Melton stars shine

Four Melton students have been congratulated for taking home awards at this year’s Victorian School Sports Awards.

Minister for Education, James Merlino, recently joined a host of sporting stars, including basketball legend Lindsay Gaze, to recognise outstanding Victorian students, teachers, volunteers and schools.

In total 51 junior athletes were awarded Sporting Blue medals at the awards ceremony at the MCG.

They included:

  • Cameron Searle – Athletics (Maribyrnong Sports Academy)
  • Patrick Getson – Swimming (Melton Specialist School)
  • Jaime-Lee Getson – Swimming (Melton Specialist School)
  • Amy Cargill – Swimming (Melton Secondary College)

Now in their 23rd year, the Victorian School Sports Awards are the highest sporting accolade presented by the Victorian government school system.

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first by building the Education State, including setting ambitious targets to boost the number of students staying active.

This includes achieving a 20 per cent increase in the proportion of kids doing physical activity five times a week by 2025.

The $16 million School Pride and Sports Fund is building great new sporting facilities for students across the state whilst the $148.3 million Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund is making sure that all students can participate in these activities.

The Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, congratulated the four students on their success.

“This is our next generation of sporting stars. They are an extraordinarily talented group of athletes and I wish them all the best,” Ms Pulford said.

“I’m sure their schools, parents and friends are all extremely proud of their achievements,” she said.

School Sport Victoria President, Sarah Burns said the annual event rewards excellence across all categories of major school sports.”

“The awards are given to students, teachers, parents and volunteers who have excelled or made an outstanding contribution to school sport,” Ms Burns said.