Sports Report, 25 Sept 2019
Congratulations to the Year 12 U18/3 Open team Glory, who beat the Radford Year 11 team Victory in their Football Grand Final at UC on Saturday morning.
Congratulations to the U14/3 Girls Rave and the U19/3 Boys Giants who won their Basketball Grand Finals over the weekend. The U19/3 Giants (Year 11s) beat the U19/3 Radford Rockets (Year 10s) in a closely contested game that finished 43-41.
OTHER GRAND FINAL RESULTS
- U14/1 Girls Subs 34 def by TSC 52
- U14/3 Boys Grizzlies 28 def by Ginninderra Rats 30
- U16/2 Boys Falcons 30 def by TSC 34
- U19/2 Boys Wizards 30 def by TSC 39
- Radford Silver 20 def by GNC Star Rubies 25
- Radford Green 8 def by SGRNC Penguins 23
Netball - Radford Gold 2019 – a personal thank you
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the players and parents from the Radford Gold Netball team. Our season started in March 2019 and this was the first opportunity I had to meet the girls that I would be coaching and mentoring. During the grading rounds, this provided me an invaluable opportunity to see which division and grade the girls would best fit from a player development, competitive and fun perspective.
The Gold team had an excellent season, the girls set themselves some personal and team goals, which over the course of the season they certainly achieved. The goals were:
- communication through the court
- strong rebounds at both ends of the court
- 100% work effort at all training and games.
During the season, the girls competed in the Cadets Division 1 competition. The team played 14 round games, where they played against teams from schools and clubs. The girls went through the 2019 season with 9 wins and 5 loses. The Top 4 ladder finish was very close with only 2 points separating 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions. The Gold team made it through to the minor semi-finals but unfortunately went down to INNC Snow Leopards in overtime, final score 41 – 38.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Sports Department (Brent, Di and Megan) for all their help, support and coordination over the season. To the parents & caregivers of the Gold team, thank you for always being there at the netball courts supporting not just your daughters but the team each week; and lastly, to the wonderful and amazing group of girls that I was fortunate enough to coach/mentor this season: you girls have been an absolute pleasure, your commitment throughout the season and your willingness to improve, learn, take on new challenges and compete throughout the season has been fantastic. I would like to wish you all the best for the remainder of 2019 and I look forward to the 2020 season.
Coach for Radford Gold
Congratulations goes to Owen Toyne who, on Sunday 8 September won Gold at the Australian Road Walk Championships in Adelaide. Owen now holds the title of U14 National Road Walk Champion.
Eden-Monaro Local Sporting Champions
On Monday 2 September, young sports stars from across Eden-Monaro were presented with Local Sporting Champion Certificates by the Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM, MP in recognition of their outstanding sporting achievements. Tahlya Smith from Radford was a recipient for her high‑level results in rhythmic gymnastics.
The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance of up to $750 to young people aged between 12 and 18 years to compete, coach or umpire in their chosen sport.
At the ceremony, Dr Kelly said ‘the achievements of these young sports stars are a testament to the hard work of both themselves and their family. I wish them all the best of luck for their future sporting endeavours’.
Round Two of the 2019 Local Sporting Champions grant program is now open with applications closing on 30 September 2019. For further information regarding the application process please go to https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions.
Secondary Track and Field State Representation
The 2019 Australian All Schools Track and Field Championship is the representative pathway event for Secondary students, and it is conducted by Athletics Australia not School Sport Australia. Therefore, SSACT does not select nor organise the team to compete at the Championships from the 6 – 8 December in Perth.
The 13&O ACT Championships that are conducted by SSACT, is part of the selection process for Athletics ACT as well as two of their High Noon events for the events not within the SSACT Program; Sprint Hurdles, 3km run, Steeplechase, Pole Vault, hammer throw, 1500m walk, 3km walk, and long hurdles.
Students wishing to be considered for selection in the events listed above need to enter one or both of the two High Noon events on the 1 and 22 September – please refer to the SSACT website Track and Field page www.schoolsportact.asn.au for High Noon event and (free) entry details as well as the AACT Selection Policy.
If parents/guardians have any questions, please contact Athletics ACT directly on 02 6247 1276.
Girls Only Free Football (soccer) Game Leader Referee Course
Saturday 28 September
Hawker Football Centre
Game leaders are eligible to referee U8-11 games next season. Once you’ve completed a course, email Dianne.Wilson@radford.act.edu.au to be allocated to games.
Please see the following link for further information: https://capitalfootball.com.au/referee/referee-training-programs/upcoming-courses/
Futsal Referee Course | Capital Football
Capital Football are running Futsal referee courses on the below dates & times at Radford. Current Football referees can attend for a half-price discount of $55.
Sunday 13 October, 9:00am – 3:00pm
After completing a course you will be able to referee for North Canberra Futsal over the Summer.
Futsal refereeing is a great way to earn cash and develop life skills as well as a good continuation or introduction to Football refereeing.
For further information and to register please see the following link: https://capitalfootball.com.au/referee/referee-training-programs/futsal/.
Basketball ACT Trials