Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Radford College: Football rules.

Peter Wolenski,Radford College (Private School) Sports Administrator, talking on the Nearpost last night said, "We're probably trying to put a cap on anymore teams!"

"We have 35 basketball teams and 28 football teams. They are the two biggest sports," said Peter.

Great to see football making its mark across Canberra Private Schools. It wasn't always the case. Indeed the trend continues across Australia. Football has overtaken Rugby Union as the number one code at King's College, Sydney as well.

Let the good times roll.


Brendan said...

Love the blog Eamonn - on a private school related note, St Ignatius College, Riverview - another similar Sydney traditional private school to Kings and also in the GPS association -has recently established a large and flourishing Old Boys football club playing (and winning) in the Gladesville-Hornsby Association.

I know many ex-students often played for the Old Boys Rugby club for generations as the only ex-students sporting
club going around - an Old Boys Football club would have been unimaginable a short time ago or even pre 2005-6.

Eamonn said...

We are living in interesting times Brendan. Sometimes you wonder what would happen when/if all this grassroots support comes to the fore.

And I guess it will in some ways down the years.

Hearing stories like ST Ignatious Riverview is really inspiring to this long-time Aussie football fan.

Wouldn't have believed football could make such a mark in the Private school system in such a short space of time.

Don't suppose Peter FitzSimons is writing about these changing times:)