QAHS Sports Update Term 3


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Welcome to the mid-term sport update at QAHS.

Broadwater Athletics event
I would like to take the opportunity to recognise our QAHS Athletics team who competed at the Broadwater District Athletics event last week at the Gold Coast Performance Centre at Runaway Bay. The event was held over two days in terrific conditions. Congratulations to the following students who represented QAHS at the event:
Mia Bergh (1st in the 17 Girls – 3000m run, 1500m, 800m and Triple Jump events) + qualifier for regionals in the 5000m Race Walk.
Natasha Lynch (1st in the 16 Girls – Discus and Shot Put events) + qualifier for regionals in the Hammer Throw
Taylah Morris (3rd in the 15 Girls 3000m run and 5th in the 800m) + qualifier for regionals in the 3000m Race Walk.
Christian Palakuzhy (2nd in the 16 Boys 3000m, 4th in the 1500m)
Zahara Stapelberg (6th in the 15 Girls 100m sprint)
Hong Kai Zhang (1st in the 17 Boys Triple Jump)
Many thanks to Mr Campbell, Mrs DeVorms, and Mr Turpin for supporting as QAHS officials during the event. We look forward to receiving confirmation of the students who will progress to the Regional Athletics event in September.

Volleyball Queensland – Senior Schools Cup event
We are proud to acknowledge the achievements of the QAHS Volleyball team who competed at the state-wide event last week. The Senior Schools Cup is a three-day event, with over 2000 students competing on the Gold Coast.
Congratulations to our list of QAHS representatives below:
Coach: Olisha Button
Players: Dylan Cerantola, Jammie Chen, Joshua Choi, Franco Gara, Matteo Lai, Joaquin Segui (C), Sabien Serbanescu and Alexander Soong
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The team showcased a tremendous display of volleyball against some of the best schools in Queensland and will be better from the experience. The team was led by Year 11 student Joaquin Segui, who was very diligent in the lead up to the event, even organising a brand new QAHS team kit! Many thanks to Year 12 student, Olisha Button for coaching the side and to Ms Young and Mr Finlay for supervising and supporting during the event.

​Comments from Team Captain Joaquin Segui below:

"Overall, I was pretty impressed with how well we performed. This is especially due to only having a handful of training sessions and a couple of practice matches as a team. Even with this limited time to train, we managed to pull through and ended with a couple of wins under our belt. Although it wasn't the greatest of victories, it is definitely a strong starting point for the sport here at the Academy. I can't thank enough all the teachers and students that came to support us throughout the weekend and to Mr Obst for helping the team in any way that he could, organising the practice match, allocating time for the training sessions and doing as much as he could to make sure we got on that court on Friday. Finally, keep on the lookout - there are strong ambitions for the team in the following year. Go QA!"

Gold Coast Basketball Competition
The competition is now at the pointy end of the season and team QAHS continues to impress on the court. The QAHS team, made up of a mix of Year 10/11 students, have faced a number of experienced teams and have always stood up to the challenge. After a thrilling 3-point defeat last week against Merrimac SHS, the team looks forward to the remaining two games of the season. We welcome all spectators to the final home match against St Michaels, which will be held on Thursday 25 August in the Sports Hall from 4pm.

Interschool Cluster Sport
A reminder to Year 10/11 students that the final round of the Interschool Sport competition will take place on Tuesday 23rd August (Week 7). This is a catch-up round, due to the weather postponement of Round 1 this year.

QAHS Surf Life Saving Group – New members welcome for Season 2022/2023
We are excited to share with you details for the upcoming 2022/2023 Surf Life Saving season.  A meeting for new members will be held on Tuesday 16 August at Lunchtime in F20 (10.20 – 10.40am). This meeting will explain all of the details and requirements of the program as well as the benefits for CAS. We will discuss the water and non-water based awards that are offered during the program. You can then decide if this is for you!

That’s a wrap from the sports desk – if you have any news stories in sport, we would love to hear from you!

Dion Obst
Business Management and Exercise Science Teacher
Sports Coordinator 
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Last reviewed 12 August 2022
Last updated 12 August 2022