Sensational School Holiday Sports Results


Australian Schools' Beach Volleyball Championships

The first weekend of the Easter school holidays saw our star beach volleyballers take to the sand at Coolangatta to compete at the National Championships. After a number of hard-fought games, they came away with some awesome overall results, including:

  • Y12 Boys Pairs - Gold
  • Y7/8 Boys Fours - Gold
  • Y9/10 Girls Fours - Bronze
  • Y9/10 Boys Fours - Bronze

[Photo credit: Wes Tolhurst Photography]

U19 Thailand National Volleyball Championships

King's Year 11 students, Jerome Mak and Byron Tolhurst, were selected to travel with the Australian Junior Development Squad to compete at the U19 Thailand National Volleyball Championships. Outside of the competition schedule, the Australian team trained daily at the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) Development Centre which is the premier volleyball training facility in the Asia Pacific region. The two-week tour provided our talented King’s athletes with incredible opportunities to develop their skills, train with the best of Australian junior volleyballers and gain match experience competing against elite teams from South East Asia. Congratulations Jerome and Byron on the privilege of wearing the green and gold for Australia!

South Coast Volleyball Team

South Coast Volleyball

Last week, King's had a small group of students represent South Coast in various divisions at the QLD School Sports Volleyball Championships. The South Coast team experienced its best performances on record, winning the U19 Girls division and achieving 3rd Place in both the U19 Boys and U16 Girls divisions. Well done!

  • GOLD - U19 Girls 
  • BRONZE - U19 Boys 
  • BRONZE - U16 Girls 
  • 4th - U16 Boys 

Following this competition, three standout students were selected for the State Merit Team and we congratulate them and wish them well:

  • Emma Hardman - U19 Girls 
  • Thierry Liddell - U19 Boys 
  • Ethan Field U16 - Boys

QLD Ballymore Cup

The Ballymore Cup is an annual Statewide competition held in Brisbane, and this year it took place in the Easter school holidays. The highly-anticipated event invited teams from the best rugby union schools in Queensland to compete over three days across three age groups: U18s, U15s & U13s. King's entered a team into each age group in Division 1 and achieved strong results. The U13 team WON for the second consecutive year, while our U15s were also crowned 2023 Champions. Our U18s played some very hard-fought matches to finish a close 3rd Place. Congratulations!

TSS Easter Football Tournament

TSS hosted a three-day football competition in the school holidays that saw schools and clubs from around the Southeast Queensland region and afar compete to become champions. This year, King's entered the U15 and U18 Divisions and both teams narrowly lost in the Grand Finals to finish as Runners-Up for their respective age groups, which was a fantastic accomplishment.

Queensland School State Swimming

King's talented swimmers entered the pool at Chandler Aquatic Centre in late March to compete for placings and PBs against the best school swimmers from across the State. Well done to our students for these outstanding results:

Ciara Fay  |  Year 12
4th - 200 IM
4th - 400 IM
5th - 200 BR
10th - 100 BR
12th - 50 BR
Charlotte Gavenlock | Year 9
Bronze - 50 Back - Qualified to Nationals
Silver - 100 Back - Qualified to Nationals
Silver - 200 Back - Qualified to Nationals
Charlotte Gavenlock  |  Year 9
Cady Daniels | Year 10
Jessica Melo  |  Year 8
GOLD - 50 Back (Nationals)
BRONZE - 100 Back
GOLD - 200M Medley Relay (record)
GOLD - 200 Free Relay (record)
5th - 50 Free
7th - 200 Free
8th - 50 Fly
4th - 100 Free
Maximus Truman | Year 8 (Nationals)
GOLD - 200m Medley Relay
GOLD - 200m Backstroke
SILVER - 400M Free
BRONZE - 200M Free
4th - 100m Back
4th - 50m Back
6th - 1000m Fly
Maya Zunker  |  Year 9
SILVER - 100 Brs - Qualified to Nationals
GOLD - Medley Relay (record)
GOLD - Free relay (record)
Bronze- 200 Brs
4th - 50 Free - Qualified to Nationals
6th - 100 Free
Makyra Melo | Year 6
GOLD - 50 BR - Qualified to Nationals
SILVER - 100 FR - Qualified to Nationals
SILVER - 50 FR - Qualified to Nationals
SILVER - 200 50 FR - Relay
BRONZE - 50 FLY - Qualified to Nationals
5th - 100 FLY Final
Danny Baxter  | Year 7
SILVER - 200 FLY - Qualified to Nationals
SILVER - 400IM  - Qualified to Nationals
4th - 100m Fly
Layla Wyper | Year 7
 8th - 400m Free
11th - 200m Back
Knox Anderson  |  Year 6
4th - Relay
Meggie De Chhimba  |  Year 5
BRONZE - 100 Brs - Qualified to Nationals
Tanyka Goode | Year 6
SILVER - 100 FR - Qualified to Nationals
SILVER - Relay
5th - 100 FR Final

National Age Swimming Championships

This week-long national annual meet, was held at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in the holidays and the best junior swimmers from across Australia battled it out for the first place and the crowned age champions. Our swimming superstars, Jessica Melo and Maya Zunker both collected multiple medals, while King's 2022 Alumnus, Jesse Coleman, set a new 18 years Age record in the 100m butterfly - and has his sights set on the next Olympics.

Maya Zunker

  • SILVER - 50 Breaststroke 13yrs 
  • SILVER - 100 Breaststroke 13yrs 
  • BRONZE - 50 Free 13yrs 
  • BRONZE100 Free 13yrs 
  • BRONZE - 13-14yrs 4x50 mixed medley relay 
  • 8th - 13yrs 200 breaststroke 
  • 11th - 13yrs 200 free

Jessica Melo 

  • GOLD - 50m Free B Final 
  • GOLD - 100m Backstroke B Final (equivalent time of 7th in the A Final)
  • GOLD - 100m Free B Final (equivalent time of 3rd in the A Final)
  • 4th - 50m Backstroke B Final

Ciara Fay 

  • 6th - 100m LC Breaststroke B Final17yrs