Edmund Rice Education

Sporting Life
Sports Sports Sports Sports Sports Sports SPORTING HISTORY

Sport is an integral part of the extra-curriculum at St. Dominic's College and an important building block in the development of our young men's character.

The development of school and team spirit, coping with success and defeat, and the St. Dom's spirit of always having a go, are clearly identified characteristics of the St. Dominic's sports program.

The successes of our students as team members or as individuals are well known and respected on the sporting fields, at MCS (Metropolitan Catholic Schools Sports Association) level and beyond.

The time, effort, commitment and expertise devoted by the College staff to the development and success of our students is second to none and greatly appreciated.

The MCS comprises 12 schools:

Trinity Catholic College, Auburn/Regents Park;
Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown
St. Gregory's College, Campbelltown
St. Patrick's College, Dundas
Marist College, Eastwood
Patrician Brothers, Fairfield
St. Paul's College Greystanes
All Saints College, Liverpool
Parramatta Marist College
Holy Cross College, Ryde
Terra Sancta College, Quakers Hill/Schofields
St. Dominic's College.

The College encourages students to participate and provides opportunities, in a wide range of sports activities. During their time at St Dominic's, students can choose Metropolitan Catholic Schools (MCS) sports or recreational activities. Students are expected to make themselves available for our representative sporting teams, including MCS competitions each Thursday.

St. Dominic's College is renowned for its excellent sporting record and for the number of Old Boys who have achieved sporting prominence. These include,

Rugby League:
  • Brad Fittler - Australian Captain, NSW Blues representative.
  • Tim Sheens - Premiership-winning coach with Canberra and Wests Tigers and successful coach of NSW Blues and the Australian National Team.
  • Greg Alexander, Des Hasler and Luke Rooney - NSW and Australian Representatives.
  • Michael Jennings (Penrith) and Steve Turner (Melbourne Storm & Canterbury Bulldogs) currently play in the National Rugby League Competition.
Many others have reached grade level with Sydney Clubs.

Triathlon: Trent Chapman - Australian Representative.

Soccer: Luke Casserly (Marconi and Northern Spirit) played with the Socceroos and Soccer Olyroos at the Atlanta Olympics.

Karate: Glenn Hutchison (1986 -1989) was the Australasian champion in Karate for the year 2001. He continues to compete at the highest levels and is current National champion. Glenn represented Australia in Japan at their championships in 2002.

SPORTS PROGRAMME

M.C.S. SPORTS
  • SUMMER: Cricket, Basketball Swimming, Tennis and Touch Football.

  • WINTER: Rugby League, Soccer, Rugby (Union), Athletics, Golf and Cross Country Running.
MCS competition provides an official pathway to State and National selection in numerous sports.


STATE KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS
  • CRICKET: Berg Shield and Downie Shield.
  • RUGBY LEAGUE: Panther Trophy, NSWRL State Knockout, Arrive Alive Cup.
  • SOCCER: Turner Cup and NSW CCC Cup.
  • TOUCH FOOTBALL: All Schools Knockout.
  • BASKETBALL: NSW CCC Championship.
RECREATIONAL SPORT ACTIVITIES

Sports Sports Thursday afternoon sport is a compulsory part of the schools programme and includes a wide variety of activities which caters for all interests and abilities. These may vary depending on the availability of venues and include:
  • Basketball
  • Don Bosco Activity Centre
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Indoor Fitness
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Touch football
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ten-pin Bowling

Every effort is made to encourage and support students who wish to participate in NSW and Australian trials for any sport.