Sports Report: Term 4, Week 6

Sports Report: Term 4, Week 6

Rowing ACT and National Indoor Rowing Championships 2023

By Mr Gordon Marcks, Head of Rowing

Over winter, from May until September, Rowing ACT conducts a series of long-distance time trials. With the Radford rowing program running all year, this is a fantastic event to get through the long winter months, with competitions held every four weeks.

Rowers receive points over the series, and trophies are awarded to the highest-ranked female and male scullers. This is the Lyn Cirulis Plate for the women and Mark Kwiatkowski Cup for the men.

These trophies are notoriously difficult to win, requiring not only rowing talent and ability but also perseverance, resilience and dedication.

This winter, Radford students won both the men’s and women’s point scores, and the winners were well deserving.

Zara Turner (Year 10) was the worthy winner of the Lyn Cirulis Plate, and Hamish McKee (Year 11) was the winner of the Mark Kwiatkowski Cup. To win both the men’s and women’s point scores is a great achievement for Radford rowing and we can be very proud that their names will be on these trophies alongside others who have gone on to do amazing things in the sport.

More recently, we competed in the Australian Indoor Rowing Championships 2023.

Radford rowers spend a lot of time on the rowing machines, and with indoor rowing becoming more popular as a sport in its own right, it was fantastic to see some amazing results from our students.

Medals were awarded to the following Radford students:

  • Bronze Medal in the Women’s U14 500 metres - Eliza Punch (Year 8)
  • Silver Medal in the Men’s U16 500m - Charlie Knight (Year 9)
  • Gold Medal and competition record in the Men’s U14 1000m - Will Fraser (Year 8)
Head of Rowing, Mr Gordon Marcks, with Eliza Punch, Charlie Knight and Will Fraser

Asia Pacific Cup - Basketball

By Mr Ryan Kinnane, Head of Basketball

Between 26-29 October, six Radford College students (pictured below) participated in the tenth annual Asia Pacific Cup in Singapore. Lachlan Horrobin (Year 9) and Sebastian Russell (Year 9) represented the U15 men's Scorers Academy team. Madi Scholfield (Year 9), Poppy Smith (Year 8), Kaiya Barsby (Year 9) and Charlie Russell (Year 7) contributed to the success of both the U15 and U18 women's Scorers Academy teams.

Sebastian Russell, Lachlan Horrobin, Kaiya Barsby, Madi Scholfield, Poppy Smith and Charlie Russell

The students not only showcased their skills on the court but also immersed themselves in the rich cultural experiences that Singapore had to offer. The U15 women's team emerged as champions of the competition, while the U18 team secured the runner-up position.

The Radford basketball team extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the athletes for their outstanding accomplishments.

Coerver Coaching ACT Holiday Camps

Coerver Coaching Holiday Camps offer a fun-filled soccer experience for children aged three to 16+ years. Each day will include ball mastery, one-versus-one attack and defence, receiving and passing, small-sided Coerver games and mini Coerver Cup tournaments.

Players who attend a Coerver Coaching ACT Holiday Camp receive:

  • 12 hours of programmed Coerver Coaching sessions delivered by Coerver Diploma-accredited coaches.
  • A Coerver Coaching training shirt.
  • An Adidas training football.
  • Coerver Coaching Home Study Program.
  • Coerver Coaching Home Study Program online support.
  • Coerver Coaching certificate of attendance.

Dates: Monday, 11 December-Thursday, 14 December
Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm each day
Venue: University of Canberra, Bruce
Registration link: