Sport

Brigidine’s Sport program aims to recognise the holistic nature of the development of girls and create opportunities which foster health and wellbeing by offering a diverse range of over 20 different sports and activities, in both competitive and non-competitive environments. Participation in sport and activities encourages teamwork, commitment and leadership and develops resilience, integrity and a sense of connectedness amongst students.

Brigidine creates a safe and supportive environment which provides students with the opportunities to develop their skills in a broad range of activities. Our programs accommodate students from beginners to representative level players. Trials are held for each sport and teams compete in graded competitions, providing healthy competition and enabling students to attain their sporting potential by playing against those of similar skill levels and abilities.

Brigidine College is a member of the Independent Girls’ Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) and much of the Saturday school sport is based around the IGSSA calendar. IGSSA has 31 member schools, including country schools such as PLC Armidale, NEGS, Calrossy and Frensham. In addition to providing interschool sporting Saturday competition for girls, IGSSA also provides a pathway to representative competition at state and national levels. Brigidine competes in Saturday IGSSA sport and follows the IGSSA representative pathway for Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Softball, Tennis and Touch Football.

Brigidine competes in the Broken Bay Secondary Schools Sports Association (BBSSSA), the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) carnivals and representative pathways for sports such as AFL, Athletics, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Surfing, Surf Life Saving, Swimming, Triathlon and Water Polo.

In addition to the associations above, Brigidine also competes in Saturday and mid-week school-based competitions for AFL, Sports Aerobics, Volleyball and Water Polo, and we provide a range of lifestyle activities that promote fitness and wellbeing such as Fitness, Taekwondo and Yoga.

Interhouse competitions in Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming are held throughout the year and all girls are encouraged to participate, promoting the ideals of sportsmanship, self-respect and College spirit.

Overall, the Brigidine Sports program aims to nurture the potential of every girl and celebrate achievements of individuals and teams at all levels.

“There is much more to do with sport than bats and balls. It teaches fair play, sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment and much more. Such life lessons have been experienced here at Brigidine and will surpass our time at the College and shape who we are as young women.”  Kahli Gilchrist, Senior Leader 2019

Sports and Activities offered At Brigidine College include:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Fitness
  • Football (soccer)
  • Softball
  • Sport aerobics
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Touch
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Yoga

Sports by term:

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Cross country Athletics Athletics
Tennis Basketball Tennis
Softball Cross country Hockey Touch
Swimming Football (soccer) Netball Volleyball
Fitness Fitness Fitness Fitness
Water polo Water polo Water polo
Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga
Taekwondo Taekwondo Taekwondo Taekwondo
Sport aerobics Sport aerobics

The College also provides opportunities for girls to follow school sport representative pathways in equestrian, golf, gymnastics, rowing, sailing and snow sports.

IGSSA competition

Brigidine College is a member of the Independent Girls’ Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) and much of the school sport is based around the IGSSA calendar. IGSSA has 31 member schools, including country schools such as PLC Armidale, NEGS, Calrossy and Frensham.

Its emphasis is on helping girls appreciate the value of physical activity, fair play, teamwork and good sportsmanship while building self-confidence, skill, self-discipline and responsibility.

In addition to providing inter-school sporting opportunities for girls, IGSSA also provides a pathway to representative competition at the state and national level. This commitment to school girl sport at all levels is central to the IGSSA philosophy of encouraging each student to develop her full potential as both an individual and team player.

IGSSA offers two Saturday sports per term as well carnivals for athletics, cross country, diving, gymnastics, swimming and tennis (Tildesley tournament). Saturday sports include basketball, football (soccer), hockey, netball, softball, tennis, touch and water polo.

Team selection and training

Trials for Saturday sports are held in the term prior to competitions.

For individual and team sports training is held each week. Attendance at least one training session per week is expected from all players, even if they may train outside the College.

Download the Guide to Brigidine Sport handbook here.