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2016 WISB

Women in Sport Breakfast Video

2016 Inspirational Teacher Award

Kirby Short - Wavell State High School

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Kirby is a very talented and diligent teacher who has an excellent rapport with her students and fellow staff.

Kirby was the Sports Coordinator at Wavell for the past 6 years, has been the Queensland 19 Girls Volleyball Coach for a number of years (winning 4 straight national titles in a row) and has periodically acted as the Head of Department of HPE in 2016. 

She teaches 4 senior classes across Health and Physical Education as well as junior classes which is quite a task in itself. Not only has she been teaching full time (including her coordinator role), she also completed her Masters of Education in Leadership last year as well as being an elite cricket player with the Queensland Fire/Heat.

She  always has plenty of time for her students with not just any on-task questions, but also happy to listen to  any personal issues or problems that they ask her advice on. She has a very professional approach to any coaching she does and always seems to get the best from her students or from her athletes both on and off the court. Despite pursuing her own truly amazing sporting career, she continues to inspire and develop the students of Wavell State High School. Kirby not only strives to be her best but also inspires others to do the same.

ACHPER QLD received three nominations for Kirby with 15 lengthy student statements reflecting the immense respect and admiration they hold for her. She is a very worthy recipient of the 2016 Inspirational Teacher Award.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JOINT WINNERS OF THE SHINING STAR AWARD

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The Minister for Sport, the Honorable Curtis Pitt MP, presented Miela Goodchild from Moreton Bay College and Minna Atherton from Brisbane Girls Grammar School with their ACHPER QLD 2016 Shining Star Awards at the Women in Sport Breakfast. The Shining Star award is usually presented to the schoolgirl with the most significant achievements in sport over the past twelve months. The judging panel was unable to split their decision as both girls are world champions in their respective sports of basketball and swimming. Congratulations to Minna and Miela!

Miela Goodchild from Moreton Bay College for Basketball

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Miela was part of the history making Australian Sapphires Basketball team that recently won the under 17 World Championship in Spain. This is the first time an Australian Junior Basketball team (male or female) has won a world championship. Miela was the MVP of the Australian U16 Junior Championship in 2015 where her team won the gold medal. In 2016 her U18 Queensland team came second in the Australian Championships. As a result of her achievements she was recently named the Basketball Queensland Female Player of the Year which is an adult award. Congratulations to Miela for her achievements.

Minna Atherton from Brisbane Girls Grammar for Swimming

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Minna was equally successful in her sport of swimming. She won gold in the 100m backstroke at the 2015 Junior World Championships, setting a junior world record. At the same meet she:

  • won the 200m backstroke,
  • was a member of the 4 x 100m freestyle team which also set a world junior record,
  • won silver in the 4 x 100m mixed medley relay,
  • won silver in the 4 x 100m women’s medley relay; and
  • won silver in the 50m backstroke breaking the junior world record in the heats and semis.

Congratulations to Minna for her success in the past 12 months.

2016 SPORTING STAR AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the following students who received Sporting Star Awards for either sporting performance, sporting endeavour or sporting service.

Rising Star (14 and under) Commended

Name School Type Sport
Madeline Adgo Mt Maria College Performance Gymnastics
Jade Arbuthnot Canterbury College Endeavour Athletics
Sarah Birchall Bulimba State School Performance Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country & Athletics
Reggie Bradshaw Southern Cross Catholic College Performance Cross Country
Georgina Cadman Lourdes Hill College Performance Netball
Gemma Casaceli Ipswich Junior Grammar School Performance Athletics
Tiah Churchward Boonah State High School Performance Track & Field, Vigoro, Netball & T20 Cricket
Trinity Doolan Richlands East State School Endeavour Touch Football & Rugby League
Jetaya Faifua Helensvale State High School Performance Touch Football   
Tayleigh Fry-Allan Mundubbera State P-10 Performance Swimming
Sabrina Guse Bulimba State School Performance Swimming, Athletics, Hockey & Cross Country
Destiny Mino Mt Gravatt East State School Performance Basketball
Lily  Neill St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary  Performance Touch Football & Athletics
Seelanna Sooalo Richlands East State School Endeavour Rugby League
Olivia Vidoni St Thomas More College Performance Multi-Sports

Rising Star (14 and under) Highly Commended

Name School Type Sport 
Mia Bailey St Monica's College Performance Football
Ella Bazant Calamvale Community College Performance AFL
Breeanna Betzold St Mary's College, Ipswich Performance Race Walking
Abbey Callander North Lakes State College Performance Golf
Emily Campbell Lourdes Hill College Performance Athletics
Eliza Dowell Lourdes Hill College Performance Cycling
Charlee Drake Tamborine Mountain College Performance Diving
Portia  Eden St Michael's School, Gordonvale Performance BMX
Bridie Eskdale Carmel College Performance Swimming 
Shekinah Friske Cleveland District State High School Performance Football
Charlotte Graham Helensvale State High School Service Touch Football
Richelle Hill The Gap State High School Performance Track & Field, Triathlon & Cross Country
Rebecca Jacobson Craigslea State High School Performance Swimming
Zoe Manning St Peters Lutheran College Performance Cross Country & Athletics
Ella Mar Fan Lourdes Hill College Performance Trampolining
Phoebe Marsh Somerville House Service Softball & Cricket
Nadege Mindel St Monica's College Performance Artistic Gymnastics
Rahni  O'Dea Mary MacKillop College Performance Taekwondo
Sophee  O'Dea Mary MacKillop College Performance Taekwondo
Victoria  Owokran Jubilee Christian College, Atherton Endeavour Athletics, Cross Country & Football
Tyla Proctor St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Performance Athletics
Jade Starr Southern Cross Catholic College Performance Swimming, Cross Country & Track & Field
Hannah Stewart Canterbury College Performance Swimming
Sophie  Vercoe Calamvale Community College Performance Athletics
Erin  Wright St Mary's College, Ipswich Performance Athletics

Shooting Star (15 and over) Commended

Name School Type Sport 
Caitlyn Ayling Mt Maria College Performance Futsal
Ashlee Bass Mary MacKillop College Performance Swimming
Stephanie  Blackwehl Prince of Peace Lutheran College Performance Track & Field
Jessica Bradley Mount Alvernia College Performance Cricket
Cassidy Brennan Carmel College Performance Softball
Courteney Bromage Parklands Christian College Performance AFL & Athletics
Elly  Burling St Mary's College, Ipswich Performance Swimming
Emily Caton St Peters Lutheran College Performance Hockey
Kamala Cemeljic Southern Cross Catholic College Performance AFL 
Ashley Condon San Sisto College Service School Sport 
Deanne Elliott Southern Cross Catholic College Performance Athletics
Alyssa  Fearns  St Margaret Mary's  Performance Hockey
Genevieve Ferguson Moreton Bay College Performance Hockey
Chloe Fisher Redlands College Performance Sports Aerobics
Lilly  Green Mt Maria College Performance Oztag
Ellie Hampson William Ross State High School Performance Football
Abbey Hancock Faith Lutheran College, Plainland Service AFL. Touch Football, Athletics, Netball
Jessi Henning Dalby State High School Performance AFL
Amy  Hollyman St John Fisher College Service School Sport 
Abbie Hurnall Brisbane Girls Grammar School Performance Artistic Gynmnastics
Taylor Jones Mount Alvernia College Performance Squash
Natalie Kassulke Mundubbera State P-10 Service Netball & Volleyball
Alexis Kelly Southern Cross Catholic College Performance Netball
Rhiannon Kemp Clontarf Beach State High School Performance Softball
Talosaga Kia Canterbury College Performance Track & Field
Tania Klein Miloslavich Townsville State High School Performance Volleyball 
Emily Kroenert Craigslea State High School Performance Volleyball
         
Jessica Marriott San Sisto College Service School Sport 
Nyalela Obonno Mary MacKillop College Performance Basketball & Track & Field
Natasha Pidgeon Northpine Christian College Performance Athletics
Carmel Prince Boonah State High School Service Vigoro & School Sport
Madeline Rogers Southern Cross Catholic College Performance Netball & Athletics
Emily Schonfisch Tamborine Mountain College Performance Track & Field
Georgia Sheehan Lourdes Hill College Performance Diving
Elenoa Sing The Gap State High School Performance Volleyball
Rebecca Smith Loreto College Coorparoo Service Waterpolo & Netball
Ciera Stafford Loreto College Coorparoo Performance Cross Country, Athletics & Rowing
Olivia  Stevens Mt Maria College Performance Baseball 
Lauren Stieler St Mary's College, Ipswich Performance Squash
Shaney Swaney Redlands College Performance Surf Lifesaving
Julie Tarrant Redlands College Endeavour and Service Volleyball, Discus and High Jump
Ella  Taylor Boonah State High School Performance Netball, Touch, Athletics & Cross Country
Cavelyn  Turner Mt Maria College Performance Inline Hockey
Darcy Voce Tamborine Mountain College Performance Acrobatic Gymnastics
Brighde Walker Redlands College Performance AFL
Amber  Weale Boonah State High School Performance Football & Futsal
Jessica Webster Redlands College All Volleyball, Athletics & Swimming
Rachel Wood Faith Lutheran College, Plainland Performance Squash, Netball & Touch Football
Hayley Wright St Mary's College, Ipswich Performance Athletics
Cassidy Young Redlands College Performance AFL, Volleyball & Lifesaving, 

Shooting Star (15 and over) Highly Commended

Name School Type Sport
Hayley Andrews Townsville State High School Performance Basketball
Minna Atherton Brisbane Girls Grammar School Performance Swimming
Lillian Barker Carmel College Performance Skipping
Brittany Barrett Grace College Rothwell Service Oztag
Sarah Beale Moreton Bay College Performance Swimming
Lauren Berndt Mount Alvernia College Service Hockey
Lauren Berndt Mount Alvernia College Performance Hockey
Mikaela Bretz Saint Monica's College, Cairns Performance Track & Field
Lauren Butler Grace College Rothwell Performance Soccer
Alessia Cerasani St Teresa's Catholic College Performance Waterpolo
Gillian Chalmers St Mary's College, Ipswich Performance Cricket
Tamzin Christofel St Mary's College, Ipswich Performance Tae Kwon Do
Lily  Collier Mt St Michael's College Performance Hockey
Ella Connolly St Columban's College, Caboolture Performance Athletics & Touch Football
Gemma Cooney Somerville House Performance Swimming
Lucinda Crouch St Margaret's Anglican Girls College Performance Athletics & Cross Country
Lara  Crouch St Margaret's Anglican Girls College Performance Athletics & Cross Country
Julia Dunning Craigslea State High School Performance Volleyball
Tippah Dwan Somerville House Performance Netball
Cara Feain-Ryan Moreton Bay College Performance Athletics & Middle Distance Running
Meila Goodchild Moreton Bay College Performance Basketball
Tori Groves-Little Beenleigh State High School Performance AFL & Athletics
Jordan Harton St Mary's College, Ipswich Service Basketball Refereeing
Maggie Henderson Carmel College Performance Karate
Chloe Humphreys St Thomas More College Performance Baseball & Softball
Sohpie Johnson Moreton Bay College Performance Diving
Annabel Kennedy St Margaret's Anglican Girls College Performance Cross Country 
Jaydah Lawrence-Pou Craigslea State High School Performance Volleyball
Tianah List Moreton Bay College Performance Athletics & Softball
Molly McGill St Thomas More College Performance BMX
Leesa Mi Mi Carmel College Performance Netball & Touch Football
Bailie Nash Cleveland District State High School Performance Surf Lifesaving
Olivia  Nendick North Lakes State College Performance Cyclocross & Tre-X Triathlon
Lakeisha Patterson St Columban's College, Caboolture Performance Swimming
Mary Ross Lourdes Hill College Service AFL Umpiring
Kirrily Siebenhausen St Margaret's Anglican Girls College Performance Swimming
Katelyn Sting Craigslea State High School Performance Volleyball
Britney Summerville St Mary's College, Ipswich Performance Swimming
Olivia  Taylor St John Fisher College Performance Touch Football & Oz Tag
Sophie Thornton Harristown State High School Performance Volleyball
Chloe Williams Brisbane Girls Grammar School Performance Synchronized Figure Ice Skating
Tarese Wimmer Boonah State High School Service Multi Sports
Chloe Woodbine Moreton Bay College Service Waterpolo
Ellen Wright Somerville House Performance Judo 
Maddison Young St Margaret's Anglican Girls College Performance Gymnastics
Lucy Leadbetter Harristown State High School Performance Volleyball

GUEST ATHLETES ANNOUNCED FOR WISB 2016

Clare Polkinghorne - Football

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Clare is the current co-Captain of the Matildas Football team with 91 caps and 7 goals. Clare made her first national team at the age of 17 in 2006 and then went on to play at her first World Cup in 2007. Her role at the back in the 2010 Asian Cup was crucial as the side won the title for the first time. The defender has been a constant presence in the national side for the past decade and recently made her Olympic debut at the Rio Olympic Games where the team made the quarter finals.

Clare is the Captain of the Brisbane Roar W-League team and has played 8 seasons, winning 2 premierships and 2 championships. In 2014 she played in the Japanese League and in 2015 played for Portland in the US National Women's Soccer League. 

Clare is currently completing a Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice, works at Worldwide Printing South Brisbane and in her spare time loves to read non-fiction books and watch sport, in particular the Broncos.

Maddison Keeney - Diving

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Maddi competed in the 1 m and 3 m springboard at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. She won the silver medal in the 1m springboard and a bronze medal in the 3m synchronized springboard with Anabelle Smith. At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, she finished 7th in the 3m springboard, 4th in mixed synchronised 3 metre springboard, and 12th in the 1m springboard.

She performed in the 2016 Rio olympics for synchronized diving with Annabelle Smith, and came 3rd place. The pair opened with a back dive pike, scoring a score of 48.00 to share fifth place with Germany. On the third dive, they scored 72.20, slipping them to sixth place, within striking distance from bronze. They moved up one spot in the standings to fifth on 228.09 in the penultimate round, before snatching bronze in their final dive.

Maddi will share her insights into performing under pressure and talk about how she manages her gruelling training program with her university studies.

Laura Clemesha - Netball

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Laura played netball as a junior in St George and Toowoomba before playing for the SunCoast Lynx in the State League competition. The goal keeper/ goal defender attended the AIS in 2012 before being called up to the Qld Firebird team in 2013. Since then she has been part of two winning ANZ Championship campaigns. In 2016 she was selected in the Netball Australia Emerging Talent Squad. Laura will share the secrets of being part of a championship winning culture and how that has shaped her as a young athlete.

Two Founders of the Women in Sport Breakfast To Reflect on the Past 25 Years

Pauline Harvey-Short

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Pauline Harvey-Short is currently the Dean of School at Brisbane Girls Grammar School where she has progressed from her first role as a HPE teacher in 1977. A long-time champion for girls and women in sport she held the position of convenor for the ACHPER Women in Sport and Recreation committee from 1985 to 1996. She was also a Board member and Chair of Womensport Queensland between 1993 and 2009.

As part of the second panel of guest speakers at the Women in Sport Breakfast, Pauline will explore the advances that have been made for women and girls participating in sport since the first event in 1991. As someone who has been actively involved in physical activity since her softball playing days she is a great role model for women and girls who want to continue their passion for sport  for life.

Doune Macdonald

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Doune Macdonald, is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) and Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland.  Her first career was Health and Physical Education teaching before undertaking postgraduate study and becoming a Professor of Health and Physical Education at UQ. From 2004 – 2013 she was Head of the School of Human Movement Studies, during which time she also undertook the role of Lead Writer for the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. She serves on a number of international and national committees such as the Australian Elite Athlete Friendly University Steering Committee as well as chairing the state government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women and Girls Sport and Active Recreation. Doune will share her story of success and how her involvement in sport has helped to shape her and her teaching practice.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF WOMEN IN SPORT BREAKFASTS

The History.....

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The first Women in Sport Breakfast was delivered in 1991 and was coordinated by the ACHPER QLD Special Interest Group, chaired by Pauline Harvey Short from Brisbane Girls Grammar School. The breakfast was created and developed with the aims to provide role models for schoolgirl athletes, to raise the profile of sportswomen, to connect competitive athletes with sponsors and schoolgirls and to provide insights into the athletes’ lives to inspire young women to continue to be involved in physical activity.

Over the years, the Breakfasts have been delivered in partnership with various organisations including Womensport Queensland, the Queensland Olympic Committee, Queensland Commonwealth Games Committee, and the Queensland Government and have benefited from the input of key female leaders in Queensland sport, including Doune Macdonald, Sue Hooper, Anne Marie White, Kim Cooper, and Vicki Wilson. These individuals and organisations have provided support in many guises, including assistance with sourcing guest speakers, event administration and delivery, financial and in‐kind support.

The event has featured iconic Australian sports stars and provides a snapshot of the wealth of female sporting talent that Queensland boasts. The inaugural breakfast guest speakers included Joyce Lester, Wilma Shakespear and Lisa Curry, and over the years has featured superstars such as Natalie Cook, Susie O’Neill and Anna Meares, along with indigenous athletes (Kelly McKellar Nathan), athletes with a disability (Carlee Beattie, Jamie Lee Lewis) and  non‐athletes  (coaches,  nutritionists,  administrators)  to  demonstrate  the  scope  of participation in sport and physical activity. In the initial years, the Breakfasts were hosted three times per year and delivered to regional areas such as Toowoomba and Townsville, however  over the past 10 years, the event has been hosted only in Brisbane.

Although ther is a current focus on engaging women and girls in physical activity and increased media interest in women's sport, the Women in Sport Breakfast still leads the way in celebrating Queensland's amazing sports women and girls twenty five years on. 

 

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