Fahan Represents Tasmania in the National Knockout Athletics

01 December 2010

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In a three round Knockout Athletics championship during Term Three, the Fahan team finished first in the State, convincing winners by over 400 points to Launceston College in second place and Scotch Oakburn in third.

The team travelled to the National Final held in Melbourne on Monday 6 December. Members of this team included Clare Browne (Year 11), Rosie Downie (Year 12), Tessa Johns (Year 7), Bianca Johnston (Year 12), Brooke Mason (Year 10), Thalia Papadakis (Year 12), Abbie Rothery (Year 9), Hannah Squires (Year 12) and Helen Browne (Year 9).

In addition to this sporting success, the Senior Athletics Team competed at the Southern SATIS Athletics Carnival at the Domain in October. All of the girls worked very hard in the lead up to this event. Fahan had some outstanding results across all age groups. Our Senior girls won the College Trophy and our team also came third in the Aggregate Girls Trophy. Maintaining these incredible results, at the State-wide SATIS Athletics Carnival in Launceston our girls once again proved just how strong Fahan School is by winning the Senior College Trophy. This was a huge achievement against some very strong northern schools and all members of this team are to be commended.

This success on the Athletics field is made even more remarkable due to the size of Fahan compared to many of the much larger schools in the State, and is made even more outstanding due to the fact that the seven girls in the Knockout competition are not even Athletics Club athletes.

Emily Grant, Rob Owens and the sports staff must be congratulated for their early morning starts, training the girls and ensuring that they were performing to the best of their ability in every competition this year.

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