Bendigo Community Bank Parkdale Gift

Saturday 1 February 2020 – All Roads lead to Parkdale . $ Donation at the Gate or $5 Onsite Parking

Schools Championship

2019 Information 

Confirmed Entrants 
Boys School
Jason Tek Westall Secondary College
Jackson Liaskos St.Bedes
Jack O’Farrell St.Kevins
Christian Sapardinas Yarra Valley Grammar
Endale Mekonnon Werribe Secondary College
James Kerr Penola Catholic College
Patrick Martin Ballarat High School
Girls School
Abbey Francis Star of The Sea
Hailey Wellington Parkdale Secondary College
Mia Gray Kilbreda
Chloe Kinnersly Ballarat High School
Alina Ivanova Melbourne Girls College
Hinda Redzic Parkdale Secondary College
 Ashlee Farrar Mt Joseph Girls College

Click HERE to download an Expression of Interest form and email to the return address provided in the document.


  • Showcase outstanding school student athletics talent.
  • Provide local competition to school aged athletes outside their regular school based competitions.
  • Provide tangible reward for excellent performance.
  • Experience a professional athletics carnival.

Event Format

  • 120m races for each category of u16 Boys & Girls.
  • All athletes will run the full 120m (no handicap head-starts will be applied).
  • Winners and fastest times will progress from heats to a final field of 8.
  • All finalists will receive prize money – total value $1000.
  • Winners will receive sash and trophy.
  • Final entry numbers close on 15th January 2019 and published 28th January 2019.

Conditions of entry

  • Only one entry/representative per school can race in each category.
  • Entrants must:
    • Be U16 years old on event day.
    • Be enrolled at a school on the event day.
    • Have permission from their school (eg. Principal, PE or Sport teacher) before competing.
    • Wear school colours or sports uniform when racing in this event.
  • Your name and image may appear in promotional material.
  • Where more than one entry is submitted from a school, other factors to determine a single participant may include:
    • Personal best times over a range of distances.
    • Time of registering their interest to compete.
  • In all circumstances, the Parkdale Gift Committee will have the final decision on entry participants.
  • Final entries close 15th January 2019 at 5pm.


1st September 2018 – Expressions of Interest OPEN

15th January 2019 – Entries close

25th January 2019 – Final entries confirmed

28th January 2019 – Final entries published

2nd February 2019 – Parkdale event day

2018 Event:

Female Under 16

1 Mia Grey  – Kilbreda College
2 Abbey Francis – Star of the Sea
3 Madison Bodey – Firbank Grammar
4 Grace Lisbon – Heatherton Christian College
5 Enzia Redzic – Parkdale Secondary College
6 Cara Smith – McKinnon Secondary College
7 Tadiwanashe Kahonde – Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College
8 Kimberly Crombie – Patterson River Secondary College
9 Kate Wicock – Mentone Girls Grammer
10 Natalie Christie – Footscray City College
11 Zoe Glassborow – Yarra Valley Grammer
12 Stefanie Chevalier – Waverley Secondary Ciollege
13 Halle Martin – Loreto Collage Ballarat
14 Vacant
15 Vacant
16 Vacant

Male Under 16

1 Olumide Araba – Heatherton Christian College
2 Zac White – Parkdale Secondary College
3 Xavier Clark – Kilvington Grammar School
4 Christopher Valcanis – Brighton Grammar
5 Seamus O’Brien – McKinnon Secondary College
6 Luke Ryan – St James College
7 Jackson Liaskos – St Bedes
8 Jack Tomanovits – Xavier College
9 Joey Jackson – Patterson River Secondary College
10 Jack O’Farrell – St Kevins College
11 David Zipevski – Emmanuel College – Notre Damn Campus
12 Leo Pilkington – Westbourne Grammar School
13 Patrick Martin – Ballarat High School
14 Endale Mekonnan – Werribee Secondary College
15 Christian Sapardanis – Yarra Valley Grammer
16 Vacant

Little Athletics
Mentone Little Athletics Club will participate in events at the Parkdale Gift. Little athletes will enjoy the thrill of competition on the Gift track prior to the commencement of competition between 2.15-3.15pm.
The nature of the events are to be determined and the Parkdale Gift website will be updated when confirmed.

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