Sport is a way of life at Brigidine and our students benefit from the camaraderie, physicality and mental challenge sport brings.
While Brigidine is a single sex school, we are gender neutral when it comes to sports. Our students have the opportunity to participate in AFL, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Hockey, Indoor Cricket, Netball, Rowing, Rugby 7s, Soccer and Futsal, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Water Polo. Plus, we have an annual ski-trip to New Zealand.
Even though Brigidine is a small school in size, we are fortunate to utilise some of Brisbane’s best sporting facilities located nearby including the University of Queensland, Taringa sporting fields and the Brisbane River.
Full details and information required of the sporting program can be found on the new Brigidine College App where you will find links to each individual sport and its associated handbook.
In keeping with the aims and ethos of the College, sport at Brigidine plays a pivotal role in the overall development of each and every student within the school community. There are a number of sporting competitions open to all students at the College, with the emphasis on giving as many students as possible the opportunity to represent the school in, at least, one sporting team. The competitions/associations that Brigidine is a part of include:
The Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association (CaSSSA) brings together 13 Catholic secondary schools contesting competitions in nine sports and three interschool sports carnivals. This Association competes in Wednesday afternoon sport at home/away and central venues, excluding Tennis which is played on Saturdays.
Schools competing with Brigidine College in the CaSSSA competition include: All Hallows’, Loreto, Lourdes Hill, Mary McKillop, Mt Alvernia, Mt St Michael’s, Our Lady’s, San Sisto, St John Fisher, St Mary’s, St Rita’s and Stuartholme.
The interschool carnivals for Swimming (Term 1), Cross Country (Term 2) and Track and Field (Term 3) are split into two competitions based on school populations. The larger schools (seven in total) of which Brigidine is one, compete for the CaSSSA Cup while the other schools (six in total) compete for the CaSSSA Shield.
Brigidine has experienced more than its fair share of success over the years including the Percentage trophies in Swimming (2009), Track and Field and Cross Country (2010) and most recently Cross Country (2018).
Other sports played in the CaSSSA sport competition include Volleyball, Indoor cricket, AFL, Netball, Hockey, Soccer, Touch Football, Basketball and Tennis.
The competition aims to build a sense of community and connection with others who are passionate about sport.
Queensland Combined Independent Schools (QCIS) is a smaller competition that was introduced in 2016, where Brigidine College combine with Ambrose Tracey College to field teams in Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field. There are six schools in total that compete and they are Concordia Lutheran College, Downlands College, Mary MacKillop Catholic College Toowoomba, SCOTS PGC and Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School (TACAPS).
The swimming carnival is during Term 1 and is hosted by Downlands College in Toowoomba. Cross Country in Term 2 and hosted by SCOTS PGC in Warwick and Track and Field in Term 3 and is hosted by Ambrose Treacy/Brigidine in Brisbane.
We have had tremendous success at these carnivals winning the QCIS cup for Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field for the past two years.
District Sport: Brigidine College is a member of the Northern Eagles District school sporting team. For many of our students this is the pivotal starting point for representative sporting opportunities. To be selected in a district teams is a great honour and is an opportunity for those to then trial in their chosen sport for our region, Met West.
Regional Sport: Many athletes from Brigidine College also represent Metropolitan West (Met West) in regional competition. When selected to represent Met West, the athletes compete in state competition in the various sports available against 11 other regions throughout Queensland. Under the Met West banner sit five districts, Northern Eagles, Central Comets, Western Rangers, Eastern Taipans and Southern Scorpions. The Met West Region has in excess of 100,000 students from more than 200 individual schools.
Met West is proud of its history and reputation; both of which have been achieved through a passion for students and their sporting endeavours and the hard work and dedication of its staff. For more information please visit the website: www.metwestschoolsport.eq.edu.au
Additional competitions: Besides the competitions listed above, Brigidine is also regularly involved in other competitions throughout the year including:
- State Futsal (Indoor Soccer) Titles
- Vicki Wilson Cup Netball
- Queensland Catholic (QC) Cup Netball
- Uhlsport Cup and ISSA Cup Soccer
- Brisbane Water Polo Association Competition
- Brigidine Colleges Sporting Exchange
- Student Horizons Ballymore Cup Rugby 7’s
Miss Laura David
Phone: 07 3002 0678