Medal haul for region's young stars

Published 3:00pm 5 May 2023

Medal haul for region's young stars
Words by Nick Crockford

Pictured above: From left - Tiana Doyle, Mia Doyle, Anabelle Clarke, Tian Markart, Abbie Mc Donald and Amelie Hoefel. Picture Ian Martin Photo Connect

Students from our region were among the medals at the Queensland School Sport Water Polo Championships hosted by Metropolitan North in Brisbane.

More than 200 players, aged 13-19, travelled from as far north as Townsville, to The Valley pool for the state titles on April 27-30.

Among them were Amelie Hoefel of Redcliffe State High school, Tian Markart from Mueller College and Abbie McDonald, Anabelle Clarke, Tiana Doyle and Mia Doyle of Grace Lutheran College representing Sunshine Coast region.

Tian Markart helped the boys team win back-to-back championships by defended their title from 2022.

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The girls, after tough games in the preliminary rounds, fought a hard to reach the bronze medal final to go down by one point in a penalty shootout.

Following the event, selectors names Amelie, Anabelle, Abbie and Tian for the Queensland school’s representative Possible vs Probables list by Queensland selectors.

Tian Markart will also represent the boys’ Queensland team later this year at the Australian School Sport Water Polo championship in NSW.

Abbie McDonald has been selected as a shadow player for the girls’ team.

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