20-year champions

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7 August 2019

Students from Marcellin College.On Saturday 3 August 2019, Marcellin College, Bulleen, was awarded its 20th consecutive Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV) cross country title. This was a historic moment, not only for the college, but for AGSV as well.

The college’s cross country community keeps growing every year and these titles come only with the dedicated support of staff in charge and the families that are there every weekend, supporting the young men.

Head Coach, John Meagher, says his coaching philosophy has been a combination of instilling a hard work (training) ethic, teaching the importance of training consistency, and demonstrating enjoyment and personal commitment.

‘My coaching at Marcellin and my local community has allowed me to leave a legacy in the sport of cross country. I have set and successfully achieved high standards consistently at state, national and international level with my athletes’, he said.

‘I have led by example at all times since I first began coaching – training with and competing sometimes alongside my athletes, showing that improvement and success at the highest level can be sustained in this sport for a very long time.’