Sport Update Term 2 Week 9

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022



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


Please read the BDC Sport Code of Conduct found at the below link and make sure your children know and understand the expectations of them when they represent BDC. 

BDC Primary Athletics

Junior Primary 

The Junior Primary Athletics carnival was a great success on Friday. All the students were so excited to participate in the novelty events and also run in their age races in the beautiful sunshine. There was a great sense of house spirit with all the children participating in the events in their House colours. Well done to everyone who participated and had a go! We also enjoyed having the Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School come and be a part of our carnival. We look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with them in the future.

Senior Primary

What a glorious day we had for the 2022 athletics carnival. The athletes shone brighter than the sun for the day. Everyone ‘had a go’ and gained valuable house points in their events. The results will be published in Term 3 after I have had a chance to announce them at an assembly.

It was a fantastic day and finished on a high with a house dance-off and the relays.

Thank you to all the staff and parents who helped on the day, you make my job so much easier. A big thank you to the P&F for running the stall and keeping us fed.

Rugby League

Well done to the Under 15 Boys Rugby League team who competed in the Coffs Country Cup last week. The BDC team had some wins, and some losses to sides that were very well drilled and had a LOT of size on their side.

A great day was had with some impressive performances and resilience on display.

Thank you to Jim Hollindale for coaching the team.

NCIS Secondary Football

This was the second go at scheduling the 2022 installment of the NCIS Secondary Football event.

Normally with selection trials being held for U16 Boys & Open Girls (these were done in Term 1 this year) players were able to focus on their team success as they played round-robin matches against schools from Kempsey - Armidale - Tweed Heads.

U15 Girls went through the day winning 2 games and losing one which left them in a three-way tie separated only on goal difference.

The girls came out on top with a superior goal difference to their EAC & LAS rivals.

U16 Boys went through the day undefeated winning their first 4 games quite comfortably and drawing 0-0 in the final match against EAC despite plenty of chances.

Unfortunately, even after scoring 25 and conceding 2 goals all day, the winners were judged to be EAC with a goal difference 1 better than our boys. U16 Boys finishing Runners up in a great effort.

Open Girls won all of their matches despite limited numbers most of the day due to exams or sickness. A few U15's played up over the course of the day and helped the Opens achieve success by finishing in 1st place.

Open Boys went through the day undefeated with many Year 12's able to play in what is their final matches for the college.

Well done to all the players and teams which saw Bishop Druitt return with 3 of the 4 trophies.

Thank you to coaches Mr Andrews, Mr Norberry & Mr Kelleher for their efforts.

NSWCIS Cross Country

BDC had 38 students representing at the NSWCIS Cross country Championships on 8 June at Eastern Creek. Up against some very talented runners our students as part of the NCIS team ran to the best of their ability on the day.

Congratulations to Dan Williams (9) who was the only NCIS runner to medal, Dan collected another gold medal finishing first.

Outside of BDC Sport Achievements

MNC Rugby Union Country Champs

Congratulations to all the BDC players that were part of the Mid North Coast Axeman representative Rugby Union teams that played in the NSW Country Championships over the long weekend.

Extra congratulations to those players selected into their respective age group teams to represent NSW Country.


Jett Chapman, Jazz Barrow, Tyler Travers, Jack Jokinen all Year 7 and Jett Chapman (8) competed in Dubbo for their age group of the country champs. It was the first year of representation for some of these boys.


Kden Carter, Maddox Bird, Karl Turner, Taj Butcher, Ethan Boon and Jax Mackay all year 8, competed for the MNC under 14s at Orange Country and State Titles over the weekend.

They played 4 Country games undefeated finishing 3rd overall. Following this they played two close State games finishing 6th in the state out of 26 Teams.

Kden, Maddox, Karl and Jax have also been selected for the 2022 State Country Rugby U14s representative Squad.


Four BDC year 9 boys recently represent the Mid North Coast at the 2022 NSW Country and State Rugby Junior State Championships representing the Mid North Coast Axmen Team.

Luke Nilsson, Flynn Hyndman, Lachie Potts and Xavier Cooper-Hisa

The team travelled to Sydney for the long weekend and played Sat, Sunday and Monday. Although the results weren’t in our favour the outcome was fantastic. 

Luke Nilsson has been selected into the U15 Country representative team.


Year 10 boys Chris Dawson, Liam Daymond, Tom O'Connor, Seb Ruiz, Angus Cawood represented MNC at the Country rugby union champs over the long weekend.

The boys finished 4th out of 7 Country teams. MNC started the comp ranked 6th after last year finishing 4th this year.

The boys then played in the state cup and played 3 games to finish the state/country cup tournament.


Elijah Carle (7), Halo Campbell (7), anna Crawley (8) and Jamika MacAuley-Earnest (11) all represented the North Coast Force at the Hunter Challenge cup in Tuggerah.


Congratulations to Archie Simmonds (9) who won Bronze in the U55 seniors boys division and was picked for NSW in the team's event at this year's Judo Nationals on the Gold Coast.  NSW placed 3rd.


The Woolgoolga Under 15’s rep netball team competed in the state titles held last weekend in Camden. 3 players are BDC year 9/10 students. Lucy Johnson (9) (front middle - team captain), Katie Ray (10) (front 2nd from left- vice captain) & Lillie Cole (9)(back 3rd from left). 

The girls played amazing netball over 3 days, showing great teamwork, courage & resilience, ending the weekend in 4th place.


Over the long weekend, Matt Kramer (12) represented Hockey Coffs Coast at the Hockey NSW Open Men's Field State Championships. Coffs had mixed results in a strong pool including a big win over local rivals Port Macquarie and maintained the 2nd division ranking they gained last year.


Tamworth Country Capital Cup was held over the long weekend.

Caroline Mostert (8) and Halo Campbell (7) were both competing in the Level 5 Division at the Tamworth Country Capital Cup.

Caroline's results:

1st place in Vault (Gold Medal)

3rd overall place individually (Bronze trophy)

Team 3rd place overall (Bronze trophy with bronze medal)

Halo came in 4th on vault

Cross Country

The Athletics NSW state cross country championships were held on Saturday at Willandra, South Coast, over a hilly and challenging course. Running in the under 16 years boys’ division (4km) Daniel Williams (9) won the silver medal and secured a place on the NSW team to compete at the national cross country championships being held in Adelaide in August. 

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

2022 Carnival Dates


Monday 25 – BDC Secondary Athletics – C ex Stadium 


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


Tuesday 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.


Please see below for upcoming 2022 camps.

2022 Camp Dates
Year 1 Outdoor Education Day
Friday 5 August - BDC
Year 11 Camp
Monday 10 Oct - Thursday 13 Oct - Camp Kokoda
Year 4 Camp
Friday 14 - Saturday 15 October – Margaret’s Field (a parent is invited for the evening activity)
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.