That’s a wrap on the 2022 Subaru ACT & Regional Interschool Snowsports Championships.

Fuelled by smiles, school spirit and a lolly snake or two, Divisions 4, 5 and 6 closed out their Regional Snowsports campaign at Perisher Resort on Front Valley and Sundeck.

A huge thank you to all our Year 12 students who supported our youngest racers again today with course inspections and words of encouragement. Your presence and efforts were appreciated and heart-warming for the parents and students in attendance. What an inspiring group of young men and women you all are.

SMGS Director of Sport, Mr Martin Philpott, was proud of the students’ efforts through the week saying, “It was so wonderful to be back racing and getting back to the events and opportunities we all enjoy so much. There were so many amazing performances and personal bests, and every student should be proud of their efforts this week. It was also so special to have some of our Year 12 students out on the course with the next generation.”

Of her first interschools competition, Year 2 student Sofia said, “At first, I was a bit nervous, but when I was at the starting gate, I felt very excited! I skied and snowboarded my hardest and had lots of fun!”

Sofia’s teammate agreed, saying, “It was a lot of fun, but the best was skiing with my friends.”

SMGS Junior School had record participation across Div 4, 5 and 6, a testament to the growth of that area of the School. SMGS Head of Junior School was pleased to see so many students taking the opportunity to experience their first snowsports race, she said, “what a fantastic week for our Junior School students who represented their School with maturity and sportsmanship well beyond their years. Thank you to the Year 12 students who assisted the younger members of our school community. What wonderful role models you all are.”

To the team behind the team

Thank you to our Director of Sport, Mr Martin Philpott and his team for their tireless hours of organising, logistics, course marshalling, timing, judging and all with huge smiles.

To all the parents that helped out through the week, these events would not be possible without your assistance.

Well done to Perisher for setting some fantastic courses through the week and to the Snow Australia Interschools team for another fantastic event.

Bring on States!

Check out all the results here:

Top 5 SMGS results as follows: 

Div 4 Alpine – Female

SMGS (B) – 1st – (Alessia Diver(1st), Willow Philpott, Addison Hosie, Maribel Goumenis)

SMGS (A) – 3rd – (Lilly Brauer, Madeline Lloyd, Angelina Burridge, Cailynn Moore)

Div 4 Alpine – Male

SMGS (B) – 1st – (James Tickle, Joseph Pratt, Jack Philpott, Kaden Gibbons)

SMGS (A) – 3rd – (Blake Nicholls, Axel Lysters, Lawson Wright, Will Turner)

Div 5 Ski Cross – Male

SMGS (A) – 1st – (Reid Armstrong (1st), Banjo Brauer, Felix Hosie)

SMGS (B) – 2nd – (Hayden Lees, Tate Baker, James Pratt)

SMGS (C) – 3rd – (Rafael Reiner, Loki Davis, Arlo Lloyd)

Div 6 Alpine – Female

SMGS (A) – 1st – (Sofia Woolford (1st), Scarlett Gibbons, Sage Mawhinney, Heidi Canham)

SMGS (B) – 5th – (Blake Kable, Aprel Wilson, Isabelle Miles)

Div 6 Alpine – Male

SMGS (A) – 2nd – (Jack Hampton, Ove Davis, Charlie Campbell, Logan Canham)

SMGS (B) – 3rd – (Harrison Kable, Harry Johnson, Jackson Burridge, Archie Oliver)