Four time world champion water skier Emma Sheers was our special guest at our College’s Sports Award’s Night. Mrs Sheers presented medals and trophies to GCCC young sportsmen and women and spent some time telling the students about her experiences as a record holding slalom and water ski jumper.
Approximately 250 people attended the evening, which began earlier this year to allow time for all the College families to talk and catch up with each other over cake and coffee at the end of the night.
The evening saw age champions for swimming, cross country and athletics receive a trophy for their efforts. Ararat took a clean sweep this year to win the Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics House awards as well as the overall House Award, while Zion won the overall House Spirit Award.
The number of recipients of gold, silver and bronze awards this year was at an all time high. This is testament to the large number of athletically gifted students we now have coming through our school system. To win this award students received points throughout the year when representing the College at Inter-School Sports and competitions. Points increase in value for Districts, Regional, State and National school sporting events. When enough points are scored students are awarded with a bronze, silver or gold medal. These medals are hard to obtain and athletes need to represent the College in numerous sports, with most of the gold recipients attending State events.
The following students received a gold or silver medal:
Primary silver: Caitlin Moore, Aiden McKellar, Laura Vobr, Willow Hildreth, Patrick McKenzie, Damian Tomokino, Noah Woolston
Primary gold: Amity Roser, Cassidy Ferris, Declan Martin Jaylah Daunt, Bakani Kombani, Emily Roach, Sophie Trevan
Secondary silver: Maya Amendolia, Beau Howard, Cameron Shervey, Ella Mickelson, Jayme-Lee Groer
Secondary gold: Andrea Little, Tara Fissendon, Natasha Hoeksema, Jacqueline Roach
The title of Primary Sportsman of the year was awarded to Bakani Kombani. The Primary sportswoman of the year was a tie between Emily Roach and Sophie Trevan. The title of Secondary Sportsman of the year went to Cameron Shervey and the Secondary Sportswoman of the year was awarded to Jacqueline Roach.
Congratulation goes out to all the students that received awards this year and we look forward to another great year working with our talented GCCC students in 2015.
Matthew Beattie, Head of Sports