An Australian footballer from St Clare’s College, an orienteer from Kaleen Primary School and a golfer from Burgmann College are among 10 ACT school students to receive 2014 School Sport ACT Excellence in Sport Awards today.
Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch presented the students with their awards at a ceremony in the Legislative Assembly this morning. A second group of students was also presented with awards in recognition of their Australian selection in their chosen sport whilst representing the ACT.
“These young people follow in the footsteps of ACT athletes like Anna Flanagan and Patty Mills, GWS Giant Jack Steele and Paralympian Siobhan Paton, all of whom received early support from School Sport ACT,” Ms Burch said.
“I congratulate them all on their achievements and wish them well in the future.
“This is the 17th year of the Excellence in School Sport Awards, which recognise the sporting excellence of ACT students from government and non-government schools alike.
“The students are nominated by principals, sports coordinators, School Sport ACT members or team officials, and the nominations are judged by a panel of representatives appointed by School Sport ACT.
“Sport and physical activity play a big part in our culture, our entertainment and our social lives, and the ACT Government is committed to providing opportunities for all students across the ACT in partnership with School Sport ACT.
“I would like to thank the teachers who give up their time to manage and coach teams and attend planning meetings for School Sport ACT, and the parents and community volunteers who give their time and expertise to create sporting opportunities for our students.”
A list of winners follows.
(Joy Burch Media Release)