Sport News Term 2 Week 3

Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Round 2 - 6/5/24 v Orara High at Coffs Synthetics

Our Under 15 Boys football team took on Orara in their first match in the Bill Turner Cup.
With a number of players in each team playing together on the weekends, this was set up as a fierce rivalry. Both teams started well with end-to-end play. BDC struggling into the wind at times to make progress but putting some good passages of play together to make some chances.

After being 0-0 at halftime, the game continued to swing both ways and shots taken and saved at both ends. Daniel Ruiner having some good attacking play with Zac Swain, and Riley Wood keeping BDC in the game with some excellent saves from the Orara forwards. Tyson Werrett and Eli Friel strong at the back, along with Charlie Phillips and Kweller Happ, shutting down many challenges.

At the end of the game, the match was still locked at 0-0. Extra time and drop-off began. The boys were feeling tired but continued to look for opportunities. Finally after 15 minutes of extra time, Orara made a break, crossing the ball to the far post for an excellent header to hit the net. Unfortunately, BDC lost the game but were very competitive against a strong and fast Orara side.

NSWCIS under 15's team trials

Halo Campbell, Anna Crawley and Poppy Flanders recently trialled for CIS AFL in Sydney. They were chosen to be a part of the NSWCIS under 15's team which will head down to Albury in early June for the All School Championships. There were 55 girls and they had to cut down to 22.
Great work girls.

Round 3 - 8/4/24 v Central Coast Adventist School a Lake Macquarie Synthetics

Our open boys traveled to Newcastle to take on Central Coast Adventist School. We played on the synthetics at Lake Macquarie. The game started with both teams creating opportunities but neither able to break the deadlock. After many need to end plays from both teams and goalkeeper Tom O’Connor making some great saves, the score stayed 0-0 at halftime.

The boys lifted the tempo and took the lead early in the first half with Anderson Haldon dribbling into the box with a clinical finish inside the keeper to make the score 1-0. CCAS then responded with some attacking plays and we finally gave in with a handball in the box. 1-1. CCAS again we’re attacking and straight after the first goal we’re awarded another penalty for a late challenge. Tom saved the penalty but the CCAS player kicked the rebound in to make it 1-2.

The boys were struggling but continued to hassle and look for opportunities. Some more direct play lead to a lose ball where Anderson took past his defender and calmly placed the ball into the goal. 7 minutes to go. 2-2.

With momentum going our way the boys pushed hard for a winner and Logan Sambrook chased a high ball, took it past the last defender and finished to make it 3-2 with only 1 minute left. It was a great feeling for the boys to come from behind and take the win with a few players missing. Well done lads.

2024 NCIS Cross Country Championships Wednesday 8th May at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

With torrential rain the day before the event, the NCIS Cross Country Championships were under threat, but the weather turned for the better and the event proceeded as planned.

Following an early morning departure, 102 keen and dedicated runners took to the challenging cross country course of Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. Muddy tracks and hills galore provided a true cross country experience and the results across all age groups were impressive.

45 students finished in the top 15 in their age group progressing to the NSWCIS Championships in Sydney in June.

8 students medalled:

1st Place 

Teo Eggeling - 8/9 Yrs Boys
Zara Johnson - 13 Yrs Girls
Bayley Johnson - 14 Yrs Girls

2nd Place 
Archie Peters - 13 Yrs Boys
Xavier Poole - 16 Yrs Boys

3rd Place

Hendrix Mercy - 8/9 Yrs Boys
Evangeline Sutton - 11 Yrs Girls
Angus Gibson - 15 Yrs Boys

Thank you to NCIS and Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School for hosting such a fantastic event and also to Mr Ty Gillon, Mr Joel Davis, Mrs Andrea Wiffen and Mr Joshua Van Bussel for accompanying the team as Managers or Officials.

Netball Primary Schools Cup

In Week 9 our BDC Primary netball teams competed at the Netball NSW Schools Cup. BDC had 3 teams participate in the carnival who all played fantastically throughout the day.

Our 5/6 competitive team finished the day undefeated, holding strong and showing great composure to take the win in some tightly contested games. This placed them in first placed overall and has secured their spot in the regional finals in Port Macquarie in August.

The Year 5/6 and 3/4 social teams performed beautifully throughout the day. They played with sportsmanship and showed great camaraderie and growth, putting in dominant performances throughout the day.

We wish to say a huge thank you to Evie Martin from Year 11 who did a fantastic job coaching the 5/6 social team, to Tully Flynn, Elicia Oxenbridge and Emma Featherstone for umpiring and to Mrs Stokes, Mrs Graham and Mrs Bruggemann for coaching and managing the teams on the day.

Secondary Netball Schools Cup

On Thursday the 26th of March BDC had 4 girls and 3 boys teams took part in the Secondary Netball NSW Schools Cup day. The teams all played well throughout the day with plenty of grit and determination on display.

The Yr9/10 Boys teams displayed some fantastic skills and team work and were unlucky to miss out on a place in the regional final, finishing the day with a tied 2nd position and moving to 4th place on a count back. Both Yr9/10 Blue, Yr 7/8 Red and Yr 7/8 Blue girls teams battled it out over the course of the day and worked hard to develop positional combinations and individual skills.

Congratulations to the Yr7/8 boys team and the Yr9/10 girls Red team who are both through to the regional finals in Port Macquarie after competing in some exciting and challenging games!

Well Done to all teams on a day where BDC had over 70 students represent the school. All students represented the college with great sportsmanship and pride and were a credit to the school. Thank you to Jo and Emily Jameson for umpiring for our teams and our coaches, Madison Parkes, Natalie Titcume, Shelley Spagnolo and Mrs Bruggemann for coaching on the day.