Sport Update Term 4 Week 4

Wednesday, 02 Nov 2022

Sport Nomination Guidelines

It is great to have so much sport back on our calendars. There is a process to nominate for any sport you may like to be a part of.

A notice will be put in Schoolbox with a link to the form for all eligible students to nominate for any sport they would like to have the opportunity to play. Some sports will require a trial process, as team numbers are limited, but this should not discourage students from trying a new sport. It is a process we have to follow to make it fair for all students. 

Most rep sports are for students from Yr 5 – Yr 12 and occasionally we have gala days that include students from Yr 3 – Yr 12.

Once teams are selected an invite will go out with more information via TASS parent lounge, this must be completed for students to be able to compete on the day. Students cannot just turn up at events and expect to play without parents first giving permission via their parent lounge.

BDC is involved in numerous sports and we encourage as many students as possible to play sport, but we need to follow these guidelines. Our risk assessments around training and participating, play an important role in keeping your children safe. 

2022 Sports Dinner

We had a great night celebrating all things great about the sport programs at BDC.

Dr Deidre Anderson our guest speaker spoke about building resilience, a lesson we can all take on board. Below is an excerpt from Dee's speech on ways to help built resilience.

Step 1. Calmness

Question what is the most important thing in your life? Breathing and we don’t do it properly! Breathing creates a state of calmness. Developing an ability to restore calmness is immeasurably related to breathing. So, practicing sitting in silence and breathing for 10 minutes each day will allow your intensely busy, over-analytical mind to be quietened - and then you will feel empowered with more calmness through the day’s activities.

Calming activities, a favourite dog walk, maybe even riding a bike you will have to get to know yourself a little to answer this question. Hint it’s not jumping on the computer and playing games or scanning social media to see what’s going on. These activities trash your resilience.

Step 2 Be open to change

Once you appreciate that life never stands still and change is always just around the corner, you began to embrace it in a much more positive way. By being open to change and seeing it in a more positive light. No matter what, your challenge you will become conditioned to accepting new opportunities and uncertainty.

Knowing yourself and understanding how you react to challenges and what internal messages you tell your brain.

You see fear is a question waiting to be answered. It's your mind asking you what you need to do. So, think about what you are most fearful of and ask yourself if this happens what is the consequence? Then ask yourself what you can do to minimise the impact. FEAR eats at our resilience; just remember every time you are fearful it’s a question to yourself.

Step 3 Connection to others

Resilience involves sharing the strain of a situation with others. Just sharing your concerns with others can reveal different perspectives to a situation. Collaborating with other people usually makes situations easier. Ask questions, get another opinion, team up, share an idea, get advice, seek counsel, and plan a solution together. Brave enough to share it with someone.

Step 4 Being the best version of you

Resilience involves an attitude. Ask yourself what the ideal future version of you looks like to envisage what you are going to work towards. Having the outcome in mind and acknowledging it often can motivate you through day-to-day difficulties, you have a goal, a purpose and direction. When you have that it keeps you on track. Think it, see it, believe it!

Do it.

Reciting these words even in your mind is setting up a pattern; weaving a vision into the constant background of your general thinking constantly reminding you what you are striving for. A vision is a simple and clear anchor point to align with in times of adversity or change.

With change, always around the next corner, we’re all going to find out eventually just how stabilised or vulnerable we are as humans and how agile we are in adapting. So often, we are better off preparing ourselves before the challenge arrives – get calmer, build momentum, keep connected, establish routines, visualise a better future self. Becoming more resilient and coping better with change can be your next challenge if you want it be! And to that end, I’m looking forward to the next transition, the next opportunity to switch my resilience mindset back on and say, “Ok, let’s see what you’ve got this time”.

The question is are you good enough to get better?

Dr Deidre Anderson

Congratulations to our winners


  • Zoe Welch - Junior Primary Sport Encouragement Award (Year 2) - Female
  • Archer Jordan - Junior Primary Sport Encouragement Award (Year 2) - Male
  • Zara Harris - Primary School Sports Person of the Year (Years 5 & 6) - Female
  • Dylan Hannaford - Primary School Sports Person of the Year (Years 5 & 6) - Male 
  • Bayley Johnson - Middle School Sports Person of the Year (Year 7 - 9) - Female
  • Daniel Williams - Middle School Sports Person of the Year (Year 7 - 9) - Male
  • Lilly Geddes - Senior School Sports Person of the Year (Year 10 - 11) - Female
  • Hunter Bellamy - Senior School Sports Person of the Year (Year 10 - 11) - Male 
  • Keira Williams - Year 12 School Sports Person of the Year - Female 
  • Matthew Krammer - Year 12 School Sports Person of the Year - Male 
  • Hugo Alderman - Olympic Change Maker Award
  • Madison Parkes - Olympic Change Maker Award


  • Girls U15 Football - Secondary Sports Team of the Year
  • Paul Kelly Cup AFL boys - Primary Sports Team of the Year
  • Open boys football, Open girls football, 15 girls football, Open girls netball, 15 girls netball, 15 girls touch football, 15 boys touch football - NCIS BDC Secondary premiers award

Coaches And Officials 

  • Ben Jokinen - Community Coach or Manager of the Year (student, parent or community member) 
  • Mark Norberry - Staff Coaching Spirit Award or Manager of the Year (spirit award)
  • Hunter Bellamy - Sports Official of the Year (Umpire, Referee or Administrator)
  • Xavier Poole - Football academy male most improved
  • Charlie Wood - Football academy male coaches award
  • Isobel Murphy - Football academy female most improved
  • Piper Alderman - Football academy female coaches award
  • Armaan Azad - Golf academy male most improved
  • Arlo Bennett - Golf academy male coaches award
  • Shayla Newcombe - Golf academy female most improved
  • Ava Lindsay - Golf academy female coaches award
  • Scarlett Laing - Netball academy 7/8 most improved 
  • Tully Flynn - Netball academy 7/8 coaches award
  • Evie Martin - Netball academy 9/10 most improved 
  • Madison Parkes - Netball academy 9/10 coaches award
  • Daniel Williams - High Performance Program Achievement Award 

If recipients were not present at the sports dinner, can they please collect their trophy from the Sport Admin office and have a photo taken?

NSWCIS Athletics

Congratulations to Kweller Happ (7) on achieving a bronze medal in the triple jump at the NSWCIS athletics at the end of Term 3.

NCIS Tennis

BDC was represented at the NCIS tennis day by 6 great young players. All the boys played well. It was HOT playing conditions in Grafton and the boys all had multiple games of tennis over the day.

Congratulations to Jasper Hein on being runner-up in the Primary Boys age group.

Primary Football

Woopi News has an article about last month’s Barney Barselaar Cup. You can find it at this link  

You will also notice familiar BDC faces on the cover.

Champion of Champions Futsal

The 12 years boys and girls team headed to the Gold Coast on Thursday for 3 full days of futsal. Under the watchful eyes of Mr Gillon and Mr Kelleher as coaches the students represented Bishop Druitt extremely well. 

The boys played 5 games & lead all games however unfortunately ended up losing 4 before bouncing back with an 11-1 victory to end the tournament on Sunday morning.

The girls entered the tournament in a combined 12/13 division before splitting into their own age group for the final. The team grew with confidence with each game, winning two of the 3 games against other U12 teams. A come-from-behind victory in the penultimate game saw the team reach the final.

With 6mins to go & down 2-0 the girls fought extremely hard to take the game to extra time. Unfortunately losing in golden goal extra time. 

Thank you to Prue Graham for accompanying the teams. 

Outside of BDC Sport Achievements

Rugby League/Touch

Karl Turner, Quinn Evans and Kden Carter (8) spent the recent school holidays playing different codes of football at a representative State/National Level.

Karl and Quinn were selected in the Rugby League East Coast Development Day at Ballina where they represented Group 2 and played teams from Groups 1, 3 and 18. They then travelled up to Mooloolaba and met up with Kden where they represented the 14 Year Boys Northern Eagles at the National Youth Touch Football Championships. It was a four day event playing teams that represented Northern Territory, Tasmania, Central Queensland, Brisbane and Far North Queensland. The boys finished 8th out of 15 teams which was a fantastic result for the team's first time at this level of competition. Quinn received Players' Player and Kden was the teams' MVP. Karl then travelled to Forster on the last weekend of the holidays as he was selected to represent MNC at the U15s Rugby 7's in the State Championships.

Congratulations to all!


Ryan Hoffman (6) played in the National School Futsal Championships in Brisbane. During that competition, Ryan was selected in the U13's Australian Futsal Team that will tour Barcelona in June 2023. 

In addition, he is traveling to the Solomon Islands in December this year to play Futsal in the Solomon Islands Cup with JF Futsal Academy. 

Six Year 6 girls BDC play in the national futsal championships in the school holidays. Mia O’Reilly, Maddy Graham, Amelia Hastie, Lola Thomas, Coco Param and Vardie Buckley-Nash all represented NSW with great pride.

Vardie was selected to represent Australia next year to tour Spain.


Daniel Williams (9) competed at the NSW All Schools Athletics championships in the first week of the school holidays. Last year Daniel was the surprise winner in the middle-distance races and was hoping to replicate this success a year later, which he did in winning both the 800m and 1500m setting a new NSW All Schools record in the 800m - 1.54.53. 

Daniel spent last weekend in Sydney at the Athletics NSW Target Talent Program and will compete at the National All Schools Athletics championships in Adelaide from 8-11 December. 

Amber Hundle (8) a very busy and exhausting day representing NCIS at the CIS State Athletics carnival on Tuesday the 20th of September, where Amber competed in 9 different events, she had her focus set on the NSW All Schools Athletics competition. 

The competition was conducted over 4 days, Saturday the 24th to Tuesday the 27th of September at SOPAC. 

She competed for Bishop Druitt College in 6 events in the under 13s girls, where she placed in the top half of all the largest field in the completion in most of her events. 

Her results were as follows:

  • Triple Jump 9.45m PB
  • Long Jump 4.32m PB 
  • 100m sprint 14.28 sec
  • 200m sprint 28.77 sec
  • 400m sprint 65 sec PB
  • Javelin throw 28.70m PB

It was an excellent experience for her, competing against, and watching some of the states and nation's best athletes in action. As well as getting more experience on a Tartan track, in which the regional athletes rarely get a chance to compete on. 


Anna Crawley (8) has been selected in the Basketball NSW State Performance Program. 

Only 7 girls her age in Country NSW have been chosen. She will train regularly with other girls and boys from the North Coast region that are her age and a bit older that have also been selected in the SPP. 


28th - 30th Oct saw the NSW Junior State Gymnastics Championships being held at the Sydney Gymnastic and Aquatic Centre for the first time since 2019.

BDC had 4 representatives from primary, and all 4 performed amazingly well.

Téo Eggeling (1), Level 1 - Silver. Evie Sutton (3), Level 3 - Silver. Gabi Pitman (3), Level 3 - Gold and Indi Eggeling (3), level 4 - Bronze.

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

2023 Carnival Dates

  • Secondary Swimming – Thursday 16 Feb
  • Primary Swimming – Friday 17 Feb
  • Secondary and Primary Cross Country – Tuesday 4 April
  • Secondary Athletics – TBC
  • Primary Athletics – Friday 9 June

Upcoming Sports

  • Year 2 (Wed) and Year 4 (Fri) swimming program – Wed 19 October – Wed 16 November and Fri 21 October – Fri – 25 November
  • NCIS Primary Basketball – Tuesday 8 November – Coffs Harbour
  • Inclusive Sports Day – Friday 11 November – Coffs Harbour
  • Year 6 Proficiency Swim – Tuesday 15 November – Coffs Harbour
  • Anglican Schools Sport – Wednesday 16 – Coffs Harbour
  • NCIS Primary touch football – Wednesday 16 November – Ballina
  • Year 6 Surf Safety – Monday 21 or Thursday 24 November – Sawtell Beach
  • Junior Primary Swimming Carnival – Wednesday 23 November – Coffs Harbour
  • East Coast Eagles Futsal (16yrs boys and girls only)– Thursday 24 November – Sunday 27 November – Gold Coast
  • Primary Football Gala Day – Thursday 24 November – Coffs Harbour

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

Outdoor Education

Year 11 Camp

From the 10th to the 13th of October, we took a journey to Camp Kokoda, located west of the Gold Coast. We began our journey bright and early Monday morning where we were met with a treacherous 5 hour bus ride to the place we would call home for the coming days. After being divided into tutor groups we delved into our camp and its rich history. Camp Kokoda was founded by an Australian veteran on a journey to empower youth through adventure and timeless ideologies of the Kokoda spirit that encapsulates Endurance, Courage, Sacrifice and Mateship. As a cohort we learned life-enhancing values derived from the real stories of the Kokoda track in World War II. In the beginning, morale was respectively low within the year group, all dreading the unknown adventure to come, what we didn't know was the way we would all overcome individual and group hardships, creating friendships that had yet to be explored over the last 4 years of high school.

More will be published in the 2022 Etcetera magazine.

Beth Hayes

Year 9 Camp 

In a survey about Year 9 Camp - these were Murray’s thoughts.

Most memorable part: getting evacuated.

Bad experience: the toilets and showers.

Good experience: the food.

Best activity - go kart buggies.

Scariest activity - making damper.

Funniest events - Archie fell off a log and picked up an enormous spider by accident.

Wes locked himself in the shower. 

Cooper fell on his head in the shower.

Most annoying event: Archie trading the tutor group's last litre milk for a crappy speaker.

Overall: Lots of fun but what was with those showers?

Year 3 Camp

For anything information 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. 

2023 Camp Dates
Year 11 Camp
Monday 9 - Thursday 12 Oct - Camp Kokoda
Year 9 Camp
Monday 16 – Thursday 19 Oct - Pindari Adventures
Year 7 Camp
Monday 6 – Thursday 9 February – Great Aussie Bush Camp
Year 5 Camp
Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 May – Tyalgum Ridge Retreat

Beth Hilton
Sport and Outdoor Education Coordinator K-12
0417859252 or 66515644 ext 295.