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    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    QAS athlete tragically passes away after one-punch attack

    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Monday, January 04, 2016

    QAS athlete tragically passes away after one-punch attack

    Treasurer and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt has expressed his condolences following the tragic passing of Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) athlete and talented water polo player Cole Miller.

    Mr Pitt said the talented 18 year old, who split his time between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, was a rising star in the water polo community and a well-regarded member of the QAS family.

    “This is such a tragic loss for Mr Miller’s family and friends and for his peers at the QAS,” Mr Pitt said.

    “I know he was a well-liked member of the QAS family and had a very bright future ahead of him.

    “Mr Miller was recently promoted to the QAS Squad as a scholarship holder and had already represented Queensland in the under 20s National Championships and at the World Club Challenge last week in Sydney.”

    QAS executive director Bennett King said Mr Miller was dedicated to his sport and a great friend to many in the water polo community.

    “On behalf of the QAS, our thoughts are with Cole’s family and friends as they come to terms with this tragic loss,” Mr King said.

    “Cole idolised his big brother Billy, also an athlete here with us at QAS, and it was always nice to see them encouraging each other to be the best they possibly could.

    “We will do our very best to support Billy and his family during this very difficult time.”

     

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