Sport News Term 2 Week 6

Wednesday, 05 June 2024
NCIS Girls Rugby 7's

5 Girls from BDC made the NCIS Girls Rugby 7’s team that played in Sydney at CIS. At the training session the day before, the girls were lucky enough to have a chat with current Waratah players who spoke about resilience and persistence.

On the day of competition, there was some fierce opposition from other schools at CIS level but the BDC girls were able to hold their own. Joey De Dassell was also the coach of the under 16’s. Well done girls.

Paul Kelly Cup

The Paul Kelly Cup saw a Primary Boys and Girls team play at Leisure Park against local schools. The girls, coached by Jamika had a great day winning 2 games and going down in the semi-finals.

The boys coached by Year 9 boys Elijah, Tom, Flynn and Charlie played incredibly well and lost in the grand final match. The spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to all was to be commended. Manager Christabel Martin said 'Sportsmanship was super, everyone did super well’'.

Bill Turner Trophy Round 2 v CHCCS

The U15's Girls Football team faced a strong Christian Community outfit in the second round of the Bill Turner Trophy. On a pitch that would have been more appropriate for synchronised swimming, the girls began slowly conceding a goal in the first 10 minutes. With a reset and an improved level of concentration, the girls fought back scoring shortly after and never looked back going on to win 3-1. The girls next game is against SJPC on Friday 7th June at the Coffs Synthetics.

CIS 15 Yrs & U Hockey Trials

On Tuesday 14th May, 6 BDC students embarked on a journey to Sydney to represent NCIS in the CIS 15 Years & U Hockey Trials.

Although no CIS team positions were secured, the players demonstrated their talent and potential in highly contested matches. Congratulations to all players.

Football Cup - Open Girls Quarter Final

Today the Open Girls played in the last 8 of the CIS competition which covers all independent schools in NSW. It was our home game and given the weather we have had, the game was played at the synthetic pitch by the stadium. We were up against last year's semi-finalists in PLC Croydon.

The scene was set, a beautiful sunny day, AFL being played on the next pitch and a full squad! This was a very open and even game. We edged the first half but unfortunately could not make the pressure count, while in the second half they seemed to be fitter and it started to tell in the last 25 minutes or so. They were able to maintain their shape better than us and kept chasing and putting pressure on until the end. Unfortunately for us they did convert a couple of chances which saw the score end up at 0-2.

This was an excellent game and I was so impressed by the girls who left nothing in the tank and fought the whole way. They played in an excellent spirit and showed lots of passion. Hopefully as they reflect on the game, they will accept that while they maybe didn't win they did play really well, challenged the whole way and while on another day the breaks may have come our way, that was not the case today.

Congratulations girls, you have been an awesome group to coach!!

Quarter Final - 21/5/24 v Trinity Grammar School at Coffs Synthetics

After a thrilling win over Central Coast Adventist School, the boys took on Trinity Grammar School at the Coffs Harbour Synthetic Fields. Both teams started strong with possession and play going back and forward. We couldn’t seem to find the last pass to create a clear chance or set up any great opportunities. Our defence was extremely strong with Will Hodgson shutting down many Trinity plays and making some good tackles. The closest Trinity could come was gaining corner kicks and a free kick that was kept out by Tom O’Connor with a reflex save. The scores were level at halftime with both teams evenly poised.

After the break we lifted our efforts and started getting forward and taking over possession. We found ourselves with a free kick just outside the box. Kai Veneziano crossed the ball into the box where the loose ball was taken by Logan Sambrook who was fouled to give us a penalty. Logan stepped forward and scored the goal to make it 1-0.

Both teams then seemed to have good passages of play with Trinity moving players forward looking for an equaliser. This gave us chances to break with Kai taking the ball from our own half and taking on the defenders into the box, cutting it back onto his left foot and placing a smooth finish into the bottom corner past the goalkeeper 2-0.

Our players were tiring after this but with some fresh legs on, players were able to take short rests and recover before reentering the field. After another forward passage, the ball dropped to Kai just outside the box, where he took a long shot, which dipped into the top corner with the goalkeeper unable to even attempt to save the goal. 3-0.

After the last minutes where Trinity continued to attack, our players were able to keep a clean sheet and keep their composure to take a quarter final win and move into the semis and become top 4 in the state!

CIS Primary Netball Trials

Five BDC girls represented NCIS in the CIS Championships on Friday 17th May. Reports from the day expressed gratitude and pride for how well they performed and conducted themselves throughout the tournament.

The NCIS team managed to get a few victories over some very strong teams. Our BDC girls of Emily Mengel, Emily Straker, Sienna Fernon, Stella Jephcott and Niuena Anderson were exceptional throughout the tournament. They consistently displayed sportsmanship, courage and integrity on and off the court. Congratulations girls.


On Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May 2024, our futsal teams took on the Coffs Coast School Futsal Titles in Coffs Harbour.

On Thursday our older teams played their games and all teams made it through to their respective final. These divisions included U15, U16, U19 boys and U16 and U19 girls. Each team played well throughout the day with lots of goals and great teamwork. The U15 and U16 boys both won their finals. U15 boys winning over a strong Bellingen side who beat BDC earlier in the competition. U16 boys beat a strong JPC side in the final after going down early and then winning comfortably. The U19 girls also won their final against a strong Bellingen team. Kizzy Buckley-Nash scoring a hatrick in the final to take the win. Unfortunately, the U19 boys went down to JPC in a tight but exciting game and the U16 girls also finished second. This team was mostly U15 players.

On Friday the younger teams had their chance to take on the competition. We had strong representation in all age groups with some teams having to play against each other, chasing bragging rights on the day. The divisions we contested were the U12, U13, U14 boys and U12 and U14 girls. All teams played well and had wins along the way. All teams except the U14 girls made the finals with BDC winning all of these divisions. Huge thank you to Hunter Bellamy and Jess Featherstone who came along to coach on the day. Overall two fun days of competitive futsal played with lots of great performances.