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REGIONAL SOCCER REP

9/08/2016
​Wide Bay Regional Girls' Soccer Team with Ashanti as the ball carrier
ASHANTI WACHLER
Ashanti is an Indigenous Grade 6 student at Elliott Heads State School. She has been a student at our school since the family moved here in 2011 when Ashanti was in Grade 2.
Ashanti has always been very sporty, and has an innate talent for all sports, but especially Athletics and Soccer. Although she has had no formal training in either of these areas, Ashanti has a long record of excellent performance.
AGE CHAMPION THREE YEARS RUNNING
Ashanti was Age Champion at our School Athletics Carnivals in 2014, 2015 and this year in 2016, as a 9 year old, a 10 year old and as an 11 year old.
DISTRICT ATHLETE
In 2015 Ashanti was selected to represent the school at Bundaberg District for Athletics, having broken the 2003 record of local Commonwealth Games representative, Taryn Gollshewsky (a former student of Elliott Heads SS), by running the 100m in 15:54secs. In the same year, Ashanti also broke the 10 years girls’ long jump record with a jump of Kristen Nader, set in 2000, with a jump of 4.06m. This year, Ashanti again broke the long jump record for 11 years girls, again beating Kristen Nader’s record set in 2001, with another jump of 4.06m.
At the Bundaberg District Athletics in 2015, Ashanti came first in C Schools (small schools division) and first overall and was selected to represent Bundaberg District at Regional level.
Earlier this year Ashanti was successful at the District Cross Country held annually at St Luke’s Christian School, and was selected to the Regional team.
DISTRICT AND REGIONAL SOCCER REP
More recently, we sent Ashanti along to the district trials for soccer. Without any formal training, having never played for a club side, only school teams, Ashanti was selected to the Bundaberg District team to contest the Regional trophy in Hervey Bay, which the Bundy girls won. The school funded an overnight stay in Hervey Bay to assist Ashanti in attending this carnival.
Ashanti was then selected to the Regional team to contest the state titles in Stanthorpe in June. With only one month to raise the $1400 funds required to give Ashanti the chance of a lifetime, Elliott Heads SS went into overdrive.  
Thanks to the very generous donations of several school and local groups, we were able to send Ashanti and her dad to a thankfully not TOO chilly Stanthorpe, for the 4 day state carnival. We would like to sincerely thank the following organisations who each made extraordinary donations to send Ashanti to this event:
DONATIONS
IWC (Indigenous Wellbeing Centre) Bundaberg
500.00
Elliott Heads SS P&C
100.00
Elliott Heads SS Student Council
132.00
Elliott Heads SS
100.00
Tyrian and Continuity Masonic Lodges
500.00
Citicoast Church
100.00
TOTAL
 
$1432.00