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Terrigal High School

Terrigal High School

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Terrigal High Alumni

At Terrigal High School we are very proud of our students and school community.

Many of our former students have left Terrigal High School and gone onto bigger and better things in many different fields such as academia, sporting and creative industries. We would like to take the time to recognise their time at Terrigal High School, the contribution they have made to our school and acknowledge their successful achievements in pursuit of their chosen careers.

Past Terrigal High School students have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, research scientists, Rhodes Scholars and sporting stars in the NRL, A League, Iron Man Series and Women's Basketball. Terrigal High School students have become critically acclaimed performers on stage and screen. These students' achievements deserve to be recognised and can also be a source of inspiration for our current students to show them what is possible in life with self belief, persistence, dedication and hard work.

Phil Coles

Phil joined the Liverpool medical team at Melwood in June 2010 as Head of Physical Therapies. Having obtained an undergraduate degree and Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, Phil spent time working with Irish Olympic athletes and the Irish Rugby League team prior to spending four years as Head Physiotherapist with the Australian Socceroos, most recently travelling to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup.

He said, "It's fantastic to be here. This is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in world football and it is the club I've supported for most of my life, so it's an amazing opportunity. I'll manage the physiotherapy department and I'll work with the other senior physios here in assessing and treating first-team players. There will be a strong emphasis on injury prevention programmes and along with the physios and medical team we'll all be working to try and get the players out there playing the best they possibly can".

Glenn Morrison

Glenn Adam Morrison (born 28 May 1976 in Canterbury, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league player for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the European Super League. He is the captain of Wakefield, and he primarily plays in the Second-row. Morrison previously played for the Parramatta Eels, Balmain Tigers, North Sydney Bears and the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League before moving to England to play for the Bradford Bulls.

After three seasons with the Bulls, Morrison signed for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for 2010 season. In 2001 Morrison was named the Cowboys' player of the year. In January, 2007, Bradford Bulls Head Coach, Steve McNamara, appointed Morrison as vice-captain in his inaugural season at the club. That same year, Morrison made the Super League Dream Team. Morrison also won the T&A Player of the Year as well as the coaches' award, Players' Player of the Year and Supporters' Player of the Year titles in 2007. In 2008, Morrison made 733 tackles, the sixth highest in the entire competition. After three years with the Bulls, Morrison signed with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for 2010 season. He has now signed for another year with the Wildcats. Morrison is eligible to represent the Wales national rugby league team because he has a Welsh grandfather. Country: Selected for Country Origin in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Tim Moltzen

Moltzen played junior football with the Terrigal Sharks. He has a metal plate at the back of his skull from an injury that occurred in junior football. Moltzen made his first grade debut in the first game of the 2008 season. Scoring a try in each of his first two games, he made ten appearances for the season, and was named the club's rookie of the year. In November 2009, Moltzen signed a contract extension to remain with the Tigers until the end of the 2012 season.

At the time, Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys described Moltzen as, "a crucial member in Wests Tigers going forward." Playing against the Cowboys in round 5 of the 2010 season, Moltzen ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He was ruled out for the rest of the year and required a knee reconstruction. Moltzen made a slow recovery, starting from the bench in first games of the 2011 season, saying it took time to get back, "into the old ways, getting tackled and not worried about getting up and, you know, my leg's fallen off." By round 8 he had recovered enough to make his representative debut for Country Origin.

Marty Simpson

Marty Simpson engaged fans and judges alike when he debuted on the top-ranking TV show "Australian Idol". But Marty's feet were already itching and toes tapping. The moment his time on the show came to an end (Marty was in the final 4), he immersed himself in what he loves – and does – best: making and playing music. Marty has toured extensively up and down the east coast performing at over 40 venues to his rapidly growing fan base. In between touring, Marty has managed to perform at the hugely popular Rip Curl Pro surf festival at iconic Bells Beach and tap into his core fan base again at the Surfing Life Peer Poll Awards. Marty has also been busy writing and creating music – he signed with Shock records and released his first single in 2010 followed by an album and national tour. Marty's songs are an insight into his incredibly genuine personality. They are engaging, honest and superbly crafted.

Teigan Van Roosmalen

Teigan Van Roosmalen loves the water. She is a professional swimmer, loves surfing and going to the beach and is also a surf lifesaver. At just 19, she was on her way up in the world of swimming and has a prosperous career ahead. Teigan won gold and broke the Australian age record in the 100m butterfly at the 2007 Arafura Games in Darwin. She also performed well at the 2007 Telstra Australian Short Course Championships.

Teigan was born with Ushers Syndrome, a hereditary disease affecting her hearing, and was the youngest person in the world to receive a cochlear implant. She also has retinitis pigmentosa. Her disability does not cause her any trouble and once gave her the chance to compete at the Deaf Olympics. Teigan also competed at the 2008 World Cup in Manchester and won two bronze medals. Later that year at her first Paralympic Games in Beijing, Teigan made the final in four of her six races and set several personal bests.

A thrillseeker at heart, Teigan loves scary rides at theme parks as well as shopping with friends and spending as much time as she can at the beach – a place that consumes much of her life. Her older brother competed at the Australian Surf Titles and she appeared on NBN promoting surf lifesaving. Even her favourite television show is the beachside drama Home and Away. She has also appeared on the cover of the 2006 Central Coast phone book and been inducted as a sporting hero on the Powerhouse Museum's Wall of Fame.

Her experience in Beijing was very special for Teigan as she was able to experience many different cultures within the athletes' village and the Chinese culture outside the village. She would love to compete at another Paralympic Games and aimed to make the 2012 Australian team.

Ross Clarke-Jones

Ross Clarke-Jones (6 June 1966) is an Australian big wave surfer. He originally came from Terrigal in the Central Coast, of New South Wales, Australia where he enjoyed surfing Terrigal Haven, a point break that produces rare waves lasting for up to 300 metres on a big swell. Known also as "Dark Bones" and "RCJ", Clarke-Jones is known for his love of huge waves, and along with tow partner Tony Ray have taken on some of the biggest waves ever attempted. ]

On 28 January 1998, the two were part of a small group of surfers who rode giant Outside Log Cabins on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii. Wave faces varied between 50 to 80 feet. Other surfers included Noah Johnson, Aaron Lambert, Cheyne Horan, Dan Moore, and others. Clarke-Jones and Ray had a memorable moment when both ski and surfer were caught and pummeled by a 60' wave, knocking them both into the water. Clarke-Jones is perennial invitee to the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave contest held at Waimea Bay and in minimum 20'-25' surf. He continues to pursue big wave thrills in Hawaii, Australia, California, Tasmania, South Africa, and Europe. He is known for surfing Shipsterns Bluff and Pedra Branca.

Ky Hurst

Ky Hurst (born 11 March 1981 in Nambour, Queensland) is an Australian swimmer and ironman. He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 10km marathon swimming event and finished in 11th place, after qualifying by finishing fifth at the 2008 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship.

He won a silver medal at the 1998 World Aquatics Championships in the 5km Open Water swimming event. In ironman competitions, Hurst has won four Australian Ironman titles, and is a member of the Surf Life Saving Australia Hall of Fame. Hurst attended Bond University on a sporting scholarship and studied property development and business. He also competed in the third season of the television series Dancing with the Stars.