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It was a phenomenal week of racing for our Trinity rowers at the 2024 Australian Rowing Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

Our 15 rowers put in a strong performance in each event, ultimately racing in four Championship A-Finals, with a bronze medal in the Schoolgirl Quad Sprint event.

The bronze medal was Trinity’s first medal since 2012 at the National Championships and Trinity’s first EVER medal in a crew boat.

A massive congratulations to all our rowers for their hard work and dedication this season. Thank you to all the parents and staff who assisted with this trip and to all our wonderful supporters who cheered on from home! 

Our outstanding results included: 

  • Schoolgirl Quad Sprint: Bronze – Isabel C, Scarlett W, Lillie F, Molly L, Lola S
  • Schoolgirl Quad: 4th Place – Isabel C, Scarlett W, Lillie F, Molly L, Lola S
  • Women’s Under 17 Quad: 7th Place – Molly L, Sophie C, Charlie N, Emily D, Chloe F 
  • Women’s Under 19 Quad: 7th Place – Isabel C, Scarlett W, Lillie F, Elina D
  • Schoolboy Quad: 23rd overall – Kristian R, Ky L, Teal’K H, Jed R, Oliver F

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Commendations to the 19 Trinity students who represented various Gold Coast and Brisbane teams at the recent State Championships. The following outstanding results were recorded:

  • Riley M’s Gold Medal Team defeated Hudson D’ Silver Medal team in the U16 and U18 divisions. 
  • U14’s Division 1 Bronze Medallists: Nick D, Kaizin C, Blair D, Oscar M, Mason L and Kai W. 
  • Special mention to Water Polo Sports Excellence student Alex D in his first major coaching U14’s Division 2 team. Alex also scored 3 goals in his last U16 game with sibling Nick scoring 4 goals to win 8-7. 
  • Emma M and Grace A won bronze in U18’s Division 1 and Amy R and Mia P won gold in U18 Division 2. 
  • U12’s Qld Country Championships: Gold for Ash Mand Cooper J.

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Congratulations to Ben K and Robbie B who competed at the Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup on the Gold Coast. Representing Trinity at this prestigious event, the boys teamed up to narrowly miss placement in the top 12 pairings in the nation. 

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The boys proudly wore their ‘Trinity Thunder’ singlets at this national competition.  Thank you to Mr. Phil Kelly for his oversight and support of the boys throughout the tournament. 

 Year 2 & Year 3 Inter – House Swimming Carnival 

Our Year 2-3 Inter-House Swimming Carnival was a splash-tastic event held at the wonderful Junior Aquatic Centre. Our little swimmers showcased their skills and team spirit, making waves in the pool. It was a day filled with laughter, friendly competition, and unforgettable moments. 

Thank you to the Trinity Swimming Staff, along with our teachers who provided great guidance and support throughout the event. 

It was great to see so many Trinity parents and family members in the stands cheering on the swimmers.  Congratulations to Strohmeyer House who took out first place!

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School Sport Representative Pathway

National Triathlon Championships  |  Charlie C 

Congratulations to Charlie for his outstanding performance at the recent School Sport Australia National Triathlon Championships.  He executed the perfect race to take out first place – NATIONAL CHAMPION! Charlie then teamed up with his fellow QLD teammates to claim GOLD in the All-Age Relay.

National Aquathon Championships  |  Addison C 

Congratulations to Addison for her excellent performance at the recent School Sport Australia National Aquathon Championships.  Addison ran a stellar race to claim 15th place!  This competition will provide the perfect launch pad into triathlon in 2025.

The college is so proud of both Charlie and Addison and recognise their significant dedication and commitment to training and competition! 


Water Polo [including reserves] 
Grace A
Emma M
Mia P
Lillian W
Mia M
Lylah N
Amelie R 
Jade W
Rebecca P
Lorcan J
Hudson D
Alex D
Riley M
Charles M
Kaizin C 
Blair D
Nick D
Oscar M 

Ruby S
Nixon H
Axel H

Aiden D 
Blair D
Riley J
Riley P

Daniel P
Jenna C
Sarah K
Caitlyn H
Cooper J
Oliver R
Amelia E
Issy E
Sean L
Maddie F
Kaizin C
Jake T
Maya J
Tyler J
The results from the QLD Schools Swimming Championships will be included in the next Trinity Thunder Sports Blog. 


Sahla M

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External Sporting Success

World Ninja Championships   |  Mac Everingham

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Congratulations to Mac for his recent performances in Ninja.  Mac has achieved significant success at the state and national level resulting in the selection to attend international competitions. Mac is to be commended for his commitment and dedication which involves a 7-day-a-week training program. Recently, Mac has achieved the following outstanding results: 

  • Gained selection in the 2024 Australian Ninja Team [Ninja Challenge League] to contest the World Championships in North Carolina in June. 
  • Gained selection in the 2024 Obstacle Australian Ninja Team to contest the 2024 World Series Championship Finals in California in July.

National Track Cycling Championships  |  Maddison S & Mackenzie S

Congratulations to both Maddison and Mackenzie who competed with distinction at the National Tracking Cycling Championships. Maddison qualified 8th in the ‘Match Sprint’ and worked her way through the rounds to end up coming away with the GOLD MEDAL and therefore, a national jersey! She also claimed 4th in the ‘Team Sprint’, narrowly missing the bronze medal.  Mackenzie had a strong series of rides, with her best result being 8th in the ‘Points Race’. 

Australian Beach Volleyball Championships  |  Ben K & Sarah K

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Congratulations to Ben and Sarah who represented Queensland at the Australian Beach Volleyball Championships.  Special mention to Ben, who was part of the triumphant Queensland team that claimed first place and was crowned National Champions! Unbelievably, his team only lost one set throughout the entire competition. Beyond this, Queensland took out the ‘Presidents Cup’ for the best overall state at the National Championships

Equestrian  |  Lilly M

Congratulations to Lilly who competed for Trinity at a recent Interschool Equestrian event. Competing in the ‘Dressage Secondary Novice’ section, Lilly claimed 6th place out of 14 riders. This was her first competition for the year, and she has now qualified for the State Championships. Lilly will also be pursuing state qualification in show jumping and combined training which is her preferred discipline. 

Queensland Athletics Championships  |  Maddison M

Congratulations to Maddison for claiming a bronze medal in the 800m in the State Track & Field Championships.  Maddison ran a PB in this race and was narrowly pipped for second place.  We look forward to an update after her competition at the National Championships. 

Queensland Athletics Championships |   Kayla H

Congratulations to Kayla for her excellent set of performances at the Queensland Track & Field Championships. Kayla claimed a bronze medal in the 200m final; 5th place in the 100m final and 6th place in the long jump final.  Amazingly, Kayla recorded all PBs in her finals and will now compete for Queensland at the Australian Championships!   

Little Athletics Queensland Championships

Trinity has several keen athletes competing with various Little Athletics Clubs around the Gold Coast.  Congratulations to the following students for their excellent results at the State Championships: 

  • Luka B: 2nd place – 1500m final 
  • Kayla H: 3rd place – Long Jump; 4th place – 100m final; 4th place – 200m final  
  • Sienna S: 6th place – 300m hurdles final 

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Australian Open Swimming Championships – Qualification  |  Maya J

Congratulations to Maya who swam an Australian Open Championships qualifying time in the 400m freestyle. The Open Championships are primarily for athletes 19 years and above, but younger athletes with qualifying times can compete. In last year’s event, 6 current Olympians competed in this event – Maya is still only 13! 

Term 2 – Upcoming Events

Wednesday May 1APS Cross Country Championships 
Saturday May 4South QLD Schools Conference Regatta 1
Wednesday May 8 Lutheran Cross Country Championships 
Saturday May 18South QLD Schools Conference Regatta 2
Saturday May 25South QLD Schools Conference Regatta 3
Tuesday May 28South Coast Cross Country Championships 
Wednesday June 5Prep to Year 3 Silly Socks Fun Run 
Saturday June 8Trophy Regatta 
Tuesday June 11Year 4 to 6 Inter-House Athletics Carnival 
Wednesday June 12 Year 7 to 12 Inter-House Athletics Carnival

Sporting Success – Let the Sports Department Know!

If you have any sporting success you would love to share with the Trinity community, please email the Director of Sport – Mr David Howells [david.howells@tlc.qld.edu.au].  Please also include photos that can accompany your wonderful achievement.  

The Trinity Thunder Sports Blog is published twice per term.