Sport

FLSHS student to represent Australia at Microsoft World Championships

Jamie Furness January 8, 2024 3 min read

Forest Lake State High School year 11 student Zack will be representing Australia at the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) championships held in America in 2024. The annual event involves more than 760,000 students from 116 countries who compete to be the World Number 1 in Powerpoint, Word or Excel, successfully performing a number of tasks…

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Young chess stars on board for success

Jamie Furness December 24, 2023 2 min read

Grand Avenue Chess Team 1 students – Jethro, Vonal, Winston and Blake – placed second at the Brisbane West Interschool Chess Tournament held in September 2023. Their star player Jethro won seven out of seven games, scoring him the 1st place award in the Chair 1 Premier Division. Grand Avenue teacher and chess coordinator Danielle…

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Rising young track star places at States

Jamie Furness November 25, 2023 2 min read

Forest Lake student Lola Bryant placed 2nd in the 400 metre sprint and 4th in the 800 metre sprint at the School Sport Athletics Championships State Competition held in October. The 15-year-old, who was representing Forest Lake State High School, has only been sprint training since 2022 and was competing at States for the first…

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Sports oval to get a new $90,000 cricket wicket

Jamie Furness November 18, 2022 3 min read

One of the Forest Lake sports ovals will be transformed into a $90,000 turf cricket pitch by the start of next year.   The new pitch will be delivered in a joint partnership between Brisbane Super Kings and Forest Lake Junior Rugby Union Club.    It will allow competitive cricket matches to be hosted in…

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Brisbane Super Kings start 10th year with new digs

Brisbane Super Kings start 10th year with new digs

Megan Woolley August 29, 2022 3 min read

Forest Lake’s only cricket club, the Brisbane Super Kings, is gearing up for its 10th season in style with a new clubhouse to call home.  The clubhouse was the missing piece the Kings had been longing for since they first moved to Heathwood Park, now named Matthew Conwell oval, in 2019. With 32 senior teams…

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Local squash champion wins two more state titles

Jamie Furness August 13, 2022 3 min read

Year 8 student Sarbani Maitra from St John’s Anglican College has taken home two more state titles in recent QLD and NSW state squash competitions this year. She competed at the Queensland State Titles 2022 in Nerang from June 27 – July 3, where she won the Under 17 Title and Runner Up in the…

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Pallara Parkrun celebrates 4 years of fun free community fitness

Jamie Furness August 12, 2022 2 min read

Runners and volunteers from Pallara Parkrun celebrated their 4th birthday at Brookbent Road Park on July 23.   The event was attended by more than 100 people, including members from Pallara Parkrun and visitors from surrounding Forest Lake and Calamvale Parkrun groups.   Pallara Parkrun event director Brian Keller said the weather was great and…

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Allstars performers shine at Quota and DLU eisteddfods

Jamie Furness August 11, 2022 3 min read

Forest Lake dance studio Allstars Performing Arts students danced their hearts out at two eisteddfods in July, taking home a number of awards and treasured memories. Allstars eisteddfod teams received 1st place in four dances at the Dance Life Unite competition held on July 23-24 at St John’s Anglican College, along with one 2nd place,…

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Local student Taran Judge chosen for Brisbane Premier League cricket team

Jamie Furness August 9, 2022 2 min read

Forest Lake State High School year 7 student Taran Judge has been selected to play for the Brisbane Premier League’s Southern Rockets Under 13s cricket team. Taran was one of 13 players selected to play for Southern Rockets out of 196 others during a live auction held earlier this year. The Brisbane Premier league is…

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Forest Lake Esports Just Dance crew crowned 2022 Brisbane Champions

Jamie Furness July 27, 2022 4 min read

The Forest Lake State High School Just Dance Esports team took home first place at the Esports Fuse Cup Brisbane 2022 Grand Finals competition held in May this year. Year 8 students Taelira and Kelvin and year 7 students Jovanna and Brooke competed against 16 teams across Brisbane over two days. The team danced in…

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