Welcome back everyone! We are off to a flying start for 2023 in the QAHS Sports Department, with Mr Finlay and I appointed as Sports Coordinators this year. There are so many opportunities on offer for our students this year; including representative level sport, our new Sports Day program, CAS, QA Gym and our ever-popular GRIT sessions (now offered in the mornings AND afternoons)!
Please join us in celebrating the success of our QAHS student athletes below.
Year 11 student competes at the 2023 Australian Amateur Golf Championship.
The nation's premier amateur Golf championship was held between 10-13 January at New South Wales (ranked in the Top 20 in the world) and St. Michael's Golf Clubs in Sydney. We are pleased to share that Year 11 student, Riko Danjo, competed in a field of 156 female players including some of the best amateurs in the world! Riko said one of her highlights was playing alongside such players including the winner of the US Open Tournament.
Riko had a terrific tournament, making the cut with a +2 first round score and +1 second round. She finished an incredible 37th place overall in the Women's event after four rounds. Congratulations Riko on a successful tournament and we look forward to hearing more about your Golf journey!
Australian Olympic Change-Maker Summit
Year 12 Student Mia Bergh was invited to attend the 2022 Australian Olympic Committee's Change-maker National Summit in Canberra.
Mia was one of twenty five students selected out of over 900 young Olympic Change-Makers, nominated by schools around the country. The students were required to submit a one-minute video and their sporting bio to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). The winning entries were judged by a panel of Australian Olympians.
During the Summit, Mia came together with other Change-Makers from around the country, Olympians and representatives of the AOC for a memorable 'Change-Maker' experience. Mia was able to mingle with Olympians such as Brooke Hansen, Melissa Wu, Cedric Dubler and Rohan Chapman-Davies. Please see the video below with all the highlights from the summit!
The Summit provided a platform for young athletes to share their unique backgrounds, experiences and present ideas to the AOC on how we together can "Power the Change". Thank you Mia for representing QAHS proudly at the National Summit!
QAHS athlete concludes a 4-month program with the Gold Coast Academy of Sport
We would like to acknowledge the achievements of Year 12 student, Jordan Klos as a selected member of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport. Jordan is a dedicated and talented pool swimmer and proud member of the QA Surf Lifesaving group. At the end of 2022, Jordan completed a 4-month program with the Academy, which concluded with an Awards Presentation Night. Jordan received a number of academy awards and enjoyed meeting other athletes from across the entire academy. Jordan has kindly shared her experience below at the Gold Coast Academy of Sport.
"The overall program was really helpful in furthering my swimming career and I am really grateful to have taken part in it this year. I had to partake in a number of sporting activities and benefitted from psychology and nutrition presentations as well as meeting with inspirational motivational guest speakers. The program was run by Olympic Gold Medallist Glennis Nunn and it was amazing to learn from her as she provided lifelong feedback. I would highly recommend the program to any ambitious athlete that wishes to pursue their sport in the future".
Congratulations Jordan and we wish you all the best with your swimming endeavours!
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Dion Obst and Callum Finlay
QAHS Sport Coodinators