By Candice McKenna - Director of Sport
Well done to students and staff on Season 2 of APS sport. The effort contributed by all to weekly practise, and the energy committed to Friday sport is appreciated.
Andrew Butler, Head Coach - Rowing
The Somerset Rowing Committee hosted another successful Trivia Night in the Great Hall in May. More than 200 adults and children had an enjoyable evening in the major annual fundraiser for the rowing club.
The night had a TV Character theme, and some of the teams did a fantastic job in decorating their tables and dressing up for the event. Along with the Trivia and games the major fundraising efforts are boosted by the generous donors , who have donated anything from Subway vouchers , to the opportunity to “Row with an Olympic Gold Medallist” right through to a week long holiday.
The night was once again a great success, with excellent support of the auction items to raise around $15,000 dollars that will be used to continue the upgrade of the double sculls fleet.
Prizes for the best dressed students table wen to the year 9 boys who were dressed as Pikachu from Pokemon, whilst the Survivor table won both the best dressed and the most points in the Trivia, with the senior rowers taking out the prize for
I would like to extend a massive thankyou to Andrew Plume for being Quiz Master, Carl Eksteen for compiling the questions, LISA Plume and the gap students for compiling all of the scores. Also to the rowing committee and parents led by Karen Neumann, Michelle Smith and Fiona Liu who led the excellent organisation of the night.
Finally the night would not have been such a financial success if it weren’t for all of the generous donors and the supporters who bought all of the Auction items.
KOKI Alpine Resort/Sudgen Family
ABC Heli /Mills Family
Gold Coast Orthodontics
Arakan Martial Art / Kyaw Family
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast
Ella Bache Robina
Annabel Trends Burleigh
Fe Taylor Personal Fitness
12 Round Fitness, Worongary
Go Tyres Mobile
Griffith University Sports College
Neil Henry, Titan's Coach
Birdies Garden Products
Craig and Carol-Ann White