Illalong News

  • 22nd November, 2017

Women in Sport Breakfast

The annual Women in Sport Breakfast was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and attended by approximately 800 school girls from the South-East Queensland area, including 22 A.B. Paterson College students from Years 7 - 12.

The event provides recognition of the incredible sporting talent amongst women and girls in Queensland. The three guest speakers this year were Lucy Stirling (Australian Lead and Boulder Climber), Lucky Patterson (Australian Paralympic Swimmer) and Kate McCarthy (Brisbane Lions AFLW).

Taneisha Beckton, Tahlia Dilkes, Lily-Rose Muir, Amy Wilson and Grace Hackett participated in the Speed Mentoring session to exchange ideas, share challenges and gain exposure to a variety of perspectives on establishing and pursuing career and life goals. It was a wonderful opportunity for our current generation of female students to meet with inspirational, successful women across the fields of health, sport, business, the arts and active living.

Congratulations to the following students who were recognised as highly commended award recipients for their achievements in their chosen sports:

  • Emelia Surch – Touch Football and Athletics – Highly Commended
  • Hannah Marshall – Baseball – Highly Commended
  • Tahlia Dilkes – Swimming and Pool Rescue – Highly Commended
  • Annabelle Lawrie – Netball – Highly Commended
  • Grace Hackett – Football and Dance – Service to Sport

“The Women in Sport Breakfast was very inspirational and encouraging. It was beneficial for all of us to hear from people who are greatly passionate about their sport speak of their experiences. I think that we all enjoyed listening to their journeys through their chosen sports path, as well as learning about their time management strategy and how this also helps them to progress in their careers. It was extremely influential to listen to what they had to say about how they reached the level that they are at, obstacles that they faced, as well as how they managed to overcome them. Personally, I feel inspired and motivated to improve in my own sporting abilities.”
Maria Nadezhdina (Synchronised Swimmer, Year 8)

Philippa Garlick
Assistant Head of HPE Faculty

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