Sport Update Term 3 Week 6

Tuesday, 23 Aug 2022

Sport - General

BDC Secondary Athletics

Age Champions and Runners Up

Congratulations to:

12 yrs Girls
Champion: Bailey Johnson
Runner Up: Hagir Hamid

12 yr Boys
Champion: Thomas Ricketts
Runner Up: Aaron White

13 yrs Girls
Champion: Amber Hundle
Runner Up: Halo Campbell

13 yr Boys
Champion: Charlie George
Runner Up: Jet Dixon

14 yrs Girls
Champion: Aria Matthews
Runner Up: Zannah Harnett

14 yr Boys
Champion: Karl Turner
Runner Up: Taj Butcher

15 yrs Girls
Champion: Layla Oliver
Runner Up: Jaskirit Khunkhun

15 yr Boys
Champion: Daniel Williams
Runner Up: Max Clarke

16 yrs Girls
Champion: Clare Kelly
Runner Up: Madison Parkes

16 yr Boys
Champion: Zac Nilsson
Runner Up: Hunter Bellamy

17 yrs Girls
Champion: Keira Williams
Runner Up: Imogen Daymond

17 yr Boys
Champion: Zig Brown
Runner Up: Jewelian Presser-King

18 yrs Girls
Champion: Ellyse Walker
Runner Up: Jess Joice

18 yr Boys
Champion: Matthew Kramer
Runner Up: Abdulqadir Abdullah

Record Breakers

  • 12 Girls 800m – Bailey Johnson – 2:56.03
  • 14 Girls 800m – Caroline Mostert – 2:49.72
  • 15 Boys 800m – Daniel Williams – 2:08.50
  • 18 Girls High Jump – Ellyse Walker – 1.40m
  • 13 Girls Javelin – Ally Major – 24.47m
  • 12 Girls 400m – Bailey Johnson – 1:15.17
  • 16 Girls Shot Put – Marene Greyvenstein – 9.63m
  • Jnr Girls Relay – Sutherland – 1:00.62
  • Jnr Boys Relay – Kngwarreye – 56.08

Champion House

Congratulations to Cottee, the 2022 house champions for Secondary.

Paul Kelly Cup AFL

Congratulations to the Paul Kelly Boys team, the team had a convincing win over Yamba Public School to win the regional final in Coffs Harbour last week.
Thank you to the NSW/ACT AFL development officers who ran some invaluable skills and drills sessions in the lead-up to the big game.
The team has now progressed to the state final to be played in Sydney on 12 September.
Thank you to Christabel Martin and Charlie Martin for coaching the team.

Read all about the experience here
Written By Daniel Ruiner (Year 9) & Pablo Garfield (Year 9)

Bill Turner Trophy

As I write this the girls are heading into the round of 16 in the national competition. The next newsletter will have a full wrap of the girl's year.

Congratulations on making it this far. This is the furthest the U15 girls have ever made in a competition.

Outside of BDC Sport Achievements

Body Boarding

Ryan Hill-Smith (10) on the 24th - 26th June competed in the 2022 NSW Bodyboard State Titles at Newcastle Beach, against some of the best bodyboard riders in NSW.
Ryan competed in 2 divisions, the Under 18 Boys (U18) and the Open Men. The U18 division is only for Juniors 17 years and under, whilst the Open Men division is open to all men of any age.He has secured a spot in the U18 Boys and the Open Men's to represent NSW. This is a fantastic result for Ryan.


Anna Crawley (8) and Maddy Potter (8) represented BDC and Coffs Harbour Basketball at a 3-day Basketball NSW Talented Athlete Program camp at Sydney Olympic Park from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th August. The girls attended lots of basketball skill sessions as well as education sessions on nutrition, sports psychology and preparation and recovery strategies to improve performance. They also got to scrimmage in games with the best female basketballers in their age group from Sydney Metro and throughout Country NSW.

Rugby Union

Country V City

Kden Carter (8) was selected as the starting full back for the country rugby union team, Kden’s first touch of the footy saw him jumping over to score a try before being taken out by the opposition. Kden enjoyed meeting new mates and playing at the highest level of rugby for his age. 

Luke Nilsson (9) represented the Country U15 Rugby Union team v City, in their annual clash for the Steve Tuynman Cup.

Country led 11-0 at halftime but City came out fast in the second half and eventually, City won 17-11. It really was a game that could have gone either way. 

The game was played hard and in the real spirit of rugby, with many sore bodies after the game but smiles all around.

Liam Daymond (10) and Tom O’Connor (10) were selected to play for the NSW Country team against the NSW City team. The boys both played excellent rugby helping the country team to a win over the city boys. This is the first time in many years the country boys have finished on top.


Korben Hart (9) travelled to the Town of 1770 in Queensland to compete in the 68th Australian Spearfishing Championship. It was an amazing experience where he got to meet many of the previous national champions and hear their amazing stories.

On competition day Korben was buddied with Tim McDonald who later took out this year's title of Australian Champion an amazing experience in itself. It was a bumpy ride to Lady Musgrave Lagoon and the fish had obviously been alerted to the competition as they hid well. Korben was able to land a Parrot Fish and Stripey Perch gaining him a Silver Medal, narrowly missing the Gold by 40grams, in the under 15s category.

After returning to Coffs on Friday night he rested on Saturday before waking up at 5am for the local Comp on Sunday, it was here that he took out all of the awards landing a 10kg Jewfish!

Opportunity to play at the Aus v Canada game!

The CommBank Matildas are back next month, and taking on rivals Canada at Suncorp Stadium! As proud official sponsor of the team, Rebel is giving away the opportunity play on the field at halftime during the big game! We also have loads of tickets to give away for runners up, so be sure to enter by August 28th and don’t risk missing out. Enter now:

The competition is aimed at kids aged 8-12, at all levels of skill. All winners will receive 1 x ticket for a parent or guardian to accompany them on the day. For more information, check out the T&C s or reach out to 

Good luck!

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

2022 Carnival Dates

Tuesday 20 – NSWCIS Primary and Secondary Athletics - Homebush

Upcoming Sports

  • 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 – POSTPONED
  • Paul Kelly Cup State Final – Monday 12 September - Sydney
  • Coffs Harbour Primary Hockey Day – Tuesday 13 September – Coffs Harbour
  • Greg Ingliss Rugby League Day – Wednesday 14 September – Coffs Harbour

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

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

BDC Sport 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. 

Outdoor Education

Notes have gone home for both Year 11 and Year 9 camps. Please log in to 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.

2022 Camp Dates
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
Friday 21 Oct – Margaret’s Field
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