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Pierre de Coubertin Awards


About the Pierre de Coubertin Awards

The Pierre de Coubertin Awards are named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games. The Awards take place on an annual basis and recognise senior secondary students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities.
All secondary government and non government schools are invited to nominate one recipient for the Pierre de Coubertin Award each year (only) from year 10, 11 or 12.
Each nominee must participate actively in the school’s physical education program with a consistently positive attitude. At some stage during years 8-12 the nominee must have represented the school in either swimming, athletics or cross country and at least two other competitive sports. A piece of original art work (for example – poetry, songs, paintings etc) which illustrates the student’s appreciation of the Olympic Movement must also be submitted.

The 2013 Awards in Tasmania

The 2013 Pierre de Coubertin Awards were the seventeenth year the Pierre de Coubertin Awards have been conducted in Tasmania. All secondary schools in Tasmania were invited to nominate one senior student for the Award, and 41 schools participated this year.
The Awards were organised by the Tasmanian Olympic Council and made possible by a Grant from the Tasmanian Government with the continued support from the Australian Olympic Committee and the Tasmanian Institute of Sport. Over 80 people including 38 students and their teachers and parents attended the Academy Day at the Tasmanian Institute of Sport on Friday 20th September.
The special guest speakers were:
Anthony Edwards –  TOC President, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympic Games representative - Rowing
Emma Hall – Clarence High School / Rosny College - 2013 International PdC Youth Forum
Tristan Thomas – London 2012 Olympic Games, Athletics
Kerry Hore – 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympic Games, Rowing
Alanna Martin - TIS Talent Identification & Sports Performance
Melissa Carlton OAM - 1996 & 2000 Paralympian

2013 Award Recipients


Award Recipient


Allissia Pearson

Riverside High School

Arianna Knight

St Mary's College

Braydon Bennett

Port Dalrymple High School

Brendan Klok

Triabunna District High School

Bridget Fasnacht

Mount Carmel College

Caitlin Stalker

Mackillop College

Claire Mackintosh

Mount Carmel College

Eleni Kalimnios

The Friends School

Emily Miles

St Michael's Collegiate College

Ethan Miller

Launceston Church Grammar School

Hadyn Goss

Scottsdale High School

Hannah Jackson

Smithton High School

Hannah Jones

Penguin High School

Hayden Beltz

New Town High School

Hayley Hingston

Ulverstone High School

Helen Browne

Fahan School

Jacob Birtwhistle

Launceston College

Jaymie Hall

Montrose Bay High School

Jacob Despard

St Virgil’s College

Joseph Thomas

Prospect High School

Josiah Lanham

Queechy High School

Kelsie Rainbow

Scotch Oakburn College

Laura Wood

Marist College

Lauren Rowlands

Dominic College

Leah Denny

Parklands High School

Leigh Chugg

Cressy High School

Lincoln Street

Guildford Young College

Logan Bissett

Latrobe High School

Luis Wilson

Devonport High School

Mackenzie Reekie

Hobart College

Makaylah Lester

Winnaleah District High School

Madeleine Page

St Patricks College

Megan Guy

Elizabeth College

Molly Bird

Taroona High School

Morgan Neasey

Burnie High School

Nicole Dudgeon

Oatlands District High

Paige Henri

Exeter High School

Rachel Dilger

Clarence High School

Robert Hunt

Calvin Christian School

Ryan Powell

St Brendan-Shaw College

Taylor Huddleston

Oatlands District  High