Bishop Tyrrell Students Competing on the Global Sports Stage
Students at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College enjoy many sporting opportunities at both regional level and weekly Club level in local Newcastle Junior competitions. Recently, the exploits of two Secondary students highlighted the sporting achievements of students at the College.
Year 12 student, Maddison Elliott, has already represented Australia on multiple occasions, including the 2012 London Paralympics, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and more recently at the 2015 World Para-Swimming Championships in Glasgow. At the 2012 London Paralympics, as a 13-year-old, Maddison secured her maiden Paralympic medals with 2 Bronze, 1 Silver and was also part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay team. Swimming in the S8 category, she will be trying to emulate this feat after gaining selection in the Australian Paralympic Swimming Squad for Brazil following her great performance at the recent Australian Swimming Championships. Maddison holds the S8 World Record in the 50m and 100m Freestyle and has swum qualifying times for six events.
The Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College community is excited to support Maddison on her journey to Rio de Janeiro. Her official Facebook page, “Team Maddi“, will keep everyone in Newcastle informed of her feats.
Declan Irvine of Year 11 has had a meteoric rise in the sport of cycling. After trying his hand at the Triathlon for a couple of years, he discovered a passion and talent for road cycling which has placed him in elite company. Declan has been targeted by the international Team Novo Nordisk cycling team, a specialist team comprised solely of Diabetic athletes. As a Type 1 diabetic himself, Declan aims to spread awareness about this disease while he travels with the team this year. So far his involvement has included travelling to America for training and currently Declan is in Belgium for a training camp and competition. Declan’s ultimate goal is to be part of Team Novo Nordisk’s 2021 Tour de France team.