Sports

Sport is a vital part of the Brisbane Christian College co-curricular program. It provides students with the opportunity to develop their God-given talents and abilities within a healthy, dynamic and supportive environment. Our students are taught the importance of teamwork and perseverance, and to display exemplary sportsmanship at all times. The College aims to give every student the opportunity to benefit from this learning through a variety of sports and competitions during the year, including:

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Term-based Friday afternoon sport

Inter-House sports carnivals

Inter-School competitions

District and regional events

Brisbane Christian College is committed to building a culture of excellence both on and off the field through our internal sports and carnivals, and by consistently competing against larger schools with wider talent pools. Students are also given the opportunity to trial for district and regional teams with a full complement of sports offered through these avenues. Students are encouraged to participate in as many sporting activities that they can diligently commit to throughout the year.

The College offers specific training and development in the following sports:

Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football (AFL) was introduced to Brisbane Christian College as a part of an Indigenous Leadership Academy in 2013. Since then, the College has seen rapid growth in number of players and a steady history/rate/high standard of competition, as seen by the Junior Girls being invited into the Schools of Excellence in 2017.

 

What are the benefits?

At Brisbane Christian College, AFL is emphatically a multicultural sport. The teams consist of students from many nationalities across the world. The game requires a much wider skill set than other football codes and the skills such as eye-hand, eye-foot, hand to foot, coordination, catching, running and position skills are transferable and highly valued across all other sports. It is also one of the few team sports that values players of all shapes and sizes due to the variety of skills and positions all over the field. It’s varied nature encourages teamwork, sportsmanship and social skills.

 

Who can participate?

AFL is available to all girls from Years 7-12.

 

When is it held?

Teams train once or twice per week depending on their division throughout the year. Games are played intermittently in the AFLQ Schools Cup and/or Schools of Excellence competition from mid Term 1 to mid Term 3.

 

Uniform requirements

All students who represent the College in AFL are required to wear the navy representative shorts, College football socks and appropriate shoes. An AFL jersey is supplied for the season.

Basketball

Basketball was introduced to Brisbane Christian College’s sport program in 2015 and has quickly become one of the most popular sports among students.

 

What are the benefits?

Basketball is a game of skill, speed, endurance and teamwork. These physical benefits, along with the mental benefits of motivation, concentration and self-discipline, make basketball a great sport for personal and social development.

 

Who can participate?

Basketball is available to all students (boys and girls) from Year 7-12.

 

When is it held?

Teams train once or twice per week depending on their division throughout the year. Games are played on Thursday afternoons at Hibiscus Sports Centre, Klump Road, Mount Gravatt from late Term 1 to mid Term 3. The team also competes in The Christian Schools Sport Association (CSSAQ) Basketball tournament in a single day round robin competition held in early Term 4.

 

Uniform requirements

All students who represent the College in Basketball are required to wear the navy representative shorts and appropriate shoes. A Basketball jersey is supplied for the season.

Cross Country

Cross Country, one of the ‘Big 3’ along with Swimming and Track and Field, is a staple of the College’s sporting calendar. As well as this, the purchase of the new Middle and Secondary campus at Fairlie Terrace in 2015 brought significant opportunity for improvement in this area by facilitating the development of skill and endurance gained through Cross Country running.

 

What are the benefits?

Cross Country running has been proven to have many physical fitness and health benefits. The challenging training builds a sense of team unity, while the individual gains increased confidence and composure towards their personal development. The endurance built through Cross Country also assists in ongoing maximum performance in most other sports on offer at the College.

 

Who can participate?

Cross Country is available to all students (boys and girls) from 9 years of age through to Year 12 students.

 

When is it held?

Training is held once per week from late Term 1 to late Term 2 for the College Cross Country representative team, with other running training being offered throughout the year.

 

Uniform requirements

All students who represent the College in Cross Country are required to wear the navy representative shorts and appropriate shoes. A running singlet is supplied for the carnivals.

Football (Soccer)

Football has traditionally been the most popular sport at Brisbane Christian College. The first ‘home’ games were played on the College oval in the Uhlsport Cup in 2016, and the inception of the Football Academy in Semester 2, 2017 has continued to build momentum and excellence in our program.

 

What are the benefits?

There are a plethora of reasons to play Football: it’s accessible to all, develops a high level of aerobic endurance and muscular ability, and requires quick strategic thinking, but it also facilitates and strengthens strong social skills. Students learn to mix and cooperate with others. They learn to work as a team contributing through individual effort to achieve a collective goal. They experience the highs and lows together, and learn how to pick each other up. These are all byproducts of playing soccer.

 

Who can participate?

Football is available to all students (boys and girls) from Year 7-12.

 

When is it held?

Teams train once or twice per week depending on their division throughout the year. Games in the Uhlsport and ISSA Cups are played intermittently through Term 2 in a home and away format, with knockout rounds in Term 3 after school. The Christian Schools Sport Association (CSSAQ) Soccer tournament is a single day round robin competition held in mid Term 3.

 

Uniform requirements

All students who represent the College in Football are required to wear the navy representative shorts and appropriate shoes. A Football jersey is supplied for the competitions.

Netball

Netball has been a popular sporting choice for the girls at Brisbane Christian College with teams filling the complement of divisions at the Christian Schools event from year to year.

 

What are the benefits?

Netball requires players to run around the court, sprint, and change direction quickly. It is a cardiovascular workout that improves overall fitness along with flexibility, hand-eye coordination, depth perception and reaction time. Due to the position designations and the inability to move with the ball, no team can rely on one player. Thus, the game forces players to cooperate and work together for a common goal, and to improve social and verbal skills.

 

Who can participate?

Netball is available to all girls from Year 7-12.

 

When is it held?

Teams train once or twice per week depending on their division through Term 2 and 3.

The Christian Schools Sport Association (CSSAQ) Netball tournament is a single day round robin competition held in mid Term 3.

 

Uniform requirements

All students who represent the College in Netball are required to wear the navy representative shorts and appropriate shoes. A Netball jersey is supplied for the competitions.

Swimming

Swimming is offered to all students at Brisbane Christian College through training and the College’s Inter-House Swimming carnivals.

 

What are the benefits?

Swimming addresses a range of needs for young people including developing their confidence, health, fitness, motivation and team cooperation skills. Participating in the swimming co-curricular program enhances students’ engagement within the school.

 

Who can participate?

Swimming is available to all students (boys and girls) from 9 years of age to Year 12.

 

When is it held?

Training begins at the start of the year with a minimum of one session per week and runs through until late Term 1, concluding with the Christian Schools CSSAQ Swimming Carnival.

 

Uniform requirements

All students who represent the College in swimming are required to purchase a College navy representative swimming cap and wear appropriate swimwear for training and competition.

Touch Football

Touch has been a part of Brisbane Christian College for a number of years and has seen the College produce quality, successful teams including the Senior Boys of 2016, who were the Christian Schools Champions.

 

What are the benefits?

Touch is a thrilling, fast, skillful and exhilarating sport that is inclusive of age, gender, experience or ability. Touch Footballers are constantly on the move, walking, running, jumping, stepping and everything in between. The fast-paced nature of the sport ensures participants are always getting a workout and developing mental and physical benefits.

 

Who can participate?

Touch Football is available to all students (boys and girls) from Year 7-12.

 

When is it held?

Teams train once or twice per week from late Term 4 through Term 1 depending on their division throughout the year. The Christian Schools Sport Association (CSSAQ) Basketball tournament is a single day round robin competition held in late Term 1.

 

Uniform requirements

All students who represent the College in Touch are required to wear the navy representative shorts and appropriate shoes. A jersey is supplied for the competitions.

Track and Field

All students participate in track and field through the Inter-House Athletics Carnival every year, where a team is selected to represent the College at District and Christian Schools carnivals. It is also the sport that has seen the largest number of District and Regional representatives throughout the College’s history.

 

What are the benefits?

Every year, the College Inter-House Athletics Carnival is a highlight of the sporting calendar due to the incredible participation rate right across the College. All students are strongly encouraged to enter as many events as they possibly can.

 

Who can participate?

Athletics is available to all students (boys and girls) from Year 4-12.

 

When is it held?

Training is held once per week before or after school between the College Athletics carnival in late Term 2 to the Christian Schools carnival in mid Term 3.

 

Uniform requirements

All students who represent the College in Track and Field are required to wear the navy representative shorts and appropriate shoes. A singlet is supplied to track athletes for the competitions.

Volleyball

Volleyball was introduced in 2017 and is quickly developing into a key College sport within the College sport program.

 

What are the benefits?

Volleyball is an exciting game which encourages communication and problem solving. Due to the inability for one player to make consecutive touches, cooperation and teamwork is vital. The competitions the College enters are statewide tournaments where our students compete with the top teams in Queensland, occasionally traveling together as a team and further developing a sense of unity.

 

Who can participate?

Volleyball is available to all students (boys and girls) from Year 7-12.

 

When is it held?

Teams train twice per week throughout the year. They compete in the Volleyball Queensland Schools Cup competitions in both Indoor and Beach conditions for Junior (Year 7-8), Intermediate (Year 9-10) and Senior (Year 11-12) divisions.

 

Uniform requirements

All students who represent the College in Volleyball are required to wear the navy representative shorts and appropriate shoes. A Volleyball jersey is supplied for the tournaments.