would like to be considered for that sport in 2018, then he should attend the following trials -
Basketball -College Hall on July 24th, 27th after school 3:30-4:30pm
Table Tennis -Atrium on July 24th, 28th at lunchtime 12:50-1:20pm
Cricket - Bundoora College Cricket Nets - August 1st and 4th after school 3:30-4:30pm
Hockey- Bunjil Park on July 31st at lunchtime 12.50 – 1.20pm
Tennis- Bunjil Park Tennis Courts on July 31st & August 3rd after school 3.30 – 4.30pm
These trials are used to assess the students’ abilities and possible selection into an ACC High Performance class in 2018 and are for students currently in Years’ 7, 8 and 9 who didn’t make a specific ACC team in 2017.
Students are asked to wear their sports uniform for the trials.
Please note - Students who have played a specific ACC sport in 2017 are not required to attend the trials for that specific sport, as their performance throughout the ACC season is used to assess their possible selection into an ACC High Performance class for 2018. However, if for example, a student played football in 2017, but didn’t make the basketball team, and would like to be considered for the basketball team in 2018, then they must attend the basketball trials in July. Please refer to the College Newsletter (No.12 19th July 2017) for further information relating to ACC High Performance Sport Classes.


Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Victoria in the chosen sports – Jayden Carr (Year 9, H14) who will represent Victoria at the School Sport Australia, Pacific Games between December 2ndto 9TH. It’s going to be a hectic Championships for Jayden as he will swim in five individual and 3 relay events.
Christian Schofield (Year 8, L12) who has been selected in the U/14 Victorian Water polo team to compete in the Sydney Water Polo Festival which is being held during the next school holidays.
Ben Major (Year 9,L17), who has been selected to represent Victoria in the U/15 Australian AFL Schoolboys Championships which are being held in Perth and Mandurah between July 22nd and 29th. This is an outstanding achievement by Ben also represented Victoria in the same team in 2016 as an underage player.


The Parade Senior Rugby Union team compete in the Annual Rugby Union Gala Day, organised by the Melbourne Rebels and played at Albert Park on Wednesday June 21st. A team of fifteen students of varied rugby experience took to the field against a number of seasoned rugby teams. Whilst the Parade team received a ‘walkover’ in Round 1, two solid wins Kurunjung and St. Albans in the following encounters resulted in Parade winning our ‘pool’ and a spot in the semi-finals. Although the team continued to play well, Parade were defeated by Sunshine College in the semi-final; however, the boys rallied to defeat the strong Keysborough College team in the ‘play-off’ for third. Congratulations to all students on the manner in which they played the game. Whilst the competition was ferocious throughout the entire day, it was a delight to witness the level of respect for follow competitors and official from all teams. Finally, I’d like to thank Mr Adrian Grace for coaching and guiding the boys at training and in competition


The Victorian All Schools State Cross Country was held on Saturday June 17th at Bundoora Park. Congratulations to two Parade students, William Dynes (Year 9, T18) who finished 46th of 109 runners in the U/16 4 kilometre event, and William Conlon (Year 10, H02) who 29th of 79 athletes in the U/17 6 kilometre run.
A reminder that the ACC Cross Country will be held at Bundoora Park on Wednesday, September 13th at Bundoora Park. Training will commence early in Term 3. Students wishing to be involved should see Mr Gaut (Bundoora Campus) and Mr Watson (Preston Campus) for further details.


Congratulations to Year 12 students Nicholas Zonta (T05) and Olllie Stapleton (T10) who represented Victoria in the Australian / Irish Games where they played Gaelic Football. The Games were held in Brisbane with both boys playing in the Under 18 competition. As Gaelic Football is a developing sport in this country, the competition consisted of teams from South Australia, Queensland and two from Victoria. Whilst Nicholas and Ollie played for Victoria White (a Northern suburb team), they were narrowly defeated by Victoria Blue (a Bayside team) in the final. At the end of the tournament the All Australasian team was selected, and congratulations to both Nicholas and Ollie who were named in the All Australian Under 18 Gaelic Football team.


The ACC Badminton competition was played throughout the month of May at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. The Junior, Intermediate and Senior events were played on separate days with each competition being played as a Round Robin Tournament. Whilst Badminton is not a mainstream sport, a number of Parade students attended trials and were eager to test their skills against other ACC schools. The level of sportsmanship displayed by all schools at the Tournament was outstanding. Parade was represented by a total of 44 students across the three division with the final results as follows –
Junior Division – Parade 4th
Intermediate Division – Parade 4th
Senior Division – Parade 7th


The EREA National Soccer Tournament took place in Brisbane between April 9th to12th. Under the watchful eye of coach Mr David Norton and assisted by Mr Daniel Mahony, sixteen Year 8 students headed north to represent the College in this competition. Day One of the Tournament saw Parade perform extremely well with two solid wins in the preliminary rounds against St.James and Terrace Red. As a result of their effort, Parade played St. Edmunds in the Quarter Finals on the morning of Day Two and were again victorious. This led to a semi-final match against, St. Joseph’s Nudgee College. The boys played a fantastic game involving a solid defence and creative forward play. A 5 to 1 win resulted in Parade making the final which was played on Wednesday April 12th against St. Pats. from the ACT. The cohesiveness of the team improved with each game, and this trend continued into the final. Parade started the match in scintillating form scoring 3 goals in the first 15 minutes of the game. This score line remained unchanged for the entire match resulting in Parade being crowned the EREA National Soccer Junior Champions for 2017.
Congratulations to Mr Norton and Mr Mahony for coaching the team and also to the sixteen boys pictured and listed below on a fantastic performance. Whilst the coaches spoke highly of the team’s performance, they were equally impressed by the sportsmanship displayed by the boys and their general behaviour throughout the entire trip. Thanks also to Mr Dave Capra (Ambrose Treacy College), Mr Eddie Wallace (St. Laurence College) for organising the Tournament and Mrs Vicki Dodds (St. Joseph’s Nudgee College) for coordinating accommodation for the Parade team.


On Wednesday March 29th, the Parade Athletics team consisting of 47students headed to the Lakeside Stadium at Albert Park to compete in the 2017 ACC Athletic Championships. The performance by all students was outstanding. They not only ‘gave their all’ on the track, but their willingness to support their teammates in all events was evident throughout the entire day. Congratulations to the students who made themselves available for training as this provide a healthy competitive environment for team selection. Final results are as follows –
Parade College
Year 7
Xavier Bui (H19), Julian De Santis (T21), Jarred Deodato (B13), Marty Fitzgerald (H18), Jacob Gangi (T19),Toby Hallebone (T20), Kobe Knight (T16), Darcy Laurie ( B13), Jack Miles (L14), Alexander Nestorovski ( L12), Thomas Reynolds (B21)
Year 8
Eamon Casey (L14), Daniel Chimirri (L16), Liam Doherty( H12), Oliver Grech (T13), Connor Harris (L21), Emmanuel Lymbouris (T17), Max Papotto ( H20), Ethan Xerri (H18)


Year 9
Dylan Epifano (H21), Mitchell Fitzpatrick (B20), Kane Francis (B12), Andrew Howe (T03), Markus Jovcevski (L17), Ewan MacPherson (T16), Rainier Pezzin (T13), Daniel Quattrone (L21), Emilio Rinaudo (H18), Bailey Spriggs (B16), Myer Zeally (B12)
Year 10
William Conlon (H02), Jordan Honey (H05), Michael Manteaw (T02), Jye Murphy (B04), Kobe Van Zwienen (L02), Jacob Vergara (B03)
Year 11
Hugh Collis (T03), Jasdip Dosanjh (H07), Tomas Fedele (L07), Braedyn Gillard (T08), Gianni Perre (B08), Kavishan Prithiviraj (H05)
Year 12
Milan Andrejic (T05), Joseph Ciranna (L08), Curtis Di Iorio (T02), Anthony Fable (T04), Alessio Rinaudo (H02)


The ACC Swimming Championships were held at MSAC on Friday February 24th. As a result of winning Division 2 in 2016, Parade were promoted into Division 1, with the aim was to cement a place in the premier division. Parade entered the 2017 Championships with an air of confidence as performances from the more seasoned Parade swimmers at recent State and National level indicated improvement from 2016. This, coupled with the addition of good Year 7 swimmers and increased strength from the middle tiered performers provided the team with more depth. Ably lead by team captain, Jordan Chapman, Parade finished 4th in the Championship, which is the most successful team performance since 2003. Some of the outstanding swims throughout the night included Year 11 student, Todd Martin (L09) who equalled the ACC record in the U/16 Backstroke in a time 29.17 and Year 10 student, Flynn McMahon (T04) who was the fastest swimmer on the night recording 25.57 to win the U/17 50M Freestyle. Congratulations to all students who represented Parade with pride.
Listed below are the students who won events.
Jayden Carr (Year 9, H14 ) 15 years – 1A Freestyle 50m 26.35, 1A Butterfly 50m 29.15, 1A Backstroke 30.92
Flynn McMahon (Year 10, T04) 17 Years – 1A Freestyle 50m 25.57, 1B Breaststroke 34.30
Christian Schofield (Year 8, L12) 14 Years – 1A Breaststroke 50m 39.51, 1B Backstroke 50m 35.76
Todd Martin (Year 10 L09) 16 Years – 1A Backstroke 50m 29.17


The Parade Swimming Squad for 2017 was as follows –
Year 7 – Blair Cass (L14), Matthew Kulle (B12), Mark Pegoraro (T19), James Pickard (L19), Blake Smith ((T13)
Year 8 – Lachlan Batchelor (L19), Jayden Carr (H14), Liam Robertson (T12), Christian Schofield (L12), Josh Veerapa (L16), Anthony Vuong (H16)
Year 9 – Joshua Jackson (H11), Ben Major (L17), Rainier Pezzin (T13), Marcus Prosperi-Porta (T18), Khang Reilly (L16), Emilio Rinaudo (H18), Dylan Tait- McHale (H11), Anthony Tomazic (T19)
Year 10 – Thomas Cartwright (H05), Flynn McMahon (T04)
Year 11 – Tane Cotter (B02), Mitchell Crapper (B01), Long Huynh (T03), Todd Martin (L09), Joel Matthews (H04)
Year 12 – Jordan Chapman (T01), Alessio Rinaudo (H02), Dominic Tropea (B04)
Apart from the swimmers’ fantastic contribution, I’d like to thank the people listed below, as the success of the night would not have been possible without the contribution.
Mr Ben Turner (Parade Sports Director) and members of the Parade Health & Physical Education Faculty with assisted with the organisation of the Carnival.
Mr John Cornish – Coach of the ACC Swimming Team
Mrs Antonella Tropea – Who provided the team with a pasta lunch and afternoon snacks.
The parents and staff of the Parade community who supported the boys on the night. It was greatly appreciated.

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