Yangan students make Downs teams
YANGAN State School principal Ian Rathmell reckons few can match his school’s success in primary school sport.
So far this year, four Yangan students have competed at Darling Downs trials in four different sports and three made Darling Downs teams.
The school hopes the number of regional representatives will rise after the athletics season.
“Our children do very well for a small school with an enrolment of 64,” Rathmell said.
Today Meg Eastwell is off to the four-day State 12- years netball carnival at Mt Gravatt.
Last year she competed in the Darling Downs 11-years side in a one-day carnival at Caloundra.
She plays wing attack and centre.
Isabella Hoffman has made the softball regional team.
After playing in the Darling Downs team last year in Toowoomba she will play in the regional team this year in Brisbane in October.
She plays catcher or second base and also likes batting.
Isabella also competed in the Southern Downs trials for swimming this year.
“Mr Rathmell got me into softball,” Isabella said.
Angus Croft is off to Redcliffe during the school holidays for the 12-years State league championships during the school holidays.
Last year, he was in the Darling Downs 11-years side which played at Runaway Bay.
He will play lock at Redcliffe but is a halfback for Collegians.
“I like tackling around the legs,” Angus said.
Georgia Sawby is in Year 4 at Yangan and was 27th in a field of 48 at the Darling Downs cross country trials.
She qualified for Darling Downs after a second place at the Southern Downs trials in the 10 years 2km run.