Secondary Sport

Secondary Sport

Welcome to the first edition of Sport news for the year. There are many exciting things happening at Genesis in the world of sport. The Middle School Students were blessed to hear from Mr Brendan Keogh, Director of Genesis Sport, at the Leadership Induction Service. Mr Keogh shared his journey as the Australian Paralympics Head Swimming Coach and in his presentation he challenged the students with the concept that there is no “I” in team but instead they have teammates.

As we journey through 2020 in sport as a College and celebrate the many achievements of our talented students, I am encouraged by the concept that as a team – where there is encouragement, support and kindness towards one another – there is unity.

College Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to all the students involved with the College carnival and in particular, I would like to pay tribute to the House Captains for their leadership, passion and encouragement displayed towards the students in their Houses.

Well done to Lucy Winn and Riley Bushell who were named as the 2020 Genesis Swimming Captains.

Congratulation to Gilead who had their first win at a Swimming Carnival since 2013!

  • 1st Gilead
  • 2nd Shiloh
  • 3rd Bethel
  • 4th Jericho

Age champions: 

  • 12 Years
    • Emma Dawson, Xavier Clarke-Bates
    • Ella Postle, Luka Lendvay (runners up)
  • 13 Years
    • Isabella Jones, Jake Flint
    • Haley Wolters, Riley Thomas (runners up)
  • 14 Years
    • Kaelah Bourke, Zeph Hardie
    • Lauren Whalley, Henry Johnson (runners up)
  • 15 Years
    • Margot Dawson, Luke Dippelsmann
    • Jessica Bell, Benjamin McGrath (runners up)
  • 16 Years
    • Lucy Winn, Patrick Clarke
    • Kirralee Hayes, Isaac Hartland (runners up)
  • 17 Years
    • Hayley Seltenrych, Riley Bushell (Swimming Captains)
    • Alyssa Postle, Carel Van der Merwe (runners up)

District / Regional / State Sport

  • Congratulations to the following students who competed for the Pine Rivers District team at the Met North Swimming Championships on 26-27 February:
    Cooper BallEmma DawsonLuke LendvayMarley Pinkstone
    Lachlan TrippIsaac HartlandJessica BellKaelah Bourke
    Harrison BushellPatrick ClarkeMadison CothillMargot Dawson
    Olivia GittinsZeph HardieKirralee HayesDavid Herman
    Amity HoganCayden HoganDanielle JamisonHenry Johnson
    Riley ThomasCarel Van der MerweKairav VanmaliLauren Whalley
    Isabella JonesTyron KingOlivia LeeWilliam MacIntosh
    Lucy WinnHaley WoltersIsabella YoungEllen Gittins
    Luke DippelsmannSophie DitchburnJake Flint


The following students represented Met North Regional School Sport at the Qld State Champs recently:

  • Haley Wolters
  • Malayah Dean
  • Harrison Barr
  • Abbie Ruiz
  • William MacIntosh
  • Mitchell Wolters
  • Georgia Fredricks
  • Torryn Squires
  • Reagan Burke
  • Luka Lendvay

Congratulations to Georgia Fredricks and Kate Collins who made the State Triathlon Team to compete at the SSA National Triathlon Championships on 22-25 March 2020 in Hervey Bay.

District Team Achievements

Congratulations to the following students who made District Netball Teams:

  • Sophie Ditchburn
  • Shandri Barnard
  • Charlize Sivyer
  • Taya Mathieson

Congratulations to Charlize Sivyer and Sophie Ditchburn for their selection into the Metropolitan North Netball Team to compete at the State Championships.

Well done to Jenna Clarkson and Alyssa Steyn who made the District U15 Girls Volleyball Team!

Other Sporting Achievements


One of Genesis Christian College’s past students Elliot Schultz (2017) recently competed in his first tour world race (Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race). Elliott led the race in a breakaway group and showed great promise in the cycling world. We wish Elliott every success with his professional career in cycling.

Tae KwonDo

Congratulations to James Tailby (Yr 8) for achieving his black belt in Tae Kwondo. This is a remarkable achievement.


Over the summer break, Josh Wood (Yr 12) competed in his second power-lifting competition (Powerlifting Australia) placing 2nd in his weight class. He has qualified for the Australia National Championships, to be held in Melbourne in May.


Jack Golfin (Yr 11) 11 has been selected in the Moreton Bay United NPL U/16 Football Team, who will be participating in the Saitama International Football Tournament in Japan, to be held from 9-16 March 2020.


Janelle Pais (Yr 8) and Mia Croucamp (Yr 6) represented City Fever who won the Under 13 QLD state championships held at the end of January in Bundaberg. Janelle got 7 wickets in the tournament – one wicket short of the bowling award for the state. Congratulations to Janelle and Mia on this great achievement.

Anthony Arro

Director of Sport – Secondary