Sports Report

Throughout remote learning sports introduced a virtual challenge where students participate and even competed to log their bike rides, runs, walks or roller skating/skateboarding.  

Congratulations to all participates in particular:

Joseph C who biked over 550km throughout the challenge

Ella L who run over 250km throughout the challenge

Murray H who run  180km and rode over 230km throughout the challenge

Special mentions to Teachers Thuy Linh and Mac who also clocked up consistent kms throughout the challenge.

So why do we encourage children to be active as part of their developmental journey? 

Physical activities promote healthy growth and development. It helps build a healthier body composition, stronger bones and muscles. It also improves the child’s cardiovascular fitness. Physical activities help in the development of better motor skills and in concentration and thinking skills.

Physical activities should be integrated into young children’s lives to create a foundation of movement and activity, which will be carried with them throughout the rest of their lives. Children who have higher levels of physical activity during their childhood are likely to be more active even after they mature. This is important for better health and well being.

Physical activities from a young age have various benefits, which reach far beyond only physical development. A person can physically, mentally, socially and emotionally develop by taking part in physical activities.

This is why making PE a fun way for students to engage in these programs, we can allow them to find joy in the activities while helping them build the foundations they need for a strong healthy body. 

Brunswick Lacrosse

Brunswick Lacrosse will run a number of “Come & Try” Lacrosse Sessions at Fleming Park on Thursday 2nd, 9th and 16th of December. 


Name: Brunswick Lacrosse Club
Phone: 0409 412 735

Sports Champion of 2019

This month at the Valedictory Dinner as the Year 12s celebrated the completion of their schooling, Fitzroy High School introduced the Sport Champion of the year award. Whilst recognition is provided to non-school sports, the emphasis for the FHS sportsperson of the year is on school sport recognition from 7 to 12. Points are awarded to students based on all school related events. These include (but are not limited to): School Carnivals (Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics) and Inner North District Sports, Northern Regional Sports and States. The student/s who accumulate the most amount of points is awarded Sports champion for both male and female categories.

Fitzroy High School would like to congratulate Molly Blood and Sophia Tozer dual winners of the female category and Jacob Stenson for the male category.

From left: Molly, Jacob & Sophia

Molly and Sophia were fierce and joyful competitors in all carnivals during their time at Fitzroy High School – both girls represented the school on many occasions Molly displaying her Basketball skills and Sophia her AFL skills on the field as both player and umpire.

Jacob Stenson also a regular at Athletic and Swimming carnivals excelled at both a Regional and State level for Cross Country for many years, complemented by his Futsal and Soccer skills displayed on the pitch/court.


Sports Report

Congratulations to the Year 8 AFL team for representing the school at a Regional Level. Despite suffering two close losses against Thornbury SC and Sacred Heart SC, Fitzroy was able to secure a victory over Viewbank SC to finish third overall for the day.

The following votes were given from both the Coach and Team:
● 3 votes: Leo N – Great display of football knowledge, team cohesion and athleticism.
● 2 votes: Darcy W – Tireless efforts, ability to read the play and athleticism.
● 1 vote: Freya H – Fierce tackling and hardball gets along with the ability to create space.

One Basketball and two Futsal teams represented FHS at an intermediate level on August 9th against other district schools.

Future Sports Dates:
● August 30th 2019: Year 8 District Sports Day
● September 4th 2019: Regional Athletics
● September 18th 2019: Year 7 District Sports Day

Senior Sport Report

Boys Basketball

The Senior Boys Basketball team, consisting of Ethan D, Tom B, Levi J, Marcus D, Thomas B, Flynn G and Charlie R finished runners up after winning all games but their last game at District level. Despite what can only be described as an upset, the team has enjoyed one another’s company over the years, including their successful run towards States in 2017.

Boys Futsal

Although Futsal is yet to be recognised at a Regional/State level, it did not stop all teams from the district from playing with pride and passion. Fitzroy HS lost their first game to University HS and drew with the eventual overall winners SEDA A team. Well done to Aaron M, Jacob S, Alex K, Jai B and Sudeysi A (as seen in the picture below).

AFL Report

Girls Footy Day Report

The Years 7 and 8 girls were asked to represent girls and Fitzroy HS at a school tournament on 26/06/2019. There was one competitive team, which won two out of five games, and a social team, which won one out of four games. Even if we didn’t win everything, the girls improved every single game and everyone learnt new positions and many new football skills. All girls tried their absolute best at the tournament and NEVER gave up, even when being tackled to the ground. By far, they were the most determined team there.

By Claudia, Sabine and Gracie.

Year 8 Boys AFL Team

Congratulations and all the best to the Year 8 Boys AFL Team who are off to the Regionals on 30/07/2019.

Regional Cross Country Results

Well done to the students who represented Fitzroy High School at Regional Cross Country. These students conducted themselves in a professional manner over a difficult, hilly and muddy course and should be congratulated on their efforts. Please find the results, including times, below.

Females 12-13

Gemma T – 25th – Time: 13:34.79

Females 14

Lottie G – 31st – Time: 14:07.06

Males 14

Leo N – 17th – Time: 11:28.41
Tasman C – 24th – Time: 12:08.45
Darcy W – 61st – Time: 13:19.07
Jules P – 69th – Time: 13:34.58
Remy F – 70th – Time: 13:35.03

Sports Update

Regional Cross Country

On the 19th of June, the following students represented Fitzroy High School in Cross Country at a regional level: Jules P, Darcy W, Charlotte G, Remy F, Leo N, Gemma T and Tasman C.
Results will be posted in the next newsletter.
An acknowledgment to Gracie L who was unable to compete due to an injury.

Year 8 Football

Congratulations to the Year 8 Boys Football team who, against the odds, were able to overcome other district schools with just 14 players and will now go on to a regional level on the 30th of July. Under the captaincy of Kaden E and leadership of Remy F and Darcy W, all the boys were able to link up and create space while ensuring support for each other during contested ball gets. A special mention goes out to Jules P who was voted the Most Valuable Player, coming across from Soccer. It was easy to see this student could have a bright future in the sport of AFL. All the best to this team going forward.

Coming Up

Year 7 Sports Day – Friday 21 June 2019:
• AFL Football
• Soccer
• Badminton
• Netball

Senior Sports Day – Monday 24 June 2019
• Basketball
• Futsal

Junior Girls AFL Day – Wednesday 26 June 2019
• An additional optional extra day for girls who may be interested in having a go or finding out more about AFL football.

Years 7 and 8 Cross Country Report

This week, Cross Country was held at Edinburgh Gardens for Years 7 and 8 students. Cross Country requires speed, stamina, endurance and, most of all, a positive and strong mind set. These young students were able to push themselves, achieving a sense of self-pride after completing the 2.2km Cross Country course. For some students, it was about going fast. For others, it was the sense of pride and the fact that they were earning points for their school house while achieving a personal best. Overall, students should be congratulated for their individual efforts. Congratulations and all the best to the below students who will go on to represent the school at a Division level on 22 May 2019. These students will be presented with a ribbon during next week’s sports session.

Year 7 Girls

  1. Gemma T
  2. Pearl C
  3. Mariana K
  4. Jeslyn L
  5. Jetta G-S
  6. Kira T
  7. Jacinta S
  8. Bintu B
  9. Peemai S
  10. Aryan H
  11. Tessa H

Year 7 Boys

  1. Angus W
  2. Sunny O
  3. Cosmo K
  4. Isaac L
  5. Max C
  6. Tom L-B
  7. David B
  8. Kyan D
  9. Lewis B
  10. Isaac V

Year 8 Girls

  1. Gracie L
  2. Claudia G
  3. Lottie G
  4. Zoja D
  5. Morena W
  6. Lizzy V
  7. Kiki S
  8. Amy S
  9. Ninon H
  10. Elaine K

Year 8 Boys

  1. Leo N
  2. Darcy W
  3. Jules P
  4. Eren Y
  5. Remy F
  6. Tasman C
  7. Oliver R
  8. Oisin T
  9. Yonis A
  10. Tom A
  11. Samuel W

Swimming Report

Students from Fitzroy High School attended the schools Swimming Carnival held at the Fitzroy Pools on 8th of February. On the day many students competed in events, earning points for their school house. This year saw the smallest margin of difference between all the houses, with Green house (276 pts) winning, Gold house (271 pts) second, Blue house third (261 pts) and Red house (254 pts) after an amazing few years of success, fourth.  There were some outstanding performances with many swimmers qualifying to represent Fitzroy High School at the upcoming district competition this Wednesday 6th of March. The students who performed exceptionally and will go onto district as the schools age group Champions were:

2001: Sophia T and Finnian F

2002: Scarlet B and Rafi C

2003: Freya V-G and Kit W

2004: Alex C-K and Jack N

2005: Amy S and Tasman C

2006: Billie M and Tom L-B

Well done to all the Fitzroy swimmers who competed at the Carnival.

Happy Swimming!