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Congratulations to Year 12 cricket sensation Alice Smith, who will join girls from Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland to tour Sri Lanka via Malaysia from the 30 June – 12 July 2013.
The Young Cricketers Development and International Experience Program will include a Triangular Series between teams from Australia, Sri Lanka and India; the highlight of the tour will without a doubt, be playing against and training with the Sri Lankan ‘A’ Women’s side.
Throughout the trip the girls will experience playing as an international travelling team and get to experience some of Sri Lanka’s top ranked ovals including their main Stadium in Colombo.
What an opportunity for girls of this age to experience travelling and playing cricket as an International team and to help develop women’s cricket. Alice says she is honoured to be gaining a lifetime experience within her chosen sport and representing a team from my country against other countries around the world. We look forward to Alice sharing her experiences with us on her return.
Few swimmers could wish for a better start to the season than Fairholme student Julia Algie. Following her outstanding success at the Queensland Secondary School Championships, where she set 7 State Championship records in the Multi Disability Class, Julia has been selected to represent Australia at the Deaflympics in Sofia (Hungary).
She will join over 4000 athletes from more than 70 nations at what is the second oldest multiple sports games outside of the Summer Olympics.
First held in 1924, the Deaflympics provides elite sporting opportunities for hearing impaired and deaf athletes and is sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. Deaf athletes are excluded from the Paralympics due to their inability to hear starting commands.
The 2013 Deaflympics, the 22nd instalment of this long running event, will commence on the 26th July and conclude on the 4th August. Just like the Olympic Games, the event is held every 4 years with 16 sports contested in Bulgaria
Fairholme Flames ‘bring home’ the TSSS ‘A’ Schools Swimming Cup for the 12th consecutive year.
Congratulations to our swimmers, supporters and coaches involved in Toowoomba Secondary Schools Swimming held recently. Despite the gloomy weather, Captain Ailsa Houston lead the 2013 TSSS A Team to victory for yet another year. The girls demonstrated commitment, determination and our trademark spirit throughout the day. Results in each age group were as follows:
13 & Under: 3rd
14 & Under: 1st
15 & Under: 1st
16 & Under: 1st
19 & Under: 1st
Overall Aggregate: 1st
As always the support and boost the swimmers receive from the entire College community contributes significantly to their performances, as do the sterling efforts of our coaching staff: Dave Negus – Junior Coach; Megan Glynn - Assistant Coach; Wendy Collins - Youth FLAMES Coach and Clare Cattanach - Youth Club Coach.
Gold for Fairholme Girls competing at the Queensland Junior Athletics Championships
A number of outstanding results were recorded by athletes at the recent Queensland Junior Track & Field Championships with Year 8 athlete Ellie Bower scoring a rare triple in the field. The outstanding young thrower won Gold in all three throwing events (SP, DT and JT), recording some impressive distances along the way.
Sam Lenton, competing against athletes a year older than her, secured the Gold medal in both Discus and Shot while Emma Elsden won Gold in Hammer and a Bronze medal in Shot. Emma has returned to Fairholme as a member of the throws coaching panel after completing her schooling in 2012.
Sprints coach Lauren Murry also experienced success on the track with Silver and a PB in the 400m H. Talented distance runner Mackenzie Andrews won Gold in the 800m and finished just outside the medals in the 1500m.
Athletics Captains Meg Pegler and Jess Harper also competed at the 3 day Championships with Meg claiming a Bronze medal in the Shot. Jess finished second in her heat of the 400m but unfortunately had to withdraw from the final with a minor back strain. Younger sister Sophia also contested the 400m, finishing 5th in her heat.
Head Throws Coach Graham Pitt once again had an outstanding Championships with his throwers producing 13 Gold medals from a total of 16 Championship placings.
The Fairholme team at the annual Sacre Coeur Tennis Tournament
We participated in the annual Sacre Coeur Tennis tournament in Brisbane this weekend:
Twenty-two girls accompanied by coaches Gavin Wright & Bri Tilley headed to Brisbane last weekend to compete in the annual Sacre Coeur Tennis Tournament. The tournament involves Fairholme, Downlands, Stuartholme & Clayfield. Stuartholme hosted the tournament this year & we thank them for their hospitality.
We defeated Downlands & were defeated by Stuartholme & Clayfield. Our Year 9 & Open A Teams were runners-up. Overall we finished third. Many thanks to the girls who gave up their weekend to play in this tournament. They were: Emm Bambling (C), Jasmyn Bryant-Kennedy, Sophie Rae, Amie Southern, Kate Gallagher, Rachel Young, Josie Bambling, Fiona Elder, Ruby Elliott, Emma Lahey, Tayla Gill, Belinda McLean, Meg Pegler, Rosie Statham, Anna Elder, Leilani Jago, Abby Brown, Grace Gallagher, Chloe Ainscow, Eliza Wilson, Brooke Bassingthwaighte & Lauren Bougoure. There is more interschool tennis in Term 4 when we play in the Knowles Cup.
The Medley Relay Team
The 2012 Athletics Australia Schools Knockout Championships, held in Launceston Tasmania, saw teams of athletes from throughout Australia contest a one day finals format across a range of events.
This was Fairholme’s 17th National Championships and the College is one of only a handful of schools in the country who have been involved in Knockout Athletics since it began in the early 1990s. With 13 Championship wins at this level, it is the most successful girl’s school in the history of this competition.
While all three of Fairholme’s teams were accepted into the Australian final, it was the Junior and Intermediate teams that headed south to compete. While the juniors finished just outside the top 10 places, the intermediate team finished strongly to secure the bronze medal.
The intermediate team were represented by Dom Du Toit, Jessie Harper, Eliza Perkins, Sam Lenton, Mackenzie Andrews, Ali Doyle, Alice Rathie and Katie Lowe while the Juniors consisted of Sophia Harper, Shanen Layden, Alice Mason, Sarah Flynn, Georgette Robinson and Nat Webster.
Prior to the National Final, Fairholme athletes Ali Doyle, Emma Elsden, Sam Lenton, Sarah Flynn and Shanen Layden competed for Queensland in the Australian Schools Championships in Hobart. All five athletes produced strong results with Sam winning Gold in the 13yrs Shot final and Emma securing a Bronze medal.
Fairholme’s Head Throws Coach Graeme Pitt, recently named as an Australian Youth Olympics Team Coach for 2013, worked with the Queensland Team in Hobart and his throws squad achieved outstanding results. Thrower Matt Denny (TGS) achieved a number of World Youth Qualifiers and was the star of the meet.
Congratulations must also go to the Toowoomba Grammar Team who won their respective division at Knockout. A number of coaches work between the two schools to develop the sport of Track & Field and it a credit to both teams and the coaching staff that they have achieved such outstanding results.
Eight Fairholme cricketers help take out the U15 Qld Championships as Darling Downs team members, with Eliza Flynn, Emily Littleproud and Georgia Hendy named in the Queensland team.
Toowoomba played host to the recent Queensland School Sport U15 Girls Cricket Championships with the Darling Downs Team keen to defend last year’s crown. Six teams representing regions from throughout the State gathered at the Toowoomba Grammar fields for three days of matches with Fairholme providing the bulk of the Darling Downs Team.
From the team of twelve players, Fairholme provided eight regional representatives with a number of the girls past regional and Queensland representatives. The girls played outstanding cricket throughout the tournament and were undefeated in all their matches. The following Fairholme cricketers were part of the Darling Downs team: Emily Lowe, Georgia Hendy, Katie Lowe, Lucy Grigg, Sarah Flynn, Eliza Flynn, Emily Littleproud and Taylah Schutt.
Unfortunately, team captain and dual State representative Kristen Currie suffered a knee injury prior to the championships and was ruled unfit. Following the tournament, Eliza Flynn, Emily Littleproud and Georgia Hendy were named in the Queensland Team that will contest the Australian Championships in Sydney later this year.
Fairholme girls take out Intermediate Queensland Junior Schools Cup for 2012.
What a win it was for Fairholme Volleyballers when they took on teams in Division three of the Intermediate Girls section of the Volleyball Queensland Junior Schools Cup, held at Woodcrest State College in Brisbane recently. The team comprised of Alexandra Doyle, Bella Freeman, Sophie Rae, Georgia Ross, Rachael Sedgwick, Amie Southern and Anna Southwell, and was coached by Mr. Jarek Lysanowicz.
There were a total of twenty teams entered in Division three, and they were split into four pools. The girls progressed through the tournament without even dropping a set, and topped the competition of with a gripping final, defeating Centenary State High School 2-0.
Published: 2012-10-23. Updated 2012-10-29
Fairholme Cricketer returns as a World Champion
Following her selection in the Australian 16yrs and Under Indoor Cricket team, Fairholme student Georgia Hendy returned this week with a championship gold medal and the honour of being a part of a World Championship winning team. South Africa’s Gauteng province played host to the inaugural Indoor Cricket Junior World Series, bringing together the best junior teams from a number of cricketing nations.
The tournament ran from 29 September - 6 October, with Australia featuring prominently in all of the finals. Indoor Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in South Africa. It has shown phenomenal growth annually over the past twenty years, and now boasts massive participation throughout the country. Georgia’s Australian team defeated South Africa in the final of her division with Australia also recording victories in the 12 years and 14 years male divisions.
Fairholme Touch Well Represented
at National Youth Championships.
The recent Australian Touch Championships at Port Macquarie saw a large number of past and present Fairholme Touch players in action over the 4 day Championships. Thirty – three teams and over 1000 players from throughout Australia and New Zealand contested the X-Blades National Youth Championships and the State of Origin series.
Australian players and past Fairholme students Emilee Cherry and twins Nikki and Gemma Etheridge represented the Open Queensland side that defeated New South Wales in the final of the SOO series to claim a long overdue National title.
Not to be outdone by their older counterparts, the Queensland Schoolgirls team containing Georgina Rackemann (Year 10) and Fairholme Club member Laura Gleeson (Dalby) were also victorious against New South Wales. Juniors Eliza Perkins, Dom Du Toit, Alice Rathie and Chelsea Hillier competed for the South West U/20 team, placing a creditable 4th at the Championships.
Fairholme’s coaching staff was also well represented with Brenda Rackemann and Georgie Friedricks also playing for Queensland in their respective divisions. The National Youth Tournament will return to the Sunshine Coast in 2013 following a successful bid by the region to host this prestigious event at Stockland Stadium in Kawana.
Fairholme Tennis stars named Queensland Country Champions
Following the final series of the 2012 Tennis Queensland Secondary Schools Team Tennis Competition, Fairholme’s team consisting of Hannah Webster, Emm Bambling, Jasmin Bryant-Kennedy, Kate Gallagher and Sophie Rae were named Queensland Country Champions. The competition, open to all affiliated government and non-government schools in Queensland, attracted over 100 teams from 10 regions. Rockhampton again played host to the two day tournament with Fairholme progressing to the State final following their win in the Regional finals against schools from throughout the Darling Downs.
Each of the girls was awarded a special medallion acknowledging that they are currently the best tennis team from outside the Metropolitan and Coastal Regions in Queensland. The program, now in its 14th year, is fully supported by Tennis Queensland and Queensland School Sport and will be actively promoted again in 2013.
Netballers from Years 8-10 enjoy success at Regional Championships
The cheers were deafening as Fairholme’s Junior Vicki Wilson Gold Team won the Regional Championships on Sunday 9 September, defeating St Ursula’s College, Toowoomba, in the final by 5 goals.
The team of Alexandra Gee, Alexandra Walker, Katie Lowe, Elyse Rich, Georgette Robinson, Sarah Aljassim, Jemima Burt and Isabelle Carey; coached by Brooke Marjoribanks, progressed through the preliminary rounds undefeated. This was no mean feat as there were twelve teams from the Darling Downs entered in their division.
Congratulations to players, coaches and parents!
Fairholme athletes blitz the field to become Toowoomba Secondary Schools Athletics Champions for the 20th consecutive year!
FairholmeFairholme athletes blitz the field to become Toowoomba Secondary Schools Athletics Champions for the 20th consecutive year!
Continuing one of the longest unbroken winning runs in Queensland school sport, the cheers from the Fairholme Track and Field team were loud and strong as they took out the TSSS Athletics Championship (by more than 170 points) for the 20th consecutive year.
Fairholme team members were named Age Champion in 4 out of the 5 age groups and Jessie Harper (Year 11) was the runner up for the Owen Janetski trophy (for highest points scorer across all age groups).
Congratulations to Fairholme coaches and Sports staff and to the athletes who supported one another so positively.
Year 9 swimming sensation Julia Algie brakes three Australian Records scoring 6 gold medals at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships.
After an outstanding performance at the 2012 Queensland Secondary School State Championships, (breaking 5 state and 3 National deaf records) Julia Algie is going from strength the strength in the pool. Her brilliant results from her attendance at the recent School Sport Australia Swimming Championships in Sydney as a member of the Queensland swim team, are listed below and are further evidence that we need to ‘watch this space’.
|50 Butterfly||1st||32.60 secs||Australian Record|
|100 Backstroke||1st||1:13.74 secs||Australian Record|
|50 Backstroke||1st||34.67 secs||Australian Record|
|100 Freestyle||2nd||1:05.66 secs|
|200 Medley Relay||1st|
|200 Freestyle Relay||1st|
|9x50 Freestyle Relay||1st|
Year 9 cricketer, Georgia Hendy will compete as a member of Queensland’s U18 Women’s team at Australian Junior Indoor Cricket Championships.
Talented Fairholme cricketer Georgia Hendy has been selected to represent Queensland in the 2012 Australian Junior Indoor Cricket Championships. The National event runs from the 1-7 July at Strathpine in Brisbane where Georgia will compete as a member of Queensland’s U18 Women’s side.
A regular player in the Brisbane Ladies outdoor competition, the 14 year old competes for South's as the youngest player in the team. With an weekly average of 20 runs, Georgia opens the batting for her club side each Sunday and also competes on Saturdays with junior boys in the local Toowoomba competition.
A talented family, Georgia’s younger sister Olivia (Year 6) represented Queensland in 2011 at the Australian Track & Field Championships and is also enjoying success on the cricket field.
Four Fairholme Touch players have been selected to play for Queensland after their outstanding success at this year’s State Touch Championships.
From the eight Fairholme College students selected in the 2012 Darling Downs School Sport Touch teams, four have been named to represent Queensland later this year.
Dominique Du Toit, Meg Jakins and Kristen Currie (Queensland U/15 Schoolgirls) will join Georgina Rackemann (Queensland Open Schoolgirls) after they were named in the team following the U15 State Touch Championships in Bald Hills, Brisbane.
Along with Fairholme students Alice Mason and Alice Rathie, the girls were members of the U/15 Darling Downs Team who contested a tough pool consisting of Met West, Peninsula, Sunshine Coast, Capricornia and North West.
Darling Downs managed to win all of their round games and defeated South Coast in the semi-final, winning 2-0 and setting up a final against the strong Metropolitan East region.
Although leading at half time, the Darling Downs girls were narrowly defeated in the final minutes of the match, losing 4-3 and finishing runners up for 2012.
Fairholme softball stars slammed their way into the finals at Darling Downs to secure a place at State Finals.
Congratulations to the Fairholme College Golden Glove Softball team who have gained a position at the State Finals, following their outstanding performance at the recent Darling Downs regional carnival.
The Fairholme team defeated Faith Lutheran College 19 – 1; The Glennie School 8 – 5 and Toowoomba SHS (Mt Lofty Campus) 7 - 0 to gain a place in the final against Harristown SHS. Unfortunately, we were defeated 11 – 1.
However, the top 2 teams have been invited to Redlands for the State finals on Saturday 26t May so the team are excited and continue their busy training schedule.
Belinda Schiller, Clancy Heidrich, Amalia Hughes, Bonnie Conachan, Georgia Steele, Katie Hancock, Honor Moore, Kate Brassington, Meg Pegler, Marie Ogg, Zara Dowsett, Hannah Love, Claudia Steel, Georgette Robinson.
Mrs Lyn Grieve, Ms Katrina Gierke
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