Peak2Park Fun Run
The Peak2Park Run on Sunday 5 March is a family event with special entry rates for families. All funds raised go to local charities. We encourage as many families as possible from Fairholme Junior to take part in this event. Our Middle and Senior School girls have a strong involvement with assisting and participating at this event.

In order to qualify for this, the entry form for Fairholme families must include Fairholme College in capital letters at the top right of the form. There is also a spot for this in the form where the question is asked if you are part of a school, corporate team or group, where one can fill out Fairholme as the group.

Children in the Junior School MUST be accompanied by parents or guardian and may wear their Fairholme College sports uniform to assist with identification of school runners. Visit www.peak2park.org.au › for more details.

Triathlon Success
Over the holidays, Emma Dann competed in the Gatorade Series at Raby Bay and came home with her first medal, a bronze: very exciting. But there was greater success to come. Emma then went on to compete at the Gatorade Series at Robina, which was also the Australian Age Group Nationals, where she was runner-up and was the first Queensland girl home in her age group. Well done, Emma.

Open Water Nationals
On the weekend, Naia Anderson competed at the Open Water Nationals in South Australia, at Brighton Beach. Naia represented her club (TGSSC) in the 5km ocean swim. Naia finished 8th in the 13 years event, with a time of 1 hour 10 minutes and 55 Seconds. A great effort, Naia, and well done!

National Track and Field Results
Four Fairholme girls represented Queensland at the National Track and Field Championships in Canberra during December where they picked up three medals. Well done to Ellie, Samantha, Nat and Bella.

Results were:
Bella McLoughlin: U/14 Discus, 5th, 33.21m; U/14 Hammer, 3rd, 41.30m Nat Webster: U/18 Triple, 12th,10.70m Ellie Bowyer: U/18 Hammer, 13th, 40.98m; U/18, Shot, 8th, 13.17m; U/18, Javelin, 1st, 48.33 Sam Lenton: U/18 Hammer, 4th, 52.80m; U/18, Shot, 6th, 13.74m; U/18, Discus, 2nd, 47.27

Representative Selections
Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected in Toowoomba District Secondary Sport teams: Monika Bruggeman (Softball), Lucy Neumann, Chelsea Palmer and Katie Creighton (Tennis), Lilli Anderson, Demi Ashurst, Milly Neville, Elindre Lamprecht, Zoe Webster, Ainslie Gale, Annabelle Ronnfeldt, Jordanna Ackland and Charlotte Steele (Touch).

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected in Darling Downs School Sport teams to go to State Championships: Chelsea Palmer and Katie Creighton (Tennis), Lilli Anderson, Demi Ashurst, Milly Neville, Zoe Webster and Annabelle Ronnfeldt (Touch).

Sport Darling Downs Awards
Last Saturday evening, Fairholme had three girls in the running for the Sport Darling Downs Junior Sport Star of the Year Award: Bella McLoughlin, Chloe Randall and Ellie Bowyer. All three girls were monthly award winners and had major successes throughout 2016. Ellie was announced Junior Sport Star of the Year Runner Up. Congratulations to all three girls and, in particular, to Ellie.

Track and Field News
We had several athletes compete at the Queensland 3000m Classic in Brisbane last week, with Chloe Randall and Amilia Schooley both running qualifying times to compete at the National Track and Field Championships in March in Sydney. Chloe was actually 2nd in the U15 event which is a remarkable effort considering she hasn’t even turned 13 yet. Well done, Chloe and Amilia.

Equestrian:
This is the last newsletter for the year and with it comes a final reminder to keep the weekend of 11 and 12 February free; Tanja Mitton will be in Toowoomba to give individual lessons to the girls who have horses here. This is an opportunity not to be missed, so let’s make the most of it!

We had our annual presentation last night and the perpetual trophy winners were:

  • Sara Holmes Dressage Trophy: Alicia Freeman
  • Combined Training: Mia Doering
  • Hack and Rider: Bree Robertson
  • Pugh Bakeries Showjumping: Meg Gillan
  • Showman: Bree Robertson
  • Eventing: Amilia Schooley
  • Commitment: Phoebe Riordan
  • Squelch Interhouse: Black House
  • Holmes Cup: Phoebe Riordan
  • Captain’s Trophy: Meg Gillan

Tracey Sexton will be here next year to carry on the support for all of you in Fairholme Equestrian. Have a happy and safe Christmas.

Equestrian News

Ms Jane Davis | Equestrian Co-ordinator

Sports Calendar

20
Feb
Intensive Learn to Swim Prep to Year 2
Assn Volleyball training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Pre Swim Carnival Meeting - St Ursula's, 3.45-4.45pm
Qld Trials Triathlon 13-19yrs - Hervey Bay, allday

21
Feb
Assn Volleyball Games - Harristown SHS Gym, 4-9pm Season begins 7 March
DD Trials Swimming 13-19yrs - Gatton, All Day

22
Feb
TSSS Wed Sport - Toowoomba various locations, 1-3.15pm
Assn Water Polo Training - Fairholme Aquatics, 6.15-7.15am

23
Feb
QSS State Championships Triathlon 13-19yrs -Hervey Bay,all day
Assn Football Training - Fairholme Oval, 3.30-5pm
VWC Netball Teams training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.45pm
Assn Futsal Fixtures - USQ Gym, 3.45-9.15pm

24
Feb
Year 4 Interhouse Sport - Touch, 1.30-3pm
Flames Squad vs Clayfield College - Clayfield College
TSS Round 4 Sport Yrs 5 & 6, 12.15 -3pm

24
Feb
QSS State Championships Triathlon 13-19yrs -Hervey Bay,all day

25
Feb
Queensland State Trials Aquathlon 10-12 yrs - Hervey Bay, all day
QSS State Championships Triathlon 13-19yrs -Hervey Bay,all day
Fairholme Interschool Showjumping Competition - PIttsworth Showgrounds, program to be published

26
Feb
Fairholme Interschool Showjumping Competition - PIttsworth Showgrounds, program to be published

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Sporting Success