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Excellence in Sport

Excellence in Sport
This has been a big year for sport at Toolooa State High School. We have had a significant number of students selected for representative teams such as Port Curtis and Capricornia. Some students even managed to make it into Queensland teams.
PC Athletics:
Last week we had over seventy students compete at the Port Curtis Athletics Carnival in Gladstone. It was excellent to see all of these students competing across a number of events against tough opposition from the Gladstone region. Of the seventy that competed, eighteen were fortunate enough to be selected for the Port Curtis team that travels to Emerald for the Capricornia trials later in the term. The following students were selected for this team:
Best of luck to these students competing at the Capricornia trials in Emerald.
Capricornia Sports Selection:
As we approach the halfway point of the term, I thought it would be appropriate to acknowledge the achievements of a number of our students that have achieved selection into a representative team this year. The following students have all been successful in gaining selection into a Capricornia team:
Interschool Rugby League:
Following on from our teams’ success in the Gary Larson 9s League competition, we now have three teams competing in the PC Interschool competition. The competition is on Wednesday afternoons at the Briffney Creek fields. At the time of writing this, all our teams have played one game each and won convincingly. Hopefully our teams can continue this form through till the end of the competition.
Interschool Netball:
Interschool Netball starts today! This year we have entered five teams across three age groups in the interschool netball competition. The competition runs across four weeks (Week Four to Week Seven). Best of luck to all teams.
QLD Football:
For the 2nd year in a row Tegan Van Vegchel has performed exceptionally well in football. Due to her strong performance at the State trials Tegan has been selected to compete in the U/15 Queensland School team. Congratulations Tegan!
QLD Basketball:
This year we have been fortunate enough to have two students really succeed in basketball at a high level. Lachlan Wilmot’s strong performances in Basketball at school and club level have resulted in an opportunity for him to compete for the South Queensland Emerging Players Squad in America. Unfortunately, due to injury Lachlan was unable to take the court however he still had a valuable experience touring the USA with his team mates.
Jack Small is our other student who has performed well in Basketball. He attended basketball camps in Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton with 45 other representative players in Queensland. At the conclusion of the camps he was one of ten players selected in the North Queensland U/15 Emerging players’ squad which travelled to Los Angeles.
Congratulations on a fantastic achievement!
Pierre De Coubertin Award:
Last but definitely not least, we have the Pierre De Coubertin Award. This award is named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games. Each year the Australian Olympic Committee asks the State Olympic Councils to select students from their region who have demonstrated extraordinary skills in their chosen sports. The council then chooses two students from each state to receive the Pierre De Coubertin Award. To be eligible for this achievement, schools must nominate a student in year 10, 11 or 12 that has competed in either swimming, cross country or athletics for their school. The student must also have competed in two other competitive sports.
This year Ally Ware from our school was selected as the recipient of this prestigious award. She received this award due to her strong performances in school sports such as Cross Country, Athletics and Triathlon. I couldn’t think of a more deserving student. Well done Ally!