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Kirra Womersley wins 2015 Pierre de Coubertin Award - 31 July 2015

Kirra Womersley, our 2015 Hospitality and Athletics Captain, is the recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin Award for Lourdes Hill College.  


Kirra was presented with her certificate by the Governor of Queensland and Patron of the Qld Olympic Council, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC and The Honourable Bill Byrne AC, Minister for Sport and Racing, at the Awards Presentation Ceremony on Saturday 11 July.  Past and present Olympians, including Natalie Cook, assisted in the presentation.  This award is an initiative of the Olympic Committee and recognises Kirra’s participation and achievement in Physical Education and Sport throughout her time at Lourdes Hill and her demonstration of endeavours which are consistent with the Olympic movement. 


The Award, named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games, promotes the importance of participation in sport and physical activity for the development of the individual.  Pierre de Coubertin stated: “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not the win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.”


Kirra has demonstrated initiative, teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play through her participation in a variety of sports including rowing, touch football, netball, cross country and athletics. She has become a role model to others by inspiring them to participate for enjoyment. This year Kirra has been selected to represent Australia in Athletics for the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa.


Kirra has encouraged the girls to participate in all sporting opportunities that the school has to offer. She aims to emphasise the importance of participating and rising to any challenge with a ‘just have a go’ attitude. She learnt that through her love of sport she was able to grow as a person and rise to challenges that ultimately present themselves.