STATE RECOGNITION FOR MOREE SCHOOL STUDENT XANTHE COGAN

STATE RECOGNITION FOR MOREE SCHOOL STUDENT XANTHE COGAN

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall presented St Philomena’s School Year 5 student Xanthe Cogan with a NSW Government State Representative Award today for her achievements in cross country.

Monday, 31 October 2016

REPRESENTING her school on the national stage has earned St Philomena’s School Year 5 student Xanthe Cogan state recognition for her long distance running efforts.

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall was pleased to have the opportunity to present Xanthe with a NSW Government State Representative Certificate at a school assembly in Moree this morning.

The gifted runner and swimmer represented NSW in the 10 years’ girls’ division at the School Sports Australia Cross Country Championships in Canberra, held in August this year. Xanthe performed well, finishing the testing two-kilometre course in a time of seven minutes and forty-seven seconds, placing her 14th in the country.

“This is a wonderful achievement by Xanthe and it’s a great honour to represent your home state in any discipline,” Mr Marshall said.

“While her success on the cross country course is no doubt due to talent, competition at this level also requires a high degree of persistence, patience and practice – all wonderful traits to have at any stage of your life.

“Xanthe loves to run and is well supported by her family and the Moree community. She also swims competitively for fund, but also to keep fit for her long distance running.”

Mr Marshall said the NSW Government State Representative Award certificate was presented on behalf of the NSW Government by the Premier and local members to acknowledge people in our communities that strive and achieve extraordinary results.

“I’m sure that we will be reading and hearing a lot more about the sporting prowess of Moree’s Xanthe Cogan for years to come,” Mr Marshall said.

Recent Articles

WORK ‘POWERS UP’ ON NEW ENGLAND SOLAR FARM 50MW BATTERY

24th May 2022

Turning the first ceremonial sod of soil today to commence construction on the 50 megawatt/hour battery at the 720... Read More

VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL PASSES, GIVING PEOPLE CHOICE: MP

19th May 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022   NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has this afternoon welcomed the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying... Read More

FARMERS & LANDHOLDERS OFFERED FUNDING TO PROTECT KOALA HABITAT

18th May 2022

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall says farmers and landholders in the Armidale Regional and Uralla local government areas will... Read More