Deadly sports fun
A DEADLY Sports Day has been held at Eidsvold.
Last week students from Eidsvold and Abercorn State Schools were coached by experts in rugby league, basketball, volleyball, softball and netball.
The Deadly Sports Program helps inspire students from regional Queensland and indigenous communities to get involved in a variety of sports and make physical activity an integral part of their lives.
Students learnt from expe- rienced and knowledgeable instructors who are either state or Australian representatives in their sport, including Heath Gameren for basketball, Taylor Olzard for netball, Will Thwaite for volleyball, Mick De Vere for rugby league and Kelly McKel- lor-Nathan for softball.
Eidsvold Physical Education teacher Clare Rush said the day was a huge success.
“Students learnt a range of sport-specific skills from former and current high profile athletes,” she said.
TRAINING WITH MICK: Michael De Vere is a former Australian and Broncos rugby league footballer who represented Australia in four tests and New South Wales in five State of Origin matches. Last week he was in Eidsvold working with Abercorn and Eidsvold State School students.
PASSIONATE: Kelly McKellor-Nathan has played many games in both the Queensland and Australian Women’s Softball teams and has been a massive advocate and deliverer of softball in the Deadly Sports Program. Here she watches Year 5 Eidsvold student Zali Gooda-Gee.
EYESONBALL: Queensland andAustralian volleyball player Will Thwaite shared his skills at the Deadly Sports Day in Eidsvold.