Jordi Nelson is a current Year 12 student at MGSC who plays futsal for Bayside Futsal Pirates and has represented Victoria in futsal for the last three years. Jordi took the time to tell us a little bit about her growing futsal career.
Hi Jordi, tell us a little bit about futsal and how you got involved in it.
Futsal (futbol + sala = football indoors in Spanish) is the fastest growing sport in the world. It is played heavily in Europe, Asia and South America with huge programs established in countries such as Brazil, Spain, Russia and Iran.
I started playing futsal at 13 years old after playing soccer for a few years. When I first experienced futsal I thought it was a much more inclusive environment with many more opportunities for me to progress to State and National competitions instead of soccer. It is more family centred community as well because you know everyone at the club. I currently play with my older sister, Ashleigh, which is interesting. There is a little bit of rivalry on the courts which is good fun.
Which club do you currently play at?
I currently play at Bayside Futsal Pirates which trains out of MGSC school gymnasium which is very convenient. They have excellent coaches and have given me the opportunity to extend my futsal to State and National competitions.
What is the highest level of competition you have played in?
For the last three years I have played in the National Futsal Championships for the youth women’s futsal team. It is the second highest level of competition you can compete in as a 17 year old. The Australian Futsal F-League is the senior competition which has been growing since it was established in 2011. There are currently 8 teams in the F-League with Bayside Pirates and Vic Vipers as the two Victorian teams, Bayside asked me to try out for them this year but I had to decline due to Year 12 and various injuries.
What kind of player are you on the court?
I am a not really a shooting type of player, I more structure the team in offense and defense and coordinate the moves. I understand the logistics of the game and am able to help set the team up by moving the players or ball into a scoring position. I’m not the brawniest, nor the fastest, but I understand where to put myself and others to be effective.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
I think scoring against SA last year in the National competition. It was two minutes before the final siren and the goal enabled us to get through to the semi-finals. Unfortunately we lost the semi-final in extra time 2-1 but it was still a fantastic moment in my career.
Moving forward, what are you goals for 2016 and beyond?
I want to keep enjoying futsal and playing as much as I can. I can see myself playing futsal for many more years to come. In 2017, I would like to get a position on the Bayside Pirates F-League women’s team to play in the national competition, it would be a great experience playing against the best in Australia.
Time for your favourites...
Athlete? Aaron Mooy and Novak Djokovic
Food? Maltesers for sure. I am a malteser junkie.
Song and band? 21 Pilots – Stressed Out
Quote? “If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you”
Class/teacher? English Language with Ms Jones. Interesting class and how we use language in our daily lives
Moment at MGSC? Making it to the Regional Cross Country carnival and coming 20th when I was in Year 9
Would you rathers?
Be able to fly or be invisible? Be invisible – you can mess with people so easily
Have hiccups for the rest of your life or have the feeling of sneezing but not being able to? Sneezing
Live a life that lasts 1000 years or 10 lives that last 100 year each? 10 lives that last 100 years each.
Have a dragon or be a dragon? Have a dragon
Be super fast or super strong? Super strong because I am weak as it is
Never be able to speak again or always say everything that is on your mind? Stay silent
Get up early or stay up late? Stay up late
Thanks for taking the time to do the interview during your busy Year 12 schedule Jordi. Good luck for your exams and beyond.
The Schoolaerobics State finals will be held on Sunday June 5th. The girls have been working incredibly hard in preparation for this competition.
The competition is held at The Arena 110 Victoria St, North Geelong, 3215. Tickets can be purchased at the venue, however please note no eftpos facilities are available.
MGSC Diamonds and MGSC Sparklers will be competing at approximately 10.00am in the wildcard round for a place in the finals. MGSC Shine will compete approximately 2:30pm, MGSC Crystals at 4:45pm and MGSC Embers at 6:00pm. Presentations will be held at approximately 8:00pm. Good luck to all students competing next weekend.
Ms Tess Molina - MGSC Aerobics Coach
The Winter Intermediate Sport round robin was held on Friday 27th May. This year MGSC entered teams into the Netball, Soccer, Badminton and Handball competitions. The netball and soccer teams were training twice a week for 6 weeks in the lead up to the round robin, as well as 50 students trying out for the badminton and handball teams.
Both of Ms Parker's netball teams won their round robins as did Mr Day's soccer team, Mr de Munk's badminton teams came second and the handball team won their competition as well.
Well done to all students who competed and good luck to the netball team at the Regionals on August 4th and the soccer team on July 25th. Thank you to the coaches for the time commitment at lunch and to Mr Bill Murray for helping coach the soccer team. Go Mentone!
The Beachside Cross Country carnival was held at Karkarook Park in Moorabbin on Monday 23rd May. Mentone Girls' Secondary College had 58 competitors on the day and a staggering 34 students will go on to compete in the Regionals at Ballam Park, Frankston, on Thursday 23rd June. Incredibly, Mentone won the 12-13, 14, 15 and 16 age groups team competition; the overall girls group aggregate, and the overall grand total.
The students representing Mentone at the Regionals are;
- 12-13 age group - Sophie B (11.18min), Holly T, Mia T, Sienna L, Angel C, Ella O and Paige P.
- 14 age group - Millie B (11.03min), Kisarna B, Maddie A, Violet A, Teiki W, Daisy W, Uma M-M and Eva B.
- 15 age group - Hannah E (11.59min), Taylah T, Delaney R, Neve O, Grace H and Jas H.
- 16 age group - Emily M (11.38min), Emilie T, Sarah M, Tash B, Ebony A, Katie M and Alex B.
- 17-20 age group - Maddie C (12.27min), Jaz G, Marley B, Sasha L, Tessa G and Olivia R.
Congratulations to all competitors for representing MGSC this year. A big thank you to Mrs Mathews, Mr Paul and Ms Richards for helping out. There will be running sessions on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 7.45am in the gym for all students. Go Mentone!
The Run4Life running program is up and running with a consistent amount of runners attending the 7.45am sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If you are interested in improving your mobility, fitness and health please come and give it a go. Go Mentone!
At the first Year 7 Futsal try outs for Mentone Girls' SC new futsal academy, we had 35 interested students show their enthusiasm to try a new sport. The girls showed their kicking and trapping skills before getting straight into 5v5 games.
The next try outs are on Wednesday 1st June at lunchtime from 1.15pm on the tennis courts, please bring your runners and a friend. Go Mentone!
Mentone Girls' SC are starting a futsal Academy in alignment with Bayside Futsal Pirates to increase the participation and awareness of futsal in the Bayside area. We are lucky to have brand new futsal gear, sponsored by Bayside Futsal Pirates and Joma Australia, which will be used in all tournaments and interschool sport carnivals.
Please see below for the Year 7 and 8 try out dates or contact Mr Bruhn in the gymnasium. Go Mentone!
Mentone Girls' SC entered an Under 14 and 16 team into the Road Relays on Saturday 14th May. The two teams competed in a 2km team relay event at Albert Park and both were the highest placed Government school in the Girls events.
The Under 14 team - Sophie B, Holly T, Mia T and Angel C - finished 9th and ran a combined time of 37 minutes and 3 seconds with Sophie setting the fastest time in 8 minutes and 45 seconds.
The Under 16 team - Millie B, Kisarna B, Teiki W and Taylah T - finished 13th and ran a combined time of 36 minutes and 10 seconds with Millie running 8.22 and Kisarna running 8.31.
Congratulations to all runners for giving up another Saturday morning competing for Mentone. I hope these experiences continue to help you in the upcoming Cross Country season. A big thank you to all parents who attended, as well to Dianne Lewis-Nixon for managing the U14's and Shane Waata and Chris Belleville for managing the U16s.
The next event is the All School Cross Country Championships on Saturday June 18th at Bundoora Park. A 3km event, it is the selection trial to compete for Victoria at the Australian Cross Country Championships. If you or your daughter is interested, please let Mr Bruhn know. Go Mentone!
The Senior Interschool sport round robin was held on Tuesday 10th May. Mentone Girls entered two netball, basketball, badminton and table tennis teams into all of the round robins. The basketballers went down in a close finish to Albert Park as well as the A-Grade netballers, however the B-Grade netball team won their round robin which means they go onto the SMR finals on August 4th.
With the Year 12's graduating at the end of the year this was their last Interschool sport round robin. Congratulations to all Year 12's who have given up their lunchtimes training and competing for Mentone Girls. I hope your experiences in the program have been beneficial and positive. The Health and PE department wish you all the best in the future. Go Mentone!
The Senior and Junior AFL teams played in the Beachside round robin against Cheltenham SC and MacRob Girls HS on Wednesday 4th May. Both teams were successful on the day and will be playing in the SMR finals on July 28th.
Well done to the girls and thank you to Ms Parker and Ms Jager for coaching the Juniors, and Mr Hull for jumping in at late notice to coach the Seniors. Go Mentone!
On Sunday 1st May, the five MGSC aerobics teams competed at the Schoolaerobics Preliminary finals in Geelong. Three of the teams are through to the state finals and the other two teams will compete in the wildcard round to win a berth in the state finals. The girls will be working hard over the next four weeks in preparation for this competition. Thank you to the parents, friends and Mrs Duggan who came to support the students and to all the students who performed so well. Miss Tess Molina, Aerobic Coach.
Year 10 student, Chantelle Parkinson, completed her work experience at Inner Strength Bayside physiotherapist. Please see below a little article she wrote about her experience.
Hi, I’m Chantelle and I’m a student at Mentone Girls’ Secondary College, currently in year 10. Being in year 10 gave me the opportunity to participate in work experience which allowed me to choose a career path that I may want to pursue in the future. As my area of choice I chose physiotherapy. Physiotherapy interests me because I enjoy learning about the human body and the various functions each component performs. I’ve recently taken up “inside the human body” as an elective which in some ways taught me knowledge that I may need to know as a physiotherapist. I also enjoy helping people, which is a key part of being a physiotherapist. I was given the opportunity to work at InnerStrength of Bayside, this has allowed me to see what it would be like to pursue a career in this field of occupation. Throughout my week here I was able to participate in Pilates classes, observe one on one classes, communicate with patients and help out around the clinic. I really enjoyed it and I would definitely do it again. The experience showed me what it would be like to be a physiotherapist and taught me valuable things that I may be able to use in my future of being a physiotherapist!
See more at: http://www.innerstrengthbayside.com.au/meet-chantelle-our-physio-in-the-making-work-experience-kid/#sthash.sdwk3Njr.dpuf
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