New opportunities for our boys in ACC competition

June 16, 2021

Swimming is one of the sports the College will contest in the ACC in 2022.

It is with a great level of excitement that St Patrick’s College announces it will join, in a limited capacity, the Associated Catholic College’s (ACC) renowned sport and co-curricular program from 2022.

The invitation to join such an outstanding organisation comprised of very similar schools from throughout Melbourne and Geelong will present our students with enormous new opportunities in sport, co-curricular and leadership endeavours.

From 2022, our students will have the opportunity to participate in ACC championship events in the sports of athletics, swimming and cross country, as well as in cultural competitions in music, the arts and debating, while also being invited to join leadership activities with other schools.

While it was our hope that we may have been invited to also join the ACC for other weekly sporting competitions in football, soccer, basketball, cricket etc, we believe this opportunity to join on a limited basis represents an important first step towards a longer-term goal.

Importantly, it must be stated, this decision to join the ACC in no way diminishes our commitment to our continued support of the Ballarat Associated Schools Sports competition. Rather, the opportunities presented by the ACC are additional to those which we will continue to support at a local level.

In effect, our boys will have the best of both worlds. They will still have the opportunity to test their skills against their friends and rivals from Ballarat schools, while also being able to compete against boys from throughout the state.

It is also important to note that boys chosen to represent the College in ACC events will be able to do so at no extra cost to families.

We hope you and your son/s are as excited about this opportunity as we are and we cannot wait to see them representing the Green, White and Blue on the larger ACC stage.


Steven O’Connor