Sport Update 2022 Term 1 Week 6

Thursday, 03 Mar 2022


NCIS Swimming

Albeit a little wet, (no pun intended) the BDC competitors should be very proud of their achievements at the NCIS carnival held in Alstonville.

Congratulations to the NCIS age champions and runners up:

8-10 Girls - Stella Jephcott (Champion)
8-10 Girls Sofia Bravo (Runner Up)
11 Boys - Dylan Hannaford (Champion)
11 Boys - Edward Neal (Runner Up)
12/13 Girls - Mia O'Reilly
12/13 Boys - Harry Campbell (Joint Champion)

Congratulations to Harry Campbell who broke records in:

50m Fly (32.81)
50m Free (30.13)
100m Free (1:05.37)

CIS Football Cup

Both our girls & boys open football teams headed to Armidale to face off against Carinya Christian School in the first round of the CIS Football Cup.

Carinya are from Tamworth & were nice enough to meet us in Armidale to save on some travel time - a gesture that players, driver & coaches certainly appreciated.

The girls kicked off later than scheduled due to roadworks and were met by a determined Carinya outfit. An end-to-end game with neither team able to finish their chances.

A great one-on-one save by Maja Robson kept our girls in the match as time expired although eventually going down in a penalty shootout.

The boy's team started with the majority of possession however were unable to break the Carinya defense until Ollie Correy cut inside off the right-wing and blasted a shot into the top right corner from the edge of the box.

A reminder to our midfield that passing is often the quickest way to goal. The ball soon found its way to Ollie again who made a run down the right-wing and what will go down as either the cross or shot of the season as it sailed inside the far post. 2-0.

The boys played all-around better football in the second half and were able to add another with Tom O'Connor converting from the penalty spot.

A 3-0 win & the winner of Emmanuel Anglican or Lindisfarne awaits.

A big thanks to Mr Klipin & Mr Andrews for coaching in the lead-up and on the day.

Martin Kelleher

2022 Carnival Dates


Thurs 17 - NCIS Sec Swimming carnival – Alstonville

Thurs 24 – NSWCIS Primary Swimming - Homebush


Tues 5 - BDC Cross Country


Mon 2 & Tues 3 – NSWCIS Secondary Swimming - Homebush

Thurs 12 - NCIS Cross Country - Lennox Head

Tues 17 – BDC Secondary Athletics – C ex Stadium - UPDATED


Thurs 9 – NSWCIS Cross Country – Eastern Creek

Friday 17 – BDC Primary Athletics – BDC


Wed 17 - NCIS Athletics – Cex Stadium, Coffs Harbour


Tues 20 – NSWCIS Primary and Secondary Athletics - Homebush

Upcoming Sports

Please email Beth Hilton or Martin Kelleher for more information. Sign-up sheets are at the sport admin office.

NCIS Primary Football – Tuesday 15 March – BDC

U16 NCIS Rugby Union Trials (for AICES) – Monday 7 March - POSTPONED

NCIS Secondary Touch Football – Tuesday 8 March – Tweed Heads - POSTPONED

NCIS Primary Netball Trials (rep team selection) – Thursday 10 March – Tweed Heads

NCIS Secondary Hockey – Monday 14 March – Grafton

Coffs Coast Primary Netball Schools Cup – Wednesday 16 March – Coffs Harbour

Coffs Coast Secondary Netball Schools Cup – Thursday 17 March – Coffs Harbour

NCIS Secondary Football – Wednesday 20 March – Coffs Harbour

NCIS Secondary Girls Basketball Trials – Tuesday 22 March – BDC

NCIS Secondary Surfing – Tuesday 22 March – Sawtell Beach

Port Macquarie Futsal – Tuesday 22 March – Friday 25 March – Port Macquarie (Tues 13/14 Boys & 14 Girls, Wed 19 Boys and Girls, Thurs 15/16 Boys & 16 Girls, Fri 11.12 Boys, Girls, Mixed)

Coffs Harbour High Schools Rugby 10’s – 14’s, 16’s and girls – Thursday 7 April – Coffs Harbour


Year 7 Camp report

Year 7 were extremely excited to finally have a camp experience after 2 years of camp cancellations. First off, we got up bright and early, packed our bags, and headed right off to The Great Aussie Bush Camp! We had to take a pit stop at Kew, where we saw a huge axe!

We all crowded onto the playground, enjoying our quick little pit stop. We had about an hour there until we had to get back on the boring bus and sit for another 3 whole hours!

Of course, we made the most of it by talking with our friends. Time went fast after that. We looked around and saw the thing we had been waiting for this whole 5 hours. Finally, we all saw the sign, “The Great Aussie Bushcamp next exit”. Everyone started screaming and clapping.

We had a very good time on the bus after our stop but the best time was getting off and the timing was great! Just in time for lunch. Individually we walked to the dining hall and grabbed our plates. In a jiffy we had…HAMBURGERS!!! They were the best thing I've had in a longggg time! Gourmet buns with well-cooked beef patties, fresh lettuce, carrot, tomato, and even beetroot. We settled down and ate our hamburgers, not a sound in the dining hall, all you could hear was people eating and enjoying their freshly cooked hamburgers.

After lunch, we ran straight to the boy’s campfire and were very excited to hear our tents and who were in them. I personally had the best tent, all my friends in my tutor were in there and we had such a great time. Then we had shower hour, which basically explains itself. You shower for an hour, well you yourself shower for about 5 minutes!! 

Night crept up before we knew it and we enjoyed dinner. Then we had dessert! Ice cream, so good! We started a campfire over at the boy’s campfire and got told to get changed into worn-out clothes, long pants, and bug spray. We played a round of Commando!! Which is basically spotlight, well it's basically tag in the dark, but you have to find the prisoners and take them back to the start. After that, we all got told to go to bed, which we sort of did. We were all talking, laughing and telling scary stories. We had about 10 minutes to talk then a teacher would come around and say lights out. We were all basically zonked after the bus ride, but some were wide awake because they slept the whole way on the bus!

The rest of the camp involved the Giant Swing, Lost Island, Survivor, High Ropes Course, Leap of Faith, Vertical Challenge, and Dual Flying Fox.  As you can imagine it went by in a blur because we were always involved in challenging ourselves and pushing our limits.  We made new friends and built on current friendships.  It was a great start to our High School years and a camp we finally got to go on. It was the best! On behalf of all Year 7 students I would like to thank Mr Close, Mrs Dawson, Mr Doyle, Mr Reedy, Ms Phiilips, Mr Johnstone, Mr Linke,  Mrs Watson, Mrs Walker and Mrs Wainwright. A very special thank you to Mrs Hilton who organised the whole adventure.

Tilly McNeil

Year 10 Camp

Year 10 had a great week at camp. A full report will be in the next newsletter.

Thank you to Nicole Matthews, Simon Doyle, Robb Kitcher, Dale Graham, Teena Goodman, Mark Norberry, Ben Andrews and Keven Flannagan for looking after our students and taking the time away from your families so BDC can have a fabulous outdoor education program.

Beth Hilton
Sport and Outdoor Education Coordinator K-12

0417859252 or 66515644 ext 295

2022 Camp Dates
Year 9 Camp (2021)
Monday 21 – Thursday 24 February – Pindari Adventures
Year 4 Camp
Friday 18 March – Margaret’s Field (a parent is invited for the evening activity)
Year 5 camp
Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 May – Tyalgum Ridge Retreat
Year 1 Outdoor Education Day
Friday 5 August - BDC
Year 11 Camp
Monday 10 Oct - Thursday 13 Oct - Camp Kokoda
Year 9 Camp
Monday 17 - Thursday 20 Oct - Pindari Adventures
Year 6 Camp
Thursday 20 Oct – Friday 21 Oct - Farnworth
Year 3 Camp
Thursday 27 – Friday 28 October- Yarrahapinni
Year 2 Camp
Friday 4 – Saturday 5 Nov - BDC

Outside of BDC Sport Achievements


Max Clarke (9) is now U17 Victorian State Modern Pentathlon champion and Finn Clarke (6) U13 Champ. They now train for MPA National title at the end of April. They are very excited! Max fenced up for the first time and did really well against the big athletes!

Amber Hundle (8) attended the Little Athletics NSW, LANSW, regional carnival in Tamworth. Representing her local athletics club, Woolgoolga, in the under 13s girl category.

From the 6 events that she competed in, she achieved 4 personal bests. 1st in the 400m sprint, Long Jump and Triple Jump, 2nd in the Javelin, and 3rd in the 80m Hurdles and 200m Sprint. 

This now sees her place in the top 24 in NSW in 4 events, and travel to Sydney to compete at the LANSW State carnival, held at Sydney Olympic Park on the weekend of March 26th and 27th.

Molly Williams (9) has recently been selected to represent NSW at the National U15 Girls Hockey Championships. Molly’s selection follows an intensive weekend of trials where athletes take part in fitness testing, technical skills and match play. Primarily an attacking mid-fielder, Molly plays for Beaches Hockey Club in the local Hockey Coffs Coast competition. The national championships will take place at the newly upgraded Newcastle Hockey Centre in April.

Ruby Ensbey (12), a member of the High Performance Program, had a very successful weekend at Surf Life Saving NSW County Championships competing for Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Club.

Ruby competed in 12 events across her U19 age group and also in Open Women’s in events including Ski Swim Board and Board Rescue and many team events winning 7 medals.

Ruby is looking forward to competing in the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in April.

Please email a short report and photos to with any outside of BDC sporting achievements for inclusion in the newsletter.