BGGS Athletes competing at State level

Over the recent weeks, we have seen an abundance of great performances and selections in Queensland teams by BGGS students.

Over the holidays we saw Ryleigh Dangerfield (11R) be part of the winning team at the Queensland U18 Softball Championships on the Sunshine Coast. Her great tournament has seen her selected in the U18 Women’s State Squad for National Championships in 2023.

Carissa Graham (8W) was selected for the Queensland U15 Girls State Hockey Squad; she joins Ellie Kendall (10G), who had earlier represented Queensland in the U18 Women’s team. Well done to Olivia Knauer (9M), who has made the 16 Years Girls Hockey Queensland Development Squad.

We recently read in BGGS News about Ella Scheel (7L) and Issy Carroll-Kirkwood (7E) being selected for the Queensland U14 Girls State Volleyball team. They join Lara Hadzivukovic (12H), who was part of the Queensland U18 team earlier in the year.

At the Queensland Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships, we saw four girls make the podium in a highly competitive week of competition:

  • Zoe McElwaine (9G) winner of the 15 years girls 3000 m
  • Amaka Ekeocha (11W) winner of the 16 years 100 m Hurdles
  • Uju Ekeocha (12W) winner of the 18 years 100 m Hurdles and second place in the 18 years Triple Jump
  • Luxe Godfrey-Asseraf (10M) third place in the 15 years 200 m Hurdles

The Australian Cadets Water Polo Squad was announced recently, and BGGS has three girls selected as part of the squad. Astrid Thomas (10H), Helen Mellick (10R), and Zara Davis (10R) will be pushing hard to make the final team that will compete at the World Championships in 2023. These three girls, along with Pia Hatzipetrou (9M), performed brilliantly for the Queensland State teams that competed at the National Championships on the Gold Coast over the holidays.

Congratulations to all girls who were striving for sporting excellence.

Mr Paul Pearce
Athlete Development Manager

Zoe McElwaine (9G)