Sport

Download the Guide to Brigidine Sport handbook here.

Sport and activities provides students with the opportunities to develop their skills to a high level of competence in a broad range of activities. Involvement in sport encourages positive attitudes towards team and competitive sport and the importance of good sportsmanship.

Participation in sport and activities supports the College’s Strategic goals of Wellbeing; to ensure that we know, listen to and value each girl to promote personal growth and wellbeing. Interhouse competitions in swimming and athletics are held throughout the year and all girls are encouraged to participate.

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.