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Discus queen Taryn Gollshewsky going for gold

Tayn Gollshewsky

TARYN Gollshewsky can count on the cheers of every child at Bundaberg’s St Patrick’s Primary School when she steps into the discus thrower’s circle at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. “Miss G”, as her students affectionately know her, is a first-year physical eduation teacher at St Patrick’s. Throughout first term she balanced a gruelling training schedule with her full-time teaching. ... Read More »

Eloise Wellings running to God’s beat at Commonwealth Games

Eloise Wellings

WHEN elite long-distance runner Eloise Wellings takes to the track she has more than medals on her mind. Lining up on the Gold Coast for her fourth Commonwealth Games in the 10,000m and 5000m, Ms Wellings also has her focus fixed on Love Mercy, a foundation she co-founded to help communities in northern Uganda overcome poverty after decades of civil ... Read More »

Rosaries, prayers and hope abundant at Commonwealth Games multi-faith centre

Rwandan runner with Christian school students

CATHOLIC athletes have displayed their rousing singing skills and a penchant for rosary beads as they tuned up for Commonwealth Games competition. “I was sure they were going to lift the roof off with their singing,” volunteer Catholic chaplain Helen Day said, after a rousing Good Friday liturgy, held in the Gold Coast athletes’ village multi-faith centre. Mrs Day said ... Read More »

Olympic champ Ken Wallace recalls ‘ratbag’ days at Marymount College

Ken Wallace

OLYMPIC kayaker Ken Wallace might have three medals under his belt, but his past teachers will remember a different kind of boy from his “mischievous” days at Marymount College, Burleigh. Mr Wallace, who has won gold and bronze medals for Australia, said his earliest memory of the college was transitioning from “a big fish in a small pond, to a ... Read More »

Iona crowned national volleyball champions

Iona volleyball team

BRISBANE’S Iona College will be out to defend its national title in 2018, after its under-17 volleyball team claimed victory at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup in Melbourne in December. Wynnum’s Jefferson Morrow, an Australian Youth representative, led the Iona team and was named under-17 most valuable player at the tournament, the largest in the southern hemisphere with more than ... Read More »

Tennis coach Brian Hudson’s game is on song

Brian Hudson

LIFE-long professional tennis coach Brian Hudson, now 84, casts his eye over the list of players at the Australian Open 2018 and there’s one who stands out as someone he’d love to take under his wing. Brian has coached thousands of players of all standards over decades, helping several to the top of the tree, so he knows what it ... Read More »

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 »

Catholic schools stand in solidarity together

solidarity

ST Brendan’s Catholic Primary School, Moorooka, learnt the true meaning of solidarity when St Mary MacKillop School, Birkdale, presented it with a cheque for $1500 for its sports program. Year 6 students at St Mary MacKillop had finished an integrated unit of work which had touched on the Catholic social teaching principle of solidarity and wanted to put what they ... Read More »

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