31 March, 2022


Cricket Tasmania Young Community Leader of the Year

WINNER: Quinn Elliott – Launceston Cricket Club

Year 9 Student Quinn Elliott has assisted in the delivery of the Launceston Cricket Club’s Woolworths Cricket Blast (WWCB) program, whilst also developing the ‘Winter Wickets’ program as his EY8 project during 2021. Quinn’s project aimed at bridging the gap between the Cricket Blast program and Stage 1 junior teams throughout the off season. The Winter Wickets program had a significant impact on the increase in the numbers of new players in the Under 12 age group. Quinn also then went on to coach the Launceston Cricket Club Kings team, of which the majority of players came from the Winter Wickets program, and in their first year they had some excellent team and individual results.

Quinn has demonstrated strong affiliations to the SOC learner attributes of Compassion, Innovation and Inclusivity and has set a great example showing how students that are talented in the sporting arena can contribute to the wider benefit of the community.

One can score lots of runs and take many wickets, but these are the awards that really matter in life – Congratulations Quinn!

Stuart Walls
Head of Senior School

Surf Life Saving

Lucy Dennis (Year 10), Grace Culhane (Year 9) and Asha Dawe (Year 9) competed in the Tasmanian Surf Life Saving Surf Sports State Championships in march at Clifton Beach. Lucy took out Gold in the swim event.  Lucy and Grace will now compete at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, held on the Gold Coast 4-10 April. They will compete in a range of events including swim, flags, board and ironperson. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the largest surf competition in the world with huge numbers of competitors and a fantastic event atmosphere.   Congratulations to all three girls on their success.

Tim Batten
Briggs Head of House