Junior Sports Star of the Year for 2018


Sports Star of the Year

Evan McLean

Water Polo


Runner Up: Mason Hughes (Athletics)
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Junior Rookie: Carter Blades (Athletics)
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Junior Chase Your Dreams: Tatum Stewart and Briana Suey (Hockey)
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Junior Para Athlete of the Year: Henry Reardon (Swimming)
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Primary School of the Year: Dalby State School
Secondary School of the Year: Fairholme College
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Mason Hughes



Junior Monthly Award Winners for 2018


Mason Hughes
Georgia Voll
Athletics, Rugby League & Cricket
Jessica Rowe

At the Australian Junior Athletics Championships, Mason won the gold medal in the Under 17 Discus with a throw of 52.58m and gold in the Under 17 Shotput with a throw of 16.63m, which was also a PB. In the Under 20 Discus he finished in 6th place at these championships.
At the Australian Junior Athletics Championships, Georgia placed 6th in the Under 15 Discus & Javelin. In the sport of Rugby League she has been selected in the Under 15 Emerging Origin Squad for Qld Rugby League, and in the sport of Cricket has been selected in the Under 15 Australian Cricket Squad.
Jessica won the gold medal in the Under 13 Hammer Throw, silver (with a PB) in the Under 13 Discus and a bronze in the Under 13 Shotput at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships.

Evan McLean
Water Polo
Tori Gallegos
Crossfit and Weightlifting
Isabelle Mason

Evan captained the Queensland Schools Water Polo team at the National Championships where they won the silver. From his performance at these championships he has been selected in the Australian Schools Water Polo team to compete in the UK.
Tori competed in the World Wide CrossFit Open and Online Challenge where she came 1st in Australasia in the 14-15 years age category. Based on these results Tori has been selected to attend the CrossFit Games in Wisconsin, USA. In the sport of weightlifting Tori competed at the Queensland Weightlifting Association 15-17 Years Championships. In the 63kg division clean & jerk she lifted 81kg and for the snatch she lifted 64kg giving her a total weightlift of 145kg and the State Title. She has been selected in the Australian team to compete at the Oceanic Games in New Caledonia.
After winning two gold medals in the 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke, a silver in the 400m freestyle and 3 bronze medals in the 100m butterfly, 200m backstroke & 50 backstroke at the Queensland Schools Swimming Championships Isabelle finished off her season at the Australian Age National Championships with a bronze medal in the 200m Butterfly. This performance gained her selection on the 2018 Talent Identification Squad to train at the AIS later this year.

Emily Ward & Zoe Webster
Tatum Stewart & Briana Suey
Joshua Ridley

Emily & Zoe both represented Australia in the Ladies Under 18 Touch Team at the Youth World Cup held in Malaysia. This team won the final against New Zealand 11 – 3, bringing home the gold medal.
Tatum & Briana were both members of the Australian Under 16 Schoolgirls Hockey team which toured South Africa, playing a test series against the National Under 18 South African Ladies team.
Joshua was selected in the Australian Gymnastics Squad to travel to New Zealand to compete at the New Zealand Gymnastics Championships.

Amilia Schooley
Wihan Kruger
Athletics and Rugby Union
Carter Blades

From the Australian Interschools Equestrian Championships, Amilia returned with two National Championship Titles. She finished 1st in the EVA 80 eventing championship then followed this up with a 1st in the EVA 1Star championship.
Representing Queensland at the Australian Schools Athletics Championships, Wihan won the gold medal in the Boys Under 14 years Javelin, and came 4th overall in the shotput. In the sport of Rugby Union, Wihan captained the Downs Rugby team at the Queensland Titles and was selected in the Queensland Country Rugby Union team.
Carter won the gold medal in the Under 14 years Boys 400m at the Queensland All Schools Athletics Championships, and in doing so broke the 20 year old record. He followed this up by winning the gold medal in the Under 14 years Boys 400m at the National All Schools Athletics Championships.