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Women in Sport Breakfast


Wednesday 23 October, BCEC Brisbane


The annual Women in Sport Breakfast will be held Wednesday 23 October 2019 and hosted in the beautiful Plaza Ballroom at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The breakfast commences at 7.00am and concludes at approximately 9.30am.

We will have demonstrations from sporting groups, the presentation of the Queensland Schoolgirl Athlete of the Year award, our Inspirational HPE Teacher of the Year award, and the Premier’s award for the Active Girls in School initiative.

The morning will also feature a panel discussion with three of our elite Australian athletes. With MC Jess Skarrat from Channel 7 interviewing our panel of athletes who will share their challenges, successes and tips for the audience it is guaranteed to be another truly inspiring morning!

Students / teachers $50.00 each. Ticket price includes a set-menu breakfast.  There will also be an opportunity to meet the guest athletes and speakers for photos.

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Registrations close Wednesday 16 October.


This year's event is going to be huge! Our 2019 Breakfast has a fantastic line-up of inspirational, elite athletes, our prestigious Sporting Star and Teacher Awards, a performance by Gumdale Sport Aerobics Team and the #activegirlsinschool Video Competition.

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Kirby Short, Australian Cricketer

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We are thrilled to announced Kirby Short as one of our guest athletes for the Women in Sport Breakfast 2019. Captain of the Brisbane Heat since 2017, leading the team to their maiden WBBL title in 2019 and currently the longest serving member of the QLD Fire, Kirby Short is a titan in the Australian cricketing world. A Queensland Under-17 and Under-19 representative, Kirby was a member of the Queensland Under-17 team that won the national title in 2003-04. She has also represented Queensland at youth level in volleyball and softball.

Kirby has been a mainstay in the Queensland Fire squad since 2005-06 and was part of the victorious squad that won the 2014 WT20 title. She has been dynamic in the field, both in the air and on the ground.

Kirby comes from a sporting family, with her mother representing Australia at softball and her grandfather Mick Harvey playing first-class cricket for Victoria and Queensland before coming a first-class umpire.

Kirby is also a passionate educator and was awarded the ACHPER QLD Inspirational teacher of the year award in 2016. After serving as the Head of Department HPE and Sport at MacGregor SHS from 2017 to 2018, she has been appointed Acting Deputy Principal for MacGregor SHS this year.


Kara Saunders, Australian CrossFit Athlete


We are thrilled to announce that Kara Saunders will be joining us at WISB this year! Kara is an Australian CrossFit athlete and fitness entrepreneur. To date, Kara has participated in seven international CrossFit events, was crowned the second Fittest Woman on Earth in 2017, and has earned the title of Australia’s Fittest Female on five occasions (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.) From 2015-2018 Kara was ranked no 1 in Australia for the Crossfit Open Women's division. She co-owns a gym called CrossFit Kova in Brisbane and is currently developing and launching a sunglasses company called Activ. This year Kara and her husband welcomed their first child, a little girl Scotti. Some of her greatest achievements have been winning the Spirit of the Games Award in 2016 and in 2017, standing on the podium at the CrossFit Games as the second fittest woman on earth. Kara loves all things nutrition, natural health and fitness and spends her days living and breathing them.

2018 WISB Wrap Up


The ACHPER QLD Women in Sport Breakfast was once again a fantastic and inspiring morning, featuring awards, performances and a panel discussion with Queensland elite female athletes. Over 850 school aged girls and their teachers attended this year and heard words of wisdom from Ali Brigginshaw, Captain of the NRLW Broncos Premiership Title holders and Rosie Malone from the Australian Hockeyroos team. Marsden State High School kicked off our morning with a beautiful performance from their contemporary dance team and our 2018 Schoolgirl Athlete of the Year was announced. The UQ School of HMNS awarded the Inspirational HPE Teacher of the Year award to Lauren Hobsen and Minister for Sport, Mick de Brenni joined us to announce the winners of the Inaugural Premier's Award and Award for Motivational Message for our Active Girls in School Program

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