Six Glen Innes public school athletes in North West squad

CHAMPIONS: Anthony Buckley, Jack Grob, Daniel Tait, Ryan McIntyre, Lucas Tait, Jane Lawrence, Kaleb Hope and Harlon McLaren

CHAMPIONS: Anthony Buckley, Jack Grob, Daniel Tait, Ryan McIntyre, Lucas Tait, Jane Lawrence, Kaleb Hope and Harlon McLaren

Six athletes from the Glen Innes public school have made the North West team in their respective sports.

Ryan McIntyre was selected in the open boys touch football team as was Harlon McLaren.

McLaren also gained a spot in the open boy's rugby league team.

Lucas and Daniel Tait made the athletics squad for discus along with Jack Grob who qualified to represent North West at state athletics in shot put and discus.

Grob was also selected in the open Rugby League team.

Kaleb Hope was selected for three North West teams; the 11-year boys Rugby League team, open boys football team and Touch Football team. 

Hope also qualified for the North West Cross Country trials and the athletics team in the high jump, shot put and discus. 

At the North West carnival in Tamworth, Hope finished with three first places in the three athletics events he competed in and was named 11-year boy champion. 

Assistant Principal Jane Lawrence said it was a big achievement from all the boys to be selected in the North West representative squad. 

“It was also a great achievement to have many of them selected in more than one North West team,” she said.

“We are very proud of the athletes who were selected.

“It is a very good result for our school and they should all be very proud of themselves.”

Miss Lawrence said that Kaleb Hope’s achievement was outstanding and a credit to his hard work.

“Kaleb finished with three first places in three of his events in Tamworth and was named North West 11 Year Boy Champion,” she said.

“This was the first time someone from Glen Innes Public School has achieved the tremendous feat of being named a champion.

“He has worked hard and he deserves the accolade.” 

School Principal Anthony Buckley said he is very happy with the school’s sports program. 

“Our students are eager to participate and always represent our school very well,” he said.

“We encourage all of our students to do their best academically or in sports and it is always good to see when we get results like this.”

Kaleb Hope and Jack Grob will be competing at Homebush Olympic Park in Sydney on October 19 and 20 at the State Athletics carnival.

We are very proud of the athletes who were selected and it this is a very good result for our school, they should all be very proud of themselves. Kaleb Hope’s achievement was outstanding. - Jane Lawrence

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