Sport plays an integral part of College life for students. The sporting programme at the College offers all students the chance to participate in a wide variety of sports, catering for the elite student athlete in addition to those students participating purely for fun and enjoyment. Our students are prepared by a collection of expert internal and external Coaching and High Performance staff with programs designed to maximise student skill development, individual and team performance and overall enjoyment.
Fourteen different sports are available to all students at the College, ranging from Football through to Rugby League. Each sport's program has dedicated Coaching staff with designated pre and post school training commitments across the school year.
The College competes in intercollegiate Athletics, Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country Running, Football, Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League (including non-contact Tag), Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball. In addition, the College is investing time and resource into developing sports, with co-curricular Clubs for eSports, Drone flying and recreational running.
The College competes in competitions coordinated by the Sports Association of Catholic Co-educational Secondary Schools (SACCSS). SACCSS includes fourteen Catholic Colleges competing in regular Premier Leagues across all year levels, major carnivals (Athletics, Swimming and Cross-Country) and Gala day tournaments (Golf, Tennis, Rugby League, Hockey and Futsal). Students also have the opportunity to compete in higher representative sport under the SACCSS banner whilst also competing across regional and state level All-schools competitions.
The College has a proud history of sporting achievement and has produced multiple national and international level athletes, including:
- Simon Colosimo, former Socceroo (26 appearances) and Perth Glory (Captain), Sydney FC and Melbourne Heart (inaugural Captain) player.
- Jayden Short - current Richmond Football Club player, drafted at No.11 in the 2015 AFL Rookie draft
- Rachel Alonso – Current W-League forward for Melbourne Victory.
- Tyla-Jay Vlajnic – current Melbourne City W-League defender and Seattle Sounders Women in the United States Women's National Premier Soccer League.
- Thomas Bitmatta – World Champion Drone Pilot, 2017 RIOT-Multi GP International Open
- Matthew Theodore – former Melbourne Victory Youth Captain and Young Socceroo.
- Robert Stambolziev – former Young Socceroo, former professional player for Bristol City, Panathinaikos and Sydney FC.
- Frank Brisevac – Current National level Triple Jump athlete, 2010 National and Victorian U18 Triple Jump Champion, 2011 Silver Medallist Australian Junior Athletics Championships.
- Reno Piscopo – Former Young Socceroo and Junior Italy representative (U15-17) and Inter Milan Youth system player.
- Enza Barilla – Former W-League midfielder for Melbourne Victory (65 appearances and 7 goals)
- Sam Beninato – former professional footballer for Pintar FC in Spain.
The College has committed to commencing an elite program for high performing student athletes, with 2019 to see the introduction of the inaugural Athlete Development Program (ADP) for Year 8 -10 students. This program is a competitive entry program for elite level student athletes to assist in their preparation for high level sporting competition.
As a component of the ADP, the College currently runs five sport Academy programs, namely:
- Northern Football Academy
- Basketball Academy
- Australian Rules Football Academy
- Netball Academy
- Tennis Academy.
Each of these Academy programs provide for elite development opportunities for talented student athletes whilst connecting in with professional, state and community sporting clubs and tertiary education providers.
Students selected as members of the ADP not competing in one these Academy sports are nominated within the Individual Athlete Program stream. For more information on the ADP and its associated programs, click on the left hand menu.