McAuley celebrates SECA success

Sports Leader Amy Richards, School Captains Jim McClure and Grace Cahill with Principal Deidre Young.

McAuley College once again brought home the Percentage Cup Trophy at the SECA Cross Country carnival, for the sixth consecutive time!

This Cup is presented to the school with the highest percentage of participation.

“It’s a calculation made from the total number of points accrued and the number of students participating,” said School Captain, Jim McClure.

On the day, 68 McAuley athletes were present, proudly supporting their school.

SECA Sport is facilitated by Brisbane Catholic Education and schools from around Brisbane come together to compete regularly in events such as cross country, athletics carnivals and gala days.

Competing against fourteen schools three to four times their size, McAuley College achieved fifth place overall, an impressive feat.

Along with these achievements, Katie Brown (12 years girls), Billy Costello (13 years boys), Ty Oppermann (15 years boys), Stella Ahrens (15 years girls) and Hannah Brown (16 years girls) all placed within the top eight of their age group.

The Open Girls age group finished second overall in their division.

McAuley College’s Sports Leader, Mrs Amy Richards, spoke about the hard work and determination the school puts into their sporting endeavours.

“The day before the carnival I spoke to the squad about the College spirit, and what a privilege it is to represent your school community,” said Mrs Richards.

“I think winning the Percentage Cup is such a brilliant reflection of our capacity to strive for excellence. I really generally believe that our ability to strive for excellence in regard to participation is second to none.”

Mrs Richards emphasised that the Percentage Cup is “a trophy that encourages and celebrates the schools’ ability to participate.”

She said every school would want to win the Percentage Cup.

School Principal, Mrs Deidre Young, said the College has demonstrated their grit and determination to participate and do their best.

“SECA is about bringing the best version of yourself to represent your community.”

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