Sports


Sports

Our Sporting Program is an integral part of the academic and co-curricular program and life of the College. It aims to provide a high level of school boy sport for every student. It provides a highly competitive program where students represent the College with great sportsmanship and pride whilst developing physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

Co-Curricular Sport Policy

The following sports are provided through our membership of the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV) and the Victoria Schools Rugby Union (VSRU) and are required as part of the life of the College and integral to the growth and development of our students:

  • Summer: Cricket, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Squash
  • Winter: Cross Country, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Soccer
  • Additional: Athletics, Swimming, Golf

Participation according to the relative abilities of each student is mandatory. Students selected for College teams must meet all commitments to these teams – training and performing. On enrolment at Marcellin, students and parents understand that their enrolment involves a commitment to the co-curricular life of the College and in particular school sport. This commitment is for the entire time the student is at the College and not just the first few years. Therefore, if a student chooses to participate in an activity in the community that is also offered at Marcellin, it is mandatory that the student will represent Marcellin if required by the College.

In general, all representative sport is played on Saturday, except for the First XI (Soccer) and First XVIII (Football) which play some matches mid-week or on Friday afternoon. The College also participates in the annual Marist Cricket and Basketball carnivals held interstate or overseas.

In the Junior School (Year 7 to 9) if a student would like to trial another sport offered at Marcellin for a season he would be required to apply in writing to the Sportsmaster for consideration prior to the season commencing. Applications for a one year exemption to play an alternative sport may be extended for subsequent season/s following further discussion with the Head of Sport.

AFL Victoria (Football) have a Memorandum of Understanding with the AGSV. This document can be viewed here.

Football Victoria(Soccer) have a Memorandum of Understanding with the AGSV. This document can be viewed here.

For the latest announcements for AGSV/VSRU Sport go to the Sport News section of MyMC.

Summer and Winter Sports

Our Summer Sports include Basketball, Cricket, Squash, Tennis and Volleyball.

Our Winter Sports include Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Rugby and Soccer.

Additional Sports

SWIMMING

The Swimming squad train every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday morning from 7:00 – 8:00am at Carey Aquatic. Boys compete in swimming trials which are hosted on Friday nights by other AGSV schools. The AGSV Combined Swimming Sports will be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC).

ATHLETICS

The Athletics team train Tuesday and Thursday afterschool each week in the lead up to the eliminations and the AGSV Athletic Championships. Athletics trials are hosted Saturday mornings. The AGSV Combined Athletics Championships will be held at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

GOLF

Marcellin participates in the Associated Grammar Schools, Associated Public Schools and Ballarat Associated Schools competition held at Spring Valley Golf Club. Our team also participates in the Golf Victoria school championships.

Fixtures

We encourage all members of our community to access the latest announcements for AGSV/VSRU Sport via the Sport News section of MyMC. This includes information regarding any cancelled/updated fixtures throughout the summer and winter seasons.

Prior to the season starting, Draft fixtures are released to help families with their planning. These Fixtures are subject to change. The Head of Sport will send out the most up-to-date round fixture and bus schedule each week on the Tuesday prior to the round. This can also be located via The Eagle.  Draft Fixtures can be located here.

Training Expectations

Training starts prior to the season with most teams doing a three week preseason. 1st teams will do an extended preseason. Students are required to attend training sessions as set down by the respective team coaches. Almost all training is held on campus grounds.

Swimming and squash programs train at external facilities. Most training is after school starting at 3:30pm. Due to facility availability some training occurs before school.

Training schedules can be found on the Sport News section of MyMC.

It is mandatory that all students wear the correct playing uniform when participating in both the winter and summer Sport Program at the College.

Sport playing uniforms can be purchased from:

Dobsons Pty Ltd
274 Doncaster Road, North Balwyn VIC 3104
T: + 61 3 9816 3366
W: www.dobsons.com.au

Students without the correct Marcellin playing uniform will not be able to participate in the round of sport.

Transport & Venues

Bus transport will be provided to games at the following locations:

  • All Assumption, Mentone, PEGS, Peninsula, Ivanhoe games at Plenty and Volleyball games.

All AGSV ground locations can be accessed via the AGSV webpage.


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