Sport News Term 1 Week 6

Wednesday, 06 Mar 2024
NCIS Secondary Touch Trials - Thursday 29th February

The NCIS Touch Trials took place on a hot February day in Palm Beach QLD. BDC sent 4 teams to the trials in Opens and 15 Yrs & U Boys & Girls divisions. It was a highly successful day for the teams and an enormous thank you must go to the 4 accompanying coaches for their dedication and commitment to the players both in the lead-up to trials and training sessions and on the day during the games. Mr Daniel Bartlett, Open Girls, Mrs Leah Ham, 15 Yrs & U Girls, Mr Mark Reedy, Open Boys and Mr Paul Driscoll, 15 Yrs & U Boys.

Open Girls Report

It was a fantastic day for the open girls touch team. We anticipated our first game against Lindisfarne Anglican College would be the toughest being our first game playing together and Lindisfarne are historically a well-drilled squad. Although Lindisfarne were up 2:0 at halftime, we came back in the second half to level the score at 2:2. Try’s going to Charlotte Ricketts and Indiana Baldwin.

The girls dominated the second game against Kempsey Adventist School 9:0. Tries going to Aria Matthews (x2), Anatoli Tsipitsidis (x2), Charlotte Facer (x2), Indiana Baldwin, Charlotte Ricketts and Ruby Flanders.

The third game against Emmanuel Anglican College was another close contest. We were leading 3:2 before they scored in the final seconds to equalise at 3:3. Tries going to Anatoli Tsipitsidis, Ruby Flanders and Indiana Baldwin.

The final game of the day against Tweed Valley Anglican College was another comfortable win 7:0. Tries going to Anatoli Tsipitsidis (x2), Ruby Flanders (x2), Caroline Mostert, Aria Matthews and Evie Martin.

BDC, LAGS and EAC all finished the day on the same number of points. On countback, BDC were declared the overall winners!!!

15 Yrs & U Girls Report

This talented team showcased their prowess, dominating the field and emerging victorious in all six games at the NCIS Touch Football Tournament. The girls' unbeaten streak began with an impressive 8-0 win over Clarence Valley Anglican School, setting the tone for their exceptional performance throughout the day. They continued their winning streak with commanding victories against Kempsey Adventist School (11-0) and Sathya Sai College (9-1).

While the competition heated up in closer matches against Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School and Emmanuel Anglican College, the BDC girls demonstrated remarkable resilience and teamwork, securing hard-fought victories of 3-1 and 2-1 respectively. One standout player who consistently dazzled on the field was Sienna Anderson, earning her the title of Most Valuable Player (MVP). However, it was truly a team effort, with most of the girls contributing to the scorecard with tries of their own. In total, the Bishop Druitt College U15 girls scored an impressive 38 tries throughout the tournament, showcasing their offensive determination and skill. Despite being the youngest player on the team, Zara Johnson, a Year 7 student, displayed remarkable skill and determination, stepping up to the challenge and delivering a stellar performance throughout the tournament. The girls are to be commended for their consistent and strong performances, emphasising the fantastic team spirit and camaraderie that propelled them to victory. As the final whistle blew, the Bishop Druitt College U15 girls emerged not only as champions of the NCIS Touch Football Tournament but also as shining examples of dedication, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Congratulations to the entire team on this outstanding achievement!

Open Boys Report

After a 4:30am departure, a rather subdued Boys Open Team played four games, with the last at 2:30pm. They did fire up when they hit the field and the first game was as close as it gets, with a 1 all score line.

BDC finished the day with two wins, a draw and one loss, leading to third place on points. We managed to score 21 tries over the four games, whilst only 6 were scored against us. The boys were very supportive of each other throughout and played very well as a team.

Tom O’Connor showed his experience with a dominant performance, despite carrying an injury. It was a great day out and for the Year 12’s, the last chance to play touch for BDC.

15 Yrs & U Boys Report

In an exciting day for our team, the boys clinched a commendable third place overall. Throughout the day, our team showcased their talent and determination, securing notable victories over Tweed Valley Anglican School, Sathya Sai College, The Living School and Kempsey Adventist School. Despite facing tough competition, including close defeats against Lindisfarne and Emmanuel College, our boys demonstrated resilience and sportsmanship.

Key players Liam Straker and Tom Ricketts stood out with their exceptional performances, contributing significantly to the team's success. Additionally, we applaud Year 7 student Archie Peters for his outstanding achievement as the top try scorer, showcasing his skill and dedication on the field.

This achievement is a testament to the hard work and unity of our team, who consistently displayed a great team effort throughout the day. We congratulate our boys on their impressive performance.

Hockey Gala Day

17 students across Years 5 and 6 participated in the local Hockey Gala Day on Thursday 15th February along with other local schools. The morning commenced with instruction on fundamental skills including passing, trapping, shooting at goal, and adhering to safety and etiquette protocols in stick handling.

Following a brief morning tea interlude, participants engaged in round-robin games, applying the acquired skills in practical scenarios. As the day progressed and temperatures rose, the activation of turf water sprinklers provided a welcome respite, prompting students from all participating schools to jump under the refreshing spray.

Throughout the event, the students demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship, exhibiting respect and cooperation towards their fellow players. Overall, the day proved to be both physically stimulating and our students showed great sportsmanship to fellow players.

Primary Rugby School Knockout

On a hot and humid Tuesday morning, the BDC Primary Rugby 7s teams headed to Rugby Park for a day of fierce competition. All our teams played with determination and skill, improving with each half as they progressed through the tournament.

Our 3/4 team played with confidence and enthusiasm, running and tackling with vigour and purpose. There were some standout efforts from Alex, Shiloh and Markus, as well as MVP Will Bird.

Our Year 5 team had some powerful charges through the middle of the opposition, led by Harry and Thomas, while Luke and MVP Will O produced many skillful attacking plays.

Our Year 6 team made it through to the final, where they met a very well-drilled team from St Augustine's. Some standout moments included David and Will’s barnstorming runs, Samson’s leadership and MVP Lachie’s craftiness at the base of the ruck and strong defence. Our Year 6 team progressed through the regional finals in Port Macquarie in May.

We congratulate the students for the way they represented the college through their positivity, perseverance, humility and sportsmanship. Well done.

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