Sports Corner

The past fortnight has been rich with Sport. It started with the HRIS Cross Country Carnival being held at Avondale College on Friday, 30th April. Our Primary and Secondary teams challenged themselves on the gruelling course that ran through bushlands and alongside beautiful waterways.

We had over 90 students representing the College on the day and it must be said that their attitude, effort and behaviour was exemplary. Some students were successful in making it through to CIS Primary Cross Country or AICES Cross Country (Secondary). Congratulations to Primary students Lachlan T, Jordan S, Zachary W, Ashriq NR and Liam B. Congratulations to Secondary students Lauren K, Montana M, Taj C and Ryan B. We wish you all the success at your upcoming carnivals.



Last week we had students Liam B. attend the NSW All Schools Primary AFL Boys Carnival in Byron Bay, NSW. Liam was representing NSW CIS at the carnival and achieved terrific results.

“Last week I went to Byron Bay to represent CIS at the NSW PSSA state AFL carnival. I played 6 games. There were 3 pools and my team was in the best pool because CIS won last time. We came 2nd in our pool and in the crossover round my team won meaning we go to the semi finals. But we lost the semi by 1 point meaning that we can only play for 3rd and 4th. We played against a team called South Coast and we beat them by 2 points meaning that we came 3rd in the whole carnival. I had so much fun!” said Liam.

Another talented member of the family, Ryan B, attended the CIS Under 15 Boys AFL Trials in Sydney on Thursday. As a member of the Swan Academy, Ryan applied his training and skills to be selected for the team. A huge congratulations on your achievement Ryan and we look forward to hearing about the NSW All Schools Carnival when you return. Good luck!


Secondary students participated in Round 2 of the HISSA Rugby 7’s competition and travelled to St Phillips Christian College, Cessnock, to take part in two games. Our 7/8 Boys played hard and came away with a win and loss. Our Year 9/10 Boys and Girls teams fought valiantly for one win between them. The noticeable improvement in the way our 9/10 Girls were playing was remarked by a number of spectators. Good luck in Round 3!


On Friday 7th May, Eve O. attended the NSW CIS Primary Netball Gala Day and trials. Eve was representing the HRIS team whom had a terrific day, winning the Gala Day and going undefeated. Whilst Eve didn’t make the CIS team on this occasion, we congratulate her on her amazing achievement.









Football (Soccer)

Last week some Secondary students participated in the HRIS Open’s Boys and Girls Football (Soccer) Gala Day. The Opens Boys team had the tough ask of playing the undefeated winners of the gala day, Central Coast Sports College, in the opening round. Our team played exceptionally well for a 4-0 loss against a very classy side. Our next two games ended in a 0-0 and a 1-1 draw respectively against St Phillips Christian College Port Stephens and St Phillips Christian College Gosford, despite us being the dominant team in both matches. From there, our narrowly 3rd place put us in the Plate rounds for the pool crossover games. We were dominant once again and thankfully our shots began to find their marks. We had a 3-0 win over St Phillips Christian College Cessnock and then a 3-0 win over Hunter Valley Grammar School to win the Plate final – an overall 9th place from 18 sides. (Report from Mr Cruickshank…super coach!)

The Open Girls soccer team played a total of 7 games this week at the annual HRIS Open Girl’s Open Soccer Gala day. Although the girls didn’t come away with any silverware, the heart and spirit displayed by every player on the team was certainly admirable and worth mentioning and the standard to which all of our students should strive to achieve. Well done girls!! (photo attached)

This week saw our final Athletics training session under the watchful eye of sprint coach Tim. It has been an enjoyable four weeks and our students have worked hard to improve their skills for our upcoming Athletics Carnivals. We look forward to welcoming spectators to Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale, next Wednesday (Secondary) and Thursday (Primary) to cheer on our students.

Rob Eddy
College Sport Coordinator