Date: August 30, 2011

Students take centre stage

With the school holidays just around the corner, student players are set to take centre stage in the coming weeks with a number of marquee schools-based championships set to be staged both locally and interstate. 2011 SAPSASA Golf Championship Over 150 students are set to decent on Adelaide Shores for the 2011 SAPSASA Golf Championship on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 September. The SAPSASA age limit 10 to 13 years catering to years 5 to 7 and is the culmination of a series of local events both in Metropolitan and Rural areas with the top ten players from each of these events making it through to the State Championship final. Following the Championships SAPSASA selects a representative side consisting of eight boys and four girls to compete in the national School Sport Australia final being held in Adelaide from 13 to 17 November. 2011 Australian Secondary School Sport While students battle it out across Adelaide Shores in the SAPSASA Championship, across town Tea Tree Gully, Murray Bridge, Flagstaff Hill and The Grange will host the 2011 Australian Secondary School Sport championships for 15 to 19 year olds. Respective states&apos Secondary School Sports departments selects a representative side from a number of state level school trial events, with six boys and six girls generally chosen to represent each state. The National Carnival is held from 28 August to 3 September. The SA Girls teams is being represented by Elysia Yap (Australian Science & Maths School), Acacia Curtis (Booleroo Centre District School), Jenny Lee (Brighton State School), Kristalle Blum (Henley High School), Rachel Taylor (Pulteney Grammar School) and Amy Zhou (Walford Anglican School for Girls) The SA Boys teams is being represented by Kieren Barratt (Wirreanda High School), Josh Hayes (Mount Compass AS), Matthew Lisk (St Michaels College), Anthony Murdaca (St Michaels College), Ben Stowe (Henley High School) and Jack Williams (Henley High School). 2011 Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship State qualifying for the popular Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship will be held at the Blackwood Golf Club on Thursday 6 October. The top two boys and girls finishers at the state qualifying final are invited compliments of Golf SA to attend the Australian national final being held at The Heritage Golf & Country Club in Victoria on 15 and 16 October. Now a major championship on the junior golfing calendar, the leading four boys and leading two girls advance to the World Final being held in December at the Dragon Lake Golf Club, Guangzhou, China. As an added incentive for players, this year&aposs Aaron Baddeley SA state qualifying is also being held in conjunction with Blackwood Golf Club&aposs Junior Open tournament. 2011 Jack Newton & Srixon International Junior & Sub Junior Classic SA will gain be represented at this year&aposs Jack Newton & Srixon International Junior and Sub Junior Classic, with the state&aposs representatives to the Championship having been decided at the SA state qualifying event held at The Grange back in May. Jake Calvert (Kooyonga) will play in the 15 to 17 years Srixon International Junior Classic being hosted at Maitland Golf Club, and Joel Durnford (Wirrabarra) Ella Adams (Grange) and Matilda Wheare (Ardrossan) will play in the Srixon International Sub Junior Classic being held at Kurri Kurri Golf Club. Both the Junior Classic and Sub Junior Classic events are held from 3 to 7 October. Both the Aaron Baddeley International and Jack Newton & International Junior Classics also allow direct entries, with numerous SA junior players currently registered in each event. Click on the links below to visit the Championship events pages. 2011 SAPSASA Golf Championship 2011 Australian Secondary School Sport 2011 Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship 2011 Jack Newton & Srixon International Junior & Sub Junior Classic