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Inaugural team camp for QAS Softball

28 September 2017

QAS Softball players after their early morning climb up Mount Warning.

QAS Softball players after their early morning climb up Mount Warning.

QAS Softball players travelled down to the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre over the weekend for their inaugural team camp. With the help of Softball Queensland and relevant support staff, the QAS led the athletes through team building activities, developmental sessions and an early morning hike to the top of Mount Warning.

Following the program’s induction on Friday night, the players were fortunate enough to hear from three former Olympians; Marissa Warburton (nee Carpadios), Matt Wells and Sophie Smith. The trio offered insight and spoke of their personal experiences in claiming Olympic glory before the players retreated to their dorms blissfully unaware of the plans for the following days…

Saturday’s agenda comprised of workouts, screening sessions, team workshops, nutrition planning and a volleyball tournament.

Following a few short hours of sleep on Saturday night, the team was woken and soon learnt of their fate as they were transported to the base of Mount Warning. In the effort to witness Sunday’s stunning sunrise, the team set foot and climbed the 1,156m high mountain. Making a timely arrival at the summit, the athletes and staff were able to capture daybreak from prime positioning above the clouds and wrap up their time together with a selfie.

A big thank you to the following staff members for contributing to the weekend’s success: Kelly Shaw, Josh Carius, Georgia Giblin, Andrew Croll, Sophie Smith, Fabian Barlow, Kim Cooper, Kellie Hardie, Nathan Seefeld, Kathy Mitchell, Kellie Hogan, Deb Clarke and Chris Bailey.

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28 September 2017