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Latest Sports Stars at VPSHS

17/08/2017
There are so many of our students doing amazing things inside and outside of the school community with sport being no exception. Most recently, it is our pleasure to celebrate four of our fantastic female students and their awesome achievements. here are so many of our students doing amazing things inside and outside of the school community with sport being no exception. Most recently, it is our pleasure to celebrate four of our fantastic female students and their awesome achievements.
 

The Pierre de Coubertin Awards is a major program of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Schools Education Strategy. The Awards program is named after the founder of the Modern Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The program is designed to emphasise participation and commendable sporting behaviour consistent with the Olympic Movement. It is not primarily intended to reward elite performance alone. Each Queensland secondary school is invited to nominate one student (only) from year 10, 11 or 12 as its Pierre de Coubertin Award nominee. This year we are proud to announce that Victoria Point State High School’s Pierre de Coubertin Award Recipient is Year 12 student, Elise Chapman. Elise is a perfect candidate and deserved recipient for this award, as she has represented the school in AFL and Bayside District in cross country and netball. Elise’s sporting talent is obvious, however, it is how she goes about playing these sports (the major criteria for this award) that make her a worthy winner, being a young athlete who demonstrates initiative, teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play in all that she does. It is for these reasons that she was also elected as a Senior Sport Vice Captain in 2017.

Girls AFL is growing stronger every year at VPSHS. More proof of this was Jade Ellenger (Year 12) being selected in the Under 18 Women’s AFL Queensland team. A fantastic multi-talented athlete, Jade’s hard work and commitment to becoming an elite women’s AFL player has been rewarded through this prestigious selection. It was a fantastic experience for her, as she proved to be a major reason why Queensland was a very competitive team in the National Championships held at the Gold Coast. Great effort Jade!

In recent times, we have celebrated and keenly followed the endeavours of Year 9 student Des’Ree Barnes, who is one of the best young BMX athletes in the country, having competed at World Championship level. She continues to excel and has now further been recognised as a real future star of the sport, having been selected as a recipient of the Buchanan Next Gen Scholarship. Caroline Buchanan is an Olympian and Mountain Bike World Champion. This is simply an amazing achievement and we look forward to following Des’Ree, as she looks to follow in Caroline’s footsteps.

From one Olympic aspirant to another, Chloe Welch (Year 12) is dreaming big in her sporting field of karate. The World Cup was held from the 4th-6th August and Chloe was one of 18 to be selected to represent Queensland in Team Kumite (sparring). While her team was not successful overall, she did win her fight against a New Zealand competitor. She also competed in individual events and placed 2nd for Kyu Kata. To get to this level is an amazing effort in itself, but to be successful is outstanding from a competitor in her first World Cup. Well done Chloe!

We look forward to celebrating more of our students and their outstanding sporting achievements again soon. Stay tuned!