Bulahdelah Central School tackle Gloucester High for Chris Hoare Cup Bulahdelah, Wootton, Nerong Myall Coast News Photo Gallery by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 9, 2018 Stephen and Jenny Hoare present the junior trophy to BCS captain Angus Devon. COMPETITIVE spirit was alive and kicking at the annual Chris Hoare Cup Rugby League clash between Bulahdelah Central School and Gloucester High last week. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Spurred on by a convincing 54-0 win by the Bulahdelah junior boys captained by Angus Devon, the open team came out fiery and determined to claim back the coveted Cup lost to Gloucester in 2017. Taking to the field at the Jack Ireland Sporting Complex, Gloucester were quick out of the blocks and busted over the line within minutes of the kick-off to score the first points of the match. Bulahdelah dug deep and put up a strong fight but were overwhelmed by the brute strength of the Gloucester attack. With injuries to key players in the second half leaving Bulahdelah short on the field, Gloucester continually smashed over the line and easily claimed the Cup. Despite the 56-0 defeat, Captain Caleb Grimshaw praised the efforts of his team. “Jreaytaine Davis and Kobi Watt had good all-round games and 2nd rower Matt Barry defended well,” he said. Bulahdelah Coach Bob McCann said the team gave their all. “They tried hard, but the Gloucester side were bigger, stronger and faster, and outplayed us in every aspect of the game,” he said. “Going into next year’s competition we will be focusing on some intensive coaching including some off-season training to help bring the Cup back.” The annual contest celebrates the sporting talents of former Bulahdelah Central School student Chris Hoare whose life was tragically taken in 1996. Chris’s parents Jenny and Stephen said they were very proud to see the high level of sportsmanship displayed on the day. “Being here to support the teams is a great experience and they should all be commended for their participation and effort,” Jenny said. The contest, first played in 2004, has expanded to also include soccer and touch football matches with more than 160 students taking part each year. Stephen and Jenny Hoare present the Chris Hoare Cup to Gloucester Team Captain. Chris Hoare Cup: BCS Open Boys Rugby League team. BCS junior rugby league team dominated on the field. Bulahdelah dug deep against the powerful Gloucester team. Bulahdelah faced the brute strength of the Gloucester attack. Victory: Bulahdelah Girls Soccer team defeated Gloucester. Boys Soccer: BCS team member Dane Pope challenges a Gloucester player.