BOULDY’S BEST: Ex-Bouldercombe State School (students clockwise from above) Connor Austin, Sheridan Spark and Taylah Jennings are making their mark on the sporting world.
BOULDY’S BEST: Ex-Bouldercombe State School (students clockwise from above) Connor Austin, Sheridan Spark and Taylah Jennings are making their mark on the sporting world. Contributed

Another Bouldercombe State School star on the rise

PARENTS, send your kids to Bouldercombe State School.

St Joseph's Nudgee College graduate Connor Austin joins a growing list of talented sports people who have attended the primary school.

Austin, who graduated from the Brisbane-based college earlier in the month capped off another successful sporting year, claiming the college's Sportsman of the Year title on graduation night.

He joins two-time world junior cycling champion and 2014 Oceania Track Cycling championships silver medallist Taylah Jennings and 2013 Townsville Cup on Wheels winner Sheridan Spark as former students of Bouldercombe SS, located 22km south west of Rockhampton.

After attending the primary school, Austin completed his primary education at Cawarral State School before moving to Nudgee College during high school to pursue his love of sport, in particular, rowing.

Not only did he love the sport, but he has proven to be a talented rower.

Austin represented Australia during his time at Nudgee and, such is his all-round ability, he also represented Queensland in basketball and represented the college in cross country and athletics.

Austin was a member of Nudgee's First VIII rowing team, which won the Head of the River earlier in the year capping off an undefeated 2013 season.

It was the first time in the 91-year history of GPS racing that a crew had completed the grand slam, winning every GPS regatta pennant in a season and claiming the O'Connor Cup.

He now has turned his focus towards the Queensland Rowing championships in Bundaberg next month before the New South Wales and Australian championships early next year.

He hopes to one day emulate Jennings and earn selection in the Australia team competing at the 2014 Under-19 World Junior Championships in Germany.



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