On Tuesday 16 October, students, families, friends and staff of the College gathered together to celebrate all things sport at the College. Led by our four Sport Captains, Jacinta, Gianna, Nadia and Trinity, it was a night to acknowledge the contribution MacKillop girls make to the field of physical education and sport. There were stories shared, successes celebrated and exciting performances, all of which were shared with a special guest.
Georgie Parker, former Olympian Hockeyroo player and Commonwealth Gold Medalist now turned AFLW player joined our community on this evening to share her story and passion for sport. Students who received a CPR award were also fortunate enough to be presented with their medal by Georgie. She shared with us her hockey experiences from the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth games and the Hockey World Cup. She also shared with us how and why she transitioned into playing AFL for Collingwood. The main points Georgie discussed was learning to be comfortable with the uncomfortable and it’s not about the end result, it’s about the process.
Her presentation inspired all who attended the evening. Photos and conversations with Georgie and her Commonwealth Games gold medal at intermission were a big hit. We thank Georgie for joining us at our Sports Evening and wish her all the best for her season ahead.
In addition to Georgie’s presentation, we were fortunate to have a very different student showcase from one of our Year 8 students. Lauren performed on the German wheel with her partner Grace. Lauren and Grace left the audience sitting on the edge of their seats amazed with the many maneuvers performed. We thank Lauren and Grace for their performance and wish them all the best for upcoming pageants and Fringe.
On behalf of the PE and Sports department, I take this opportunity to thank the Stage 1 Dance class who performed two routines for us on the evening. We also thank the students, families, and staff who joined us at our Sports Evening and for your ongoing support of sport at the College.