Celebrating our 2017 elite athletes

Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Each year, Pymble Ladies’ College recognises the achievements of our finest athletes at our annual Sportswomen’s Awards Night. The 2017 event was hosted by sports journalist, television presenter and radio host, Erin Molan who shared her personal journey of overcoming countless hurdles to break into the industry of her dreams.

Special guests included ex-student and Olympic skier Danielle Scott (2007) and Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Caslick – who is widely regarded as the world’s best female Rugby Sevens player – and who continued the theme of determination, resilience and dedication to achieve your goals.

The Sportswomen’s Awards Night celebrated the outstanding efforts of 130 individual students and teams on the night, including:

  • Team of the Year: Football Senior Firsts
  • Representative Team of the Year: Independent Girls’ Schools Sports Association (IGGSA) Athletics Team Members
  • Sportswoman of the Year: Kristie Edwards
  • 15 students who represented Australia in sport in 2017: Imogen Breslin; Freya Clarke; Georgia Duncan; Nicole Freestone; Imogen Gardiner; Isabella Green; Edita Grinbergs; Elizabeth Hogg; Emma L Jones; Rachel Lowe; Mackenzie Penn; Sarah Turner; Julia Vignes; and Kyra Wheatley.

Pymble Ladies’ College has a proud and long-standing history of supporting and promoting its students’ sporting achievements.

“Our College was founded more than 100 years ago with a vision to provide girls with an education that was equal to boys’ and to promote sport and physical activity as essential components to help unlock students’ learning potential and maintain overall wellbeing,” says Principal, Mrs Vicki Waters.

“This is why we offer a wide range of sports options and performance-enhancing programs, including the Pymble Elite Sportswomen’s Program to help students manage school work alongside of high level sporting commitments, and the newer Pymble Athlete Education Program to help aspiring athletes reach the next level. If a student chooses to strive for the highest in sport, she has all the support she needs right here – and plenty of ex-student role models showing her that it can be done,” Mrs Waters says.

View the full list of 2017 Sportswomen’s Awards recipients.