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2019 Somerset Gift Official Launch

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Week 5, Term Three, 2019

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The 2019 Somerset Gift was officially launched at the College, Wednesday 7 August. Joined by Ignition Athlete and alumni Alex Beck, as well as former Commonwealth and Olympic Games Champion John Steffensen, our students relished the opportunity to interact with one of Australia’s greatest athletes.

Sharing some of his own experiences including his recent participation in Australian Ninja Warrior, Steffensen spoke highly of the calibre of the sport facilities and the opportunity the Gift brings to aspiring athletes.

“Opportunities like this give them a chance to make a name for themselves and become the next Sally Pearson,” says Steffensen.

And it appears Steffensen isn’t the only world class athlete to show interest in this year’s event. The Gift seems to have caught the eye of the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt after viewing the launch on his Instagram page. While we’ve sent Mr. Bolt a personal invite to our event, we remain optimistic about his attendance.

The Somerset Gift will take place at 2.00pm on Saturday 12 October and will feature a prize pool of $20,000. One of the highlights of this year’s event is that the winner of the 100m open and open female races will each receive $5,000. The event is free for Somerset College students to enter.

Registrations are now open click here to secure your spot!

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