Mr Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Activities
Darling Downs 10-12 years Track and Field Championships
Last Monday the Darling Downs 10-12 years Track and Field were held at Harristown High School where eight of our JAM students were in action. The following students were selected after medalling in their events across the day.
Riley Wainwright – bronze in Long Jump and bronze in the Combined Event
Hayley Wainwright – gold in Long Jump, Gold in the Combined Event, silver in the 800m
Tanner Henley – 3rd in Shot Put and 4th in Discus
Bailey Harm – 2nd in High Jump
Ellyse Kruger – 2nd in Discus, 6th in Shot Put
Nicholas Denny – 3rd in Shot Put, 1st in 100m, 200m, Long Jump, – Nicholas was also named Champion Athlete of the Carnival for his performances.
Other students who attended for the first time included Scott Wainwright and Colby Miller who both performed to their best ability and we congratulate them on this their first appearance at the regional level. I am sure we will see them there again.
Congratulations to all of our students on their efforts and wish the six selected athletes in the Darling Downs Teams the very best for the State Championships in Brisbane early next term.
Super 6 Rugby Competition
Well, it has finally been resolved and a new school based rugby union competition will kick off in Term 3 2019.
The Darling Downs Super 6 Competition will kick off in Week 3 of Term 3 and run for 6 weeks including the final. Games will be played on Wednesday afternoon/evening either at home or away grounds in Warwick or Toowoomba. The competition will be run in Under 13, Under 15 and Open Divisions for boys. Finals will be played in Week 8 of Term 3. This is a new competition and set to hopefully open dialogue for further fixtures in various sports in the future. More to come, but training will resume on Tuesday 16 July as we have a trial game against Matthew Flinders on 20 July.
This will give us 9 games for Term 3 and may be the catalyst for the development of other sports through the gathered group of schools. More details to come but the start date will be a gala at Highfields as will the finals date to maximise participation and allow all schools to be highlighted as a member of this new group.
Southern Downs 10-12 years Cricket Trials
The Southern Downs 10-12yrs Girls and Boys Cricket Trials are coming up early in August and I am currently calling expressions of interest from students who have some experience in this sport. Nominations close with me on 23 July and if necessary we will have a trial on Wednesday 24 July to select the most talented to attend.
Semester 1 Wrap Up!
That wraps up a busy first semester of sport and I thank all participants and supporters who have made the journey such a successful one with 36 Darling Downs Regional Selections over 17 different sports and significant success in Futsal and Equestrian where State selections have been significant in number. We wish our Equestrian participants all the best at their competition over the coming holidays and look forward to hearing of their continued success at the start of Term 3. Bailey Harm heads to the National Schools Swimming Championship in early Term 3 and our Cross Country and Orienteering Representatives will be busy over the holidays in their final preparations for their State Championships in the first two weeks of Term 3 also. Busy times are ahead so please enjoy your break and come back energised and keen for what the new term holds.
Wishing you all a safe and restful holiday with family.