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2019 ACS All Stars Presentations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 2019 ACS All Star Team Presentations will be held at Loyola College in the Companions Hall (located next to the football oval) on Wednesday 11 September 2019.

The best and fairest players from each senior sport team were selected by their school for the ACS All Star Teams to celebrate and acknowledge their achievements throughout the 2019 seasons.

Family members of those selected in All Star Teams are warmly welcome to join us to celebrate.

Parking available onsite via the Grimshaw Street entrance. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Program

1.30 pm

1.50 pm

2.00 pm

Schools arrive

Students seated in their All Star team tables

Welcome: John Baxter – Director of Sport Loyola College

  Acknowledgement to Country: Loyola Sport Captain
  Prayer: Loyola Sport Vice-Captain
2.05 pm Official Opening: Jim Laussen – ACS President and Principal Overnewton College
2:10 pm Introduction to our Guest Speaker Don Elgin: Loyola Sport Captain
2.35 pm

3.10 pm

Summer Team and Championships Presentations

Hall of Fame Inductees: Introduced by John Baxter; Jim Laussen to present the Awards

3.20 pm Winter Team Presentations
3.50 pm Close: Jim Laussen 

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Guest Speaker – Don Elgin

Entertaining, motivational and an all-around larrikin; Don has represented Australia in the athletics at four World Championships, three Paralympic Games, two World Cups and a Commonwealth Games.

Don Elgin was raised in the NSW town of Tocumwal. Being born without the lower portion of his left leg was no barrier for this boy who would make his first Australian team at 18 years of age, become a World Champion and – a staggering 20 years later – represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

One of the longest-serving scholarship holders at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Don first represented Australia at the World Championships in Berlin in 1994 winning a Gold and a Bronze, he became a Paralympian in Atlanta in 1996, then in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games he won bronze in the Pentathlon.

Two years later he finished with two Silver and a Bronze at the 2002 IPC World Championships. At the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games, he became a triple Paralympic medalist winning one Silver and two Bronze.

As a respected voice on sport both on and off the track, Don commentated at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and appeared on Andrew Denton’s ABC TV show Enough Rope. The inaugural patron of Disability Professionals Victoria, he is a former president of Sandringham Athletics Club and former Vice President of The Amputee Association of Victoria.

Don is a founding board member for the Start Foundation and the inaugural ambassador for New Horizons Club and a current board member for Wallara Australia Ltd.

A natural leader, Don was the Australian flag bearer at the 2006 World championships and went on to become the Australian Track and Field team manager at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

He made a successful return to sport to compete at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In 2015 Don added author to his credentials releasing his first book called ONE FOOT ON THE PODIUM.

The book won a Silver medal 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Australia/New Zealand – best regional non-fiction.

Don completed the Kokoda Trail twice and in 2016 released his second book called ONE FOOT BEYOND THE PODIUM.