Sport has an important role to play at Marist. All students undertake either competitive or school sport each Thursday afternoon.
Students have the option of trying out for selection in competitive sport with other Metropolitan Catholic Colleges (MCC) or participating in a variety of school team sports or activities.
Our competitive sport with the MCC was founded in 1922. The member schools are Catholic schools in Ashfield, Bankstown, Pagewood, Ryde, Lewisham, Kogarah, Randwick and ourselves at North Sydney. Students are selected on merit to represent the College in a variety of seasonal sports.
The MCC competition has access to some high quality representative sport at state and national levels. Students are either selected by trials or based on sporting achievements for MCC representative teams. The MCC representative teams then participate in the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) Competition.
The MCC summer sports take place in Terms 1 and 4 each year and include cricket, basketball, touch and tennis. One-day competitions/carnivals are held in swimming, squash, golf and cross-country. Students who commence in Year 7 are not eligible to represent the College in Term 1 often because that competition commenced in Term 4 of the previous year, and because they are new to the College and are finding their feet.
The MCC winter sports take place in Term 2 and the first weeks of Term 3 and these are soccer and rugby league. One-day winter competitions include volleyball and the MCC athletics carnival, which takes place in Term 3.
Students not selected for MCC teams take part in a variety of school sports. Year 7 students play team ball games such as Oz tag, soccer, cricket, baseball and European Handball.
Students from Years 8 to 11 have a free choice of sports and activities from the following: PCYC which is gym activities, indoor rock climbing, ice skating, squash/table tennis, Multi-Sport which is a weekly rotation of team ball sport games, tennis, Boxercise, 10 Pin Bowling, Flip-Out and beach games at Balmoral in the summer. The priority in these choices goes to the senior students and some activities may not run depending on availability and on interest.
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