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.
The AFL 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 MyMarcellin.