Games no chal­lenge

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

SIX Moss­man High School stu­dents rep­re­sented the Dou­glas com­mu­nity when they com­peted against 700 stu­dents in the 2011 North Queens­land Chal­lenge Games in Townsville last week.

The competition, which is for stu­dents with dis­abil­i­ties, was a two-day event, in­clud­ing a so­cial disco and a chance for year 8 stu­dent Kloee Riv­ell, 12, to have some fun with her class­mates.

“It was pretty good, just hav­ing fun and mak­ing new friends,” Kloee said.

Kloee com­peted above her age range and came first in long jump and sec­ond in both the 200 me­tres and 60me­tres races and kicked six out of the seven goals scored in a soc­cer match.

“Run­ning is my favourite, I re­ally like run­ning,” Kloee said.

Stu­dents-with-dis­abil­i­ti­esteacher Gay Flynn is very proud of all the stu­dents who at­tended the Chal­lenge Games.

“They were all magnificent am­bas­sadors for Moss­man High School and the Moss­man com­mu­nity,” Gay said.

“It was great see­ing all the stu­dents have a go and see­ing them make friends and hav­ing fun,” she said.

De­spite hav­ing their van break down dur­ing the event, the Moss­man high stu­dents en­joyed ev­ery mo­ment of Chal­lenge Games.

“They got to see other stu­dents with dis­abil­i­ties - be­cause we are a small com­mu­nity it is good to get away and see how oth­ers deal with their dis­abil­i­ties,” Gay said.

Ev­ery­one com­peted in all events and So­phie Stalker came first in long jump and in Fris­bee, sec­ond in 100me­tres and third in 200me­tres, while Kate Gard came sec­ond in long jump, and Me­gan Heart came first in long jump and sec­ond in 200me­tres and in 100me­tres.

Mitchell brown came first in 100me­tres and in 200me­tres, sec­ond in the 60me­tres, and third in shot-put and in long jump, while Dy­lan Wilde came first in the 60me­tres, 100me­tres and 200me­tres and third in shot­put.

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