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Strathcona Celebration of Sport Evening 2016
Thu. 10 November 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm AEDT
Over 150 awards will be presented to our talented girls at the Strathcona Celebration of Sport evening, including the Sportswoman of the Year award. We will also hear from two inspirational guest speakers: Double-Olympian in the 20km Race Walk and past student, Regan Lamble and Triple-Paralympian and world leading javelin thrower, Madeleine Hogan.
On the evening, girls will be presented with awards, and films of our sporting highlights will be on show!
Following the event, a supper will be offered to families in the Contemporary Learning Centre (Middle School area ), where you can mingle, celebrate and meet our special guest speakers. You can also win sporty lucky door prizes!
Please note that tickets will be released in two parts: the first exclusively to our award winners; the second to the entire school community.
More about our guest speakers:
Strathcona past student and Double-Olympian, Regan started race walking at Little Athletics in primary school. Reluctant at first ‘because I thought walking was the absolute worst event’, she was convinced by AIS coach Brent Vallance to join the squad, taking a scholarship and moving to Canberra in 2009 to train at the AIS. Regan had her international breakthrough in April 2011, placing 15th in Daegu, Korea, at her first senior World Championships. At London 2012, she was the first Australian female across the line in 16th. After taking a break in 2014, Regan has returned to career best form, placing second in the Australian Race Walking Championships in February 2016. Then with a PB and 12th place at the World Team Championships in May, Regan confirmed her spot on a second Olympic Team. In Rio 2016, she produced a very impressive top 10 performance, finishing 9th.
Madeleine came to fame at her first Paralympic Games in Beijing, taking home the bronze medal. As a 19-year-old, she smashed her personal best by almost four metres to pocket Australia’s first athletics medal of the 2008 Games. Since Beijing, Madeleine has gone from strength to strength. But it was 2011 that was Madeleine’s breakthrough year. At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, she won gold in the javelin, leading from start to finish in beating the rest of the field by 4m. At London 2012, Madeleine threw 38.85cm in her class to again win bronze. She returns home from Rio placing fifth, a fantastic effort following an injury-interrupted preparation.