St John's awards the best in sport

Captain of the Australian water polo team and triple Olympian, Sam McGregor, was the special guest at the St John's College Dubbo 2012 Sports Awards Assembly.

The college assembly highlighted the sporting achievements of both successful individuals and also teams that have represented the college in various school competitions throughout the state.

Feature award on the prize list is the Gerard Yeo Memorial Trophy which this year was won by year 12 student James English.

Pat Yeo was on hand to present the award to honour his son who died during the Bali bombing.

McGregor, the recently returned London Olympian, was interviewed on stage by 2013 college captains Matt Doohan and Isabelle Haycock.

McGregor talked about his various Olympic experiences at Athens, Beijing and London. He told the St John's community about Olympic Village life, opening ceremonies, the Aussie spirit and the Olympic buzz. He recalled stories about the US Dream team, Roger Federer and superstar Chinese basketballer Yao Ming.

The students were also very interested in what he had to say about the Paralympics, Olympic liaison officers Steve Waugh and John Eales and Aussie Olympic icon Laurie Lawrence.

The assembly not only showcased the sporting ability of the college, but also the musical prowess of the school band which did numbers from the movie Rocky and Robbie Williams.

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