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No limit for SBC achievements in sport

From staring down the back of a raging bull in New Zealand to staring down the 100-metre straight at South Australian Athletics Centre in Adelaide, two students from St Brendan’s College achieved big things in sport over the Christmas holidays.

Year 12 Student Jackson Gray, 2018 Captain of the St Brendan’s College Rodeo Team finished off a stellar season on the rodeo circuit, captaining the Australian High School Rodeo Team in the Trans-Tasman Challenge in New Zealand, after wins as Young Gun Junior Bull Rider and Top Guns Junior Bull Champion at the Great Western in Rockhampton in 2017.

And while the Trans-Tasman trophy remained in New Zealand in January, Jackson is getting set for another big year of rodeo with an invite to the Youth World Bull Riding Finals in the USA in August following his 2017 achievements and his eye on a big year in his last year in the Australian High Schools Rodeo Association and Young Guns competition.

Another student whose achievements saw him perform on the national stage over the holidays, was Year 8 student Ben O’Brien who captained the Queensland Athletics Team to the School Sport Australia Pacific School Games in Adelaide in December.

Showing his speed, agility and versatility, Ben brought home a Bronze Medal in the Multi-Event incorporating the 100-metres, long jump, shot put and 800-metres and a Bronze in the 4 x 100 metre relay.

St Brendan’s College Principal Robert Corboy congratulated Jackson and Ben on their achievements and also the students of St Brendan’s College who competed at the Queensland Swimming Championships and the State Water Polo Championships over the holidays.

“The diversity of sporting achievements of our students over the holidays is a real indication of the varied extra-curricular offering of the College, from rodeo to athletics, swimming and water polo to rugby league, AFL, soccer and basketball; our students are really spoilt for choice,” he said.

“We believe a strong extra-curricular offering supports students to perform at their best both in and out of the classroom, and whether its sport, music or debating that’s your interest, we have it here at the College,” Mr Corboy said.

St Brendan’s College is the leading choice for boys’ education in Central Queensland; a Catholic day and boarding School in the Edmund Rice tradition catering for young men from Years 7 to 12.  The College is located on 300-acres at Yeppoon and offers a diverse curriculum and extra-curricular program.  For more information please visit

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