Sports Report, 14 February 2018

Radford SSACT Cricket Reps

Radford SSACT Cricket Reps

Earn money refereeing football?
Soccer refereeing at RadfordIf you're aged 13 and older and can see yourself blasting the referee's whistle, why not complete a Game Leader or Level 4 Referee course through Capital Football? Course dates and further information is available on the Capital Football website. Course graduates can express their interest in refereeing games held at Radford during the Winter season by emailing Dianne Wilson, Administration Assistant.

Mountain Biking Co-curricular 2018
by Peter Haynes, MIC

MTB returns to Radford in 2018 with a dual focus:
In Term 1, we will explore local trails, and focus on fitness and skill development. Rides will take place from Radford on Bruce Ridge each Thursday between 3.45 and 5.15 pm. There will be a daytrip to Thredbo to ride the Flow Trails on Saturday 7 April.

Term 3 will focus on racing with the ACT Schools MTB Championships being our major goal. Rides will be on Bruce Ridge or Black Mountain and there will be a weekend trip to Tathra.

Note that students need their own bike and sufficient skill and fitness to ride for up to one hour on a single track. Further details are available on the Mountain Biking page on ROL.

Completed registration forms can be emailed to Peter Haynes.

ACT Mountain Biking Orienteering Training Weekend, Canberra, 17–18 February 2018
Please see the attached flyer for further information.

Radford U12 Division 2 5/66 defeated by Weston Creek 4/85
by Seraman Mayooran, Cricket Captain
Friday afternoon, warm summer evening ... are there better conditions for a game of cricket? This was the experience of the Radford U12 Division 2 side in their battle against Weston Creek. The evening began with Radford winning the toss and electing to field first. Openers Nick and Josh initiated play with a fiery spell and, early into his second over, Josh rattled the Creek opener with a short ball to the body, which was popped up into the air. Some valiant work by the young gloveman, Jack, saw a spectacular diving catch to remove said opener. As the Weston Creek batsmen began to settle against the Radford bowlers, it was decided that Max should be given the ball. This was a rather clever tactic as a deadly accurate ball at the stumps saw a Weston Creek batsman take the long walk back to the pavilion. As the innings came to an end, two wickets were observed in quick succession. The first being a brutal ball sending the bails flying whilst, the second, was the result of vigilant work in the field to run the batsman out. This was shortly followed by the innings break during which the Radford side rejuvenated by devouring a few pizzas. The side looked proud to have restricted Weston Creek to 4/85 off their 20 overs.

Shortly after their break, Radford openers Jack and Ollie strode out to the middle in the hope of kick-starting the run chase. Both batsman survived the relentless onslaught of the Weston Creek openers and eventually retired. Despite retiring, both batsmen were given the opportunity to bat again later in the innings. Although each player fought perilously, going to the extent of exerting every last bit of energy into this run chase, the team could only manage 5/66 off their 20 overs. However, every member of this team deserves to be thoroughly commended on their efforts both in the field and with the bat. Furthermore, Jordan and Jack are to be further acknowledged as they both top scored for Radford with 11 apiece, with Jack carrying his bat (opener who finished not out). Unfazed by this loss, the Radford side will go into their next game against Marist with both the same enthusiasm and hunger for a win.

Radford Cricketers success at national championships
by Mark Slater & Narelle Smith
Four Radford students – Jake Smith-Gibson, Joey Slater, Maddie Wheeldon and Amber Smith-Gibson – represented the Australian Capital Territory at the School Sport Australia 12 and Under Cricket National Championships in Cobram Barooga from 5–12 January this year. Often playing in 43-degree heat, the kids showed remarkable resilience and mental strength to play well and give 100 per cent.

The boys' team nearly matched the outstanding effort of last year's team, which contested the grand final, and ran a close second to Queensland in a semifinal before finishing fourth overall, ahead of traditional powerhouses New South Wales and Victoria. Jake (vice-captain: four wickets, two catches and some solid wicketkeeping) and Joey (five wickets, three catches) were among the ACT's leaders in the field, bowling accurately and reliably whenever called to the crease and showing the benefit of their experience at the representative level.

The girls' team had a fun tournament with the majority of the young team experiencing their first School Sport Australia Cricket tournament. Both Maddie and Amber contributed to the team's batting and bowling efforts, with Maddie exhibiting enthusiasm in the field and Amber taking 4/24 in their final match, resulting in a comprehensive defeat of the WA team. The majority of the team will be eligible to play in the 2018 tournament, to be held in Bunbury, Western Australia in December later this year. There's no doubt that their experience in Cobram Barooga will stand them in good stead for future competitions.

Radford Swimmers Success at the Pacific School Games
by Mark O'Neill, Swimming Captain
School Sport ACT sent a group of swimmers – including four Radford students: Alex Couldrick, Zara Imhoff, Sebastian Phommaseisy and myself – to Adelaide to compete in the 10th Pacific School Games from 3–9 December 2017.

The experience included some intense competition and opportunities to enjoy exploring Adelaide throughout the week.

On a day off, the team visited the University of Adelaide to meet Emma Checker, the captain of the Adelaide United Women's football team. She spoke to us about her journey, and how she dealt with balancing her schoolwork, sport and social life. Afterward we heard a lecture on building strength and the chemical processes that take place within the body.

The pool, which would soon become familiar to all swimmers, was of a high standard and arguably one of the fastest in Australia. This made it an ideal location to swim fast times, which all of the Radford swimmers did!

Alex Couldrick, the youngest of the four Radford swimmers, had a fantastic week in the pool. Not only did he achieve personal bests in all his events, but he also made the finals of five events. From those final appearances, he placed first in both the 10-years boys 50-metre and 100-metre butterfly and broke the Pacific School Games record for 50-metre butterfly.

Zara Imhoff, competed in four individual events as well as two relays, and performed well in each race. As she was a more senior member of the team, it was good to watch her leadership throughout the week in assisting the younger swimmers.

Sebastian Phommaseisy also had a terrific week in the pool. He made the finals for four individual events (50- and 100-metre butterfly and freestyle). He raced well throughout the whole week, and was in medal contention for many of his events.

One of the highlights of the trip for me was the the Fiji team's dance performance during the closing ceremony. They looked like they were having a great time and interacted with the crowd. I also admired the way they had supported each other as team throughout the week.

To any current or future Radford student who has the opportunity to attend the games, I strongly suggest you do so. This experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet people from all around Australia, as well as from several international teams, who share a passion for your sport.

Student achievements
Congratulations to Callan Dunne, Chris Kalogeropoulos, Joseph Slater, Sebastian Phommaseisy, Spencer Musgrove, Tomas Genero and Vikaash Munnavan on being selected in the 2018 ACT U14 Boys Basketball Squad.

Congratulations to Jay MacDonald on being selected in the Australian Schoolboys Hockey Squad to tour South Africa in June.

Congratulations to James Northcote and David Reitstatter who were a part of the bronze medallion winning U12 Football team at the Pacific School Games in December.


Links to information on sports, trials and training times are in the Co-curricular section of Radford Online (ROL)

Radford College Sports Policy
All parents and caregivers are asked to read the updated version of this policy carefully. Students’ participation in any sport is subject to this policy. The sport policy describes the College’s expectations of students who participate in sport while at Radford. Those expectations include playing for the College in those sports that are offered and making a commitment to attend matches and training sessions for the entire season. Details regarding the expectations can be found in the Sports Policy.

Consistent with the Sports Policy, students must register to play rugby for Radford. Exemptions will only be granted if Radford is unable to field a team in a particular age group.

Information session:
Tuesday 6 March, 6.00–6.45 pm, Room 71, G Wigg Sports Centre

Winter Rowing
Details will be available on ROL at a later date.

Trials are scheduled for Weeks 3 and 4. Please see ROL for details of specific times.

Tennis will be conducted on a term-by-term basis. Information regarding Term 2 bookings will be available on ROL in coming weeks.

Please email Technical Director Andrew Sullivan for information about how to register.

When do I need to register my child?

For winter sports starting in Term 2, 2018, please register your child as soon as possible and no later than Thursday 22 February 2018.

How do I register my child in a sport?

Registration for Co-curricular sports is by online form only and registration is confirmed via email. The sport’s administrator/coordinator can be contacted by replying to the confirmation email.

Is it necessary to attend trials?
Yes. Information regarding current trials has already been distributed and can be found online. Attendance at trials does not act as registration in the sport. Please ensure that you register online.

Costs involved
The financial cost of each sport is detailed in the Co-curricular Activities Handbook as well as on the registration forms.

I’ve submitted a registration form, but my child might change their mind
Once registration has been confirmed, the College expects students to fulfil their commitment to the sport for the duration of the season. Please choose carefully before registering.

How do I find out what else is on?
The Co-curricular Activities Handbook on ROL lists all co-curricular offerings according to student year level. The ROL Dashboard has a link to the Co-curricular Homepage, which displays a tile for each year level in which your children are enrolled. These pages display the relevant Co-curricular schedule with links to the Co-curricular Activities Handbook and Co-curricular Registrations pages.

Where is the Co-curricular Activities Handbook?
The Co-curricular Activities Handbook can be found on the Co-curricular Homepage on ROL. Each year level has a timetable of weekly co-curricular activities. Links to information regarding each sport are listed below the timetable.

I’ve read the Co-curricular Activities Handbook, but still have questions
Please contact the relevant sport coordinator/administrator directly. Replying to your child’s registration confirmation email will go directly to the right person.

My child wants to do two sports that are held on the same day
Every effort has been made to minimise schedule conflicts between sports. However, a conflict does not necessarily exclude participation in both sports. Please make contact with the coordinators/administrators of both sports to discuss facilitating your child’s engagement in both.

Does registration guarantee my child’s participation in that sport?
We try our best to accommodate all students’ choices. Please be aware that some sports have limited places, as indicated on the registration form. If a sport is full, your child’s name will go on a waiting list. Insufficient numbers to make a team viable means the sport will not go ahead. The sport’s coordinator/administrator will contact you prior to the scheduled starting date to confirm your child’s participation.

I can’t log on to Radford Online
Your ROL family login and password is printed on your child’s 2018 commencement letter. If you cannot locate this information, please email Reception. To report any other issues with the Co-curricular pages on ROL, please email the IT Helpdesk 

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