CIC Cross Country Meet One – report
Last Friday saw the first Cross Country Meet of the CIC season. It was held at Iona College and MBBC boys had representation across Years 4 -7.
The boys faced some strong opposition with fields of over 100 competitors in all of the age groups. They competed over 2 km for the Under 9s – Under 11s and 3 km for the Under 12 – 13 age groups.
All boys gave their best performances over a challenging course which led them up and down hills and around the three ovals. There were notable performances from Ethan Bowden who ran 2 km in 9 minutes 54 seconds. Our youngest but most determined and enthusiastic competitor, Benjamin McLaughlin gave a steely performance, for the Under 9 years.
Adam Fogg and Ben Luck led home the Under 11 years race coming in first and second places both with good times. Justin Findlay stormed home on the final straight for the Under 12 years.
Congratulations boys on a great start to the cross country season!
Mrs Caroline Fogg
Cross Country Coordinator
CIC Cross Country Meet Two on Friday 7 May
The second invitational CIC Cross Country Meet of 2010 will be hosted by Nudgee College at their College at 2199 Sandgate Road, Boondall on Friday 7 May from 4:00 pm. Parents are required to provide transport to and from this event.
Program and Course
4.15 pm Under 9 & Under 10 years 2000m
4.30 pm Under 11 years 2000m
4.45 pm Under 12 & Under 13 years 3000m
The course will incorporate a variety of surfaces and terrain. Runners must wear shoes. The course will start/finish on Hendry Oval and will be 2 laps of a 1.5km. All runners are to be changed and arrive ready to run, and are to meet at the assembly points on the Hendry Oval.
CIC Cross Country Meet 2 – Information Flyer attached.
Weekly newsletter reports for Rugby and Soccer will appear on a roster basis.
Year 5 Soccer Report
Wow, what a thrilling first competition game of the season played by the Year 5 CIC Soccer Team! The boys were pumped up and ready to go as soon as they arrived at MBBC. This enthusiasm spilled out on to the field with the boys scoring two goals within minutes of the first half. Brisbane Boys’ College came back quickly scoring one goal, however, we were able to retaliate, scoring yet another goal, up 3-1.
But what happened next was completely unexpected. BBC scored a quick succession of goals, now leading by 4-3. Our boys put their training skills into practice and displayed sheer determination, much to the delight of team coach, Mr Totidis. They equalled the score with only minutes left of play.
The last five minutes of the game were extremely tense. The ball seemed to be equal in possession and travelled up and down the field with many close calls at goal from both sides. Finally the whistle blew, leaving the final score a draw of 4-4.
All players well exceeded expectations throughout the match. A special mention must be made to Joshua Sloman in the midfield who worked hard to set up the goals for Zac Totidis. Congratulations also to Lachlan Macleod and Connor Madders who also made many valuable contributions throughout the game.
Thank you to all parents and spectators for their encouragement and support throughout the match. We particularly thank Mr Rogers, who willingly filled in as referee at the last minute, doing an amazing job!
Result: MBBC 4 drew BBC 4
Mrs Jodee Armstrong
Year 5 Soccer Team Manager.
Year 6 Soccer Report
The Year 6 soccer team started their season with a tough game against BBC. Straight away the boys were under pressure as the BBC boys’ demonstrated better teamwork and understanding. The boys were outplayed by BBC and though they went down 5-0, to their credit they never gave up and kept working hard right throughout the match. There were several good individual performances but we need to work on playing as a team. Tavis Bancroft and Jackson Rossi were very busy around the park and Justin Findley and Ben Gibbs worked hard in central defence. Aaron Smith and Keaton Graham also had good first games for the College.
Result: BBC 5 def. MBBC 0
Mr Shane McCarthy
Year 6 Soccer Coach
Results from Saturday 1 May:
Year 7 BBC 8 def. MBBC 1
Year 5 Rugby report
The Year 5 Rugby team played an outstanding opening game against BBC on Saturday. Led by captain Brant Barr, the boys consistently executed the basic Rugby skills of rucking, mauling, tackling and passing that have been practiced at training. Zac Schofield, Jonah Park and Alex Punin played a tough game in the forwards with Jonah scoring MBBC’s first ever try in the CIC Rugby competition. Backs Brant Barr, Blake Quick and Fred Stevens were excellent in attack and defence. BBC scored four tries in the first half and two just after the half-time whistle. With no reserves the Year 5 team made a stance to not let BBC cross the try line for the rest of the match, gallantly defended their line for the last ten minutes of the game.
Result: BBC 32 def. MBBC 5
Mr Jack Pincott
Year 5 Rugby Coach
Results from Saturday 1 May:
Year 6 BBC 69 def. MBBC 0
Year 7 BBC 62 def. MBBC 5