Better than 'Good' Sports!
It’s been an action packed few weeks for ‘Sport at Fairholme’, read on for a condensed version of our stunning sports successes!
The 13-19yrs Triathlon trials were held at the end of term for the 2016 Darling Downs team. Congratulations to the following Fairholme girls who were selected in the team: Emma Dann, Matilda Craig, Ellie Randall, Bridget Meyers, Gabby Meyers, Georgia Sloss, Madeline Randall and Georgia Voll.
The following girls will represent Darling Downs at the Water Polo State Titles that will be held here in the Fairholme Pool in March, 2016: Zazi Brennan, Zara Dowsett and Josie Walker.
Congratulations to Demi Hayes (Fairholme Senior 2015). She has been awarded an Australian Rugby Union contract to play for the Rugby 7s for 2016 and is in the mix to be selected in the Australian team heading to the Rio Olympics next year.
Julia Algie represented Queensland in the pool at AWD events at the Pacific Schools Games in Adelaide last month. She was appointed Queensland Captain. She came away with Six (6) Gold Medals, Three (3) Silver and one (1) Bronze. She also broke the Australian deaf record in the 50m Freestyle. An amazing achievement for this talented swimmer.
Ms Katrina Gierke (Head of Health and Physical Education) was a member of the Queensland Coaching Staff at the Pacific Schools Games. The boys won the Gold Medal and the girls the Silver.
The 10-12yrs National Athletics Championships were held in Canberra. Bella McLoughlin won the Bronze medal in the 12yrs Shot Put. The 13-19yrs Championships were held in Melbourne. Both Ellie Bowyer and Samantha Lenton came away with medals and significant milestones. Following is a quote from the Athletics Australia web site:
“Another Australian record was set in the Javelin by Ellie Bowyer in the U16 event. Ellie launched the spear 49.68m to improve on her own national and state record. Samantha Lenton continued her rich vein of form by recording her second World Junior qualifier in the U18 discus. Finishing a very close second to NSW’s Samantha Peace, who is the current World Youth Championships Bronze medallist, Lenton finished the event with a throw of 48.32m.”
Ellie also came away with a Silver in the Discus and a 4th in the Shot; Samantha came away with a Bronze in the Hammer and a 4th in the Shot. All three throwers are from the Grahame Pitt stable.
Following the Melbourne Nationals were the National Schools Knockout Athletics Championships. Congratulations to our Intermediate team this year comprising: Samantha Lenton, Ellie Bowyer, Taylor McCosker, Sarah Tomlinson, Olivia Goodsell, Brighid Patterson, Amilia Schooley, Georgia Heath and Lilli Anderson. Our team did very well finishing a creditable ninth from thirteen competitors. Well done to both our athletes and coaches!