Sports Report 29 August 2018
Congratulations to Alys Robertson who has been selected in the U14 Girls ACT Basketball team to compete at nationals in Shepparton in the October School Holidays. Rena Cao has been selected as a reserve.
On Monday 27 August, 27 of our top Year 7–12 male Basketball players competed in the ASC Basketball competition at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium. The Year 7/8 and Year 11/12 teams both managed to make their grand finals. Both teams were beaten by Marist, and the Year 11/12 team fought a close contest, going into double overtime.
by Sureshni Fernando (parent)
Former Wallabies five-eighth and Radford Technical Director of Rugby is the latest Australian to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame this month.
The 102 Test veteran was part of three Rugby World Cup campaigns, which included victory in 1999 and the loss to England in the 2003 final in Sydney. He started his first test in 1996 as fullback and then switched to five-eighth in 1998.
I had the privilege of witnessing his playing days as a Brumbies and Wallabies player and his career highlight for me personally was his master class 48-metre drop goal against South Africa in the last seconds (a courageous act for someone not known as a kicker in the team). I my view, this was the turning point in Australia going on to win the 1999 World Cup.
As the current Wallabies assistant coach and Radford Technical Director of Rugby, the Radford community wish to congratulate Stephen on this lifetime achievement.
In a recent encounter with Stephen whilst my son was training for Radford’s Year 10 team to play in the Brumbies school competition, I was most impressed by Stephen’s simplicity and manners. I hope we all can take a leaf out of this – no matter how famous you are, sincerity is more admired than achievements.
‘Stephen was already established as one of the modern-day greats of our game and his influence in Australian Rugby continues as he coaches and mentors the current Wallabies squad as an assistant coach,’ Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said. ‘His playing legacy is one of creative brilliance and an unwavering pride in the gold Wallabies jersey.’ Sydney Morning Herald
We salute him for his ongoing work for Rugby no matter how big or small.
Wishing him all the very best!
Rugby results this weekend – RADFORD wins again. Boys and Girls teams victorious. Both teams moving through to semi-finals next weekend.
One round to go ahead of the finals series. Keep an eye out for which teams are going to make it through. In the photo, Radford Red enjoys some time ahead of the game on Saturday.
Winter Sports Presentation Night
SAVE THE DATE. The Winter Sports presentation night will be held in the Radford Gym on Monday 17 September. There will be food available for purchase ahead of the formal part of the evening. All winter sport participants are invited to attend. Details to be confirmed.