Sports


Overview

Sport at Mount St Benedict College

All students in Years 7-10 participate in a fortnightly Physical Activity program. In addition, the College offers students the opportunity to participate in sport as a co-curricular activity as well as at a representative level. 

Full school Swimming and Athletics Carnivals are held at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush each year. The Cross Country Carnival is open to any student who would like to compete.

Famous Australian sporting representatives who are ex-students include:

  • Jana Pittman (Athletics)
  • Joanne Carter (Ice skating)                                              
  • Catherine Cox (Netball)
  • Jackie Gallagher (Triathlon)

Over the past few years we have had students represent at a National level for Athletics, Softball, Netball, Touch and Swimming.


Physical Activity

The Physical Activity program offered by the College is timetabled on a fortnightly basis for all students in Years 7-10. This includes activities such as:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Hip Hop
  • Social Dance
  • Circus Skills
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Ice Skating
  • Skateboarding
  • Golf
  • Trampolining
  • Year 7 Aquatics
  • Fitness Classes

Co-Curricular Sport

Co-curricular sport offers a range of teams which compete in local weekend and evening competitions. There are a number of teams entered in each competition to cater for new and beginning players through to experienced competitors. Whilst it is not compulsory to play sport for the College it is encouraged. It is a great way to include regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, learn new skills, develop interpersonal skills as part of a team and make new friends.

The co-curricular sports currently offered by the College are:

Further details and registration forms will be made available closer to the registration period for each sport.

All students playing in MSB teams are expected to wear their correct playing uniform. The MSB tracksuit is to be worn over the playing uniform if required for warmth. Students are expected to use the College sports bag to carry their equipment to and from games.

The MSB PDHPE uniform should be worn for all training sessions and relevant safety equipment and footwear is required for all training sessions.

Representative Sport

The Representative Sport program offers talented students the opportunity to not only represent Mount St Benedict College but also gain entrance into further representative teams for Broken Bay, NSW Combined Catholic Colleges, NSW All Schools and School Sport Australia Teams.

MSB perform very well, currently holding ten Broken Bay titles with many teams undefeated.

Representative Sport teams selected by the College compete in one day carnivals against other schools. These sports include:

There is also the availability of a number of pathway sports including Cricket, Diving, Golf, Hockey, Sailing and Softball. Students nominate via the NSW CCC website.

 

Further information:

Overseas Representative Sports Tours

MSB also offers the opportunity for students to travel overseas on sporting tours. Following a very successful three team netball tour to the USA and Canada in 2009, three representative netball teams travelled to Singapore in 2011 for a tour incorporating the Netball World Championships and in 2014 five representative netball and one soccer team travelled to France and England to compete. Our next overseas tour is scheduled for 2017.

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