AUSSIE ALL THE WAY: Biggenden State School acting principal Greg Smith and North Burnett Regional Council community development officer Greg Watkins with the Australian team, the winners of the Commonwealth Games activities on Friday.
AUSSIE ALL THE WAY: Biggenden State School acting principal Greg Smith and North Burnett Regional Council community development officer Greg Watkins with the Australian team, the winners of the Commonwealth Games activities on Friday. Erica Murree

Australia brings home gold in mini games

FUN AND GAMES: Australia dominated at Friday's mini Commonwealth Games events at Biggenden State School.

Sponsored by the 2018 Commonwealth Games Schools Program through the North Burnett Regional Council the day was held in conjunction with Bullying No Way Day.

Starting with a free sausage sizzle teams were multi-aged and represented one country from the Commonwealth in round robin events.

Acting principal Greg Smith said the event highlighted the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast on April 4-15.

"And to promote co-operation between teams,” he said.

Teams included United Kingdom, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, India, Canada, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Tonga.

After the events including tunnel ball, egg and spoon race, sack race, throwing a ball into a box and limbering under a bar winners on the day was Australia from New Zealand while India, Tonga and Pakistan tied couldn't be separated for third.

NBRC Community development Officer Greg Watkins assisted with the presentation of the medals.

Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to team members.

Acting principal Greg Smith read a brief outline on each of the country participating.

A highlight was the teachers taking part in an egg and spoon race while students barracked them on from the sidelines.

At the Gold Coast next month, the Aussies will be hoping to improve on their second place at the 2012 event after England topped the medal count.

Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games more times than another other country since 1930. Sydney 1938, Perth 1962, Brisbane 1982 and Melbourne 2006 and now Gold Coast in 2018.


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