Sport Update Term 3 Week 3

Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022


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

BDC Sports Code of Conduct

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

Age Champions and Runners Up

Congratulations to:

Junior Girls 

Champion – Evangeline Sutton

Runner Up – Sofia Bravo

Junior Boys

Champion - Oliver Day 

Runner Up – Finn Adam

11 Yr Girls

Champion – Eva Fox

Runner Up – Zara Harris

11 Yr Boys

Champion – Noah Anderson

Runner Up – Thomas Kiernan

Senior Girls

Champion – Maddy Graham

Runner Up – Zara Hoare

Senior Boys

Champion – Finnley Clarke

Runner Up  - Jasper Hein

Congratulations to Kngwarreye, the 2022 house champions for Primary.

All Schools Touch Football


7/8 Girls

On the 22nd of June, the Year 7 and 8 touch team travelled to Ballina to participate in the All School’s Far North Coast Touch Football Tournament. The team consisted of Caroline Mostert, Sienna Anderson, Halo Campbell, Amber Hundle, Lara Hannaford, Willow McNeil, Tayla Foldes, Phoebe Oliver and Danai Tsipitdis.

The team started their campaign strongly with wins against Casino Central School (6-0), Tweed River High School (6-0), Kingscliff High School (3-1) and Inverell High School (4-0). Unfortunately, we suffered a loss to St Joseph’s College Banora Point (2-1) and a draw with Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School (0-0). This still was enough to land us a place in the grand final against Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. In a tight contest, we went down 3-2. This second place guaranteed our girls a place in the state finals to be held in Penrith later in the year. A huge congratulations to this team. Caroline Mostert captained the team superbly and all team members represented our college wonderfully!

9/10 Girls

The following day the year 9/10 girls travelled to Ballina. The team included Stephanie Evans, Charlotte Facer, Charli Hodgson, Keeley Gardner, Anatoli Tsipitdis, Clare Kelly, Kaitlyn McFarlane, Lily McKenzie, Aria Matthews and Layla Oliver. Excellent wins were had against (Casino 1-0), St Joseph’s Banora Point (5-0) and McCauley Catholic College Grafton (2-0). The girls drew with Tweed River High School (0-0) and lost to Kingscliff (3-0) and Inverell (3-2). This effort secured 3rd place, just missing out on the final. The team improved dramatically throughout the day displaying excellent teamwork and sportsmanship and continuing to develop their combinations on the field.

A huge thank you to Beth Hilton and Mr Robb Kitcher for driving the bus for our teams.

Kate Law

7/8 Boys

On the last Wednesday of Term 2, BDC sent a team of Year 7/8 Boys to the Far North Coast All Schools Touch Football tournament. We had a good mix of experienced players and newcomers to rep touch. The boys were an enthusiastic and spirited group who did themselves and BDC proud as representatives of our school. On the field, BDC were dominant, winning all six pool games and then the Grand Final.

The strength of our middles, Quinn Evans, Kden Carter and Karl Turner ensured that we put the other teams under constant pressure. This in turn gave plenty of room to the outside backs to score points. It was a great day of sport for the boys and I look forward to coaching this team again.

9/10 Boys

On the last Thursday of Term 2, a team of Year 9/10 Boys travelled to the Far North Coast All Schools Touch Football tournament in Ballina. There were many familiar faces in the team, but not a lot of rep touch experience. We started strongly, with a 4-1 win over Casino. This was followed by a close loss (0-1) to St. Josephs.

Tweed River and Kingscliff showed their experience as we struggled to match their speed and drive through the middle. We were missing a few key players and it was in the tough games that we really noticed. Some people had to play out of their usual position and they did a great job to fill in.

A draw with McAuley followed by a win over Inverell capped off the day. Despite not making the final, BDC showed excellent team spirit, showing a lot of support to teammates throughout the day.

The tough opposition will no doubt help us in future events. It was a great day and a positive way to finish Term 2.

Mark Reedy

Bill Turner Trophy

The girls knew they had a tough game on the hands against SJPC in week 1. The were pumped and ready when they arrived at the synthetic fields (the weather has stopped any home games being played at BDC this year).

As predicted it was a tough game from the outset, the Oliver girls stepped up with Phoebe putting two past their keeper and Layla one. Maja Robson had an awesome day in goals only letting two slip past, but some awesome saves saw BDC come out on top 3-2 and winning the Mid North Coast area final.

The girls have progressed through to the zone final and play Oxley High School, Tamworth on the 10 Aug.

Trinity Grammar School Visit

The annual TGS visit went off without a hitch this year. The weather was great and the boys had an excellent stay in Coffs Harbour supporting our local attractions.

We were well up in the rugby at half time but some exceptional play in the second half saw Trinity finish on top. Thank you to Luc Travers and Abel Staker for coaching the students for this game.

In the football BDC were dominant from the whistle. Some great play from the whole team saw us run rings around Trinity. Thank you to Mr Gillon for coaching the team.

BDC Secondary Athletics

After another week of rain, the weather gods shone for us on Monday 25 July for the secondary athletics carnival, the weather was perfect. There were high participation levels across the events to get that possible winning point for your house.

Thank you to the staff for the enthusiasm on the day, we can’t run these carnivals without.

Age and house champions will be announced in the next newsletter.

NCIS Secondary Netball

Both our U15's and Opens teams were dominant last Thursday coming away as NCIS champions in their respective divisions. 

Over their 7 games, the 15's won all except 1 by more than 10 points. In their toughest game for the day, they fought valiantly against Lindesfarne going goal for goal throughout and ending in a 12 goals all draw. Determining the champions then went on a count back which was even,  then going to most points scored for the day, which placed us well and truly on top. This is a testament to the disciplined and determined approach the girls showed throughout the day to continually put out their best. 

The opens were the stand out team throughout the day. They won all games and showed incredible composure in an epic battle against Lindisfarne that went goal for goal throughout the whole match. Our team dug deep in the final two minutes to create an epic intercept by Yasi Hains and then withstood incredible defensive pressure to maintain possession and score off this intercept and then their next centre pass, as well, claiming the win by 2 points. 

Several students were also selected in the NCIS Representative teams congratulations to Evie Martin, Lucy Johnson and Nat Townley for the 15&U and Yasmine Hains, Madison Parkes, Marene Greyvenstein and Caitlyn Kerr in the Opens.

Paul Kelly Cup

The annual Paul Kelly cup was played in Coffs Harbour on 26 July.  With little training due to the weather, our girls and boys teams heading onto the fields. This was the largest draw of teams the competition had seen for many years (16 boys and 8 girls) from across the area.

Both teams played extremely well making the finals. The girls were unlucky to go down in the semi by 2 points. Congratulations to our boys team who were undefeated on the day taking out the grand final in a convincing display of AFL. The boys have now progressed to the regional finals day to be held this term and hopefully will progress through to Sydney for the state finals.

Thank you to Joel Davis, Christabel Martin and Charlie Martin for coaching the teams.

NSW All Schools Cross Country

Congratulations to Daniel Williams (9) on being the 15 Boys NSW All Schools cross country champion. Dan was pushed to the end by other NSWCIS runners but manage to come home strong.


Congratulations to the members of the BDC Equestrian Team who had a successful 5 days at the North West Expo in Coonabarabran. This event is one of the state's major and largest interschools event. Each rider came home with fantastic results in their various classes with most riders placing in the top 10 or higher, they certainly did the college proud. There were over 560 riders from over 80 schools who competed.

Congratulations to the following students who made the long trip out to represent BDC.

  • Adeline Deberg - 11
  • Hannah Crews - 11
  • Olivia Hoare - 9
  • Winnie Mills - 9
  • Marcus Sykes - 8
  • Sienna Taylor - 8
  • Tehani Badke - 7
  • Peyton Lee -7 
  • Jessica Sykes -7

A very special thank you to BDC mum Claire Badke, who took on the role of Team Manager for the event. Her time and organisation for each rider is very much appreciated. Thank you Claire


Tom O’Connor (10) represented BDC as part of the AICES team that took part in the NSW school competition. They came fourth place is the highest AICES has ever finished. They beat the highly fancied team of CHS and finished by competing against the Combined GPS schools. All other teams in the top four come from schools that have extensive rugby programs and Saturday sport.

Tom represented your school with pride, leadership, and sportsmanship. This follows on with his selection in the NSW country under 16 side. 

BDC V Lindisfarne Rugby

The Under 15s Rugby Union team played Lindisfarne at BDC on Wednesday 20th July. It was a physical match from the start of the game with a strong run from Lochie Potts. All the boys played well, supporting each other and displaying good sportsmanship. 

BDC ran out winners 71-7, with 3 tries from Xavier Cooper-Hisa, 2 tries from Daniel Williams and Kden Carter and a try each from Flynn Hyndman, Jax Mackay, Maddox Bird and Jo Moran. Kden was also successful with 8 from 11 conversions. Luke Nilsson and Karl Turner were also strong players. 

I was proud to lead the team as captain for the inaugural match against Lindisfarne and we can't wait for another game later in the year. 

Thankyou Mr Johnstone for coaching us and to the BDC teachers and students who supported us during the game in the pouring rain. 

Quinn Evans – Captain

On Wednesday 20 July BDC U13’ Rugby Union team played a friendly match against LAGS.

The game was a hard fought match from both sites and l would like mention 2 players that I think that have played really well Jett Chapman and Jack Jokinen. The team played their best but we couldn't hold them out. I would like to thank Ben for coaching us and want to thank Beth Hilton for organising it. Lastly I would like to thank Lindisfarne for coming here to play.

Angus Gibson – Captain

All-Schools Golf

In Term 1 Hugo alderman (11) played in the NSWCIS championship golf qualifier at Macquarie Links Sydney. I started the front nine pretty ordinary shooting 5 over but turned it around on the back nine with back to back birdies on 12-13 but doubling 17 and bogeying 18 to shoot 8 over (80). This score allowed me to qualify for the NSW all-schools championship coming up in Yamba, term 3. Two days prior to playing the championship I got sick leaving me in bed for those two preparations days and also giving me a hard time in the first two rounds. My personal goal was to better my score everyday. In the first round I got off to a terrible start having an 8 over front nine, things got a little bit better on the back nine with a 4 over back nine. The second day was a much better day than the first, shooting a 6 over front and 2 over back nine finishing with 8 over. I was still not happy with this score and I still wanted to shoot lower. On the final day I started off well having a 2 over front nine but missing some good birdie opportunities the back nine was a little worse ending in 5 over but again missing many birdie opportunities. I was very pleased with the final round, driver was good as was my irons but the putter was in a different dimension. Many of the other competitors know each other through tournaments they attend regularly. It felt like they didn’t seem to have as many nerves as I did starting this competition. If there was a day 4 I may have hit some of goals after shaking the nerves. I would like to thank Craig Lang for everything he has done to support me and with out him none of this would have happened. I would also like to congratulate Jeffery Quan who had an easy -10 under round shooting -5, -4, -1, E.

Outside of BDC Sport Achievements


Halo also participated in the Northern NSW AFL Championships in Coffs Harbour for the North coast Force over three days in the second weekend in the holidays. Anna Crawley was also on this team. This is the first time the North Coast Force have put through a 13 girls side.


Halo placed 1st in bars, 2nd on vaults and 7th overall in her division, with her team placing 3rd out of 27 teams to finish up. Halo has qualified for state individual that will take place in Sydney over the weekend of the 28th of August. There are a number of BDC students that did compete in this event. 

Caroline (Level 5)

Bars : 1 st place

Beam : Tied 2nd place

Floor : Tied 3rd place

Vault : 4 the place

Overall 1st place for her division.

qualified for State, Caroline, Halo, Gemma and I think Sarah Jupe

Rugby League

Here’s a photo of Quinn with one of the South Sydney Junior Coaches.

Quinn was selected to play in the Group 2 U 14s rugby league team against the South  Sydney Junior Rabbitohs. Quinn scored a try and at the end of the game, after an all round performance in attack, defence and leadership, Quinn was awarded Group 2 Forward of the match. 

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

2022 Carnival Dates


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


Tuesday 20 – NSWCIS Primary and Secondary Athletics - Homebush

Upcoming Sports

  • Bill Turner Trophy – Wed 10 August – Tamworth
  • NSWCIS Netball – Monday 22 August – Homebush
  • NCIS Rugby 7’s – Wednesday 24 August – Coffs Harbour
  • Barney Barselaar Cup – Thursday 25 August – Woolgoolga
  • Netball NSW Schools Regional final – Thursday 25 August – Port Macquarie
  • Primary Cricket Day – Friday 26 August – Coffs Harbour
  • Secondary Schools Rugby 7’s – Wednesday 31 August – Coffs Harbour
  • Rep Sport Photos – Friday 2 September – BDC
  • NCIS Primary netball – Tuesday 6 September – Tweed Heads
  • Secondary Schools Squash Championships – Tuesday 6 September – Coffs Harbour
  • Champion of Champions Futsal (12’s) – Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 September – Gold Coast
  • Coffs Harbour Primary Hockey Day – Tuesday 13 September – Coffs Harbour

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

Outdoor Education

Notes have gone home for both Year 11 and Year 9 camps. Please log into your parent lounge and give permission for your child to attend as soon as possible. These camps are compulsory as part of the BDC curriculum as such ALL students are expected to attend.

Please see below for upcoming 2022 camps.

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.