Year 8 Students Selected for International Sporting Festival

Congratulations to Millie W (8W) and Emily D (8H) for their selection to represent Team Lake Macquarie at the International Children’s Games in Jerusalem, Israel.   This international multi-sport festival is for students between 12-15 years of age, and Lake Macquarie hosted the event in the Lake Macquarie region in 2014.  Both girls are very excited to travel internationally to represent the region, and meet other young athletes from all over the world.

Emily is flying over to the Games on the 25th July and competing in swimming between 30th July and 2nd August. She will be racing in the 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke as well as the 200m Individual Medley. This is Emily’s second overseas trip for swimming, having competed in New Zealand in 2017.  She trains at the Toronto and is part of the Macquarie Shores Swimming Club.
Millie is competing in tennis at the games, playing both singles and doubles matches.  Millie currently trains at Tennis Central Belmont, and plays a weekly competition at Belmont with her dad while making to time to also compete in Northumberland Region Junior Development Series and other Tennis Australia sanctioned tournaments throughout Australia.   Millie has competed in tournaments in New South Wales and Victoria.   Millie also had the opportunity to compete in the International Children’s Games in 2016 in New Taipei City, Taiwan.  This was Millie’s first overseas trip.  

Congratulations to both students on their dedication to their training, competition and their sporting passions, we wish you all the best.