Our recent Sports Awards evening was an opportunity for the College to recognise some of the outstanding accomplishments from our students that participated in sport throughout 2018. The night was hosted by our Sport Captains, Elise Greenup and Flynn Schamburg in their final official role as Captains. Our Guest Speaker was Australian Netballer, Laura Geitz.
In 2018, CHAC saw an amazing 70% of Secondary students and 88% of students in Years 4 to 6 involved in our Sport program. Of these Secondary students, 146 competed in all three trimesters of sport. Whilst our results did not exceed those of 2017, we still saw some amazing results. CHAC was 3rd overall in Trimester 1, 6th in Trimester 2 and 3rd in Trimester 3. Our College was also 3rd overall for all three TAS carnival sports (Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics). Nineteen Premierships/Championships were also won throughout the year and our Year 7 Boys’ Volleyball team won Gold at the Volleyball Queensland Schools Cup. CHAC was also named overall TAS Girls' Tennis Champions.
During the evening we announced our major awards in Sport for 2018. I would like to congratulate Flynn Schamburg for being named as our Pierre de Coubertin nominee. This award recognises a student in Year 12 who demonstrates sporting prowess whilst exemplifying the Olympic values. Flynn was also the recipient of the Ash Singh memorial Shield which is awarded to a Year 12 student that has contributed significantly and performed at a high level in Volleyball for the College.
The Tony Hill Memorial Shield recognises an outstanding Year 12 student who has contributed at the highest level within Cricket during his time at CHAC. Our 2018 recipient was Joshua Wright.
Thea Biss and Mitchell Holmes were also named our 2018 Sportspersons of Year; the Sportsperson of the Year award recognises all-round participation in a variety of sports, curricular and co-curricular activities and demonstrated sporting aptitude and excellent conduct.
To conclude the night, I had the privilege of recognising 12 students who have contributed and performed to their best ability year after year for the College. These students have contributed more than any student towards Sport over the past five or six years. They may have attended up to 360 training sessions and 144 games during their time playing sport. This doesn’t take into consideration other sporting activities such as carnivals and tours they may have competed in. The following students were awarded our 15 or, for the first time, 18 Trimesters of Sport award:
15 Trimesters of Sport
Thea Biss, Ashley Chapman, Jacob Farrell, Max Peacock, Stephanie Macfarlane, Gabrielle Pompeani, Flynn Schamburg
18 Trimester of Sport
Brittney Barnes, Shoshana Huppert, Alanna Prestidge, Ben Stephenson, Kate Stewart
2019 preparations are well underway with sign-on for Trimester 1 Sport released. Trials for those that sign-on will be conducted over the next couple of weeks, with further trials early in 2019. Parents of students who signed-on will be notified of trial dates and times via email.
Director of Sport