The recently held annual Rowing awards dinner infused many of the strengths that embody the Trinity community. These included; a celebration of the epic contribution of Mrs Jenny Pemberton as founder and Head Coach of Trinity Rowing for the past 17 years; the formal welcoming of new Head Coach, Mr Andrej Pistotnik; words of gratitude and the sharing of fun memories from outgoing Rowing Captains (Gabrielle Slorach and Bryson Parker); the welcoming of incoming 2017 Rowing Captains (Gemma Harris and David Morton); and the honour of meeting and hearing the inspirational words of Mr Perry Cross as he shared his story, and his successes in supporting scientific research into the cure for paralysis for all. His mantra of “Everything is Possible” certainly resonated with our entire TLC Rowing community as we celebrated the friendship, commitment, and successes of 2016, and the TLC Rowing Program to date. Special mention to Year 12 student, Gabrielle Slorach who received the ‘Spirit of Trinity’ award; an award that embodies the philosophy of the Trinity Rowing Program. The award states that "Rowing is not all about winning, though we love to win. It is more about learning to set goals, working hard despite the set-backs, caring for the equipment, becoming good time managers and working as a good team member. Very few students develop all these skills, however, some students always consider others before themselves".
Queensland Open Water Swimming Championships:
Several Trinity students competed with distinction at the recent Queensland Open Water Swimming Championships. Competing in distances ranging from 1.25km to 7.5km, the following students achieved impressive and commendable results, along with qualification to the National Championships:
Mr David Howells
Director of Sports, P – 12