The April winner of the Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers Student Athlete Awards for April 2013 was Max Quirk from Matthew Flinders Anglican College. Max is in Year 8 and is a talented young sailor.
He is a member of the Australian Sailing Team and is representing Australia in the World Championships at Lake Garda in Italy in July this year. Max recently won the won the Victorian State Championships, attained second in the NSW State Championships and won four out of eight races in New Zealand at their National Titles, which is a new record for an Australian.
Max is also a member of the Mooloolaba Yacht Club and says that sailing is his “dream sport” and that “competing at the world championships” is his goal. In January Max qualified at the Australian National Championships in Hobart as one of the 5 top sailors in our country to represent Australia. He is also the youngest member of the team.
Max is a tremendous young man with a very bright future. He credits the support he receives from Matthew Flinders Anglican College as a key factor in his success. “The school supports me in so many ways when I am away competing at events. Mr Laurie Jarman, my sailing teacher, emails me with support when I am away competing and Mr Davis, Dean of Student Activities, is always encouraging me.”
“I want to be a role model for all kids who want to learn to sail and who have a dream to sail and represent our State and Country. The support I have had from Matthew Flinders Anglican College over the last few years has enabled me to reach the top of my sport and represent Australia at the World Championships.”
Max received $1000 which will go towards his trip to Italy later this year and Matthew Flinders also received a cheque for $1000 which they will put towards various sporting programmes. Max is now in the running for the Overall Student Athlete of the year which will be announced early December.
Well done Max on such a wonderful effort.
To enter online please go to www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/studentathleteawards