Introducing our 2019 Middle School House Captains

Sport at Cedars continues to grow and 2019 will see our sporting houses; Johnson, Deakin and Orton led by an outstanding group of young leaders, our new MS House Captains.

These students have been involved in a wide variety of sporting endeavours throughout their time at the College. They have demonstrated exceptional teamwork, character and attitude and these qualities have been recognised as attributes that will assist them within their role.

Let’s get to know our House Captains a little better:

Deakin

Jonathan Kubala

What is your most memorable sporting moment or achievement (either playing or watching)?

“Last Monday I played a game of basketball and the score was 96 to 27 so I was proud of myself because my team and I played well and had fun.”

Who are your sporting role models?

“My sporting role model would be Michael Jordan because he was an amazing basketball player.”

What is your favourite energy food?

“I eat carrots and apples.”

What do you hope to bring to the role of Middle School House Captain for your team?

“I want kids to enjoy the carnivals and sport and I want kids to at least give it a try because they might like it.”

Emily Strecker

What is your most memorable sporting moment or achievement (either playing or watching)?

“One of my proudest moments would have to be when I won state cross country. I started off faster than usual and for the first 200m I was in the leading group. But surprisingly I had the energy to overtake the pack. I was shocked and thought I would slow down. But with determination I picked up pace even when I was running uphill. The last four hundred meters the girl behind me began to pick up speed. So even though I was tired and burning all over, I sprinted as fast as I could. I won that race, and I was overjoyed because all the hard work put into this had payed off.”

Who are your sporting role models?

“My parents are definitely my role models. They both are amazing athletes that help me to improve in everything I do. I love how they run in with students because it is such an encouragement to watch. I wish to be like them when I’m older because they care for their health by eating well and doing regular exercise.”

What is your favourite energy food?

“My favourite energy food would be foods that include carbohydrates. The main one you would see me eating  before a competition would be  a cheese and bacon bread because it’s tasty, easy to eat, light on your stomach before a race and provides energy while doing any sporting events.”

What do you hope to bring to the role of Middle School House Captain for your team?

“I hope to be a role model to other kids. If it’s by helping them achieve their goals by providing tips, or encouraging more people to enter sporting events even if it’s just for the joy of doing it. I’m not naturally gifted at athletics, but if I can win because of my hard work, this will encourage others that it doesn’t matter about your build or if you’re a natural, but the training and hard work you do for it. And that if you put in the effort, don’t stress how well you placed, as long as you tried your best.”

Johnson

Ben McKenzie

What is your most memorable sporting moment or achievement (either playing or watching)?

“Last year I won the soccer grand final, and that was amazing!”

Who are your sporting role models?

“My soccer coach, Greg Forrest, has always been my biggest role model because he’s fun, kind, wise and knows everything about sport.  My other role model is my dad.  In every sport I do, he thinks it’s awesome and he pushes me to be better.  He made me do my first hip hop lesson last year and I was petrified.  But now, I’m a pretty good dancer thanks to him.”

What is your favourite energy food?

“Before sport I usually have an orange and a banana.”

What do you hope to bring to the role of Middle School House Captain for your team?

“I want to make kids think sport isn’t useless, but for them to enjoy it and participate at the carnivals.”

Emeshae Wilson

What is your most memorable sporting moment or achievement (either playing or watching)?

“Going to CSSA and getting 4th place.”

Who are your sporting role models?

“Sally Pearson and Cathy Freeman”

What is your favourite energy food?

 “Salads and bananas”

What do you hope to bring to the role of Middle School House Captain for your team?

“I want to learn more about leadership and how to lead by example.”

Orton

Toby Carden

What is your most memorable sporting moment or achievement (either playing or watching)?

“My greatest sporting moment is probably when I got chosen to take part in the AFL swans academy program. It has helped me develop new relationships with people and improve my AFL skills and knowledge. I also have played AFL for the Illawarra Storm since 2016 and we have won a number of tournaments as a team.”

Who are your sporting role models?

“My dad has helped me a lot over the years and I have learned a lot from him. There are many players in the AFL that I admire for there endurance, game knowledge and skill on the playing field.”

What is your favourite energy food?

“Most of my sporting events start early in the morning so I try and have a healthy breakfast before I go and play. Examples of this are things such as oats or granola or whole meal toast.”

What do you hope to bring to the role of Middle School House Captain for your team?

“I hope to bring a sense of togetherness in the house and making sure that everyone has a go and heaps of fun at carnivals or sporting events.”

Grace Purcell

What is your most memorable sporting moment or achievement (either playing or watching)?

“My proudest sporting moment was when I got third place for the first time and when to zone.”

Who are your sporting role models?

“My sporting role models are Bethany Hamilton and Kim Ravaillon.”

What is your favourite energy food?

“My favourite energy food is Wheatbix go biscuits.”

What do you hope to bring to the role of Middle School House Captain for your team?

“I hope to bring to the role of Middle School House Captain encouraging others when they are in a sporting event and to show team work in sports such as Netball and soccer.”