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Memorabilia celebrates local sporting hero

6th November 2018

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, has presented a special piece of sporting memorabilia to Kingaroy State High School today.

Mrs Frecklington presented a signed and framed Australian swimsuit uniform worn by homegrown sporting hero, Taliqua Clancy.

“This is a fantastic piece of memorabilia was recently donated by Taliqua’s grandparents, Jocelyn and Robert Clancy to the South Burnett Lifeflight fundraising dinner in Kingaroy,” Mrs Frecklington.

“I took the opportunity to purchase it on behalf of the community and this morning I presented it to Kingaroy State High School, and Taliqua’s grandfather Robert, to be hung in the school’s sporting gallery.

“It is so important we recognise and support our homegrown sportsmen and women and the results they are achieving on the international stage.

“Taliqua is a Kingaroy girl who is doing remarkable things in the sport of beach volleyball. She is the first indigenous women to represent Australia in the sport of beach volleyball. She made the quarter-finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the grand-finals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

“We all can’t wait to see her at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo!” Deb said.

“This piece of memorabilia will now be on display at the Kingaroy SHS so our students can continue to be inspired by Taliqua’s accomplishments,” she said.

Photo: Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, has presented a signed Taliqua Clancy Australian swimsuit uniform to Kingaroy State High School. The memorabilia was presented to KSHS students Steven Wheeler and Amy-Louise Kempton and Taliqua’s grandfather, Robert Clancy.