Farrer 1st 5 Basketball Team – by Ryland Sainsbury (Year 12)
Our 1st 5 basketball team travelled into the Tamworth Sports Dome to play in the regional games. Our first game was against Tamworth High where they had a pretty convincing win of 85-21.
The next game was Quirindi’s home game which was slightly delayed by me (Ryland) accidently snapping a ring during the warm ups. Quirindi High got their version of Mr Blanch out to weld the ring which then held together for the game. Quirindi were a ‘bit together’ but we still came away with the 61-28 win. Last week we played Coonabarabran and had another win of 72-29 so we now move onto the Regional Final which will take place in the next few weeks when we will play the winner of Inverell and Duval High. Thanks to Miss Allen and Matt Hobson for taking us.
Ron George Cricket – by Conrad George (Year 11)
On 7th March the Farrer 1st XI cricket team competed against Oxley, Carinya and McCarthy High Schools in the Ron George Cricket Competition at Riverside.
We very convincingly won all of our 20/20 games and the highlight was Mitchell Henderson on debut scoring 93. All our bowlers significantly contributed to the overall win. Thanks to Mr Saban & Mr McManus for accompanying our team.
Year 11 Newcastle Court Complex visit – by Brock Dunn
Our Year 11 legal Studies class travelled down to the Newcastle Court Complex on 20th March to learn more about the NSW court system. On arrival at the court house we were met by a guide who showed us around for the day. We were lucky enough to meet with District Court Judge Bright who ran us through a criminal trial role play. In this role play we heard that Mr Daley was accused of stealing three cheese burgers and a thick shake from the local McDonalds and holding staff and customers at gun point. The jury (made up of the Legal Studies students) reached a verdict of guilty. Judge Bright then sentenced Mr Daley to 2 years imprisonment.
After this we headed down to the Local Court to watch a case about a man who was accused of domestic abuse of his partner. The man had pleaded not guilty and we observed the trial. In the beginning the case was a little slow and hard to comprehend, but as the case progressed so did the engagement from the boys. A highlight of the case was when the accused was asked “Did you take your partner’s phone?” Simple question you would think. The accused replied with “Is it really her phone if I pay for it”. Hmm good point? I don’t know to be honest.
At the end of the day we went to Newcastle University and met with a local barrister and talked about the case we had just seen, law in general and how different cases are heard in different courts. After the fire alarm went off we had to evacuate the building so we thanked our tour guide and drove back to Tamworth. I would like to thank Mr Daley and Mr Saban for taking us on our excursion.
The 1st XIII competed in the NW U18 Rugby League Trials held on 4th April in Coonabarabran. During the trials we played Castlereagh winning 3 tries to 1, then progressed to play New England also winning that game 3 tries to 2, after being down 2 tries in the first half. Thanks to Messrs Moore & Lesslie for taking us. By Alek Hall Year 12