On Monday October 17th Galen College was represented by the following students at the annual Benalla Field and Game Clay Target Competition, Brianna Grassi, Tom Adams, Hugh Amery, Jak Canning, Mitchell Oates, Riley Carter, Isaac Dean, James Ackerly, Sam Ritchie, Jayden Bosch, Adam Evans, Isaac Smith, Jamieson Stewart, Wyatt Griffiths, Brad Collihole, James Connor, Codi Rasmussen, Bailey Hourigan, Alex Reid, Rohan Watson, Braden Ellis, Jack Bosnich, Jaden Scobie, Rowan O’Keefe, Sam Canning-Scobie, Sean Szeligiewicz, Sam Peters, Bryan Green, Blake Nixon and Tom Noble.
The day proved to be a great success with all shooters completing terrific scores in the almost perfect conditions. In total nearly 250 students from all over Victoria participated in this highly competitive event.
Galen’s highest scoring individual shooters were Bailey Hourigan 16/20, Sam Ritchie 16/20 Mitchell Oates 16/20, Codi Rasmussen 15/20 and Braden Ellis 15/20. These were excellent scores.
The most successful individual result was the second placing of Bailey Hourigan in the Individual New Shooters. To achieve this result Bailey shot 16/20 in the event and then followed up with 3/5 in the pressure cooker atmosphere of the shoot-off. With about 100 spectators all adding to the excitement and tension, this was a fantastic effort by Bailey.
For the second year running Galen also won the New Shooters Teams Event. Bailey Hourigan, Jaden Scobie, Codi Rasmussen, Bryan Green and Braden Ellis were the members of this team and each received a trophy in recognition of their accurate marksmanship.
The 2011 Benalla Sporting Clays was a great day. All shooters shot somewhere near their potential and the behaviour and range etiquette displayed by all students was exemplary.
Thanks are extended to Darren Stewart, Rod Green, Angelo Grassi and for their support and attendance on the day. Special thanks are also extended to Mrs. Carla Murphy for her contributions with encouragement, supervision and for taking some great photos of the Galen team.
Keith Willett, Middle School Director