Deadly sports fun

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

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.

Pho­tos: Sue Har­ris

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.

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