NCIS Carnival win delivers strong rep side

Posted 12th March 2016

Seven players from The Armidale School’s top football side will now compete at the next representative level after the team were undefeated at the North Coast Independent Schools Sporting Association’s football championships hosted by TAS yesterday (9 March).

The strong outfit did not concede one goal in their four games against school teams from across the North Coast region. Around 280 players from eight independent schools attended the championships, which TAS hosted for the fourth consecutive year. The winners of the junior boys division, Bishop Druitt College from Coffs Harbour, also never let one into the net and were undefeated in their four games. Bishop Druitt also won the senior girls division, whilst Emmanuel Anglican College of Ballina took out the junior girls.

“The competition was great from all schools and everyone played to their best potential – it was a good showcase of football,” TAS captain Alex Boulus said.

“It gave us a lot of opportunity to grow as a team and understand everyone’s thoughts on the pitch.”

Boulus will be joined by teammates Jarrod Bourke, Angus Lloyd, Jim Orr, Cai Spiers, Euan Spiers and Angus Webber in the NCIS team to competed at the Combined Independent Schools championships in Sydney on 24 May.

“We’ll get a bit of opportunity to train before our first matches on the day. The championships will find us playing some of the best schoolboy footballers in the state, so it’s great to be part of that,” he said.

The participating schools were: The Armidale School, Bishop Druitt College Coffs Harbour, Clarence Valley Anglican School Grafton, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School Tweed Heads, Emmanuel Anglican College Ballina, Kemspey Adventist School, Tweed Valley Adventist College Murwillumbah and Presbyterian Ladies’ College Armidale.


: Euan Spiers keeps the ball away from an Emmanuel Anglican College opponent at the NCIS championships


Lachlan James from Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar, Tweed Heads and Ethan Monk from TAS chase the ball


Taking out the senior boys’ division at the North Coast Independent Schools football championships yesterday were the TAS team comprising of (back row, l-r) Jack Evans, Angus Webber, Angus Lloyd, Samuel Danke, Will Brissett, Cai Spiers, Jim Orr, Euan Spiers, (front) Harry Mackenzie, Ethan Monk, Alex Boulus, Jarrod Bourke, Bailey Bourke and Lachlan Knowles


Selected into the NCIS football squad to compete at the Combined Independent Schools championships were TAS players Angus Lloyd, Angus Webber, Jim Orr, Cai Spiers, Alex Boulus, Jarrod Bourke and Euan Spiers.