Congratulations to our Sporting Excellence students, Sydney, Charlotte, Lily and Holly who made The Courier Mail's list of The Best of the West school sporting stars.
The Courier Mail: Andrew Dawson, Westside News
West Brisbane's best school sport stars revealed.
Here is the Best of the West in school sporting talent. It is region so blessed, Brisbane's western district could field its own Olympic team. And the next generation of sporting achiever is surging through the schools. We highlight some of the high achievers in school sports in an array of diverse sporting pursuits.
KELVIN GROVE STATE COLLEGE
The year 10 student from the college's Tennis Excellence program is a duel national team champion (2018-19) who represented Australia with the Tennis Australia European Tour in 2018 and again in 2019, as well as attending the world championships in Italy last year. The 2020 National Academy Member is a reigning doubles national champion (clay court) and member of the Federation Cup Foundation tour.
Duncan comes out of Kelvin Grove's year 10 volleyball excellence program where she rose to make the Australian Youth Team earlier this year. She is a current Australian volleyball academy scholarship holder and a QAS elite tier volleyball scholarship winner. Last year Duncan played for the Queensland pirates senior women's Australian volleyball league team and was a member of the Queensland Schools Cup side, winning the Year 9 girls honours MVP award. She was also the Kelvin Grove State College Volleyball Excellence Junior Sports Person of the Year and is an Australian youth representative and was a member of the school Sport Australia All Australian girls volleyball team under 15.
A year 8 student who is in the Kelvin Grove State College Tennis Excellence, Taylor is the 2018 national champion singles, the 2019 national teams champion and a 2019-2020 National Academy Member. Taylor was a member of the national team that competed against the Asia/Oceania play-offs as part of the world event.
Cawthorn is an Australian footballer and football soccer player on the rise. A member of the college's year 11 football excellence program, she is a current player within the Junior Lions Women's AFL and in High Performance Squad. Cawthorn is also a member of the under 19 Queensland School Girls Football team after representing the North West District Athletics outfit. On the football front, Cawthorn, the College Sportswoman of the Year, is already in the NPLW under 18s at Lions FC, was runner-up in MVP Bill Turner Trophy Nationals and also a North West District cross country representative.