Sports Report, 12 Sept 2018

Radford Navy Netball team ended their season with strong play

Radford Navy Netball team ended their season with strong play

Student achievement – Football
Congratulations to Molly Lawless, Lily Dawson, Ella Hemmings and Sienna Farrar who were selected to play with the ACT Secondary Schoolgirls Football team in Shepparton a couple of weeks ago. The team finished 4th and Molly Lawless was selected for the Australian tour of the United States to compete at the Dallas Cup in April next year. Lily Dawson and Ella Hemmings were selected as shadow players for the Australian team.

Football finals wrap-up
As a result of Capital Football’s introduction of a finals series for the U16 & U18 competitions, Radford’s U16 Division 2 Open, U18 Division 3 Open, U18 Division 1 Girls and U18 Division 1 Open teams competed in semifinals over the weekend. The U16 Division 2 Open went down in a close 4–3 battle against a team that had beaten them convincingly during the season. The U18 Girls lost their semi final 4–2 but were locked at 2–2 until the final eight minutes. The U18 Division 1 Open team played in an end-to-end contest against Canberra Grammar, unfortunately going down in a cruel penalty shootout. The U18 Division 3 Open have progressed to the grand final after beating Canberra Grammar. The team will play their grand final on Saturday, 16 September, at 1.45 pm at Mawson Playing Fields.

Junior School Friday Football Academy wrap-up
The Junior School Friday Football Academy had their final session on Friday. The season has seen the squad working on their individual skills and focusing on first touch, running with the ball, striking the ball and 1-on-1 with Technical Director Tom Crossley. Congratulations to Players of the Academy Ankith Atluri and Lucy Prime.

Players of the Academy Ankith Atluri and Lucy Prime

Last weekend was the end of the winter season for many of Radford’s netball teams. Participation by 144 players, 20 coaches and 30 umpires meant Radford had a strong representation on the courts. Two of the 16 Radford teams made it into the weekend’s semifinals. Radford Navy lost to John Paul College and is now out of finals contention. Radford White lost its semifinal but will progress to an elimination final.

Radford’s Rugby Girls team loss to Cooma 38–36 at Viking Park in the grand final was an outstanding performance in a season of highlights. In their first year as a team, they have made enormous progress. We look forward to a fabulous season next year.

Read Technical Director Jonathan Mandl’s Snowsports report here

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