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The College is recognised as one of the leading sporting schools in Australia.

While proud of this record the College acknowledges that this is the outcome of sound coaching and development programmes that encourage, recognise and reward participation and fair play.

Opportunities for participation and development are afforded to all students. In adhering to best practice coaching processes all students will have the opportunity to achieve their personal best, whether it is being drafted by an AFL club or mastering a handstand dismount in gymnastics!

St Patrick’s College offers an extensive sporting programme to encourage boys to adopt healthy living principles and as a way of engaging students in the life of the College.

The College promotes participation and celebrates excellence. The College has won almost 100 football premierships since 1893, has not been defeated in swimming since 1978 and has an unparalleled record in lawn bowls since the sport was introduced in the 1990s. The College has been the educational home for 110 AFL players, including Brownlow medallists John James and Brian Gleeson, as well as Olympic representatives such as Steve Moneghetti, Christian Ryan, James Marburg and Anthony Edwards. The College offers opportunities for boys to participate in sports as diverse as lawn bowls, rowing and golf and is a member of the Ballarat Association of Schools (BAS), whilst also participating in a wide range of competitions sanctioned by state and national sporting bodies.

Opportunities abound and are all supported by highly credentialed and committed coaches to ensure boys and their teams have fun while achieving their full potential. Our focus is foremost upon enjoyment and participation – we believe that if we ensure educational processes are adhered to, the scoreboard will look after itself.

Sport Uniform
All students should be aware that the standard sports uniform will consist of navy blue polo top and navy blue shorts and white SPC socks available from the College Shop. House coloured shirts are not to be worn for after school sports activities. The Rugby top, tracksuit and wet weather jacket are available for cooler weather. In essence all teams in any sport except for the Senior team will be required to wear the standard sports uniform. Where possible in accordance with the traditions and requirements of the sport the Senior sports teams will be fitted with the appropriate sports apparel for their sport. For example, the First XVIII Jumper.

Please see below, a list of all sports on offer here at St Patrick's College.

TERM 1

 

Junior Baseball

Wednesday

Intermediate Tennis SPC Blue (A) SPC White (B) (Yr 9)

Tuesday

Intermediate Tennis SPC Green (A) SPC Gold (B) (Yr 10)

Tuesday

1st  IV Tennis x 2

Friday

2nd IV Tennis x1

Friday

Senior Volleyball Blue

Wednesday

Senior Volleyball Green

Wednesday

Senior Golf

Wednesday

1st XI Cricket

Fri/Wed

2nd XI Cricket SPC Blue

Thursday

2nd XI Cricket SPC Green

Thursday

2nd XI Cricket SPC White

Thursday

Junior Cricket (Yr 8) Dual pitch

Wednesday

SPC Junior House Cricket

Tue/Wed

SPC House Tennis

Thursday

SPC House Lawn Bowls

Wednesday

SPC House Soccer

Wednesday

Lawn Bowls

Monday

Cycling - Valodrome

Tuesday

Cycling - BRCC Cycle Challenge

Varies

Rowing

Varies

Weights Room

Varies

Swimming Squad

Varies

Gymnastics Squad

Varies

 

TERM 2

 

1st XVIII Football

Wednesday

1st XVIII Football (Strength & Conditioning/Trainer)

Wednesday

1st XVIII Football (Team Manager/Property)

Wednesday

1st XVIII Football (Property)

Wednesday

1st XVIII Football (Physio)

Wednesday

Senior Football SPC White

Wednesday

Senior Football SPC Green

Wednesday

Senior Football SPC Blue

Wednesday

Senior Football SPC Gold

Wednesday

Inter Football - SPC Green Year 10

Tuesday

Inter Football - SPC  Blue Year 9

Tuesday

Inter Football - SPC White (Yr 9 and 10)

Tuesday

Junior Football Umpires Coordinator

Tuesday

Junior Football  - SPC Blue (Keniry Yr 7-8)

Tuesday

Junior Football - SPC Green (Galvin Yr 7-8)

Tuesday

Junior Football  - SPC White (Ryan Yr 7-8)

Tuesday

Junior Football  - SPC Gold (Nunan Yr 7-8)

Tuesday

Junior Football Yr 7 House Football

Friday

1st XI Soccer 

Wednesday

2nd XI Soccer Blue

Wednesday

Intermediate Soccer Green Yr 9

Wednesday

Soccer Referee's Coordinator

Tue/Thur

1st XV Rugby

Saturday

1st XV Rugby Manager

Saturday

Rugby Specialist Coaches

Saturday

Intermediate Rugby - U/16

Saturday

Intermediate Rugby - U/16 Manager

Saturday

Intermediate Rugby - U/15

Saturday

Intermediate Rugby - U/15 Manager

Saturday

Junior Rugby - U/14

Saturday

Junior Rugby - U/14 Manager

Saturday

Junior Rugby U/13

Saturday

Junior Rugby U/13 Manager

Saturday

Rugby Training Coordintor (Tue/Thur night)

Tuesday

Rugby Conditioning Coach

Tue/Thur

Rugby Trainer (Home games)

Saturday

Junior Hockey. Yr 7,8,9

Thursday

Badminton A, B, C Grade

Tuesday

Badminton D Grade

Tuesday

Badminton D Grade Facilities Manager

Tuesday

Badminton D Grade Competition Manager

Tuesday

BAS Athletics

Varies

Weights Room

Varies

Gymnastics Squad

Varies

   

TERM 3

 

1st XI Hockey

Thursday

Basketball Facilities/Comp Manager

Tue/Wed

First V Basketball SPC (White)

Wednesday

Senior Basketball Blue

Wednesday

Senior Basketball Green

Wednesday

Intermediate Basketball (Yr 10) SPC Blue 

Wednesday

Intermediate Basketball (Yr 10) SPC Green

Wednesday

Intermediate Basketball (Yr 9) SPC Blue

Wednesday

Intermediate Basketball (Yr 9) SPC Green

Wednesday

Intermediate Basketball (Yr 9) SPC

Wednesday

Junior Basketball SPC White (Yr 8)

Tuesday

Junior Basketball SPC Blue (Yr 8)

Tuesday

Junior Basketball SPC Green (Yr 8)

Tuesday

Junior Basketball SPC Green (Yr 7)

Tuesday

Junior Basketball SPC White (Yr 7)

Tuesday

Junior Basketball SPC Blue (Yr 7)

Tuesday

Table Tennis

Tuesday

Squash/Racquetball

Thursday

Weights Room

Varies

BAS Cross Country

Varies

Rowing

Varies

Swimming Squad

Varies

Gymnastics Squad

Varies

Shooting

Varies

   

TERM 4

 

Cycling

Varies

Junior Golf (Individual entry)

Wednesday

Croquet SPC Blue, Green.

Wednesday

Intermediate Volleyball SPC Blue  (Yr 10)

Thursday

Intermediate Volleyball SPC Green (Yr 9)

Thursday

Junior Volleyball SPC Blue (Yr 8)

Wednesday

Junior Volleyball SPC Green (Yr 7)

Wednesday

1st XI Cricket

Friday

2nd XI Cricket SPC Blue

Thursday

2nd XI Cricket SPC Green

Thursday

2nd XI Cricket SPC White

Thursday

Junior Cricket Dev Sq

Monday

Junior Tennis SPC Blue (A Gr) and White (B Gr) (Yr 8)

Tuesday

Junior Tennis SPC Green (A Gr) and Gold (B Gr) (Yr 7)

Tuesday

Rugby 7's House competition

Varies

Rowing

Varies

Weights Room

Varies

Swimming Squad

Varies

Gymnastics Squad

Varies

Junior Soccer  - SPC Blue Yr 8 

Wednesday

Junior Soccer -  SPC White Yr 7

Wednesday

Mountain Bike Riding (new in 2016, at Mt. Clear)

Tuesday

Darwin Tour

10 Apr

Darwin Tour author: Peter Shawcroft

Day 7

Today firstly we headed off to the Territory Wildlife park and we encountered some of the native wildlife from northern Australia at the wildlife park we when and watched a Native Bird Show, where we were shown how different types of birds hunt, live and protect themselves. We then got back on the buses and headed to the royal flying doctor service

Darwin Tour

9 Apr

Darwin Tour author: Peter Shawcroft

Day 6

Another full day with over 200kms Traveled. With an 8am start we headed to the jumping croc’s to get an up close look at Australia’s top food chain predator up close. Then a short drive to Adelaide River for lunch at the famous 303 bar for lunch. A short trip around the corner to the Adelaide river war Cemetery to honor those that were killed in th

Darwin Tour

8 Apr

Darwin Tour author: Peter Shawcroft

Day 5

Today the boys played a game against St Mary’s FC. Another win for St Pat’s. The day was extremely hot and humid and all the boys enjoyed a refreshing drink and BBQ at the club rooms after the game and an informative talk from Peter McFarlane the St Mary’s Captain. Great thanks to the parents that came with us for cooking the food. With a short st

Darwin Tour

7 Apr

Darwin Tour author: Peter Shawcroft

Day 4 Student post

Written by: Charlie Perks Steve Fitzgibbon Callum Bowden   Today we started the day quite early getting on a bus at 7am heading to a ferry for the Tiwi Islands. After a tiring and exhausting 2 and a half hour ride, we arrived in one of the most amazing places we have ever encountered. We toured the island for an hour after arrival meeting a loca

Darwin Tour

6 Apr

Darwin Tour author: Peter Shawcroft

Day 3

  Written by Josh canny Cooper Craig-Peters Liam Philips On the 6th of April half of us had to wake up at 5:00 am to go fishing, while the lucky ones got to sleep in till 9:30 am. The first group got split into three boats and cruised an hour out of Cullen Bay. There we were told how to bait, cast out our fishing lines and the techniques on

Darwin Tour

5 Apr

Darwin Tour author: Peter Shawcroft

Day 2

After a challenging & exhausting day at the army barracks yesterday, we had a relaxing & well-earned rest day to re-cooperate and freshen up. A sleep in & easy morning was in store for the boys & woke up & went for a refreshing dip followed by breakfast. At 2pm the non-playing group attended a training session in the harsh &

Darwin Tour

4 Apr

Darwin Tour author: Peter Shawcroft

Day 1 Student Posts

Nick Stuhldreier: today was a very eventful and challenging day. We travelled out to the Robertson’s army barracks to be put through the paces of some army training. First of all, we were kitted out in our camo gear and then off to the obstacles where we worked together as teams to get the fastest time. Then we got to do some shooting and night vis

Darwin Tour 2017

29 Mar

Darwin Tour 2017 author: Peter Shawcroft

4 Days to Go.

The 2017 Darwin tour Departs on Monday. For all photos from the tour make sure you like the SPC-OCA Facebook page at this link  

Christian Ryan launches new boat

20 Feb

Christian Ryan launches new boat author: Paul Nolan

The College was delighted to welcome back former College Captain and Olympic silver medallist Christian Ryan (SPC 1992-95) to be guest speaker at our annual Boat Race Assembly and to officially launch our new racer boat named in his honour. Christian, a two-time Head of the Lake winner in 1994 and 95, shed tears in front of our full school assembl

2016 Soccer Presentation Night

18 Sep

2016 Soccer Presentation Night author: Paul Nolan

The College's ever-growing soccer program celebrated a premiership year when it hosted its annual presentation night in the OCA Pavilion on Monday, September 12, 2016. Around 110 people attended the evening to celebrate and to acclaim all award winners. Congratulations are offered to Year 12 student Miles Baker who won the major award of the even

Congratulations Drew Petrie

13 Sep

Congratulations Drew Petrie author:

The St Patrick's College Old Collegians Association would like to congratulate Old Boy Drew Petrie (SPC 1995-2000) on the completion of his outstanding career as a North Melbourne Football Club champion. Drew was delisted by the club following its elimination final defeat last weekend at the hands of the Adelaide Crows. As has been widely publicis

SPC regains soccer title

10 Aug

SPC regains soccer title author: Tony Beggs

AS Grand Final – August 10, 2016 St Patrick’s College 4 d Ballarat Clarendon College 0 Goal Scorers: Will McLoughlin 2, Ben Hutchins 2 Best: Miles Baker, Ben Parish, Trent Moodley, Will McLoughlin, Josh DeVoogel, Brayden Baker, Henry Wines, Branden Lauton As a coach I could tell by 11:20am that College would not win the BAS Championship this year

2016 BAS 1st XVIII Grand Final

23 Jun

2016 BAS 1st XVIII Grand Final author: Howard Clark

St Patrick’s College 8.13 (61) d Ballarat Clarendon College 4.7 (31) Goal Kickers: Izaac Johnson 4, Max Scales 1, Jordan Cotter 1, Nick Stuhldreier 1, Jake McQueen Best Players: Izaac Johnson, Nick Stuhldreier, Jake McQueen, Will Garner, Jordan Cotter, Aiden Domic St Patrick’s College defeated Ballarat Clarendon College by 30 points on Wednesday,

1st XV Rugby - SPC v Brighton

8 May

1st XV Rugby - SPC v Brighton author: Mike Silcock

St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs. Brighton Grammar (07/05/16) Full time: 51 – 0 Try scorers: Nick Donghi (4), Marcus Kaponga (2), Billy Sullivan (1), Lachie Waldron (1), Liam O’Carroll (1) Conversions: Dyvontae Tippett (3)   5 – Inoke Siola’a 4 – Josh Cooper 3 – Nick Donghi 2 – Brenden Bell 1 – Ben DeBono I always write these match reports immed

SPC creates soccer history

25 Apr

SPC creates soccer history author: Andrew Agardy

St Patrick’s College's 1st XI Soccer team made history on Wednesday April 20, recording its first win over St Kevin’s College since 2006. The 16 selected players of the First XI could be forgiven for travelling to Melbourne with 10 years of defeats at the hands of St Kevin’s in mind. This was not apparent.  Comprised mostly of Years 11s and 12s who

2016 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

21 Jan

2016 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) author:

Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) will ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in

1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi

9 Aug

1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi author: Xavier Carey

2015 Herald Sun Shield Grand Final St Patrick’s College 10.12 (72) d Essendon Keilor College 6.7 (43) Goal Kickers: Jackson Carrick 2, Jacob Wheelahan 2, Jacob Hopper 1, Hamish Coulton 1, Daniel Rioli 1, Leigh Spiteri 1, Tanner Blackney-Noter 1, Bailey Veale Best Players: Joel Cowan, Ben Hurley, Jacob Hopper, Ben Simpson, Ben Lusby, Hasker Dawbo