Sport Report, 14 Oct 20
Congratulations to our U18 Boys who managed a confident win 22 – 7against Marist 3rd XV in the Grand Final on Saturday 26 September 2020. The boys showed commitment, and played with great character and courage to overcome a fierce and tenacious Marist team. Dylan Fernando was awarded the Player of the Match.
The last round of the NPLY competition saw the Radford U13s and 14s travel to Wagga and teams both came away with wins. The Radford U16s and U18s fought hard but unfortunately went down.
It has been a huge season for all involved – the U13s team placed 4th overall and the U14s took out the top honours of 1st place. As a club, Radford has climbed the ladder in the past 12 months and finished 5th overall out of 13 clubs.
Netball season grand final results
By Zarah Jaggers, 2020 Netball Captain
That’s a wrap on the 2020 winter netball season, full of many amazing wins, tough losses, determination and improvement. Radford had three teams compete successfully in the grand finals, Radford Magpies (Juniors division 6), Radford White (Cadets division 5) and Radford Maroon (Cadets Division 4).
Radford Magpies (Juniors divison 6), competed against Burgmann Mist to win 10-6. Radford Magpies consists of players in years 5 and 6 including, Emma Brooks, Phoebe Fox, Theodore Leigh, Ellie Ma, Claire Mazanov, Annabelle Moloney, Ava O’Shea, Amelie Phounpadith, Medha Vemuri, and Nadia Yao. It was a tight beginning to the game for the Magpies, tying 2-2 at the end of the first quarter amidst terribly cold weather conditions. However, their impressive defensive skills lead to many intercepts and turnovers, to come out leading the rest of the game. A congratulations to the team, who should all be incredibly proud for winning their first ever grand final on the back of an undefeated season.
Radford White (Cadets division 5)- consisting of players Georgia Waddell-Wood, Zarah Jaggers, Audrey McCormick, Maxine Kerruish, Poppy Volk-Loone, Hannah Hardy, Olivia Castle, Ashlyn Davis, and Mia Phelps- competed against the SGRNC Hawks. Heading into the grand final undefeated throughout rounds, Radford White was still faced with formidable opponents who fought goal-for-goal until forging ahead in the final quarter to win 19-13. Cheered on by a large contingent of the Radford Community who came to cheer despite a bleak Saturday afternoon in freezing temperatures.
The last grand final for the day was held at Charnwood where Radford Maroon versed Merici Lightning. Maroon dominated the game right from the start, winning all quarters to finish the match 27-19. Their impressive shooting and tight defence across the court ensured they stayed on top of their opponents throughout the game. Congratulations to all Maroon players including, Jade Coyles, Nea Excell, Ella Growder, Yasmine Madden, Aashna Malhotra, Biance Ruta, Lily Simpson, Ava Smith, along with Chelsea Allen who also remained undefeated through the 2020 season.
A big ‘thank you’ to everybody involved in Radford Netball, and to the Netball Community which supported grand final teams and each team throughout the season. Congratulations to Radford Magpies, White, and Maroon, for their impressive grand final wins, and to every other team for their remarkable efforts this season.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTION
Cricket Kookaburra Cup
During the second week of the school holidays, five Radford teams competed in the Kookaburra Cup. The Cup is an annual pre-season tournament attracting players and teams from around the country. Radford entered teams in the:
- U12 Plate
- U14 Cup
- U14 Plate
- U14 Shield
- U16 Cup
Unfortunately, most of the competition was washed out due to wet weather, but it was great to see Radford players back out on the pitches getting ready for the season ahead.
It was a busy period on Lake Burley Griffin over the holidays with both weeks of the holidays booked solidly with Radford Rowing Camps. In Week 1, 40 students took part in a residential camp, and in Week 2 almost 100 students participated in various Junior, Senior and Learn to Row camps. The wet weather did not prevent the Radford rowers from getting out on the water. Well done to everyone involved.