1431 Sturt Street Ballarat, Victoria, 3350
Phone:   +61 3 53 311688

Sport

You are here: Home » Students, Parents & Staff » Sport

The weekly sports timetable can be found here   

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

Director of Sport Report - October 12, 2017

11 Oct

Director of Sport Report - October 12, 2017 author: Gavin Webb

Please click on this link for a Sports Report from the Director of Sport, Mr Gavin Webb.  

SPC Old Boys Make Cricket History

11 Oct

SPC Old Boys Make Cricket History author: Paul Nolan

History was made this week when two Old Collegians were selected to play in the Victorian one-day cricket team at the same time. Matt Short (SPC 2008-13) and Blake Thomson (SPC 2010-15) played for the Bushrangers together twice - on Tuesday against a Cricket Australia XI and on Thursday against South Australia. In the match against South Australia

2017 BAS 1st XI Soccer Grand Final

9 Aug

2017 BAS 1st XI Soccer Grand Final author: Tony Beggs

BAS Grand Final St Patrick’s College 1 defeated Ballarat Grammar 0 GOALS: Josh DeVoogel BEST: Henry Ward, Josh DeVoogel, Ryan Schorback, James King, Mark Ritchie, Mitch Ralston, Tiernan Somers, Marcus Parini, Connor O’Callaghan, Dennis Wanjiku Congratulations to this fine group of St Patrick's boys for producing another BAS Grand Final win agai

1st XV rugby - SPC d Xavier

6 Aug

1st XV rugby - SPC d Xavier author: Mike Silcock

St. Patrick’s College 1st XV 45 d Xavier College 12 (H) (5/8/17)   Try scorers: Charlie Pollard 2, Ryan Yeomans, Will Harrison, Eddie Sauvao, Chris Tuitea, Inoke Siola’a Conversions: Chris Tuitea (5/6), Will Harrison (0/1)   5 – Inoke Siola’a 4 – Ethan Jessop 3 – Ola Tauelangi 2 – Pou Siola’a 1 – Eddie Sauvao This was perhaps not the game we ha

1st XI Soccer - SPC d BGS - July 26, 2017

26 Jul

1st XI Soccer - SPC d BGS - July 26, 2017 author: Tony Beggs

St Patrick’s College 2 defeated Ballarat Grammar 0 GOALS: Josh DeVoogel, Lachlan Wright BEST: James King, Dennis Wanjiku, Josh DeVoogel, Tiernan Somers, Mitch Ralston, Darby Gaffney, Talan Flockhart, Jude Jeandet, Alex Worthington The coach had been concerned about Grammar and especially their senior BDSA players Antonetti and Huggett and this gam

2017 BAS 2nd XVIII Grand Final

25 Jul

2017 BAS 2nd XVIII Grand Final author: Jarrett Giampaolo

SPC Green 9 – 8 - 62 Defeated SPC White 7  – 6 – 48 Best Players SPC Green: Robbie Emerson-Jones, Rylan Porter, Sam Bowen, Tom O’Keane Goals SPC Green: R. Emerson-Jones 2, M. McGrath, R. Porter, T. O’Keane, J. Learmonth, S. Bowen, M. Judd, D. O’Brien 1 Best Players SPC White: Cooper Craig-Peters, Zac Grant, Mitch Phillips, Ben Dodd, Jai Dodema

2017 Herald Sun Shield semi match report

23 Jul

2017 Herald Sun Shield semi match report author: Howard Clark

Football Report 1st XVIII St Pat’s 15 - 11- 101 Defeated Essendon and Keilor College 1 -2 - 8 Goal Kickers: Izaac Johnson 4, Josh Chatfield 3, Jordan Johnston 2, Joel O’Connell 1, Nick Canny 1, Lochie Dawson 1, Keegan Grey 1, Joe Dodd 1 Best Players: Jordan Johnston, Nick Stuhldreier, Jordan Grant, Izaac Johnson, Joe Dodd (Until Injured), Ai

1st XV Rugby - SPC d Trinity (22/7)

23 Jul

1st XV Rugby - SPC d Trinity (22/7) author: Mike Silcock

St. Patrick’s College 1st XV vs. Trinity Grammar (H) (22/07) Full time: 36 – 19 (HT 19-5)  Try scorers: Inoke Siola’a (2), Ola Tauelangi, Chris Tuitea, Will Harrison, Ethan Jessop Conversions: Pou Siola’a (3/5), Chris Tuitea (0/1) 5 – Chris Tuitea 4 – Ola Tauelangi 3 – Ethan Jessop 2 – Pou Siola’a 1 – Inoke Siola’a Did the game on Saturday mark a

1st XI Soccer - SPC d BCC

19 Jul

1st XI Soccer - SPC d BCC author: Tony Beggs

St Patrick’s College 1 defeated Ballarat Clarendon College Green 0 GOALS: Josh deVoogel BEST: Mitch Ralston, Josh DeVoogel, Alex Baker, Mark Ritchie, Jude Jeandet, Ryan Schorback, Jack Gaffney, James King, Darby Gaffney, Henry Ward It had been a wet day and we were playing on College’s own pitch on their newly fashioned main oval and subject to for

Rugby: 1st XV defeated by Brighton

28 May

Rugby: 1st XV defeated by Brighton author: Mike Silcock

St Patrick’s College 1st XV lost to Brighton Grammar  Full time: 19 – 33(HT 5-21)  Try scorers: Jesse Jury, Chris Tuitea, Edwin Sauvao Conversions: Pou Siola’a (2/3) 5 – Ethan Jessop 4 – Josh W-Stanton 3 – Charlie Pollard 2 – Josh Cooper 1 – Simon Porter I would first of all like to acknowledge the many people that made our GALA Day on Saturday t

2017 BAS Soccer - SPC d BCC Black

25 May

2017 BAS Soccer - SPC d BCC Black author: Tony Beggs

St Patrick’s College 13 defeated Ballarat College Black 0 GOALS: Lachlan Wright 3, Talan Flockhart 3, Tiernan Sommers 2, Mitch Ralston 2, Josh de Voogel, Darby Gaffney, Jude Jeandet BEST: Mitch Ralston, Josh DeVoogel, Talan Flockhart, Lachlan Wright, Alex Baker, Jack Gaffney, Alex Worthington A strong start to the BAS season saw St Patrick’s Sen

Rugby: SPC draws with St Kevin's

20 May

Rugby: SPC draws with St Kevin's author: Mike Silcock

St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs St Kevin’s College (H) (20/05) Full time: 14 – 14(HT 9-14)  Try scorers: Ethan Jessop Conversions: Pou Siola’a (0/1) Penalties: Pou Siola’a (3/3) 5 – Inoke Siola’a 4 – Josh Cooper 3 – Charlie Pollard 2 – Will Harrison 1 – Ethan Jessop In the history of our two fine College’s St Patrick’s have as yet not recorded a wi

Rugby: SPC 1st XV defeats Xavier

14 May

Rugby: SPC 1st XV defeats Xavier author: Mike Silcock

St. Patrick’s College 1st XV vs. Xavier College – May 13, 2017 Full time: SPC 40 d XC 21 (HT 14-7)  Try scorers: Eddie Sauvao, Pou Siola’a, Ethan Jessop, Josh Wilson-Stanton, Simon Porter, Chris Tuitea Conversions: Chris Tuitea (5/6) 5 – Inoke Siola’a 4 – Josh Cooper 3 – Josh Wilson-Stanton 2 – Regan Champley 1 – Ethan Jessop This was the first oc

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  

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

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