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Athletic alumni set for Commonwealth Games

Javelin thrower

Three talented alumni are preparing to shine on the world stage as competitors in the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games, held on the Gold Coast.

Brothers Huw, 25, and Hamish Peacock, 27, have been selected to compete in hammer and javelin respectively. It is the second Commonwealth Games for the brothers.

“It will be good to have the home crowd behind me, hopefully I can harness the energy of the crowd into some big throws,” Huw Peacock said.

Both brothers graduated in 2015, Huw with a Bachelor of Social Science and Hamish with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours.

Hamish will compete following a recent gold medal in javelin at the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane, with Huw obtaining 4th place for hammer.

Gold-medallist hockey player Jeremy Edwards, 26, will play for the Kookaburras on the back of their recent victories at the Azlan Shah Cup 2018, World League Final Victory 2017 and Oceania Cup 2017.

A local school teacher, Jeremy graduated from a Bachelor of Arts in 2012 and a Master of Teaching in 2015.

Published on: 27 Mar 2018 9:55am