In this issue:
Over the past few weeks one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do in my role as Director of Sport is share the news with families that the competition their child has trained all year for has to be postponed or cancelled. However, I have been so encouraged by the responses that whilst expressing disappointment, there was an understanding that the reasons behind these decisions are ultimately to protect the Health and Wellbeing of their children and the wider community. I just wanted to thank these students and families for their amazing attitudes, and this is testament to their character under adversity which is a vital component to the success of any athlete and in life.
The Years 3-12 Cross Country carnival was held on Thursday 12 March. It was great to see a high level of participation in the Cross Country races, tug-o-war and house cheers competition. There were only 100 points separating 1st to 4th place and well done to all House Captains for their leadership on the day. Congratulations to Bethel house for winning the overall Cross Country shield and Jericho house for the House Spirit award.
The first annual Genesis Christian College Tennis Championships was held on 7 and 8 March. We hosted our first ever College Tennis Tournament. All players showed great sportsmanship and terrific tennis skills during the event. We look forward to seeing more players take part in 2021. Congratulations to Secondary school Winner – Jacob Naylor (Year 9) and Runner Up – Manie Van Tonder.
Genesis Christian College were represented at the South East Queensland Futsal Titles in the Under 13 and Under 16 Boys divisions. Our teams performed extremely well and have progressed to the Finals of the tournament which will be held later this year. Congratulations to all the boys involved in the tournament.
Congratulations to the following students for their selection in the Metropolitan North Swimming Team:
The Genesis Aquatics Swim Club competed at the Metropolitan Swimming Championships recently. Our team of 35 swimmers performed extremely well winning 11 medals. Three of the medallists are students at Genesis, they are:
Congratulations to the following students for their selection into the Piner Rivers District team:
QLD Track & Field Championships
Congratulations to Ella Booker (Year 9) who recently competed at the QLD Track and Field Championships and came in 1st place in the 400m. This is an outstanding achievement to win the State Championships.
Janelle Pais (Year 8) has been invited to QLD Cricket Academy programme for under 15 players, after her recent performance at the QLD State Championships in Bundaberg earlier this year. This is an incredible achievement and we wish Janelle every success in this excellence program.
Congratulations to Stephanie Leech in qualifying for the National Track Cycling Championships. This is an outstanding achievement and reward for the countless hours of training. Well done Stephanie.
Director of Sport – Secondary
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