Athletes achieve across the globe

Hard work paid off over the July school holidays for Duncraig’s Logan McCormick (Year 10) who won two gold medals for Australia at the Oceania Sailing Championships. Logan won an individual gold and team gold for kiteboarding in the competition which runs as part of the Pacific Games in Samoa.

Meanwhile, Carramar’s Caleb Lampard (Year 12) travelled across the globe representing Western Australia on the Volleyball Australia integrated European Tour. The tour enabled Caleb to get an important insight into the world of professional volleyball, returning to school with great appreciation for Volleyball Australia and his coaches for granting him the opportunity.

“The greatest thing I learnt from this tour was a real strong insight into the life of a professional athlete,” Caleb said.

“Being on tour and intensely training in the gym and on the courts was a real grind. It really opened up to me what it’s like to be competing on tour and the national circuit and being away from home for so long.”

Tom Anderson (Duncraig Year 9) travelled to Melbourne to compete as part of the School Sport WA Swimming Team over the holidays. Tom’s outstanding efforts earned him silver in the 200m Breaststroke and bronze for the 50m Breaststroke in the national competition.

Carramar’s Emily Alexander (Year 11) has been selected to represent the ACC in the All Stars Netball Match against the combined governments schools team again in 2019. The exhibition match will be held at the State Netball Centre in October.

Tegan Forrest (Duncraig Year 12) continues to excel in karate after achieving silver and equal third in the team event at the 2019 National Karate Championships in her weight division 16/17yrs over 59kg.

Glenda Morgan (Duncraig Year 12) is currently representing Australia at the World Water Polo Championships in Europe. Competing in the Under 21s, she will undoubtedly make incredible memories and make the most of this incredible opportunity.

Over the July School Holidays, Abbey Dunn (Duncraig Year 9) was awarded an Adjudicators Award at a state dancing competition, qualifying to fly to Bangkok and compete in the Asia Pacific Dance Championships. She placed in three of her four sections, including placing second in her Classical Championship!

In addition to this, Abbey and her sister Olivia (Year 7) have qualified for a national dance championship in Caloundra, Queensland. They are currently preparing for the competition which will take place in late September.

Christopher Boyd (Duncraig Year 7) is settling back into school life after returning from the School Sport National Basketball Championships in Bendigo, Victoria. Representing WA, Chris’ team was extremely close to achieving a bronze medal, placing fourth overall.

Duncraig’s Remy Rowse (Year 8) and Isabella Heathcote (Year 6) have just returned from Wollongong, New South Wales where they both competed in the state team at the School Sport National Cross Country Championships. Both running in the 3km race, Isabella finished third out of the WA competitors and 20th out of all the states combined. 

Crystal Edwards (Duncraig Year 10) has been selected to represent WA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at an international swimming training camp. One of only seven athletes selected from WA for the camp, Crystal will travel to Malaysia in October.

Finally, Carramar’s Kayla van den Heever (Year 9) and Jeevna Heer (Year 10) have been selected for the WA AFL North 15’s Metro Development squad, keen to strengthen their skills and experience as AFL players.  

Congratulations to our sports stars who continue to impress and excel on the local, national and international stage!

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