Emily Bass with footy in hand for Scots PGC.
Emily Bass with footy in hand for Scots PGC. Contributed

Emily off for three sporting carnivals

THE Scots PGC College hurdler Emily Bass will compete in Cairns, Amsterdam and London in the next month as the sporting star continues to shine.

She will head to Cairns tomorrow to compete for Australia in the Oceania Championships.

Bass, who is a boarder from Dirranbandi, will compete in the 100m and 400m hurdles in the under-18 age group.

She was selected in her first Australian team after finishing fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Australian Junior Championships in Sydney.

Down the years, Bass has won state and national medals in hurdling.

She first competed in little athletics at Dirranbandi and trains in Toowoomba twice a week under coach Neil McCoy.

The Oceanic championships start on Friday and go to Sunday.

Bass is a prefect and clan captain at Scots PGC and stars in many sports.

She has represented Darling Downs in touch and this year in the Queensland Reds Youth Rugby Sevens team.

The Queensland team finished second in the national championships in Sydney and Bass was then selected as part of the Queensland Academy of Sport Emerging Women's Sevens squad.

Next week, she will travel to Amsterdam in Europe as part of the Tribe Invitational team which included some internationals from Australia and Europe.

Emily will compete with present Australian Women's 7s players such as Charlotte Caslick and Dominique Du Toit, former World Cup winner and Australian Women's 7s captain Rebecca Tavo, former England women's captain Sonia Green and four Youth Olympics 7s gold medallists.

They will compete at the Amsterdam Sevens and the Rugby Rocks London Tournament.

This year, she has already represented Scots PGC in swimming and touch and starred for a school team which scored a narrow league tag victory against the Warwick Cowboys women's team.

Allora student Jack Bannister will also compete in athletics in Cairns in discus and hammer.

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