Gus Theobald Foundation Dinner – March 29 2014

Looking for a great night out?

Come to a World Cup event at The Dingley International
Raising funds for the Gus Theobald Foundation
Watch the second innings of the World Cup Cricket Final live on the big screen enjoying canapés, a two course meal and 2 complimentary drinks pp.
Sunday 29 March 2015
5.30 – 10.30 pm

TICKETS $50 each TABLES OF 8 OR 10
For enquiries and bookings please contact:
Gerry Torpy  0435 300 261
Helen Rainey 0403 924 390
Beau Lang 0431 901 250

Girls Girls Girls – raising girls 9 to 12 years of age

Glen Eira City Council Parent information Session

Presented by Sharon Witt for parents and guardians raising girls nine to 12 years of age.

Tuesday 10 March 7.30pm–9.30pm

Glen Eira Town Hall — Theatrette

Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield

Cost: $8 per person

Parenting a tween can have its challenges but the good news is, you are not alone in your parenting journey — there is an abundance of collective wisdom that can be drawn on. Sharon has been immersed in the tween world for two decades in her role as a secondary teacher, mentor and presenter to tweens and their parents around the country. In this presentation, Sharon will offer parents sound, practical advice and strategies to help raise and better understand tween girls aged nine to 12.

Places are limited. Registration and payment must be received prior to the session. No refunds or exchanges.

To book online, visit or contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.

Parent Information Night – Girls 9 to 12

Hunter Juniors magnificent at Victorian Junior Titles 2015


Great results from our Club’s Junior athletes at the titles.

Thirty-Six (36) of our Juniors gained twenty-three (23) medals (6 Gold, 8 Silver, and 9 Bronze) and seventeen (17) national qualifiers.

In addition, four (4) club records were bettered.

CR = New Club Record

N = National Qualifier

We appreciate the efforts of Club Officials and Club Helpers in what proved to be a very long weekend of athletics.


Dana Dekkers                       5000m   CR U18       19:25.90       Bronze

Nicola Davis                           400m                          60.40              5th

Natasha Ockenden                3km Steeple               15:40.39        5th


Ben Kelly                               5000m           N         15:20.02        Gold

Sebastian Zammit                 Discus                        28.68m           4th

Sebastian Zammit                 Javelin                                    35.77m           5th

Sebastian Zammit                     Shot Put                     10.72m            5th

Chris Hibbert                         3km Steeple               11:01.73        6th

Chris Hibbert                         5000m                       16:45.03        13th

Jack Highnam                                    5000m                       16:51.27        15th

Tom McLean                          400m                          54.68              20th

Tom McLean                          200m                          24.12              25th



Kaitlin Barr                          2km Steeple       N    7:41.98          Silver

Bridget Brammer               400m Hurdles         66.92              Bronze

Kaitlin Barr                            800m                          2:28.10           7th


Sam Toll                                3000m              N      8:52.19          Silver

Sam Toll                                2km Steeple     N      6:18.96          Bronze

Daniel Hamilton                    1500m                       4:08.42           4th

Daniel Hamilton                    3000m                       9:23.22           5th



Georgie Macdonald             1500m           N         4:44.59          Gold  

Georgie Macdonald             800m                         2:14.91          Bronze

Sophie Highnam                  3000m                       11:17.39        Bronze

Christine Byrne                     100m  (12.75)    N   12.56              4th

Christine Byrne                     200m   (25.82)   N     25.92           4th

Claudia Carter                       400m                          62.59              7th

Claudia Carter                       200m                          27.87              12th



Will Ockenden                       2km Steeple   N         6:47.83           4th

Haftu Strintzos                      3000m                       9:31.47           5th

Haftu Strintzos                      1500m                       4:23.37           6th

Will Ockenden                       3000m                       9:46.63           10th

Josh Grant                              400m                          57.02              12th



Ciara Losty               N         400m                         58.00              Silver

Brittany Tran                         200m Hurdles           31.99              5th


Jesse Scholz              N         400m                         52.22              Gold

Riley Thompson CR U16N Hammer Throw      49.37m          Gold  

Jesse Scholz  CR U15 N      100m Hurdles         14.23              Silver

Jesse Scholz                          200m (24.20)          23.98              Silver

Gabe Shaw                            Long Jump                5.87m                        Silver

Jasper Pickering                  1500m                       4:28.85          Bronze

Jasper Pickering      N         3000m                       9:35.76          Bronze

Yotam Kimchi                       Triple Jump               12.20m           4th

Ben Edwards                         400m                          57.21              6th

Gabe Shaw                             200m  (25.31)           25.34              6th

Liam Halloran                        1500m                       4:44.76           8th

Ben Edwards                         200m                          26.13              9th

Yotam Kimchi                       Long Jump                 5.61m             11th

Liam Halloran                        800m                          2:18.71           14th



Sophie O’Sullivan    N         1500m                       4:54.14          Bronze

Sophie O’Sullivan    N         800m                         2:21.71          Bronze


Adam Spencer          N         800m                         2:06.50          Gold  

Adam Spencer CR U14 N   400m                         52.48              Silver

Cody Bellgrove                      1500m                       4:47.96           6th

Alistair Strutt                         1500m                       4:51.08           8th

Cody Bellgrove                      800m                          2:19.46           9th

Lachlan Zachest                     400m                          63.30              12th

Lachlan Zachest                     200m                          29.17              14th




Genevieve O’Brien                800m                          2:30.43           5th

Genevieve O’Brien                400m                         65.09              6th


Liam Glew                            Triple Jump              10.05m          Gold

Liam Glew                            200m Hurdles        37.95              Silver

Liam Glew                              Long Jump                 4.47m             5th

Romin Kodakari                    800m                          2:22.59           6th

Romin Kodakari                    1500m                       5:08.01           11th


Please forward any queries , omissions, or corrections to Phil Hutton please.




ZATOPEK 2014 Hunter Results

The Club was well represented at this year’s Zatopek meet held last Thursday Dec 11th.

In the Women’s 10000m we had four representatives in a field of 17; and our runners achieved terrific results, ranking all of them in the club’s top 10 all time ranking list.
Tarli Bird 9th 35:09.19
Amelia Aslanides 11th 35:17.70
Cassie Higham 12th 35:23.60
Stacey Bulger 15th 36:18.19

In the Decastella 3000m U20 race Ben Kelly ran 8:41.74 for 17th. A top effort Ben.

The David Baxter 100 yards saw Aidan Debernardi finish 7th in 10.34

Youngster 12 yo Sophie O’Sullivan smashed the Club U13 record by almost 20 seconds 4:47.16 (held by Sarah Lund) in finishing 5th in the U15 1500m. Sophie now joins her mum on the club record list (Sonia holds the club open record for 1500m at 4:06.5 set in 2001).

Tim Rosen and Leigh Phelan were also prominent in the VAL 300m handicap finishing 11th and 13th.

Finally, the finals of the 4 * 400m relays for the State titles were held during the meet. The Club was represented in both the Men’s and Women’s finals.

Women 4th 3:51.49
Emily McLean, Ciara Losty, Ashleigh Horrobin, Nicola Davis

This team highlighted the club’s upcoming junior 400m runners in Ciara (14) and Nicola (17) along with senior sprinter Emily and our 400m Hurdle state champion Ashleigh. A great effort.

Men 8th 3:26.97
Will Little, Tim Crane, Nicholas Hum, Aidan Debernardi

This team highlighted our top athlete with a disability (Nicholas) and our top sprinter (Aidan, already ran earlier in the night), along with seasoned 400m runners in Tim and Will.

Overall, an impressive night for the club.

Prepared by: Phil Hutton

State Title Relay Results

Twenty Five teams competed for the Club to win 6 medals (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze.)


Both Men’s and Women’s Open 4 *400m are in the final to be run at Zatopek Meeting (Thurs Dec 11th.).

Well done to all who represented the club last Saturday at these championships.  You did the club proud, showed team enthusiasm and sportsmanship, and achieved some excellent results.

Thanks to all the Team Managers for a great effort in organizing the teams.

Helen Rainey, Cassie Higham, Pat Beguely, Donna Brammer, Leeann Byrne, Sonia O’Sullivan, Phil Hutton.

For results please see the following link: State Title Relay Results


Prepared by: Phil Hutton

Victorian Championships 2014: Great Results by Glenhuntly Juniors and Distance Runners

The juniors of Glenhuntly Athletics Club (GAC) competed at All Schools Championships 2014 and they achieved some significant results. They achieved 16 medals including 7 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze. Also, many of them performed their personal bests. In addition to juniors’ results there were some outstanding performances by GAC distance runners at Victorian 5000m Championships. Specifically, Amelia became a state silver medalist and Jake had a great debut.

Amelia - State Silver Medalist on 5000m
Amelia – Silver State Medalist on 5000m

In conclusion, with good conditions and lots of Hunter supporters cheering them on, our runners pulled out some great performances. Please see the following links for results:



Results prepared by Phil Hutton