School captain jumping for higher honours
A COOLANGATTA schoolboy will compete in the South Coast Regional Trials after blitzing his 11-year-old section in long jump at a recent Oceanic Champions Day.
Coolangatta State School captain William Green took out the long jump title with a big leap of 4.51 metres, in just his first year of competition.
Green's golden run began at the Gold Coast Oceanic District Athletics carnival at Pizzey Park, Miami where he competed in heats against students from both public and private schools.
Green and 29 other Coolangatta students competed on the day, including classmates Carlos Houia and Martine Brekhoff-Jones, who made it through to Champions Day finals and Tobias Compain and Jesse Jameson, who competed strongly at Champions Day.
Green will now tackle the regions best at the South Coast Trials in Parkwood tomorrow and teacher Hailey Cecil said the school couldn't be prouder.
Cecil said the school commended Green on his athletic achievements, with all of the school's staff and Green's peers right behind the budding athlete.
"He is not just an amazing athlete, he is a great role model at our school,” Cecil said.
"He is one of the best school captains we have ever had.”
The South Coast region's best 10-19-year-olds will compete in the trials.