Sport Report, 29 July 2020
NPLY FOOTBALL SUCCESS
A fantastic start for Radford NPLY Football (National Premier Leagues Youth) since its resumption from COVID-19 shutdown with 6 wins from 8 games.
The U13 team, coached by Radford parent Mr Evan Jeffrey, has returned in style with two comprehensive victories. A 3-1 win over Canberra Olympic FC in Week 1 with a standout and assured goalkeeping performance from Year 6 student Steven Maglasis, and rock-solid defence from Hamish Whithear, Amber Smith and Jeb Jeffrey who repelled many Olympic attacks. This was exactly the start the team was looking for after the shutdown. The team then backed that up with a 5-0 victory over Tuggeranong FC in the pouring rain on Sunday, taking control of the game early and putting in a commanding performance. A great goal from Alex Couldrick sealing the win.
The U14 team, coached by the newly appointed part-time Radford HPE teacher Mr Ian Worthington, has produced two commanding wins since the restart. A 7-0 win over Olympic was a great display of attacking football from all involved. This was followed up by a hard fought 3-0 win over Tuggeranong in horrendous conditions, with Year 9 student Leo Wilson showing his composure at fullback with a fantastic overall performance on the day. Those two results have pushed the team up the ladder to 3rd position after four rounds.
The U16s also produced two great hard-fought victories over Olympic and Tuggeranong. A tense and exciting battle against Olympic went down to the wire, with an absolute cracker of a goal from Aaren Nikolovski sealing the win 2-1. Aaren hit the top corner in an unstoppable shot to give Radford the win and their first points of the season. Confidence from that win saw the team back up with a solid and comfortable 3-1 win over Tuggeranong. Two headed goals from Aubrey Ellis sealed the win, with a quality display of football in the second half. Tuggeranong hardly got out of their own goal area for the last 20 minutes, with Radford piling on the pressure, looking for more goals. They were unlucky not to increase the winning margin.
The next round of NPLY sees Radford take on football powerhouse Gungahlin at home this Saturday. It would be great to see some students come along and support the teams on the Radford P&F Oval from 10am all day.
- U13 – 10:00am Kick off
- U16 – 11:35am Kick off
- U14 – 1:10pm Kick off
- U18 – 3:10pm Kick off
Another great weekend of Netball, with our 15 Radford teams playing Round 2 of the North Canberra Netball Competition (NCNC). Well done to all players, coaches, and parents for working with the NCNC to help enforce the COVID-19 protocols. It is great to see all the players back out on the courts.
- Radford Gold def Daramalan 28-19
- Radford Silver def EGNC 40-15
- Radford Maroon def Merici 28-11
- Radford White def Merici 21-9
- Radford Blue def INNC 19-11
- Radford Purple def by GNC 11-18
- Radford Yellow def GNC 10-8
- Radford Navy def by Cougars 2-33
- Radford Red def by SGRNC 7-26
- Radford Green def by JPC 9-27
- Radford Orange def by GNC 4-16
- Radford Dolphins def INNC 13-2
- Radford Magpies def GSNC 12-0
- Radford Ravens def by EGNC 1-9