Secondary Sport

Secondary Sport

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.

Genesis Cross Country 

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.

Overall Standings

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

House Spirit Trophy: Jericho

Age champions: 

  • 12 Years
    • Boys: 1st – Manie Van Tonder, 2nd – Luke Lendvay, 3rd – Santiago Rosario
    • Girls: 1st – Regan Burke, 2nd – Ella Postle, 3rd – Emma Nieuwoudt
  • 13 Years
    • Boys: 1st – Declan Warnes, 2nd – Ian Ballantyne, 3rd – Kairav Vanmali
    • Girls: 1st – Haley Wolters, 2nd – Kiara Keane, 3rd – Sophie Collins
  • 14 Years
    • Boys: 1st – Harrison Barr, 2nd – Henry Johnson, 3rd – Ben Clark
    • Girls: 1st – Ella Booker, 2nd – Grace McCarthy, 3rd – Alyssa Steyn
  • 15 Years
    • Boys: 1st – Mitchell Wolters, 2nd – Lincoln Smith, 3rd – Hudson Baxter
    • Girls: 1st – Stella Botha, 2nd – Jessica Bell, 3rd – Taya Walker
  • 16 Years
    • Boys: 1st – William MacIntosh, 2nd – Brayden Warnes, 3rd – Sean Fredericks
    • Girls: 1st – Charlize Sivyer, 2nd – Ella Smith, 3rd – Abbie Ruiz
  • Open
    • Boys: 1st – Byron De Villiers, 2nd – Corey Kingston, 3rd – Declan Hannah
    • Girls: 1st – Georgia Fredericks, 2nd – Torryn Squires, 3rd – Antoya Dan


Genesis Christian College Tennis Championships

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.

Under 13 Team

  • Ian Ballantyne
  • Kairav Vanmali
  • Izac Craze
  • Ryan Aldridge
  • Shayden Wolmarans
  • Isaac Smith
  • Nick Lamprell
  • David Holmes
  • Rohan Vanmali
  • Jordan Vellnagel

Under 16 Team

  • Caelan Magill
  • William Lee
  • Lucas Ballantyne
  • Vrishin Vanmali
  • Tom Pokarier
  • Jack O’Connor
  • Luke Dipplesman
  • Brayden Warnes
  • Jack Maher
  • Zac Coulibaly


Metropolitan North Swimming Trials

Congratulations to the following students for their selection in the Metropolitan North Swimming Team:

  • Kaelah Bourke – 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke
  • Riley Bushell – 50 freestyle
  • Patrick Clarke – 100 butterfly
  • Margot Dawson – 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 100 freestyle
  • Ellen Gittins – 100 breastroke, 50 breastroke, 200 breastroke
  • Olivia Gittins – 800 freestyle, 400 freestle, 1500 freestyle
  • Isaac Hartland – 100 breastroke, 50 breastroke, 200 breastroke
  • Kirralee Hayes – 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 butterly, 50 butterly, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke
  • Olivia Lee – 100 breastroke, 200 breastoke
  • Benjamin Clarke – 200 backstroke
  • Lauren Whalley – 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle

Brisbane Swimming Championships

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:

  • Olivia Gittins (13 years) – Gold 1500 freestyle, Silver 800 freestyle
  • Riley Bushell (17 years) – Gold 50 freestyle
  • Lauren Whalley (13 years) – Bronze 50 freestyle

District Sport

Congratulations to the following students for their selection into the Piner Rivers District team:

  • Lachlan Tripp – U12 Rugby League team
  • Lucy Topp – U12 Basketball Girls
  • Cassandra McGinley – U19 Volleyball
  • Keira Holmes – U19 Volleyball
  • Bethan Evans – U19 Volleyball
  • Alyssa Steyn – U15 Basketball
  • Byron de Villiers – U19 Football
  • Claire McIvor – U13-U19 Hockey
  • Caelan Magill – U16 Football
  • Stephanie Hallas – U15 Football
  • Hayley Fulcher – U15 Touch Football

Other Sporting Achievements 

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.

Track Cycling

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.

Anthony Arro

Director of Sport – Secondary