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BGGS students continue to shine in National and State sporting arenas

BGGS students are continuing to shine on National and State sporting stages with the following achievements:

Carissa Graham (9W) put on the Queensland Maroon colours and represented her state at the U15 Australian Hockey Championships in Darwin. Her team went all the way and won the National title, with Carissa playing a key part in her team’s success. With the BGGS Hockey teams beginning their training in preparation for Winter fixtures, no doubt Carissa will be a key member in the Open team.

Sophie Hunt (10O) was part of a strong U17 Queensland State Athletics team that competed at the National Underage Track and Field Championships in Brisbane recently. Sophie was just outside her Personal Best in the 2000 m Steeplechase. Sophie will be a key member of the BGGS Cross Country team as they push towards success at QGSSSA Cross Country later this month.

Elizabeth Jonatan (7L) made it through to the semi-finals of the U13 Girls’ Doubles State Championships for Table Tennis, held recently in Townsville.

Lizzy Harman (9L) has had a fantastic past couple of months competing all over the country in different golfing tournaments. Lizzie won the Queensland State Women’s Foursome at the course in Wynnum and went on to compete in the Australian Junior Amateur tournament in Hobart, finishing higher than her entry rank. These strong performances on the course have seen Lizzie selected in the Golf Australia (Queensland) Junior State Squad. Amazing performances Lizzie, your commitment and passion towards your sport are resulting in some fantastic opportunities.

The 2023 Australian Age Swimming Championships were held on the Gold Coast in April, and saw a strong BGGS contingent take to the water and give it their all—Ava Tran (10G); Karla Rimmington (10L); Holly Fleming (9M); Cate Ward (10B); Lillian Wall (11B); Lucy Vaughan (12O); and Marina Abu Shamaleh (12G). Congratulations to all of you on a fantastic season.

The Queensland Water Polo State Championships were also held on the Gold Coast during the Easter break. BGGS had 74 students across seven teams compete over eight days of competition. This tournament is an opportunity to compete, improve, be challenged physically, mentally, and emotionally; and our players really took this on and grew in all facets of the sport. It was wonderful to see Grammar pride on display and the improved results highlight the work the teams have put in this year. Queensland state squads will be named in the near future. Good luck to those selected!

BGGS Team results were:

  • U12 Blue Silver Development Division
  • U14 Blue 5th Competitive Division
  • U14 White 7th Development Division
  • U14 Sapphire 15th Development Division
  • U16 Blue 5th Competitive Division
  • U16 White 9th Development Division
  • U18 Blue Bronze in Development Division

A big thank you to Water Polo Coordinator, Mel Rippon, and all the BGGS Water Polo coaches for their hard work through the season.

Mr Paul Pearce
Athlete Development Manager

Carissa Graham (9W).

Charlie Howard (11G) from the Open Women's Water Polo team.

Karla Rimmington (10L).

Lizzie Harman (9L).

Water Polo U12s.