It has been a busy Term 2 for sport! I’d like to start by acknowledging the students, staff, and families that have so far supported the College’s participation and success in sport in 2024. 

To wrap up the term, we had two teams make the boys NWJFU Coastal Grand Finals. These were played in Ulverstone on Thursday. 


Year 8 Team vs Burnie High School 

Entering the Grand Final at 1-win all during the season, with Burnie besting MRC in the most recent game, it was always going to be a tough close game. Burnie kicked the only goal of the opening quarter, taking a lead 7-2, and they again took their changes in the second quarter 19 – 5, but a dogged defensive performance by MRC kept them within touching distance. In the third quarter, MRC managed to hit the scoreboard through goals to Deacon H and Oscar D to make the margin less than a goal at the change. It was end-to-end football in the last quarter with Deacon H again standing tall up forward. The boys managed to hold off Burnie in a last-gasp effort to win the flag! It was an excellent display of football and sportsmanship from both teams. 

MRC best players included Oscar D, Deacon H, Jack H, Anderson T, Xavier L, Rocco M, and a goal-saving pickup off his boots by Rhys M to seal the game at the death. 

Congratulations and well done to the boys, and thank you to Mr Powell for coaching the team throughout the season, and the support of Mr Gale and Mr Pearce for the finals day. 

Final Score: MRC 4.10.34 def BHS 3.12.30 

9/10 Team vs Reece High School 

The two best teams on the coast won through to the Grand Final. The MRC team was crippled by injuries, players away and unavailable – so were always going to be up against it. 

MRC started well, kicking the first two goals of the game, leading 14-3 at quarter time, but Reece managed to flip the script in the second holding MRC scoreless, to take the lead 25-14 at half time. There was no breeze to speak of, and perfect playing conditions led to some fast and physical football. Three goals apiece in the third quarter kept things close at three-quarter-time but some costly discipline by MRC players led to an easy goal for Reece, allowing them to hold their lead. MRC pushed hard at the start of the last quarter but playing with 19 didn’t quite have the legs to run over the top, with Reece prevailing at the final siren. Coach Mr Cooper praised the effort of the team all game, saying “we made them earn the win”. 

Best players from MRC were Jobe P, Jesse H, Tyson J, Jake M, Harry H, and Harry D.  

Final Score: RHS 9.13.67 def MRC 7.8.50 

Thank you to Mr Cooper, Mr Skene, and the Senior College students – Taj H and Tyson J who coached the team throughout the season. Thank you also to Mr Cooper for his many years of service to football at the College, coaching and supporting MRC teams and students. 

Term 3 NSATIS Sport 

Term 3 NSATIS Sport starts straight away for some teams. 

NSATIS Netball 1sts and 2nds and NSATIS Soccer Boys and Girls both play on the first Wednesday back in Term 3, with games away at Launceston Grammar. 

Students, and parents of students, selected in these teams have been emailed details about Round 1. Further information (such as Consent2Go) and event updates may be forwarded during the holidays. Please keep check of your emails where possible.  


Mr Thomas Lutwyche 

Head of Sport