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:
|GBC TERM 1||Basketball, Tennis|
|GBC TERM 2||Netball, Soccer|
|GBC TERM 3||Touch, 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) 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.
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
Brigidine College is involved in two competitions for basketball, CaSSSA and GBC (Greater Brisbane Competition). Students are encouraged to play in both competitions to improve their skills and fitness throughout the year.
Games are played after school on Wednesday from 4pm – 5pm. They are played on a ‘home’ and ‘away’ basis over an 8 week period. Transport is provided for away games. All students will need to be available from 3pm until approx. 6pm on all CaSSSA sport afternoons.
All GBC games are played on Saturday mornings on a home and away basis between 8am – 11am. Students must arrive 30 minutes prior to game time for warm up and team talk on home game days. Transport will be provided for some away games. The season is played over an 8 week period.
Cross Country is a physically demanding sport, requiring athletes to compete in distances up to 4km, running across differing terrains. All girls are welcome to join and train with the cross-country squad to improve their fitness.
The Interhouse Carnival is held each year on the final day of Term 1 and allows each student to compete in the 1 km fun run or the 3km race. Students competing in the 3km course will be timed and age champions awarded. The Brigidine College cross country squad is selected from this carnival.
CaSSSA (Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association) Cross Country carnival held at Limestone Park, Ipswich in May each year.
GBC (Greater Brisbane Competition) cross country carnival held at Rivermount College in May each year.
A number of pre CaSSSA meets are held at parks around Brisbane. These serve as selection trials for the CaSSSA and GBC events.
Students are expected to participate in lead-up meets and attend the cross country camp as members of the squad.
All training sessions are held Mondays 3:30-5pm, Wednesdays 6:30-8am and Fridays 6:30-8am
Term 1 – Run Club
Term 2 – Cross Country (breakfast provided to students)
Term 3 -Run Club
Term 4 – Run Club
Equestrian operates to provide students actively involved in equestrian sports with opportunities to represent their school at interschool competitions. Each event is a qualifier for the annual State Championships in July. All riders must be members of the Equestrian Federation of Australia (EFA) and the Queensland Interschool Equestrian Association (QISEA) to compete. Schools throughout the State organise events in a variety of disciplines – Dressage, Show– jumping, One Day Events, Combined Training, Show horse and Showman. There are approximately two competitions per month over the first three terms of the school year. Students are required to provide own training, own horse and gear and nominate themselves into all events.
Events are usually held on a Sunday. The events are all graded – with the top level being highly competitive
– allowing riders and horses of all standards to further develop their skills. Students need to maintain their own training (e.g. through Pony Club).
Practice matches and carnivals are offered throughout Term 3 and 4. The sport is not played on a weekly basis like most other cocurricular sports at the College and carnivals are run by the Queensland Reds Rugby Union. Students are taught the fundamentals of Rugby Union in a safe, fun and supportive environment by Rugby AU qualified coaches. Safety of students and injury mitigation is of paramount importance.
The premier carnival students attend at the conclusion of the season is the Queensland All Schools 7s. The carnival is held over a weekend in mid to late October each year. Training is held twice a week either before (6.30-8am) or after (3.30 – 4.30pm) school at Taringa Rovers.
Brigidine College has been a successful Soccer school for a number of decades. Soccer is played during the middle two terms of the year within the GBC, Uhlsport Cup (Senior A team), ISSA Cup (Junior A team) and CaSSSA competitions. Students whom have been selected into the Junior A (ISSA Cup) and Senior A (Uhlsport Cup) teams play in a knockout competition against various South east Queensland schools. Matches are often played sporadically on either a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday afternoon dependant on home and away school availability.
GBC and CaSSSA run as weekly competitions in Term’s 2 and 3 respectively. All GBC are played on a home and away basis on Saturday mornings. Transport is provided by the College for away games. All CaSSSA Soccer is played in Term 3. Games are played after school on Wednesday afternoon on a ‘home’ and ‘away’ basis.
Futsal begins in Term 1 with the SEQ Schools Futsal Championships. Teams may progress through to the next round held later in the year if successful in the first round of the SEQ Schools Futsal Championships.
Brigidine College is home to a 25m pool operational in Term 4 and Term 1. This allows all students the opportunity to participate in the College Term 4 Swimming squad for fun and fitness. The Brigidine College Swimming Team (selected in Term 1 from the Interhouse carnival) consists of limited participants per age group. All girls are welcome to train and participate to be part of the final Swim Team.
*Students involved in Water Polo are encouraged to swim at least 2 – 3 times per week with the College Swimming squad at no extra fee on top of their Water Polo season fee.
Interhouse Swimming Carnival – Term 1, The Valley Pool.
CaSSSA (Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association) Swimming carnival – Term 1, Chandler Aquatic Centre.
Friday afternoon lead-up meets (3-4) – Friday afternoons in Term 1, Various Locations.
GBC (Greater Brisbane Competition) Swimming carnival – Term 1, Chandler Aquatic Centre.
> Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 6.30–8.00am
> Thursday afternoons 3.30-5pm
Brigidine College provides an opportunity for students to represent the College in the CaSSSA (Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association) or GBC (Greater Brisbane Competition) competition. The teams consist of approximately four or five players over all age groups and variety of divisions.
Training will be held twice a week for all teams at the Indooroopilly SHS Courts and is provided by TennisGear coaches. The Tennis season includes; pre season training in the January school holidays, training and matches in Term one (CaSSSA), GBC one to two day tournament in Term four; Tennis trials in Term four for all students and a learn to program for year 6 students in Term four.
CaSSSA – Matches are played at ‘home’ (Emerson Tennis Centre, Milton) or ‘away’ (at other Catholic girls’ schools nominated tennis centres in Brisbane). Junior matches are often played at centralised venues such as UQ Tennis Centre.
The ‘home’ team is encouraged to provide morning tea for home and away teams.
Parental support is required to assist with transport to ‘away’ venues. Parents are also encouraged to be present at matches.
GBC – GBC Tennis includes participation in a one to two day tournament style competition. Students and coaches attend a central venue to play against schools in the GBC competition for an overall champion school in a combination of single sex and mixed, singles and doubles matches. Brigidine College partners with Ambrose Treacy College to create the mixed teams. Transport information is provided by the Sports Department in relation to the competition.
Training is held for one session during the week either before (6.30-8am) or after (3.30-4.30pm) school on Taringa Soccer Oval.
Games are played after school on Wednesday for 8 weeks from 4:00–5:00pm at central venues around Brisbane (Shaw park, Kedron or Villanova Park).
All games are played Saturday mornings home and away basis in Term three. Transport is provided for away games.
All students are encouraged to participate in both competitions; however this is not compulsory.
Training is held for one session during the week either before (6.30am – 8am) or after (3.30 – 4.30pm) school in Kildare Hall on or Brigid Centre court.
CaSSSA (Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association)
Students play matches at various terms in the year dependant upon their year level. All matches are played after school on Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Matches are played on a ‘home’ and ‘away’ basis over an eight week period. Transport is provided to and from all venues from Brigidine College.
GBC (Greater Brisbane Competition)
All games are played on Saturday mornings on a home and away basis in Term three. Transport is provided for away games.
All students are encouraged to compete in both competitions; however this is not compulsory.
Training consists of one team skills session per week, plus a minimum of three swimming sessions per week. The sport requires a student to display a competent swimming level for safety reasons. The Saturday competition, organized by Brisbane Water Polo Association Inc. begins in Term 4 each year and goes through to Term 1 of the following year.
Competition matches are held against other clubs and schools: Barracudas, River City, Brisbane Girls Gram- mar School, Stuartholme School, Mount St Michael’s College, All Hallows’ School, River City Club, St Rita’s College, Moreton Bay College, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Somerville House, Carina Warriors, Loreto College, North Brisbane Polo Bears.
Games are played at the Valley Pool, St Rita’s College Pool, Stuartholme School, All Hallows School Pool and Somerville House Pools; depending on the age group and/or division.
It is not uncommon for students to play in more than one team and/or division on a Saturday.
Students in Years 6 – 11 are available to play. Students interested in refereeing or coaching are able to apply through the Director of Sports.
Director of Sports
Phone: 07 3002 0679