Frequently Asked Questions about SPC Sport

St Patrick’s 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 program 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 serve in Volleyball.

St Patrick’s College offers an extensive sporting program 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 been the educational home for more than 115 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, croquet, rowing and ultimate frisbee 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 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.

Please see below, a list of all sports on offer here at St Patrick’s College.

BAS / SPC Sport

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 jumper, tracksuit and wet weather jacket are available for cooler weather.

In essence most of our teams in any sport except for the Senior team will be required to wear the standard sports uniform. However certain sports require specific uniform items to be purchased from the College shop such as Football shorts, Football/Soccer/Hockey socks and a Zootie for Rowing. Our Football and Soccer teams will be supplied jumpers that are to be returned at the completion of each game. Where possible in accordance with the traditions and requirements of the sport the Senior sports teams will purchase the appropriate sports apparel for their sport. For example, the First XVIII Jumper.


If you have any questions, please download the Sport FAQ’s document below where you may find your answer. Alternatively please email the Head of Sport.

Frequently Asked Questions about SPC Sport