SIDE students pursuing their elite sports ambitions travel, train and study. It is often a difficult combination. Former SIDE student, Olympic swimmer Tamsin Cook said recently when talking to the Elite Performance students.

“SIDE was a great help and allowed me to be very flexible around my training and travel and it really helped with me making the Olympic team . . . That’s the main reason why I transferred to SIDE so that I was able to travel and train for my sport and study at the same time.”

In Term 2, SIDE’s Elite performance students have demonstrated their management of this combination of training, competition, and study. SIDE is proud of their achievements and their ability to manage this high level of competition and, at the same time, maintain their online studies to a high level.

Indoor Rock Climbling

Lilly Magditsch and Jordyn Damasco at Indoor Rock Climbling events

Some of these achievements are listed below.

NameYearSportEventResultComing up
Rhys Allan 12 Judo National Championship Gold U/21 <73kg
Bronze Senior Mens <73kg
European Cups Asian Pacific Cup
Rihari Iki 12 Judo National Championship Bronze U/21 <81kg
Bronze Senior Mens <81kg
European Cups Asian Pacific Cup
Lilly Magditsch 12 Indoor Rock Climbing National Youth Climbing Championships Overall 2nd Australian Junior International Federation Sport Climbing - USA
Lexie Weir 12 Tennis Pizzey Cup – National Schools Championship 3rd place overall
Selected in the All Australian team
 
Ethan Dunn 11 Tennis Pizzey Cup – National Schools Championship 3rd place overall  
Sidney Stephens 11 Gymnastics Australian Gymnastics Championships 11th bars Senior International  
Jordyn Damasco 10 Indoor Rock Climbing National Youth Climbing Championships Overall 1st Youth A Youth World Climbing Championships Italy
Jordon Greenbank 10 Judo National Championship Gold 16-18Yo 60kg
Gold U/21 60kg
Asia Pacific Cup and Cadet World Cup
Taya Lewis Smith 10 Gymnastics Australian Gymnastics Championships 9th overall Level 10  
Olena Edmeades 8 Gymnastics Australian Gymnastics Championships 5th overall Junior International Selected into Junior National squad