Athena News - August 2020

Athena News - August 2020

Athena News – August 2020

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Cycling Success

Year 4 Student Ava Robbins competed in the 2020 Junior Road State Championships over the weekend and won all of her three races – the Individual Time Trial, Criterium and Road Race.

Whilst records are not held for these events due to the event moving from venue to venue each year, Ava started 1 minute behind the under 11 boys in the Criterium and Road Races and finished ahead of them all! Amazing!

Congratulations to Ava!

Griffith University Sports College Open House

Griffith University run a Sports College Program very similar to the Athena Program which caters for elite athletes studying at Griffith University. Naomi McCarthy, Manager of the Program, has visited and conducted information sessions regarding the program in the past and invites any interested athletes considering Griffith University for future study to attend their Virtual Open House. Details are below:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm until Thursday 1 October

To register for the Virtual Open House visit griffith.edu.au/open-house 

Meet our Athena Students

Q: What is your greatest sporting moment?
A: Making Nationals for Track and Field

Q: What is your favourite recovery meal/ drink?
A: A Boost juice

Q: What is your ambition?
A: To get a scholarship to a university/college for sport

Q: How did you get involved in your sport?
A: I was in an athletics unit at school and found I was naturally quite good at it, so I began training.

Q: How long have you been training for?
A: 6 years

Q: Who is your hero and why?
A: Glynis Nunn, because she is my coach and one of the most hard-working and determined people I have ever met and pushes us to be the best we can be.

Q: What do you like to do in your down time to relax?
A: Listen to music and stretch

Q: A funny fact about you?
A: I love pretzels dipped in Nutella!

Q: What is your greatest sporting moment?
A: Competing in Gymnastics

Q: What is your favourite recovery meal/drink?
A: Up and Go

Q: What is your ambition?
A: To improve to be the best

Q: How did you get involved in your sport?
A: Through school

Q: How long have you been training for?
A: 10 years

Q: Who is your hero and why? 
A: Simone Biles, because she never gives up and always gives 100% effort.

Q: What do you like to do in your down time to relax?
A: I love to read, watch movies, go swimming and play with my dog.

Q: A funny fact about you?
A: That my dog sits on my face at 7am every morning to wake me up.

Q: What is your greatest sporting moment?
A: Winning Canberra Tour 

Q: What is your favourite recovery meal/drink?
A: Banana and a can of coke

Q: What is your ambition?
A: To win an Olympic medal

Q: How did you get involved in your sport?
A: When I was asked after gymnastics if I wanted to try cycling

Q: How long have you been training for?
A: 3 years

Q: Who is your hero and why? 
A: Anna Meares, she won 6 Olympic medals!

Q: What do you like to do in your down time to relax?
A: Recount what I did well, and not well during my race

Q: A funny fact about you?
A: I’m really bad at puns!

Q: What is your greatest sporting/musical moment?
A: Performing with Ballet Theatre Queensland and successfully auditioning for a summer school in New York

Q: What is your favourite recovery meal/drink?
A: Chicken noodle soup and a protein shake

Q: What is your ambition?
A: To become a Rockette

Q: How did you get involved in your sport?
A: My sisters did dance, therefore I did it too from a young age

Q: How long have you been training for?
A: 12 years

Q: Who is your hero and why? 
A: Any successful dancer ever as every single one had to work hard in order to pursue this profession

Q: What do you like to do in your down time to relax?
A: Sleep and watch movies with my family 

Q: A funny fact about you?
A: I grew up with a double set of front teeth (teeth growing behind my front set) and got them removed in Year 2.

Mrs Lisa Cleverly
Head of Athena

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