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Sports Awards Night

​Sportsperson of the year Dana Falco with Mrs Brenda McDowell

​On Tuesday 18 October, approximately 70 Sports Awards were presented to acknowledge and celebrate students at Home Hill State High School for their commitment, participation and success in sport over the past year. 

6 students received Coaches Awards for effort and participation - Calem Saxby, Dale Smith, Chloe Profke, Damien Burkitt, Makenzie Fabian, Sara Richardson.

The ‘Level’ Sports Awards acknowledge increasing levels of success and representation with Level 1 representing the highest level. Four student’s outstanding sporting achievements were acknowledged when they received a Level 1 Award. Congratulations to Dana Falco, Alana Swindley, Keely Warcon and Jamie Betteridge.

House and Vice-House and Junior House Captains were also presented with certificates and thanked for their commitment to the roles. It is understood by taking up these roles as house captains and vice captains that they organise and encourage younger peers to participate in all areas of sporting life. They are to also co-ordinate and assist PE Staff with the running of carnivals.  

We were extremely fortunate to have former gymnast Neva Neal as our Guest Speaker this year.  Neva has previously competed at various elite levels of competition as a gymnast.  She has also coached and taught around the world as Physical Education teacher. We appreciate that Neva took the time to attend our awards ceremony. 

A big thanks as always to the various people who helped on the night and in its preparation, especially the year 12 Physical Recreation and year 12 PED class   who did a fantastic job with speeches and trophy organisation. Well done to all students who received awards on the night and thank you for your efforts in sport this year. 

The major awards for the evening were as follows.

  • Lloyd Mann Memorial Athletes of the Year: Elly Caspanello & Rory Heatley
  • Carol Coutts Memorial House Spirit Trophy: Upstart
  • Pierre De Coubertin Award: Dana Falco
  • Vince Toohey Memorial Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Keely Warcon
  • John Cook Memorial Senior Sportsperson of the Year: Dana Falco
  • Don McDowall Memorial Sportsperson of the Year: Dana Falco


Thanks to all the staff and parents who have supported the students in one way or another with their participation in sport in 2016!