Athletes of the Year 2018-2019
Shane Walsh Till
Commitment to Sport Award
Each year, BIS awards the Shane Walsh Till Commitment to Sport Award to a student who has shown the same 'can-do' spirit and commitment to sport as Shane Walsh Till himself.
Congratulations to Antonia Kazmaier on receiving the Award for the 2018-2019 school year.
Shane Walsh Till always said as a kid he thought he was either going to play Cricket for Australia or Australian Rules Football. As he grew older and realised that dream was not a reality he was very disappointed. He played State Level Aussie Rules Football and Cricket in Australia and played very well but either were going to be his future career. Rather he took on the career as an educator and an amazing one at that. Whatever he did, he did well. He was a teacher at BIS from 1998 until 2002. He taught geography, history and social studies. His goal in life was to visit every continent. He almost made it. He was tragically killed in the Bali terrorist attacks in October 2002. Shane left an impression on everyone he encountered. We all remember Till for many of the same reasons. His infections smile, his willingness to argue a topic, his love of teaching, his love of traveling, his love of sport and his love for the mighty (a matter of opinion) Melbourne Football Club - The Melbourne Demons. During his time at BIS, Shane coached many sports, supported students by attending games as a chaperone and brought his love of life to everything he did. He lived every day to the fullest.
The Shane Walsh Till sports award is in honour of his infectious 'can-do' spirit and his commitment to sports.