Ipswich Grammar team off to world titles
WHAT do you get when you have six elite young athletes, powerful sporting traditions and ambitions to take on the world?
The answer is the Ipswich Grammar School.
For the second time in four years, Ipswich Grammar is representing the city and Australia at the International School Sport World Schools Championships.
Last time it was in Poland where IGS finished fifth.
This weekend, the IGS team is competing in China among 30 countries.
The athletes competing are Brenton Sefo Wallace, Kiemarli Blair, Frank Kuresa, Joe Deng, Fred Walker and Jack Scheurle.
"They are quiet boys but very excited,'' said IGS team manager Alex McArdle, who also made the trip to Poland in 2011.
The team leaves on Thursday night, buoyed by being the best athletics school boys' combination in the country.
Given Ipswich Grammar's outstanding record at GPS and national competitions in past years, it's hardly surprising they make up "Team Australia'' again.
Read the full story about Ipswich Grammar's achievement in tomorrow's QT.