Central School Thomson Cup fun

August 4, 2017

Bingara Central School’s Fraser House won the march at the annual Thomson Cup sports last Friday, and went on to take overall honours on the day.
The three houses, Bradman, (yellow), Laver (green), and Fraser (red), marched with pride from the school, along Finch Street, up Maitland Street, turning into Cunningham Street to Gwydir Oval where the sports were held.

Three records, one held since 1970, were broken.

Open Secondary 1500 metre, Dylan Butler with a time of 5.07.10 broke his own record set last year of 5.16.47, so an improvement of over 9 seconds.

Brooke McKinnon broke Mary Anne Reading’s 1970 record of 14.1 seconds, shaving just .1 off the time in the 13 years 100 metres.

Dylan Butler’s record last year of 2.31.16 in the Open boys 800 metres was short lived, when he set a record of 2.25.18.

Age Champions

  • Junior primary boys: Darcy Todd
  • Junior Primary girl: Ginaya Fernando
  • 11 Years Primary boy: Brock Galvin
  • 11 Years Primary girl: Sophie Dennis
  • Senior Primary boy: Brody Michell
  • Senior Primary girl: Casey Weber
  • Junior secondary boy: Harry Bridges
  • Junior secondary girl: Brooke McKinnon
  • Senior secondary boy: Lachlan Webb
  • Senior secondary girl Jacqueline Coombes
  • Open secondary girl: Tayesha Morgan
  • Open secondary boy: Lachlan Butler.


Photo courtesy of Julie Alley.

A very kind leprechaun gave Laver house student, Dylan McKinnon a piggy-back to the Thomson Cup last Friday.

The traditional street parade before the sports at Gwydir Oval was very colourful with students showing pride in their houses. (See page 4 of the Bingara Advocate, dated August 2 for more photographs.)