Sports Report, 9 Jun 21
Girls Rugby 7s Gala Day
On Wednesday, 2 June, our Years 11 and 12 girls competed in the Rugby 7s Gala Day. Most of the team members were new to rugby, and took to the game well, growing in confidence from game to game. The team started the day with a forfeit before going down to Erindale College in the second game of the day. The team bounced back strongly to beat Jindabyne, to secure a place in the semi-final. Despite an improved performance in the semi-final, the team went down to Gungahlin 22–12. Thank you to Mr Crawford who assisted in preparing the team and coaching them on the day.
Associated Southern Colleges (ASC) v Combined Secondary Colleges (CSC) Rugby
Last Wednesday afternoon, two Radford College Year 12 students participated in the annual ASC v CSC rugby match. Max Lemon played on the ASC team, while Aaron Karotam joined the CSC team. Both students participated well, with the CSC team coming away winners 33–26.
The U14s returned to Radford on the weekend, taking on Marist Sky. The game was the closest the U14s have played this season, both in points and skill, as the two teams traded tries early in the match. Radford pulled ahead to a 5-point lead, but unfortunately a try and conversion on full time handed Marist the 2-point win. Despite going down, the team played exceptionally well, demonstrating their skill and determination in a closely contested game.
The U18s had another strong game, taking a 57–22 win over St Edmunds College. The team played very well and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship, loaning players to St Edmunds to ensure they had sufficient numbers to take to the field. During the match, Mr Fleming and Mr Robards were able to rotate the bench evenly, ensuring that all members of the team had a chance to participate in the match.
On Thursday, 3 June, Cricket ACT hosted their annual 2020/21 ACT Cricket Awards Night. This prestigious evening recognises exceptional cricket performances across the Premier League competitions. Radford College was excited and proud to hear that several students were recipients of awards.
Women’s Premier Individual Award | Most Wickets – Mia Phelps (16 wickets)
Men’s Premier Individual Award | Most Wickets | 5th Grade – Avyukth Sudharsan (29 wickets)
Mia Phelps and Amber Smith-Gibson were also named in the Women’s Team of the Year.
And a special mention also to Mr Nick Ewbank, Head of History, Philosophy and RaVE, for being awarded the Derek Gould Memorial Trophy for Best Women’s Umpire and Founders' Medal for Umpiring.
After a cold start at Charnwood, the Radford Junior Magpies (Div 6) played a good game against the BCC Brandley. Despite going down in the end, the team demonstrated some good skill and movement on the court, putting in a really strong fourth quarter.
Following the Magpies, we had four Radford teams playing in the 10:30am timeslot, with Radford Dolphins (Juniors, Div 2/3) and Radford Orange (Inters, Div 9) claiming wins, while Inters Mixed and Radford Navy (Inters Div 9) also gave great performances.
Bill Turner Trophy Girls Football
On Monday, the team hosted Moruya High School in the ACT/Southern NSW Area Grand Final. A massive thank you to Radford Technical Director Ian Worthington for stepping in to referee at the last minute. The team won 5–0 to progress to the final 16 of Australia! The team will be playing the winner of the NSW South Coast, probably in Wollongong. If successful, the team will then enter the top 8 of Australia, playing the winner of the Riverina v Victoria regions.
It was a huge day on Saturday across the P&F and JA Mackinnon ovals at Radford, for our teams playing in the ACT Junior Football League. There were some great performances and displays of sportsmanship across our U8–U12 Girls and Boys teams.
In the older age groups, our U16 Boys Div 1 team gave it their all on the pitch and the U18 Opens Div 3 team played an extremely close match, coming away with a 4–4 draw – it was nail-biting all the way to the end.
Following a bitterly cold Saturday, the Radford NPLY teams enjoyed playing in some warm sunlight on Sunday morning. In this round, our teams came up against O’Connor Knights, a highly competitive club.
All matches proved too challenging for our players, however they all stuck to their coaches’ game plans and came away with 3 wins and draw.
- U13s drew 2-2
- U14s won 5-3
- U16s won 3-0
- U18s won 5-1
The U13s team said goodbye to coach Marcia Caporn last weekend (photo below). Marcia has relocated back to the US with her family. The team welcomed Steve Cox with a very creative Q&A session on Thursday.
Our Radford Div 5 ACT Pennant Team hosted the top team, Queanbeyan, at our Radford courts and the competitiveness of both teams was evident.
Peter Gordiev, Isaac Waldren and Ravi Vadher all played exceptionally well.
Both teams ended up with the same number of sets at the conclusion of the round, however Radford pulled away with a win, due to having won more individual games.
- Radford Div 1 Team won against North Woden
- Radford Div 6 Team won against Braddon
- Radford Div 8 Team won against Eastlake
Congratulations to the following teams who recorded a win over the weekend:
- U14 Boys JPL Magic 74 def Tuggeranong Vikings 22
- U16 Boys JPL Hornets 73 def Tuggeranong Southern Cross 43
- U12 Girls Div 2 Cardinals 57 def Tuggeranong Southern Cross 6
- U12 Boys Div 1 Spiders 59 def Canberra City Stallions 8
- U14 Girls Div 5 Panthers 39 def Canberra Girls Grammar Green 10
- U14 Boys Div 2 Grizzlies 37 def Tuggeranong Southern Cross 16
- U14 Girls Div 2 Rav 24 def CGS Raptors 20
- U14 Boys Div 1 Blazers 41 def Weston Creek Woden Dodgers 29
- U19 Girls Div 1 Fire 38 def Weston Creek Woden Dodgers 15
- U19 Boys Div 4 Timberwolves 52 def Belconnen Ramblers 18
- U19 Boys Div 4 Spartans 31 def Ginninderra River Rats 21
- U19 Girls Div3 Breakers 24 def Canberra Girls Grammar Blue 22