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Sports Awards 2017

26/10/2017
​Dylan Meinicke, Giselle Le Feuvre, Declan Dowson, Sharni Wight
Ayr High’s annual Sports Awards was held on Thursday 26 October, capping off a busy calendar of sporting involvement from our students.
The presentation evening was held at the Ayr Showgrounds Hall, giving family, friends and the wider community the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our many sportsmen and women.  The event capably compered by our Sports Captain Sharni Wight and Year 11 student Aletheia Pacey, recognised students who have excelled this year in school sport as sporting individuals or team members in competition extending from interhouse to Queensland representation.
 
The awards, presented by Principal Mr Craig Whittred, Deputy Principal Mr James Lye, Coaches and House Parents, recognised age champions and representative honours in swimming, cross country and athletics as well as representative and outstanding efforts in over twenty individual and team sports.  This year again saw our students excelling in further competition, with seven competing for North Queensland and one for Queensland.  During the evening, the audience also gained some insight into the personal, social and physical experiences of being involved in sport, through a speech delivered by Ayr State High School’s ‘2017 Pierre de Coubertin Award’ recipient Sharni Wight.
 
The evening culminated with the announcement of the ‘Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year’ awards, presented to students who displayed a range of sporting involvement, including some at a higher representative standard, and who produced outstanding individual performances over the year.  They were:
 
Senior - Sharni Wight and Declan Dowson
Junior - Giselle Le Feuvre and Dylan Meinicke
 
These students are congratulated for their outstanding achievements, as are all award recipients.
 
The degree of sporting diversity, accomplishment and participation shown on the night reflects the dedication and commitment of many staff who offer to organise, coach, officiate and assist in sports and events throughout the year.  They, parents/carers, community members, businesses and students who also assist in many capacities are thanked for their efforts.
 

Mr Craig Whittred presents Sharni Wight with the Pierre de Coubertin Award