Wed, December 12, 2018

Sheldon College’s 10th Annual Sports Awards Dinner was held in November at the Sheldon Event Centre, and was designed to celebrate all of the outstanding sporting achievements of students from Years 1 through to Year 12.

Almost 400 guests enjoyed a sit-down meal, accompanied by entertainment, awards and an inspirational address by guest speaker, Swimmer Cate Campbell OAM – Olympic medallist and world record holder.

Cate spoke to the audience about the early rivalry between her and younger sister, Bronte Campbell – also an elite swimmer. She impressed upon the students the notion that if you work hard at something that you love, success will follow. Cate’s powerful speech was inspirational and captivated the audience for its duration. The event also showcased Sheldon College Graduate and Magician, Xavier Polkowski, who entertained guests with his clever card tricks throughout the evening. 

Following on from the introductory entertainment, awards for the Sheldon Academy of Sport, in addition to others were announced. Jaime Hiscock, selected to represent Australia at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and the 2018 World Schools’ Cross Country Championship, was decorated with both the Sheldon Academy of Sport Athlete of the Year (Female) and Senior Secondary Sportswomen of the Year titles during the Awards Dinner. The Sheldon Academy of Sport Athlete of the Year (Male) recipient Taige Hooper, was awarded due to his amazing performances on the track in the 400m events. While Will Morris, winner and record holder of the 2017 Under 18 2000m Steeplechase at the Oceania Athletics Championships took home the final major award for the evening, Senior Secondary Sportsman of the Year.

In addition to the Pinnacle Award Winners, a number of hardworking Sheldon College students were both thanked and congratulated for their sporting efforts throughout the year.

The night was a huge success, supported by major sponsor, RealT Property with category sponsors including, St Hillier’s Property Group, What’son4Kids and 4 Seasons Pools.

The College congratulates the following students on their excellent achievements during the Sheldon College Sporting Calendar.

  • Basketball Award (Primary Male) – William O’Donovan
  • Basketball Award (Secondary Female)- Danielle Bayes
  • Basketball Award (Secondary Male)- Furkan Koueider
  • Cricket Award – Shaun Howse
  • Cross Country Award (Primary Female) – Gemma Hooper
  • Cross Country Award (Primary Male)- Oliver Masters
  • Cross Country Award (Secondary Female)- Jamie Hiscock
  • Cross Country Award (Secondary Male)- Will Morris
  • Netball Award – Ellie Lawson
  • Rugby Award – Ned Claffey
  • Soccer (Female) – Azelle Breytenbach
  • Soccer (Male) – Carl Zambelli
  • Swimming Award (Primary Female) – Darcie Young
  • Swimming Award (Primary Male) – Cashy Luo
  • Swimming Award (Secondary Female) – Sine Finnegan
  • Swimming Award (Secondary Male) – Jamie Jack
  • Tennis (Female) – Lara Walker
  • Tennis (Male)- Dylan Goodhew
  • Touch Football Award – Ellie-Ann Green
  • Track & Field Award (Primary Female) – Gemma Hooper
  • Track & Field Award (Primary Male) – Oliver Masters
  • Track & Field Award (Secondary Female) – Jamie Hiscock
  • Track & Field Award (Secondary Female) – Ella Peters
  • Track & Field Award (Secondary Male) – Taige Hooper
  • Track & Field Award (Secondary Male) – Will Morris
  • Triathlon Award - Hayley Partridge
  • Volleyball Award (Female) - Gabriela van Wyk
  • Volleyball Award (Male) - Koby Geppert-Eadie
  • JTAS Player of the Year - Sebastian Hines
  • GBC Player of the Year - Georgia Lane
  • Rising Star of the Year - Ben McCloskey
  • Sheldon Academy of Sport Athlete of the Year (Female) - Jamie Hiscock
  • Sheldon Academy of Sport Athlete of the Year (Male) – Taige Hooper
  • Sheldon Academy of Sport Emerging Athlete of the Year (Female)- Ella Peters
  • Sheldon Academy of Sport Emerging Athlete of the Year (Male)- Max Hooper
  • Primary Sportswoman of the Year – Gemma Hooper
  • Primary Sportsman of the Year – Luke Wills
  • Junior Secondary Sportswoman of the Year - Emily Witt
  • Junior Secondary Sportsman of the Year - Samuel Heeremans
  • Senior Secondary Sportswoman of the Year – Jamie Hiscock
  • Senior Secondary Sportsman of the Year – Will Morris


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