Two Scotch boys to represent Australia in cycling
Scotch’s cycling team has been crowned with glory recently. Not only did the team win the champion boys’ school trophy in the Victorian Interschool Cycling Series, and narrowly miss out on winning the overall coeducational school’s trophy, but our Captain of Cycling and a Year 11 boy have achieved outstanding honours at a national level.
Alastair Christie-Johnston (Year 12), our esteemed captain, and Maccie Carter (Year 11) have both been selected to represent Australia in the under 19 World Championships in Abu Dhabi in October. They make up two of the three boys to represent Australia. We are thrilled with the success of the team and congratulate Alastair and Maccie on this achievement and honour.
In addition, Alastair and Maccie both featured highly in the Oceania and Victorian championships this year. Charlie Barber (Year 10) and Maccie Carter both won their road races for their age groups in the recent Victorian championships in Wangaratta.
Cycling at Scotch has progressed to the degree that Scotch is the most successful boys’ school in cycling in Victoria. It is a sport where the senior and more experienced boys help to coach and guide the beginners and younger boys in the techniques, fitness needed, and training regimes to follow in order to become competitive racing cyclists.
Our expert coach, Shane Kelly OAM, is the head coach with Stuart Proposch (’15) and Nick Mountney (’13) as assistant coaches. Shane was a five-time Olympian and a track specialist. He guides and organises our regular training sessions at the Darebin International Sports Centre velodrome, Hawthorn Velodrome and Kew Boulevard in Terms 1 and 4. The team recently won the champion boys’ school trophy for winning the Victorian Interschool Cycling Series for 2016.
JOHN FLYNN — TIC CYCLING