Sports Report, 5 Feb 2020

Ravi Weerasooriya giving Josh’s Christmas card and present to Dusan

Ravi Weerasooriya giving Josh’s Christmas card and present to Dusan

RADFORD CRICKET – BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS ACROSS THE WORLD
In April 2019, the Radford Cricket U13 Team toured Sri Lanka.  Many of the Radford players formed friendships with their Sri Lankan counterparts.  

Josh's card to Dusan

While playing in Galle against the Vidyaloka College, the teams decided to conduct a mock-up 10-over match after the scheduled match.  Players from both teams were mixed into 2 teams - Sriberra vs AusLanka. 

Despite the language barrier, the students loved playing with their overseas ‘opponents- come-team-mates’, and unsurprisingly, the batters especially played with more freedom and less concern about getting out!   

Josh McIntyre (Year 8) has continued a ‘mateship’ with one of the Sri Lankan boys, Dasun.  Josh showed a wonderful display of generosity and care when he decided to send a Christmas gift to Dusan – a cricket helmet.  Josh’s gesture was received with much gratitude and Dasun's father was so happy. 

Congratulations Josh – you have truly demonstrated the power of sport and cricket. 

A thank you also goes to Ravi Weerasooriya who kindly delivered the gift to Dusan and his father in Sri Lanka, while he was in the country coaching some young leg-spinners.


BASKETBALL TOUR INFORMATION SESSION
Radford Basketball will be holding an information session on Thursday 6 February, 5:30pm in the Heath Lecture Theatre for a proposed December 2020/ January 2021 Radford Basketball tour to the USA. The information session is targeted at Year 8-11 Radford male and female Basketballers. Expressions of interest will be recorded at the information session with $500 deposits due Monday 10 February. 


RUGBY – REFEREEING COURSE FOR KIDS RUGBY
The Brumbies Development Office is looking for expressions of interest from any student ages 13+ (if your child is turning 13 this year than they can complete it as well) who are interested in learning to be a referee for kids rugby. 

The course will run through all the basic laws and skills including the SMART RUGBY component, to enable the participant to referee a game with confidence.  This program also falls under the skill component of the Duke of Edinburgh and can be used towards completion of their Bronze and Silver Awards. 

The course takes approximately 2.5 hours, and after the course the participants will need to complete a short exam (open book) on the laws of rugby, which will be held in the rugby learning centre. 

This course is great for increasing Rugby Knowledge for current players and aspiring referees. It is also good for clubs and schools to upskill a parent or manager who can fill in a game on the weekend, if the team does not have an appointed referee. 

Once this course is completed and the online exam is completed the participant will be given a referee whistle, card and uniform. 

If either you or your child is interested in this course, please forward an email to Sharon.siciliano@radford.act.edu.au with your details.

NETBALL UMPIRING
See the attached information on North Canberra Netball Competition umpiring courses.

KUNG FU CLASSES AT THE GIBBONS PAVILION
Following their Year 8 workshop last year, the Yut Hung Kung Fu Academy is now teaching classes at Radford College.  All classes are taught by Radford Collegian Dr Wilson Lo who started the academy 15 years ago with the emphasis on the tuition of practical self defence and upholding the three virtues of Discipline, Respect and Compassion.  The academy also runs Canberra Dragon Dance so students have the option of performing in martial arts, dragon and lion dance in major festivals and events across Canberra. 

Classes are held at the Gibbons Pavilion on Monday and Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30pm.  For more information visit www.moonbearkungfu.com or call Dr Wilson Lo on 0419297347 or just pop into a class and say hello! 

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