Anthea Moodie

Anthea Moodie is a descendant of the Gunggari people from Mitchell. Well known for her athletic ability, she has competed in several State and National Championships achieving at the highest level and being recognised by her community for doing so. Her strengths in athletics are the high jump and long jump events.

In high jump, she won gold medals in 2010 in the Queensland and Australian Track and Field Championships in her age group. She continued this fortune with silver medals in both events in 2011.

In long jump she broke a 31 year old long jump record at Darling Downs track and field Championships in Toowoomba in 2011. She won a silver medal in the 11 year old girls long jump at the Queensland 12 Years & under track and field championships.

Anthea also competes in a variety of athletics events. In 2010 she won a bronze medal at the Queensland 12 years and under track & field championships in Townsville in the 10 year old girls multi event. The multi is a four-category event - 100m, 800m, shot put and long jump.

Anthea was the youngest member of the 2011 Glennie School Junior (under 15) Athletics Knock Out Team that won gold at the Queensland All School Knock Out Championships. This team then won a bronze medal at the Australian All Schools Knock Out Championships.

For the past three years Anthea has competed at the Queensland 12 years and under Swimming Championships in Brisbane.

Anthea also enjoys playing touch football and is looking forward to competing at a higher level.

In July 2011 Anthea won the Toowoomba NAIDOC Junior Sportsperson of the Year award.

Anthea says, "I like doing all types of sport because it is fun and keeps me fit".