Meriden secures sixth consecutive Tildesley Tennis victory

19 March 2015

Meriden has defended its title as the champion of Tildesley Tennis for the sixth consecutive year. Meriden’s players dominated the two-day tournament claiming victory in the singles and doubles competitions.  Stunning performances by the Meriden players earned them the unprecedented position of securing all places in the singles and doubles grand finals. Meriden's Linda Huang matched it out with Michaela Haet to take the singles title 8 - 5. The closely contested doubles finals saw Alisa Jeregui and Claudia Furdi narrowly defeat Amne Ghamraoui and Shubhika Dubey. Twenty-five teams competed in this year’s

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Meriden wins World Schools Tennis Championship

16 March 2015

Meriden’s tennis team has claimed the title of top schoolgirls’ tennis team in the world after winning the 2015 ISF World Schools Tennis Championship in Qatar last Saturday. Organised by the International School Sport Federation, the ISF tennis tournament showcases some of the best young players from around the globe.  As well as Australia, participating nations included England, Germany, Italy, Turkey, France, Belgium, China and Brazil. After placing fourth at the event in 2011 and third in 2013, the six-member Meriden team took out the top prize this year with a convincing performance at

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Meriden claims IGSSA Water Polo title

1 December 2014

Team 1 from Meriden has claimed victory in the IGSSA 2014 Water Polo competition. Team members Cassandra Penrose, Sarah Harnwell, Jessica McClean, Anna Linfield-Kent, Mackenzie Marnell, Cathryn Prout, Georgia Mirabito, Mollie Williams, Brooke McClean and Zoe Whelan-Young were named S1 Division Champions after sealing the tightly-contested grand final in the last quarter to win 8-7. The win marks Meriden’s third S1 Division grand final win in five years and its fifth consecutive S1 Division grand final appearance. Meriden Teams 2 and 3 also had a strong season in Water Polo, placing third in their divisions.

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Meriden wins the Australian Schools Tennis Championship

25 November 2014

Meriden claimed its fourth Australian Schools Tennis Championship title with a stand-out performance at the Albury Tennis Centre from 23 to 26 November. The tournament brings together the rising stars of tennis from across Australia each year, competing for the coveted national title. The Meriden team delivered a clean sweep at this year’s event, wrapping up their final victory 4-0 after remaining undefeated throughout the entire four-day tournament. The win has earned Meriden the honour of representing Australia at the World Schools Tennis Championship which will be held in March 2015 in Qatar. This major junior tennis championship showcases the best

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Meriden Water Polo players selected to represent CIS

10 November 2014

Six Water Polo players from Meriden will make up the 22 person squad to represent CIS (Combined Independent Schools Sports) in 2015. Cathryn Prout, Mollie Williams, Brooke McClean, Zoe Whelan-Young, Georgia Gardner and Grace Watson-Carr were selected at the CIS Trials held on 10 November. CIS provides a pathway to state and national level competition in a number of sports. The CIS Water Polo squad will compete at the NSW All Schools Water Polo Championships in March 2015. From that event, players will be selected to represent the NSW All Schools team to compete at the SSA (Secondary Schools Association) Water Polo Championships

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Meriden hosts Remote Indigenous Education Forum

5 September 2014

The Hon Bess Price MLA, Minister for Women’s Policy and Community Services for the Northern Territory, and Karla Grant, presenter of the SBS program Living Black were the keynote speakers at a Remote Indigenous Education Forum held at Meriden on 4 September 2014. Both women spoke of the positive implications that having access to quality education had played in their lives. Hosted annually by Meriden, the Forum discusses issues relating to the education of young Indigenous women. Other speakers at this year’s event included, Zania Liddle, former Principal of Ti Tree School in remote Northern Territory; Tanisha

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Meriden’s Senior Singers hit the high note

14 August 2014

The breathtaking performance by Meriden’s Senior Singers at the Australasian Championship for Youth Choir earned the Singers second place in the grand final event of the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod. Meriden won the right to perform in the Championship after placing first in the Sacred/Gospel section and third in the Under 19 Female Youth section of the Sydney Eisteddfod rounds. Only the top three place-getters in each of the five choral sections of the Eisteddfod are invited to perform in the Australasian Championship for Youth Choir. For this reason, the standard of the final was extremely high and comprised

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Meriden Water Polo players represent Australia

5 August 2014

Two of Meriden’s top Water Polo players, Brooke McClean and Mollie Williams, were selected to the Born ’98 Australian Team to compete in the Pan Pacific Championships held in New Zealand in July. This was the first time that the girls had won selection to an Australian representative team and they clearly stepped up to the challenge. Both girls scored goals for their respective teams and Mollie was named ‘Best Player’ in a number of her games. The squad consisted of twenty-six girls, split into two teams, ‘Australia Green’ and ‘Australia Gold

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Meriden’s tennis players take centre stage

1 August 2014

Meriden’s tennis players have continued their impressive run on the court, securing a succession of stunning wins in a round of tough competitions this year. In April, fourteen-year-old Violet Apisah was crowned winner of the Gallipoli Youth Tennis Cup, an ITF Junior Grade tournament played at Melbourne Park. Violet continued her good form in July, competing against high-ranked opponents to earn the runner up title at the Queensland Junior Winter International, an ITF Grade 4 tournament. Linda Huang (Year 10) also made her mark at the Queensland tournament, claiming victory in the doubles with her Victorian partner. The South Pacific

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Tennis champions return to Meriden

25 July 2014

Tennis champions and former Meriden students, Amy Clifton (Class of 2011), Alex Osborne (Class of 2013) and Genevie Ulanday (Class of 2013) spent the month of July catching up with the Meriden community and coaching at the Meriden Tennis Academy before heading off to the USA. The three tennis players are studying on full scholarships at universities in the USA. Amy is studying Mass Communications at Midwestern State University, Alex is majoring in Business Management at Arizona State University and Genevie will commence her studies this month at Jacksonville State University. Amy, Alex and Genevie were participants in Meriden’s successful

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