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Netball ‘taking off’ in Queensland with 60 schools competing in QISSN carnival

Netball carnival

NETBALL is fast growing into Queensland’s premier women’s sport with more than 700 girls turning up for the toughest competition among secondary schools. The 2017 Queensland Independent Schools Netball carnival, this year hosted by Mt Alvernia College, Kedron, between June 25 and June 30, saw netball teams from 60 secondary schools across Queensland compete for the “hotly contested” grand finals ... Read More »

Tennis club serves up proud new chapter in history

By Paul Dobbyn DOOMSAYERS who’ve written off club tennis may need a rethink given the experience of the Morningside Tennis Centre. Not only is the centre, also headquarters to the Queensland Catholic Lawn Tennis Association, going from strength to strength in its membership base but also it took out two awards last year. The centre and the operator, TennisGear, were awarded ... Read More »

Heavy rain no match for Conor’s soaring jumps

TORRENTIAL rain didn’t scare off Our Lady of Dolours, Mitchelton, student Conor Dugan who fought pelting rain to win the under-10 high jump at the IGA State Championships in Cairns last month. A low-pressure system was sitting just outside of Cairns, and torrential rain fell throughout the weekend of the championships. Conor cleared 1.25m before faltering, and did so in ... Read More »

New sport arena for girls

FOURTEEN Catholic secondary schools are out to prove who has the strongest athletes in a new association combining competitions in nine sports and three interschool sports carnivals. The Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association competition combines the former Catholic schools’ tennis competition, Wednesday-afternoon sports competitions, and the interschool cross country, athletics and swimming carnivals. Schools participating in the new CaSSSA competition ... Read More »

Priests join in cricket rivalry

Cricket match 2013-12-04 at 2.44.15 PM

BRISBANE may have hosted the first Ashes Test of the 2013-14 season, but the real cricket action for many took place last month at St Mary’s Primary School, Beaudesert. Students from All Saints’ Primary School, Boonah, and St Mary’s took to the pitch on November 15 to compete in the inaugural Gallagher-Gablonski Cup. The cup is a copy of the ... Read More »

Captain promotes a positive message

QUEENSLAND Reds rugby union player James Horwill helped launch Kids Matter, a national mental health program aimed at primary school students, at Our Lady of Fatima School, Acacia Ridge.

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