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, St Michael’s College, St Andrews Lutheran College, Hillcrest Christian College, Gold Coast Christian College, Livingstone Christian College and LORDS.
Competition is played over both semesters. Students play one sport in Semester 1 and a different sport in Semester 2.
Semester 1 Sports
BOYS: AFL, Basketball, Soccer, Touch Football, Volleyball
GIRLS: Futsal, Netball, Oztag, Tennis
Semester 2 Sports
BOYS: Cricket, Futsal, Oztag, Rugby League, Tennis
GIRLS: AFL, Basketball, 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
Oceanic District Sport
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.
Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball (QISSN)
QISSN is an annual netball carnival held mid-year attracting many of Queensland’s finest independent secondary school netball teams. Each year the carnival is hosted by a different school, with the carnival being held in a different location each year. The carnival is a great way for netball teams to develop stronger skills, meet new people and have fun playing the sport they love. The carnival’s popularity is such that the number of participating teams is now capped at 48.
Students involved in the netball program are also given the opportunity to participate in the Queensland Catholic Netball Association’s QC Cup.
Confraternity Rugby League
The Confraternity Carnival is an annual schoolboys’ rugby league competition conducted by the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools’ Rugby League (Q.I.S.S.R.L). The Carnival has been in existence since 1980 and in that time has developed a reputation as one of the most formidable schoolboy rugby league competitions in Australia. The Carnival is played each year in a different city in Queensland. Teams take a squad of 20 1st XIII players to the Carnival.
From humble beginnings in 1980 with just six teams, the Carnival now boasts 44 teams, playing in five divisions; Confraternity Shield, Bob Lindner Trophy, Confraternity Plate, Bowl and Cup. The name, Confraternity, is a reflection of the Carnival’s largely Catholic origins and continuing links with the Confraternity of Brothers’ Clubs of Queensland who are strong supporters of the competition.
The Carnival’s reputation has grown each year as a result of an atmosphere of sportsmanship, respect, and fellowship that prevails among administrators and the players. The leadership among the players, the dedication of coaches to building character and the commitment and co-operation of parents, combine to create a special spirit among the players and supporters who feel privileged to be part of the Confraternity Carnival. The 2016 Confraternity Carnival will be held in Rockhampton, hosted by The Cathedral College.
The Marymount College team is pleased to compete in the top division of the Confraternity Carnival. Our results have always been strong and continue to improve on an annual basis.
Open age students involved in the College’s rugby league program are also given the opportunity to participate in the Gold Coast Titans Cup, and Challenge played on a Wednesday night during Term 2.
Queensland All Schools Touch Football 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.
Our Sport Facilities
• 1 rugby league field
• 2 soccer fields
• 7 touch football fields
• 2 outdoor netball courts
• Outdoor multi-purpose courts providing 4 tennis courts and 4 basketball courts
• 12 outdoor volleyball courts
• 25m swimming pool
• Indoor multi-purpose gymnasium providing 1 netball court, 2 basketball courts, 4 volleyball courts, and a fully equipped mezzanine gym.
• An athletics track
The function of the club is to promote and assist in the management and playing activities of the school's tennis facilities. The College and Primary are fortunate to have flood lit courts which are available for the use of the school community. Courts can also be hired on an hourly basis.
Available for all Students and a Parent/Adult from Year 6 - 12 (older students will be given 1st. preference)
A minimum of 8 players will be required each week to make the night viable.
Maximum numbers approximately 20
Tennis draws, and format will be organised at 5:00pm sharp
Cost: Tennis $6 per player ….(ALL playing fees go towards school facilities)
One parent is required each week to supervise from 6pm to 7pm and to lock the tennis facilities. Parents will be rostered to supervise on a rotation basis. Mr Greig will always be in attendance to commence proceedings and explain lock up details.
Come along and have a game with your family or friends. See Mr Greig at the tennis courts any afternoon after school to book in, or phone.
Playing nights include:
Monday coaching night 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm includes coaching and hitting on the ball machine with playing.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7.00 pm to 9.30/10.00 pm social fixtures. Played in a pairs or teams format depending on popular opinion.
Friday night teenage social doubles challenge 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Saturday morning 8.00 am to 10.00 am junior fixtures for players starting their first fixture season.
Saturday evening family nights 5.00 /6.00 pm to 8.00 /9.00 pm organised on demand of popularity.
Our official school coaching programs are run by our appointed coaches John and Trish Greig (Advanced and Level 3 members of the TCA). John and Trish have had over 40 years coaching experience ranging from pre-school beginner and multi-skill activities through to touring at international level with teams and individuals. Their experience has been invaluable to our school establishing a complete coaching program before and after school for beginners through to advanced aspiring circuit players.
For information relating to any tennis matters to not hesitate in contacting 0417 634 524 (John) or 0439 722 369 (Trish).