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13 June 2023

Co-curricular results: Term 2, Weeks 5 & 6

Welcome to our weekly co-curricular wrap. Football Blackfriars 1st XVIII managed to get their…

Welcome to our weekly co-curricular wrap.


Blackfriars 1st XVIII managed to get their 2023 campaign up and running with a comfortable win over Urrbrae (see gallery below).

With 10 different goal kickers, it was a real team performance as the Hounds finished 11.11 (77) to Urrbrae’s 4.3 (27). The best players included Nathaniel Forby, Sam Vanderwoude and Harrison Dallimore. Riley Hutt was the only multiple goalkicker, with 2.

In week 6, the 1st XVIII travelled to Pulteney Grammar School in the search for back-to-back victories.

Despite some very poor weather, the boys managed to finish the game and came away with a 6.6 (42) to 5.2 (32) victory. With the boys having the bye round next week it was a fantastic way to finish before resting up and coming back stronger in 2 weeks time.

Luke Fernando was the only multiple goal kicker and, once again, skipper Dallimore was among the best players.

The Middle As and Middle Bs faced tricky tests vs Nazareth A & B. Unfortunately, both teams came away on the back of a defeat, with the Middle As losing narrowly by 7 points and the Middle Bs losing by 25 points.

Best players included Benjamin Stargatt, Fletcher Wright and Mallon (As) and Harley Nagle, Joshua Henry, Noah Horner (Bs)

It was Derby Day for the Middle School teams as St Dominic’s oval hosted Blackfriars A vs Blackfriars B. It was talk of the school with bragging rights at stake for players, coaches and teachers.

Unfortunately, the weather was horrific and forced the game to be abandoned at half time, with the A team leading by 47 points. Before the rain, thunder and lightning came, the game was played in great spirits with some excellent skills on show.

A special thanks to Patrick Kelly for cooking the barbecue despite the weather. And a huge thank you to Alison Hutt for the fabulous photos for our 1st XVIII in their game against Urrbrae.


The 1st XI dropped their first points of the season as they came from 2-0 down at half time to salvage a 2-2 draw vs Gleeson College. With the Hounds in need of a leader, up stepped skipper Nathan Oan as he scored a brace to bring the scores level. Despite creating some late chances, it wasn’t to be as both teams shared the points.

Across the other grades, it was a day of mixed results for Blackfrairs as the boys faced some tough opposition. The Senior Bs, Middle As and Year 6s all drew, while the Middle Bs & Cs and Year 5s all came out with victories. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for the Year 7s as they went down for the first time this season.


The under 8s were the team of the week in Lacrosse as they beat Burnside 12-5. James Demasi and Haydn Buckley, pictured, led the charge, with 9 goals between the pair.

Unfortunately, the under 11s and 13s didn’t get the result they would have liked, but there were some strong performances throughout.

U8s best – Haydn Buckley

U11s Black best – Dravin Pandya

U13s best – Arapeta Grace


A mixed week on the basketball court saw the Hounds take on St Johns in the Senior and Middle School. The overall score finished played 6, won 3, lost 3.

Here are some highlights from the Middle School Games.

Middle A – Owen Butler put in a powerful performance, Mitchell Puddy was the top scorer and Eddie Bavage produced some clutch scoring in the dying seconds of the 3rd quarter.

Middle B – Patrick Chirkoff with a huge 3 pointer and Mark Tsavdaridis scoring in the final seconds of the third quarter. A special mention to the Middle C players who stepped in to play, Mark Tsavdaridis and Thomas Pile.

Middle C – A fantastic team performance which showed excellent skills, team defence and positive attitude. Top scorers were Mark Tsavdaridis and Thomas Pile.

In the younger age groups, the Year 7s went down to a strong Rostrevor side, the Year 5/6s played 2 won 1 and lost 1 vs St Peters and the Year 4s had a good win against St Andrews.

Table Tennis

The home ground fortress is no more. On Friday, the Hounds home gymnasium saw its first loss for the season as we welcomed St Peters to Blackfriars. On the road, we also had a tough time at Immanuel, as all Open and Middle teams came away with defeats.

The game of the round in South Australia was at Norwood International High School, as the game finished in a tie. Unbelievably the game finished 10 sets each and 22 games each as both teams shared the points.

– Gareth Cox, Co-curricular coordinator