Broken Bay recipients included Mater Maria students Oliver Howitt for baseball and Darcy Boyd for golf; St Edwards students Maxwell Stewart for rugby and Jake Wigham for hockey, and Mercy Catholic College student Karina Brown for athletics. Touch footballer Jasmine Dillon from St Joseph’s and netballer Kristen Kessler from St Peter’s were also honoured as the best in their respective sports.
Karina Brown, who achieved international success in athletics events including heptathlon and hurdles, said that she played sport as a way to keep a healthy balance both physically and mentally. “School sport is a great way to balance other aspects of school life,” she said.
Special guests included rugby league stars Michael Maguire, coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and Aaron Woods, captain of the West Tigers, both of whom were affiliated with Catholic Schools in their school years.