Sport plays a huge part in the school culture at St Paul’s School, a prestigious member school of the Brisbane inter-school sporting competition, The Associated Schools (TAS).
Year 12 St Paul’s students Zavier Fenwick and Jasmine Wong, along with Year 11 student Holly Oates, recently represented Met North at the Queensland School Sport State Championships (16-19 years) for basketball which was held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre from 11th – 14th May.
With skills in defence and unbeatable shooting accuracy, Zavier plays Guard and Forward for St Paul’s Firsts Basketball. As well as this, he is also a member of the Firsts Volleyball team and one of the School’s Sports Captains. Zavier said his time playing TAS sports has helped him learn how he can adapt his strengths to fit into different teams and their structures. He said playing at more challenging representative levels has also grown his skills and taught him how to move without the ball and find other ways to have an impact in games.
Exemplary St Paul’s student and one of St Paul’s School Captains, Jasmine Wong currently plays Point Guard for St Paul’s First Basketball team, of which she also captains. Her speed and agility with the ball, as well as effective ball handling make her a lethal competitor on court. Jasmine’s attributes on the basketball court are also seen across her involvement in other sports, as she also plays for St Paul’s Firsts Hockey and First Touch football teams. She said making the Met North and being elected the TAS basketball captain this year have been big achievements for her, as well as making the U18 Div 1 and QSL youth basketball teams. Over the years she’s gained skills and knowledge from different teammates and coaches which have helped her learn how to play sports in different environments and be more adaptable to different situations.
With a new season of TAS Boys’ Basketball kicking off on 15th July, St Paul’s will be vying for some Premiership wins in Trimester 3.