Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 18:23
Scanned from the South East Advertiser 15 March 2011. Original article by Alex Strachan.
THOMPSON Estate Athletics Club trio Michael Criticos (coached by Eddie Fabian.), Vandy Kanneh and Ewerton Almeida have taken gold at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney last Week. Criticos took the men’s under 18 javelin event while Kanneh won the men’s under 14 100m crown. The explosive sprinter then joined forces with Almeida to help Queensland win the 4x100m relay. The trio were part of the Thompson Estate’s 13-person team which attended the titles.
In addition to the athletes listed above, Thompson Estate's Hannah Schlecht competed at the National Championships in the 200m U14G and 400m U14G.
Club coach Tui Edwards said the large team was testament to the hard work and sacrifice everyone involved with the club had made.
Despite the outstanding results, she said the club was in desperate need of more funding. “These athletes have had to overcome fleeing from wartorn countries, running on a ‘humpy’ track and having minimal facilities available,” she said. “We need a tartan track. We’ve been very restricted and their success is a credit to them.”
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2011 16:04Nominations are needed for the position of treasurer as Don Adams is standing down from the role. Please consider standing for this position. Nominations can be found on this website under "About TEES". The AGM is on Monday March 28th at the Carina Bowls Club 6.30pm.
THOMPSON ESTATE ATHLETICS - February, 2011 Newsletter
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 February 2011 11:07
The year has started off well with a number of TEES athletes qualifying for the March Australia Athletics Champs in Sydney. These athletes are – Elise Bourke, Hannah Schlecht, Zebulun Windolf, Nick Licastro, Latrell Soli, Ewerton Almeida, Vandy Kanneh, Liam Gee, Matt Oberg, Michael Criticos, Yarnell Fischer and Andrew Kelly.
Photo below: Ewerton Almeida and Vandy Kanneh at Qld Athletics Champs 2011.
TEES athletes have also competed in Regional Little Athletics Competions and many have qualified for State Champs to be held next month in Brisbane. Some of these athletes are – Samantha Whitting, Christabel Kingdon, Luke Kingdon, Katrina Robinson, Hannah Schlecht, Daniel Rolley, Michael Criticos.
Apologies to any athletes whose names I have missed off these lists. We also have members who have qualified to compete at the upcoming School State Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!
Annual General Meeting
The President and Committee would like to extend an invitation to all Club Members and their families and other interested persons to attend the Clubs Annual General Meeting for 2011 & Club Trophy Presentations.
When: Monday March 28th 2011
Where: Carina Bowls Club
The Club will be providing a BBQ dinner, you are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share, to allow for catering please complete RSVP list at the Club House by the 21st March.
Fundraising raffles will be conducted on the night.
Nominations are invited for officers to be elected at the AGM. Please complete a nomination form which can be found on the web site by using the menu to navigate to About TEES | Forms, or go to http://www.
The Cross Country season starts next month. See our website for the draft Queensland Athletics Calendar of events. We will be looking for volunteers to help at the Minnippi Parklands meet as TEES hosts this one. If you are interested in competing in Cross Country Relays please contact Rosalie@
Apply now for a Local Sporting Champions Grant
Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250km return for a state or national championships? If yes, then you or your team could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.
Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship. This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 7,000 young people each year. The grants are designed to help athletes, coaches and officials achieve their sporting goals and are distributed across all 150 federal electorates of the national parliament. Applications are open, so apply now!
Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships.
For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria, go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/
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