The Early Years

“Sunnybank Little Athletics started as a club under Mt. Gravatt Little A’s in February 1981, Sunnybank Little Athletics Centre was formed under Mr. M. Vickers, with an enrollment of 207 children. With the 1981/82 season Mrs Wilma Perkins took over as Centre Manager, laying strong foundations for the centre, With an enrollment of 218, and a great season, Mrs Wilma Perkins, stepped up to the Association level as Manager for Officials,. Her place was taken by Mrs E. Elliott and our numbers grew in the 1982/83 season to 366 children due to the Commonwealth Games held in Brisbane. Since 1983 I have held the reins, together with a wonderful hard working committee who have helped raise Sunnybank Centre to one of the most respected Centres within Queensland. We hope the coming season is as successful is as last season where our children surpassed every ones expectations and won distinction in Championships throughout the year.”

Brian Lawson, Centre Manager, 1985
Extract from Sunnybank Little A’s Year Book

 

Honorary Life Members:

Fred Frenken 1990 John Mitchell (dec.) 1994
George Harvey 1990 Patricia Brown 1998
Michael Lacey 1990 Terrence Norrie 1998
Brian Lawson 1990 Glen Giarola 2005
Sandra Padgett 1990 Margaret Giarola 2005
Floyd (Dooch) Taurima 1990 Malcolm Currie 2007
Elaine Taurima (dec.) 1990 Cathy Currie 2007
Kevin Lacey 1991 Muriel McLean 2009
Carolyn Lawson 1992 Margaret Page 2015
John Stevens 1992  Isabel Green  2016
Peter Murphy 1993 Roslyn Werder  2017
Ron Cruickshanks 1994

 

Centre Managers

February 1981 Mr M Vickers 2000-2001 Malcolm Currie
1981-1982 Wilma Perkins 2001-2002 Malcolm Currie
1982-1983 Elaine Elliot 2002-2003 Malcolm Currie
1983-1984 Brian Lawson 2003-2004 Malcolm Currie
1984-1985 Brian Lawson 2004-2005 Malcolm Currie
1985-1986 Brian Lawson 2005-2006 Malcolm Currie
1986-1987 James Toussis 2006-2007 Malcolm Currie
1987-1988 Brian Lawson 2007-2008 Roslyn Werder
1988-1989 Kevin Lacey 2008-2009 Shane Perkins
1989-1990 Kevin Lacey 2009-2010 Shane Perkins
1990-1991 Kevin Lacey 2010-2011 Isabel Green
1991-1992 Colin Dwyer 2011-2012 Isabel Green
1992-1993 Colin Dwyer 2012-2013 Isabel Green
1993-1994 Debbie Poynter 2013-2014 Isabel Green
1994-1995 John Crawley 2014-2015 Isabel Green
1995-1996 Malcolm Currie 2015-2016 Isabel Green
1996-1997 Malcolm Currie 2016-2017 Isabel Green
1997-1998 Malcolm Currie 2017-2018 Isabel Green
1998-1999 Malcolm Currie 2018-2019 Isabel Green
1999-2000 Malcolm Currie

 

Olympians

Jai Taurima M LJ Silver 8.49(+0.6) Sydney, 2000
Bronwyn Thompson W LJ 16th 6.55(-0.8) Sydney, 2000
Bronwyn Thompson W LJ 4th 6.96(+0.8) Athens, 2004
Bronwyn Thompson W LJ 16th 6.53(+0.3) Beijing, 2008

 

National Record Holders

Jai Taurima M LJ 8.49(+0.6) 2nd Olympics Sydney Sep 28, 2000
Bronwyn Thompson W LJ 7.00(+1.8) 1st IAAF GP II Melbourne Mar 7, 2002

 

Sunnybank’s QLAA Team Representitives

The QLAA Team is normally composed of 11 Boys and 11 Girls from the Under 12 athletes age group and normally 2 Boys and 2 Girls from the Under 15 age group. The latter compete in the Pentatlon events. From the 1992-1993 Season, the age group for the younger age athletes was increased to Under 13 from Under 12.

1980-1981 C Greatrex 1990-1991 Shannon B Hingston -Curtis
1980-1981 H Jones 1990-1991 Ryan Pollock
1980-1981 L Joyce 1990-1991 Kristie Fawcett (U15)
1981-1982 Shane Perkins 1990-1991 Cinnamon C Murphy (U15)
1982-1983 K Elliott 1991-1992 Dean Stevens (U15)
1983-1984 Glen Lewis 1998-1999 Clare Giarola
1984-1985 Suzan Doocey 1998-1999 Matthew Currie
1984-1985 Craig White 1999-2000 Luke McLean
1984-1985 Kristian Maurer 2000-2001 Dana Eagers
1985-1986 Stacey Taurima 2001-2002 Sean Geer
1986-1987 Jenny McLeod 2001-2002 J.A. Yorkston
1986-1987 Jamill Zaricky 2002-2003 Diane Petith
1986-1987 Craig Shannon 2002-2003 Dana Eagers (U15)
1986-1987 Glen Lewis (U15) 2003-2004 Ben Eagers
1987-1988 Cinnamon C Murphy 2003-2004 Sean Geer (U15)
1987-1988 Kristie Fawcett 2004-2005 Georgina McKenzie
1987-1988 Michell Ossipow 2005-2006 Kade Jennings
1987-1988 Marcela Zaricky 2006-2007 Taylor Deen
1987-1988 Justine Keillah 2006-2007 Shelly Tuicakau (U15)
1987-1988 David Lacey 2007-2008 Kade Jennings (U15)
1987-1988 Corrie Taurima 2015-2016 Brandon Lo
1988-1989 Nicole Lacey
1988-1989 Derek Cruickshanks
1990-1991 Chervel C Murphy