Every Thursday afternoon students participate in the Association of Gold Coast Colleges (AGCC) Interschool Sports Program. Marymount has enjoyed membership in this association since 2012. The other schools within this organisation include – Assisi Catholic College, Aquinas College, Gold Coast Christian College, Kings Christian College – Pimpama, LORDS, St Joseph’s College, St Michael’s College
Competition is played over both semesters. Students play one sport in Semester 1 and a different sport in Semester 2.
BOYS: AFL, Basketball, Soccer, Touch Football, Volleyball
GIRLS: Futsal, Netball, Oztag, Tennis, Indoor Cricket
BOYS: Futsal, Indoor Cricket, Mixed Netball, Oztag, Rugby League
GIRLS: AFL (9 a side), Basketball, Mixed Netball, Soccer, Touch Football, Volleyball
Students participate in three house carnivals during the year:
• Swimming Carnival in January
• Cross Country Carnival in May
• Track and Field Carnival in July
Students selected for the College team go forward to compete at the Oceanic District Carnivals
Throughout the year students are given the opportunity to participate in all Queensland Secondary School Sports trials. Trials are run for 12 Years, 15 Years and Under and 18 Years and Under age groups. If chosen in the Oceanic District team, students then compete at the South Coast Region Championships.
The Queensland All School Touch Football Championships is the biggest schools touch football event anywhere in the world. Over 450 teams and 4000 students converge on Whites Hill, Brisbane, in October each year. Teams come from all over Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand and Singapore. Marymount College enters a 15 Years Girls Team, and an Open Girls and Open Boys team each year.
Each team plays in a pool competition for three days and then if placed at the top of their pool, they progress to the Final 16 on Sunday. Finals day is an elimination competition, so spectators witness some of the best teams in Australia. To make it to the Grand Final on Sunday, students will play at least ten games in four days.
In the lead up to the championships, all teams are required to participate in the local school's competition, and in mini district carnivals during Term 3.
The All Schools Touch Football Championships is a great opportunity for our students to improve their fitness and skill level, along with learning to work within a team. Rivalry to be chosen in the college teams is always strong. Dedication and commitment are virtues exhibited by all team members.