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Swimming: National Championships
Four Trinity swimmers competed with absolute distinction at the recent School Sport Australia National Swimming Championships in Darwin. Competing against the best school – age swimmers in the nation, our athletes left the carnival with a swag of medals and numerous personal best times. Year 12 student Billy Chambers – 4 gold (including a National Record); Year 7 student Emily Barany – 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze; Year 7 student Flynn McGregor – 2 gold and 3 silver; and Year 6 student Cameron Bradburn - 1 bronze. Congratulations to our superstar swimmers.

Swimming: Towards Tokyo Camp
Congratulations to Year 9 student, Emma Siddle for her recent attendance at the ‘Towards Tokyo’ National Swimming Camp. This camp was based at the National Training Centre in Canberra and targeted swimmers who have the potential and possess the attributes to successfully represent Australia in future years. Well done Emma.

Rowing: Qld Championships
At the recent three - day Queensland Schools Rowing Championships, the Trinity Rowing Team emerged with numerous medals, many finals berths and plenty of personal best performances. Competing against the best rowers from all over the state, Trinity claimed the following medals: Silver - Year 9 Boys Double (Harry Parker and Dylan Piott); Silver - Year 11 Girls Quad (Lilian Goldie, Amelia Maxwell, Matilda Amor, Michelle, Gray and Cassandra Duncan – cox); Silver - Year 8 Quad (Pacey Rogers cox); Bronze - Year 11 Boys Quad (Nick Lockhart, David Morton, Max Way, Ken Carter and Cassandra Duncan - cox) and Bronze - Under 15 Boys Single (Harry Parker). Beyond this, Trinity rowers were part of Inter - Regional crews that claimed gold medals (Bailey Wagstaff, Cassandra Duncan, Ben Sims and Liam Pert). A huge thank you to Mr. Pistotnik, the Trinity Rowing Coaching Staff and the Trinity rowing parents for their collective contribution towards these outstanding state results.

Triathlon: Qld Emerging Talent Squad
Congratulations to Year 7 student, Charlie Jurd for his recent selection in the Queensland Triathlon Emerging Talent Squad to contest the National Triathlon Series throughout the up-coming summer. On the back of excellent performances during the demanding selection trials, Charlie will now wear the proud Maroon colours at four events throughout Australia; including Geelong, Perth and on the Gold Coast. We wish Charlie all the best as he races the best triathletes in the nation.

Water Polo
It certainly has been an exciting time for Water Polo at Trinity Lutheran College. In the school holidays four students were selected to represent Queensland Country at the National Titles in Hobart. Talia Skalka (Year 11) excelled. Her defence was outstanding as always and she played in the starting team. Courtney Trevenna (Year 10) showed great improvement during the championships, especially in attack. Lilianna Lerch (Year 8) was the youngest member of this team. She learned so much from this experience and this will benefit her for the next 2 years when she is still eligible to be selected in this team. Isabelle Adams (Year 10) is an asset to every team and unfortunately could not play due to illness.

Liston College from New Zealand visited Trinity Lutheran College in the first week of Term 4. Many of our junior TLC students played in the U14 Gold Coast Squad against Liston College. This team of students, mainly aged 12, was defeated but they performed exceptionally well. Murray Foster (Year 7) was named Man of the Match. Special thanks to Mr. Brett Mason who has been instrumental in supporting, promoting and ensuring our Year 7 Water Polo Development Program, which produced all of these players was in place to begin the 2016 school year.

The Trinity Lutheran College Open Boys Team had a tough game against Liston College. They trailed by one goal at each quarter but emerged victorious with an 8-7 win. Captains, Billy Chambers (Year 12) and Lachlan Buhmann (Year 12) were outstanding. In particular, Billy¹s 2 intercepts and solo efforts in the second half secured the win. James Kleinschmidt (Year 10) also had a great game in attack and defence and was voted by the New Zealanders as Man of the Match.

The Gold Coast Competition has started (Thursday 6 October) at Miami Pool. Juniors or Open players who wish to play should contact Mrs Hipgrave.

BMX: QLD Championships
Congratulations to Year 6 student, Sheldon Watt for his tremendous performances at the recent Queensland BMX Championships. Overall he finished fifth in the 20 inch bike class and third in the cruiser bike class. These outstanding results now mean Sheldon will represent Queensland at the National Championships (early in 2017). Sheldon's main goal is to then qualify at the National Championships to attend the World Titles which are being held at Rockhill, South Carolina USA in July 2017. Go hard Sheldon.

Mr David Howells
Director of Sports, P to 12

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