University Games Held On Silver Sally's Home Turf
October 2nd 2009 05:30
Local universities continued to do well yesterday, dominating the netball, volleyball and football. Griffith University was sitting at the top of its pool in division 2 AFL, men's division 1 basketball, men division 1 beach volleyball, women's division 2 volleyball, mixed division 2 netball, women's tennis, men's division 1 touch football and women's division 1 touch football.
Bond University was leading its pool in men's division 2 basketball, women's division 1 beach volleyball, mixed division 2 netball, men's division 2 soccer, mixed division 1 basketball and men's division 1 tennis.
Silver Sally came down to the athletics events held at Griffith University Gold Coast campus to help out her coach, Sharon Hannan. The Labrador hurdler was working in the photo finish booth, but once organisers found out she was there, they asked her to present some of the medals as well. McLellan said she was happy to help out for her coach and the competing students.
"She does a lot for me, so I wanted to give time to help other people," she said.
McLellan said she hoped she was able to inspire the young athletes on to greater achievements.
"They're proper athletes up on the dais so I hope it gives them a bit of a thrill to be presented a medal by an Olympic athlete," she said.
Meanwhile at The Southport School, venue for the Rugby, the Australian College of Physical Education donned pink socks to raise awareness for breast cancer research after raising $2000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Rugby Union 7s players Lucas Bendt and Daniel Barclay came up with the idea a few months ago as the lives of a lot of team members had been affected by cancer.
"We decided the raise the money before we came here and today with everyone from the college wearing the pink socks for one day," said Daniel. "It started with the rugby team and caught on because it was such a great idea."
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