The flagship sport of the College is the Australian Football program.
Our director of Football, Mr Howard Clark, oversees the program and coaches the 1st XVIII.
The program has successfully toured Ireland, Darwin and offers an insightful week long camp in Melbourne.
The football program has produced many outstanding young players who have since played AFL football.
Each winter season, around 16 football teams take to the fields of Ballarat representing the College at Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels.
The bulk of these matches are played during Term 2, with the College also offering an in-house junior competition.
The College is also recognised as having one of the leading programs in the nation, having been the educated home of 114 Senior VFL/AFL players including Brownlow medallists John James and Brian Gleeson and modern day players Matt Rosa (Gold Coast), Liam Duggan (West Coast Eagles), Nathan Brown (St Kilda), Dan Butler (Richmond), Daniel Rioli (Richmond), Shaun Grigg (Richmond), Tom and Oscar McDonald (Melbourne), Jake Neade (Port Adelaide), Jacob Hopper (Greater Western Sydney) and Brad and Matthew Crouch (Adelaide).
In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 the College won the Herald Sun Shield, the state's premier football competition as well as the Ballarat Association Schools competition. It was a record-breaking performance as no school had previously ever won six consecutive Herald Sun Shields.
St Patrick's College Greatest Team of 120 Years can be found here .
1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi
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