Winning athletes pay tribute to coach
ATHLETES from Penrhos College were proud to dedicate their recent Champion School trophy to the school’s long-serving athletics coach.
After winning the college’s 22nd Champion School trophy in 23 years, the athletes paid tribute to Nobert Fandry.
Principal Meg Melville said Nobert had successfully combined fun with training and competition, which had contributed to the high skill level of the students in his 27 years at the school.
“Nobert has raised the sporting skill level of the students, their competitive spirit and ultimately the success of the college in athletics, cross country and swimming to a level beyond compare,” she said.
“Penrhos has enjoyed a reputation as a sporting powerhouse in these pursuits, largely due to Norbert’s tireless commitment to bringing out the best in each girl through his coaching, mentoring and passion for health and fitness.”
The girls successfully defended their title as champions at the Independent Girls Schools Sports Association Athletics Carnival, also taking home the Laurie Packham Trophy for Champion Track School and the Elizabeth Davenport Trophy for Champion Field School.
Year 12 athletics captains Madelline Shaw and Annabel Robinson with coach Norbert Fandry.