King's 20th Annual Sports Awards


For two decades, King's annual Sports Awards have recognised and rewarded the students and teams who have shown outstanding commitment, character, achievement and excellence in sport during the year. Our College and Sports Department continually work to champion our athletes and our 20th Annual Sports Awards event was another wonderful celebration of their collective success. Over the past year, our students have reflected King's Foundational Values in their various sporting endeavours, competing as honourable sportsmen and women, both on and off their sporting arena. Together, they have helped our College achieve some of the best results on record, winning the highest number of APS Premierships ever before for King's, and more than any other APS school in the competition. Proud parents and family members watched as over 240 students received awards for a number of outstanding achievements. The audience was also entertained throughout the evening with exciting highlight videos and a lively Kahoot Quiz.

Congratulations to our individual awardees on the night who received:

  • APS Season 1 and 2 Best and Fairest Awards
  • House Carnival Age Champion Awards
  • Bronze Medallions: presented to 116 students who represented in sport at a Regional level
  • Silver Medallions: presented to 96 students who represented King's at State level
  • Gold Medallions: presented to 42 students who qualified to represent King's at a National level

Special Awards for Medalling at a National Level

  • Miracle Toung-ar-ta - Selected to play in Australian Team in Japan 
  • Amali Hala - Selected to play in Australian Team in New Zealand 
  • Ava Wereta - Selected to play in Australian Team in New Zealand 
  • Charlize Ratu - Selected to play in Australian Team
  • Jesse Coleman - National Age Record Holder (100m Fly)
  • Makyra Melo - Bronze Medal at National Swimming 50m Freestyle
  • Maya Zunker - Bronze Medal at National Swimming 50m Breastroke 
  • Sebastine Du Preez - Silver Medal at National Swimming 50m Breastroke 
  • Kyah Anderson - Bronze Medal National Cross Country 
  • Sayla Donnelley - Bronze Medal at Oceanic Athletics Titles

Werkhoven Interhouse Shield & Franklin Shield Winners

The cumulative points from King's three major sports carnivals were tallied to determine the winning Houses in Primary and High School for 2022. This year, both perpetual Shields were awarded to Tyndale House. Congratulations Tyndale for your successful double win!

Major Awards


King's 2022 Team of the Year was the Vicki Wilson Shield Netball Team, coached by Alicia Green and Kristin Grady. Well done to this successful team of young women who demonstrated remarkable character and accomplishment in 2022, placing second in the Vicki Wilson State Cup and coaching our younger players in various King's junior netball teams throughout the year.


Mr Meyer, Campus Principal, was pleased to present the awards to King's 2022 Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year. These awards are calculated based on the points students have collected from their performances at all three College Carnivals, their best and fairest points from APS participation, their representation at regional, state or national level and their attitude and involvement in King's State teams. Congratulations to our 2022 recipients:

  • Under 12 Sportswoman of the Year - Lana Thompson
  • Under 12 Sportsman of the Year - Knox Anderson
  • Under 15 Sportswoman of the Year - Evie Sampson
  • Under 15 Sportsman of the Year - Seth Kennedy & David Bolongi
  • Under 18 Sportswoman of the Year - Charlize Ratu
  • Under 18 Sportsman of the Year - Charlie Miller


Mr Grady, King's Director of Sport, also introduced the inaugural We are King's awards which were presented to the student-athletes who best embodied the College's character values in sport in conjunction with their athletic ability. Congratulations to our very first We Are King's recipients:

  • Under 15 Female 'We are King's' Awardee - Polly Sowery
  • Under 15 Male 'We are King's' Awardee - Joseph Lethlean
  • Under 18 Female 'We are King's' Awardee - Sayla Donnelley
  • Under 18 Male 'We are King's' Awardee - Cooper Miller


This perpetual annual award is presented to one student athlete who has demonstrated the most outstanding performance in their area of sport, during the year. The 2022 Rhonda Bevan Award was presented to Sayla Donnelley who was named King’s 2022 Cross Country and Athletics Captain, then the South Coast Cross Country Captain at the State titles, and then QLD Cross Country Captain at the National Championships. Sayla's greatest achievement this year was representing Australia at the Oceanic Athletics Championships and winning a BRONZE medal in the 800m race, as well as a GOLD medal in the 4x400m Relay. This was an incredible achievement for her first international meet. Sayla epitomizes what it means to be a King’s Kid and we are so pleased she has signed a contract with the University of Florida, America (Div One School - ‘The Gators’) where she will be part of their Track and Field program from mid-2023. WELL DONE SAYLA!