Sport update Term 1 Week 10

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2022



For anything information regarding Barracuda club sports please email or call Nat Titcume or Martin Kelleher.

If your child has been at a sporting event for school, please collect them at the required time. The staff have had a long day too and also like to get home. I understand that the bus can sometimes be late, if this is the case, we try to put a text message out to parents, if it is a secondary excursion, we ask the students to contact their parents as they usually have phones or they can ask a staff member if they can use theirs.

Please remember, as much as BDC would like to make sport more cost-efficient, there are a large number of factors that come into the cost of events. Transport, accommodation, uniforms, entry fees and the list goes on and on.

If you nominate your child for team selection to an NCIS sport, please be aware that if selected, you have committed to the payment to attend the sport in Sydney or wherever it is being held. If you withdraw your child you will be required to pay the $100 non-refundable deposit.

ALL NCIS correspondence is to go through the sports administrators or Please DO NOT contact NCIS direct.

We can’t always project what the costs will be for each event prior to all the information and numbers of students attending. 

Estimates for your decision of whether your child attends:

  • Coffs Harbour events up to approx. $30 
  • Travelling events up to approx. $100
  • Travel and overnight events approx. $100 - $200
  • NCIS/NSWCIS events $5 - $450 depending on the event, travel cost, individual, team

Our philosophy of sport outlines how travel and costs are set, including NCIS/CIS or rep sport.

Travel and Costs

Selected Bishop Druitt College team members will travel together to competitions. It is possible for students participating in events such as NCIS Swimming or NCIS Cross Country to travel with their parents.

With equity in mind, a standard charge will be levied for all students attending NCIS events whether they travel with their parents or on a school bus and share team accommodation.

NCIS Secondary Swimming

Congratulations to the 36 students that competed at the NCIS Secondary Swimming last Thursday. The team swam extremely well to come away with PB’s and records.

Extra congratulations to our age champions and record-breakers.

12 Girls runner up – Bayley Johnson

12 Boys Champion – Matthew Healy

13 Boys Champion – Isaac Ryan

14 Girls 3rd place – Aria Matthews

14 Boys 3rd place – Toby Alford

15 Boys Champion – Flynn Hall

16 Girls Champion – Lilly Geddes

16 Boys Runner Up – Hunter Bellamy

17 Boys 3rd place – Nick Alford

18 + Girls Champion – Imogen Grebert


Lilly Geddes – 16 Girls 50 Butterfly and 100 Freestyle

BDC finished on top in the overall point score bringing home the shield.

NSW Netball Schools Cup – Primary

The primary girls had a fantastic day winning all their games and improving in both teamwork and skill. It was great to see the sun stay out for the majority of the day and the girls show exemplary sportsmanship on the court.

We are very excited about the next competition which will be the NCIS competition against other independent schools.

Well done on a fantastic and successful day girls! thank you to Emily Jameson for umpiring for us on the day.

Thank you to Gillian Fisher for coaching the team.

NSW Netball Schools Cup – Secondary

BDC students have had another successful year at the NSW Schools Netball Cup held on Thursday the 17th of March. All BDC students represented the college with outstanding sportsmanship, leadership and skill. A special mention to the Year 9 & 10 girls team who played a highly competitive and entertaining game against SJPC going down narrowly in the last minutes and the boys 9 & 10 Red team who won all their games throughout the day.

‘BDC Red’ teams finish in the top 2 in all age groups and divisions. Congratulations to these teams who will now compete in Port Macquarie at the next round of the NSW Schools Cup competition in Term 3.

As always, this day would not happen if it was not for the support of all the staff who organised, prepared, umpired and coached on the day leading up to the event. Thank you to Mrs Hilton and Mr Kelleher for your organization. BDC staff and Year 11 leaders coached nearly 100 students across 10 teams including 2 boys teams from Years 7 & 8 and 2 teams from Years 9 & 10 and Mrs Spagnolo, Mrs Powel, Mr Kelleher and Ms Titcume for coaching on the day. Thank you to Marene Greyvenstein (coach), and Georgia who is a National C Badge umpire and the Yr7 & 8 and 10 volunteer umpires for their efforts on the day. Also special thanks to parent umpires, Joanne Jameson and Jodi Townley for umpiring and Sarah Parkes for scoring. 

Our teams who have progressed to the regional final are as follows: 


Yrs 7&8 Red

  • Elarna Duckett 
  • Amber Daniels 
  • Sarah Fenton 
  • Amy Lane
  • Scarlett Liang 
  • Sienna Anderson 
  • Lauren Blair 
  • Tully Flynn 
  • Xanthe Storrie
  • Inka Greyvenstein

Yrs 9&10 Red

  • Caitlyn Kerr 
  • Mala Brooks-Andren 
  • Natalie Townley 
  • Madison Parkes 
  • Ava Woolley 
  • Charlotte Facer 
  • Jasmine Hart 
  • Yasmine Hains 
  • Evie Martin 
  • Lucy Johnson


Yrs 7&8 Red

  • Quinn Evans
  • Oliver Bond
  • Will Thompson
  • Jett Chapman
  • Digger Rowthorne
  • Will Hodgson
  • Mitchell French
  • Miles Fall

Yrs 9&10 Red 

  • Charlie Martin  
  • Mitchell Fahey  
  • Lachlan Potts
  • Seb Ruiz                     
  • Tom Couper     
  • Charlie Egan   


Congratulations to Hugo Alderman (11) who has qualified for the NSW All Schools Golf Championships.

Hugo whose handicap is 4, hit an 8 over on the day to finish 13th overall. He is the only regional player to make it to the next level.

Hastings Futsal

U13 Boys

Arrived in Port with a long day ahead as they set up about rising to the top of their 7 team Division.

Wins against both St Columba teams, Bellingen, Hastings College & a draw with St Clare’s Taree meant they finished in first position.

There were some silky moves put together as they defeated Hastings 5-2 again in the semis before accounting for St Columba in Extra time of the grand final.

Taylor Clark with a sweet Maradona turn to beat his defender before finishing in the bottom right corner.

A great team effort from Oliver Studdert (GK), Blair Herford, Aaron White, Sam White, Eli Friel, Tyson Werrett & Taylor Clark saw the team scoring 32 goals & conceding 5.

U14 Boys

On Tuesday 22nd the under 14 boys futsal team travelled to Port Macquarie to compete in the Regional championships. We set off from BDC ridiculously early (5.30am) to arrive in Port with plenty of time for our first match at 8am. 

The early start didn’t seem to affect our performance, and we defeated Bellingen High School 5-0 in the first game. Our team went from strength to strength over the course of the day winning all of our round games convincingly. We were excited and proud to win both the semi-final and final 3-1 taking out the championship, undefeated on the day. 

All players excelled with great skills and fitness, with standout Logan Sambrook gaining the golden boot for the tournament with most goals scored. 

Special thanks to Mr. Kelleher, Mr Norberry and our amazing coach Curtis for all their efforts on the day, our great training preparation and especially for waking up at 5am to take us to the comp. It was much appreciated and all players gained a lot from the experience. 

Finally, we were extremely proud to hear all other BDC teams took out their divisions as well making BDC the most successful school on the day. Well done to all players!

by Charlie Wood

On Tuesday the 22nd of March, before the sun had even thought of rising, the U14's Girls futsal team sheepishly boarded the bus to Port Macquarie in anticipation of a great day of Futsal. Having limited training together before the event the girls were keen but aware that results may not go their way, especially due to the fact that the team didn't have a Goalkeeper and were going to take it in turns for each of the games. 

A first game draw against an extremely strong Bellingen HS outfit saw a terrific performance from the whole team, and set a solid benchmark for what to expect if we were to face Bellingen HS again. Over the next 2 matches, the girls from BDC proved too strong for the competition scoring 12 goals (and every player getting their name on the score sheet) and only conceding 1. 

This strong performance put the girls 1st in their pool and sent them to a must-win game in the Semifinals.

The girls again proved too strong with an outstanding performance from Taylah Foldes and Phoebe Oliver in front of goal scoring some great goals and Jess Featherstone setting them up time and time again.

With a final against earlier rivals Bellingen HS looming, the girls were set for their most challenging task yet.

Amazing goalkeeping performances from Gemma Ray and Sienna Rothaker in regular time saw a tight 1-1 score card, resulting in extra time. Throughout extra time Grace Douglas was menacing upfront and extremely unlucky not to put the girls in front. Nothing could split the girls from BDC and Bellingen at the end of extra time and penalty shootouts were announced with Phoebe Oliver taking one for the team and nominating herself for Goalkeeper. This choice proved to be the deciding factor with Phoebe saving 3 of the Bellingen players' penalties whilst the BDC girls slotted 3 against the Bello keeper.

A fantastic day was had by the girls and their sportsmanship and teamwork was a standard above.

Primary Futsal

U14 Girls

On Friday 25th March, two U12's girls teams travelled to Port Macquarie to compete in the Hastings Futsal Titles. The teams consisted of Year 5 and 6 students. The two teams began the day in the same pool of 5 teams from schools all over the mid-north coast. With this event having to be the first futsal competition most of the girls have ever competed in, there was excitement in the air. 

The games got underway and there were tight contests for both the teams, withdraws and close wins/losses making the points table very tight.  Ultimately, one team managed to make it through to the semi-finals, and narrowly lost in the final seconds of the match.  

Overall, the girls gained a wealth of experience, with many now keen to compete at the next futsal tournament in Coffs Harbour next term. 

Thank you to Joel Davis for coaching.

U12 Boys

On Friday 25th March, two U12's boys teams travelled to Port Macquarie to compete in the Hastings Futsal Titles. The teams consisted of Year 5 and 6 students. The two teams began the day in separate pools of teams. Both teams came out undefeated after playing their 4 qualifying matches and a quarterfinal which was a fantastic result. Unfortunately, this meant that the two BDC teams had to face off in the knockout semi final. 

As expected...BDC won! Leaving the winning BDC Blue team to face off with the reigning champions and local favourites, St Columba Anglican College, in the final. In an intense end to end match, our BDC team won 1-0 after Liam Straker slotted a goal in the back of the net. The winning team consisted of; Ryan Hoffman, Leo Gerhardt, Nate Harris (GK), Oscar Papandrea, Will Parmenter and Liam Straker. A huge congratulations to both teams for their effort on the day!

Thank you to Ty Gillon for coaching.

NSWCIS Primary Swimming

Congratulations to all the BDC students who competed at the NSWCIS Primary Swimming Championships last week. They all swam well with some great PB’s. 

Extra congratulations to Harry Campbell (6) who won GOLD in the 50 Fly and 50 Free and Silver in the 100 Free and 50 Backstroke. Harry will also swim the 200IM and be part of the 5 x 50m All Age Freestyle Relay at NSWPSSA. 

NCIS 16&U Rugby Trials

Congratulations to these Year 10 boys who were successful at the NCIS Rugby Union Trials.

  • Tom O’Connor
  • Liam Daymond
  • Charlie Egan
  • Angus Cawood
  • Seb Ruiz

The boys will now play in the NCIS team at the AICES trials in May. 

NCIS Secondary Touch Football

15&U Girls

The U/15 girls team saw many new faces this year, however they certainly proved that they were up to the challenge. The team had a very successful campaign at the NCIS championships finishing in 1st place. The girls had some excellent wins against Emmanuel Anglican College (2-10), Tweed Valley Anglican College (4-0) Clarence Valley Anglican School (7-1) and a draw against Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School (1-1). The team was prepared to play Lindisfarne in the final, however with a storm rolling in the final games were cancelled. 

Luckily this worked in BDC’s favour as we had a greater ‘for and against’ total for the day, crowning the girls NCIS champions. Well done to the entire team for their effort, teamwork and exceptional sportsmanship throughout the day. A further congratulations to Halo Campbell, Sienna Anderson, Charlotte Ricketts and Caroline Mostert for being selected in the NCIS team to play at the NSWCIS championships in Sydney. Good luck girls! 

Thank you to Kate Law for coaching.

15&U Boys

The 15&U boys dominated on the day to finish the day as undefeated champion. 

It was a great day. Kids were great, weather was awesome, BDC dominated!

Thank you to Mark Reedy for coaching.

Open Girls

The open girls touch team had a successful day finishing second overall. They were a bit jittery in their first game against Emmanuel Anglican College but finished ahead 4 - 3 thanks to a line break and length of field try from Alex Nealand to seal the game.

The second game against Tweed Valley Adventist College saw significant improvement and the girls had a convincing win 8 - 1. Steph Evans scoring 4 tries, Madi Parks and Charli Hodgson 2 tries each.

Their third game was closely contested against Kempsey Adventist School. The one and only try of the game going to Madi Parkes to secure the win for BDC.

The final game saw them face up against Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School who were very structured and well drilled. Despite putting up a commendable effort, Lindisfarne won the game 9 - 2. Our try scorers were Charlotte Facer and Charli Hodgson. BDC were one of the few teams to score against them and the girls were very much looking forward to playing the rematch grand final game. Unfortunately, poor weather intervened and the final matches were cancelled.

The girls played with integrity all day and were fantastic ambassadors for BDC. Our focus is already on next year’s competition.

Thank you to Daniel Bartlett for coaching.

Open Boys

The open boys touch football team arrived with a few members down due to covid. The 8 young men had 4 tough games ahead of them in some seriously warm weather. The kind that you are supposed to get at this time of year. 

Fueled by a seemingly endless stream of jelly snakes and Arnott's shapes they met their first team that had a spare team on the reserves bench. This match was narrowly lost and the teammate that brought the powdered Gatorade was very popular once they got back to the marquee for some shade and rest. Gallantly the boys went on to win 2 from their next 4 matches. 

It was wonderful to interact with these fellows outside of the school environment. 

Thank you to Martin Kelleher for training the team and Dale Graham for coaching.

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected into NCIS teams:

  • 15&U Girls – Caroline Mostert, Halo Campbell and Sienna Anderson
  • 15&U Boys – Joe Moran, Quinn Evans and Wes Reddy
  • Open Boys – Angus Cawood, Seb Ruiz and Zac Nilsson

Sporting School Grant

BDC is one of the lucky schools that receive a Sporting Schools grant for both Primary and Secondary sport. We apply for grants for various sports each term, sometimes we are unlucky and miss out and sometimes we get both grants. 

These grants give us the opportunity to have development officers come into the college and the relevant sports days to work with our students who may not have the opportunity to try these sports outside of school.

This term Primary (Yr 5) have been doing AFL (albeit around the wet weather).

NSWCIS Secondary Golf

Hugo Alderman (11) competed at the NSWCIS Secondary Golf Championships on Monday 21 March at the Macquarie Links Course.

Hugo had a great game finished with 80 - 8 over and finishing in 13th place gaining him a spot in the NSWCIS team to compete at All schools

Hugo is part of the BDC High Performance Program and Golf Academy.

Outside of BDC Sport Achievements

Congratulations to Karl Turner (8), Kden Carter (8), Charlie George (7) and Quinn Evans (8) who represented the Coffs Harbour Hurricanes in the U14s touch football team in the Northern Eagles Junior Championships. Teams were from Taree up to Ballina. The boys finished the day in 3rd place. Quinn and Kden have been selected to represent the Northern Eagles at the NSW championships at the end of April.

Congratulations to Daniel Williams (9). There is no stopping Daniel! He has taken out the 1500 and 800m at the Australian National Athletics Championships, this is an outstanding achievement.

Please watch the video of his 800m run. 

Please email a short report and photos to with any outside of BDC sporting achievements for inclusion in the newsletter.

2022 Carnival Dates


Tues 5 - BDC Cross Country


Mon 2 & Tues 3 – NSWCIS Secondary Swimming - Homebush

Thurs 12 - NCIS Cross Country - Lennox Head

Tues 17 – BDC Secondary Athletics – C ex Stadium - UPDATED


Thurs 9 – NSWCIS Cross Country – Eastern Creek

Friday 17 – BDC Primary Athletics – BDC


Thursday 25 August - NCIS Athletics – Cex Stadium, Coffs Harbour NEW DATE


Tues 20 – NSWCIS Primary and Secondary Athletics - Homebush

Upcoming Sports

Please email Beth Hilton or Martin Kelleher for more information. Sign-up sheets will be online via Schoolbox.

  • NCIS Primary Netball Trials (rep team selection) – Friday 1 April – Tweed Heads
  • Coffs Harbour High Schools Rugby 10’s – 14’s, 16’s and girls – Thursday 7 April – Coffs Harbour
  • NCIS Secondary Surfing – Friday 13 May – Sawtell Beach


2022 Camp Dates

Year 4 Camp

Friday 18 March – Margaret’s Field (a parent is invited for the evening activity) - POSTPONED

Year 5 camp

Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 May – Tyalgum Ridge Retreat

Year 1 Outdoor Education Day

Friday 5 August - BDC

Year 11 Camp

Monday 10 Oct - Thursday 13 Oct - Camp Kokoda

Year 9 Camp

Monday 17 - Thursday 20 Oct - Pindari Adventures

Year 6 Camp

Thursday 20 Oct – Friday 21 Oct - Farnworth

Year 3 Camp

Thursday 27 – Friday 28 October- Yarrahapinni

Year 2 Camp

Friday 4 – Saturday 5 Nov - BDC

Beth Hilton
Sport and Outdoor Education Coordinator K-12

0417859252 or 66515644 ext 295.