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Inaugural NPA Triathlon P&C Fundraiser

Finalists in student division
​Finalists in the student division.

The Northern Peninsula Area State College P&C Association hosted the College’s very first major fundraiser on Sunday 8th September, 2013. The event was a triathlon. A lot of the students did not know what a triathlon was, but poured every bit of energy they had into the event.

A triathlon team consists of three people. Somebody to swim, somebody to ride, somebody to run. The event commenced with the swim at the community pool – four laps for Seniors (High school students and adults) and two laps for Juniors (Primary school-aged from Year 4 upwards). Then followed by the bike ride – 6.5km. Followed by the run – 3.5kms. There ended up being eleven teams competing in the event in the two divisions.

Winners and placegetters were

1st place: Snr Calan Byrnes / Adam Graham / Lindsay Fletcher

Jnr Frances Newman / Serena Lewin / Elma Yoelu

2nd place: Snr Xavier Barker / Jade de Bruyn / Louis Bouchet

Jnr Steven Savage / Bob Pablo / Jack Zieth

3rd place : Snr James Ware / Josh Symons / Jason Symons

Jnr Edna Sepon / Maryann Sebasio / Rachel Sebasio

The event finished with a run to the Bamaga Oval followed by presentations and a sausage sizzle. A fun day was had by all. Spectators, cheer squads, officials, competitors . . . every single person had a smile on their face. All funds raised will go towards resources and equipment for the College.

And of course this day couldn’t have happened without contributions and support. Skytrans, Seaswift, NPARC, Seisia Enterprises, NPA Family & Community Services, Queensland Police, Bamaga Bakery, Queensland Health, College staff and parents.

I know it doesn’t sound like much, but you had to be there, you really did. So we’ll see you at our next one.

Glenda Christian                                             Photography: Nicola Zeith

Secretary NPA College, P&C Association