The annual Ormiston College Sports Awards Night was held in the Lingo Lin Theatre on Wednesday 28 October. This night is a celebration of all Ormiston College sport played in 2015. While we all recognise that team sports are not won or lost by one player, those who are most valuable players do deserve recognition and the Sports Awards Night is a chance to highlight and celebrate some outstanding contributions of our Redbacks to their teams and Ormiston College.

The night consisted of visual presentations of photographs taken during each trimester of sport to the sounds of a live band. The band consisted of students Chenaya Aston, Reilly Hawke, Michael Poole, Rowan Van Der Veen, Sarah Naulls and Kyle Bryant and professional musician Andy Schrav. The band was a massive hit with the audience and accompanied the presentations perfectly.

Most valuable players and premiership winning teams were awarded trophies and pennants respectively by the sports coordinators and the coordinator’s efforts acknowledged with a gift. Following the Trimester 3 awards Brisbane Lions superstar and special guest Daniel Rich was invited on stage to be involved in a Q&A. Questions revolved around transitioning from a talented junior to established senior sportsperson, making decisions at a young age about schooling, lifestyle choices around nutrition, sleep and recovery and also about what goes on in a professional sports club. Some key points taken out of the interview were:

Daniel was an excellent special guest and great addition to the night’s entertainment. It was so great to listen to such a successful sporting star and how humble and grounded he is in his achievements and aspirations. His humbleness and obvious passion for footy was clear to be seen and heard and I am sure members of the audience will watch the Brisbane Lions’ games in 2016 with much more interest.

The night concluded with the announcements of the Major Award Winners. The winners are:

Other awards presented included:

Fifteener's award (awarded to students who played a team sport in each trimester from Year 8 through to Year 12)

Redback Spirit Award (donated by Sarndra Bown and awarded to a male and female student who have been selected in the most amount of Redback teams)

The 2015 sporting year was extremely enjoyable and we are all looking forward to 2016 and the challenges and opportunities next year will present.

Jack Pincott
Dean of Activities