Sports Report: 26 April

Radford Defeats Stromlo in Round One of Bill Turner Cup

U15 Boys at the 2023 Bill Turner Cup.

On Wednesday, 5 April, the U15 Girls and Boys Bill Turner football teams travelled to Mount Stromlo for round one of the 2023 Bill Turner Cup, an east coast knockout tournament. The girls team kicked off first and won 2-0 following a strong second half. The boys game finished 2-2 at the end of the normal time, and Radford won 6-2 with some beautiful football played in the extra time! Both teams look forward to round two early in Term 2.

ACT School Futsal Titles

Year 5/6 Girls at the ACT School Futsal Titles.

In Weeks 9 and 10 of Term 1, students from Years 4-10 represented Radford at the ACT School Futsal Titles at the Mpowerdome. The Year 7/8 Boys, Year 9/10 Boys and Year 4 Girls were runners up, with the Year 7/8 Boys going down in a penalty shootout in the grand finale. Special mention goes to the Year 9/10 Girls who unfortunately missed out on the grand final due to being narrowly defeated 3-2 in the semi-final. These girls displayed tremendous effort with only one substitute on the day. A massive congratulations to the following Year 5/6 Girls who were crowned champions:

  • Georgia Brooks
  • Sasha Cartwright
  • Khushi Katamaneni
  • Ivy Pascoe-Simpson
  • Maya Tamhane
  • Emily Toms

NSW Water Polo State Championships

Two representatives from Radford College attended the NSW Water Polo State Championships over the Easter break. Ruben Seow played for the U14 Boys Nordek team and finished 11th out of 16 teams. Molly Jones played in the U14 Girls Woden Waves and finished 11th out of 15 teams. Well done to Ruben and Molly.

Radford Netball Welcomed Townsville Grammar

Radford Netball plays against Townsville Grammar.

We experienced a wonderful night of netball during the last week of Term 1 when Radford hosted Townsville. Radford Gold and Purple teams got the golden opportunity to have a friendly competition against Townsville Grammar on our very own Radford Sports Presence courts. This was the first game for many of our Radford players to compete against out-of-state players. Along with building new relationships and connections, the experience challenged our players' skills, provided them with an insight on how to improve both their individual and team game, and was an enjoyable occasion for everyone involved.

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate our community spirit. A special thanks to the Townsville Grammar staff and players for coming down and providing us with this experience, it was a pleasure meeting you all. A big thank you also goes to Mr Lucas Thiessen, Ms Megan Fritsch and the other Radford staff for all the behind-the-scenes preparations and the time spent to allow the teams to experience this amazing opportunity.

Radford Netball took a lot away from the match, and we look forward to more of these great occasions.

Radford Basketball

Holly, Grace and Rena at the Under-18 National Championships.

During the mid-semester break, Basketball Australia held its annual Under-18 National Championships in Brisbane, Queensland. Three Radford student-athletes, Holly Denman (Year 11), Grace Kent (Year 12) and Rena Cao (Year 11), represented the ACT, which finished ninth in the tournament. The girls played an instrumental role in the team’s two wins against South Australia Country and Western Australia Metro (WAM), with Grace hitting the go-ahead basket in the dying seconds of the fixture against WAM. The College would like to congratulate these athletes for their selection and performance!

Representative Sports Trials

For information on upcoming golf, tennis, hockey, AFL and touch football trials, please see this Nexus post.

Please note – Radford Sport does not get officially notified by SSACT or State Sporting Organisations when a student is selected in an School Sport or State representative team. This information is publicised on the SSACT Facebook page, the State Association media channels or needs to be provided by the student or parent to for it to be celebrated.