Sport is a way of life at Brigidine and our students benefit from the camaraderie, physicality and mental challenge sport brings.

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. 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.

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 following –

The Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC)

In partnership with Ambrose Treacy College (ATC), Brigidine College Indooroopilly has become a member college of the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC) competition. GBC is a high quality sporting competition for boys and girls on Saturday mornings in Terms 1, 2 and 3 of the school year.

GBC is a sporting offering in addition to CaSSSA (Wednesday trimester sporting competition and for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics).

Brigidine and ATC will share buses for home and away games. There will also be a parent supporters’ bus for the finals, provided by both colleges.

GBC sports available in 2020 for all years (Year 7-12) are as follows:

TERMSPORT
GBC TERM 1Basketball, Tennis
GBC TERM 2Netball, Soccer
GBC TERM 3Touch, Volleyball

We are delighted to share that carnival days are also part of the GBC which include Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.

The Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association (CaSSSA)

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.

Other Opportunities

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
  • Rowing

Director of Sports

Laura David
Phone: 07 3002 0679
Email: davidl@brigidine.qld.edu.au