Tallong Public School has announced three new sporting houses named after local sporting heroes.
The announcement came on Tallong Public School's annual presentation day.
Named after NRL star Jarrod Croker, Kookaburras hockey player Glenn Turner and international lawn bowler Ellen Ryan, the three new sporting houses have the students excited for 2020.
Croker house will be represented by the colour green, while Turner house will be represented by the colour yellow and Ryan house will be represented by the colour red.
Jarrod Croker was born in Goulburn and plays for the Canberra Raiders. Glenn Turner is an Olympic Bronze medalist, a Commonwealth Gold Medalist and plays hockey for the Australian Kookaburras. He was born in Bowral.
Ellen Ryan was also born in Goulburn and is currently a international lawn bowler and was the first person under 25 years of age to hold both the indoor and outdoor Australian titles simultaneously.
Tallong Public School principal Scott Osborne said that both Ryan and Turner were both excited and honoured to have the these sporting houses named after them and helped present sporting awards for 2019.
"The children recognised them as sports stars but also good role models for all that play sport on and off the field," he said.
"The students of Tallong are very excited to start 2020 so they can wear the colours of their house.
"Also in 2020, three students will be voted in by their peers to be the very first sport captains for these 3 new sporting houses.
"The feedback from the community has been very positive and they have been on board and really excited for all the new things that have occurred at Tallong in 2019 and look forward to the future years.
"Just because we are a small school does not mean that we miss out on school traditions like this.
"We have had students reach regional and state level in sports this year and also on the academic side of things our students reached the finals of the public speaking competition and our debaters were runners up in our region versing much larger schools.
"Exciting times are ahead of Tallong Public School."
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