A couple of ex-Queenies boys doing great things at Aquinas:
Pierre De Coubertin Award – Christopher Kilroe
A sincere congratulation to Year 12 student Christopher Kilroe (Year 12) who recently received the Pierre de Coubertin Award. Pierre was the founder of modern Olympics and was convinced of the importance of sport in the development of the individual. He believed in the qualities of excellence, sportsmanship and respect which embody the values of Olympism.
The Pierre de Coubertin Awards, an initiative of the Australian Olympic Committee, are designed to reward not only the elite sports people but those that display strong character and ideals, representing the school at the highest standard both on and off the field.
Previous WA winners of this award include Fergus Kavanagh (Olympian, Hockey), Kim Mickle (Olympian, Athletics), Harry Taylor (Geelong FC) and Daniel Wells (North Melbourne FC).
Christopher and 32 other WA athletes were invited to an Olympic Academy Day held prior to the Presentation Ceremony, which provided students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about leadership, goal setting and resilience from some of WA’s Olympic heroes. Olympians Jesse Phillips (Sprint Kayak); Tamsin Cook (Swimming); Danielle Kettlewell (Synchronised Swimming) and Rhys Grant (Rowing) shared their own Olympic journey with the students.
Christopher also learnt about the Olympic movement and toured the WA Institute of Sport high performance facility.
Connor Foy (Yr 12 Prendiville)
On Saturday 8th September Connor was awarded Basketball WA Referee of the Year at the annual WABL awards night. Other achievements this year include selection to referee a pre-season State Basketball League game as well as inclusion in the Basketball WA State Referee Development squad. Connor will represent Basketball WA at the upcoming National Junior Championships in Melbourne, be a Basketball WA D League referee and finals referee for BWA WABL Championships. Congratulations Connor!