2017 QLD Schools Canoe Sprint Championships – Thanks and Results

Canoe Sprint / Events / Featured / Oct 23, 2017

Thank you to all 120 competitors from 32 schools across Qld, their coaches/teachers and parents/supporters for your participation in the 2017 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 2017. Followed by 2nd Lourdes Hill College, 3rd Palm Beach Currumbin, 4th St Stephens College and 5th Matthew Flinders Anglican School.

Congratulations to Lauren Peters from Lourdes Hill 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.

Thanks to our World Champions (in separate events) Alyce Burnett and Alyssa Bull, National Coach for Paracanoe Andrea King and AC Pathways Manager Guy Power for attending and presenting medals.

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, Greater Logan 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 – Cath Parker, Event Organiser, Matt Ingermann, Alicen Warriner and Matt Rixon committee members and event volunteers who made this event happen;
  • Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation– for use of events equipment (again!);
  • Gold Coast City Council and Councillor William Owen-Jones– for their continuing support of Qld Canoeing through the provision of facilities, 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 https://regattas.canoe.org.au/?results=1154.

Photos available at Qld Canoeing Facebook Page. Thanks to Suzanne Maclachlan for all the great shots.