Thank you to all 140+ competitors from 35 schools across Qld, their coaches/teachers and parents/supporters for your participation and cooperation in the 2016 Queensland Schools Canoe Sprint Championships at Lake Coomera yesterday.
Well done to the competitors, coaches and teachers at Pacific Lutheran College who were Overall Schools Champion again in 2016. Followed by 2nd Lourdes Hill College, 3rd Palm Beach Currumbin, 4th Kawana Waters State School and 5th Sunshine Beach State School.
Congratulations to Hardus Redelinghuys from St Stephens College on winning the Coghill Family Shield. This award is for the paddler who demonstrates outstanding effort, exhibits courage and determination, shows respect for officials and fellow competitors, supports younger and/ or less experienced paddlers, and has the determination to improve in the sport of kayaking.
A special thanks to the many volunteers who assisted in the event, and the support of clubs/schools including Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club, Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club, Currumbin Paddlers Club, Brisbane Canoe Club, Lourdes Hill College and Pacific Lutheran College.
Queensland Canoeing would like to acknowledge the support of the following organisations:-
- Qld Canoe Sprints Committee – Matt Ingermann, Chair, Cath Parker, Event Coordinator and the committee members and event volunteers who made this event happen;
- Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation – for use of events equipment (again!);
- Gold Coast City Councillor William Owen-Jones – for his continuing support Qld Canoeing through the provision of toilets and bins for our events at Lake Coomera; and
- Queensland Government, Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing – for their continuing support of sport and recreation in Qld.
Results are available at regattas.paddle.org.au/?results=1125.
Photos available at Qld Canoeing Facebook Page.
Next event is the 2016 Half Day Sprints Regatta #2 on Sat 19 November at Lake Coomera. Registration open soon.