Sport is a way of life at Brigidine and our students benefit from the camaraderie, physicality and mental challenge sport brings.

In keeping with the aims and ethos of the College, sport at Brigidine plays a pivotal role in the overall development of each and every student within the school community. Even though Brigidine is a small school in size, we are fortunate to utilise some of Brisbane’s best sporting facilities located nearby including the University of Queensland, Taringa sporting fields and the Brisbane River.

Director of Sports

Rebecca Horne
Phone: 07 3002 0679


AFL is a sport with a rich history of producing elite players and successful results at Brigidine College. Students compete in AFLQ sanctioned events in both 9- and 16-a-side competitions.


Brigidine College is involved in two competitions for basketball, CaSSSA and GBC (Greater Brisbane Competition). Students are encouraged to play in both competitions to improve their skills and fitness throughout the year.

Cross Country

Cross Country is a physically demanding sport, requiring athletes to compete in distances up to 4km, running across differing terrains. All girls are welcome to join and train with the cross-country squad to improve their fitness.

The Interhouse Carnival is held each year on the final day of Term 1 and allows each student to compete in the 1 km fun run or the 3km race. Students competing in the 3km course will be timed and age champions awarded. The Brigidine College cross country squad is selected from this carnival.

Football and Futsal

Brigidine College has been a successful Football school for a number of decades. Football is played during the middle two terms of the year within the GBC, Uhlsport Cup (Senior A team), ISSA Cup (Junior A team) and CaSSSA competitions. Students whom have been selected into the Junior A (ISSA Cup) and Senior A (Uhlsport Cup) teams play in a knockout competition against various South east Queensland schools.

Functional Training

Functional Training provides an opportunity for students to improve their strength and conditioning with the guidance of the Brigidine Sports department. This program runs for 8 weeks each term and offers a wider range of wellbeing, fitness and socialisation opportunities for students.


Brigidine Hockey has a wonderfully successful history of securing CaSSSA premierships, Qld and Australian representatives. Students enjoy the open team environment which allows students from all age groups to play and train together.

Indoor Cricket

Brigidine College has a strong and successful history in Indoor Cricket with many players going onto play representative indoor and/or outdoor cricket.


Netball is the largest sport participated in at Brigidine College. The College offers a wide range of opportunities and competes in a variety of carnivals and knock-out competitions. The college has a very strong history of netball results and fostering young elite netballers.


Rugby 7s

Practice matches and carnivals are offered throughout Term 3 and 4. The sport is not played on a weekly basis like most other cocurricular sports at the College and carnivals are run by the Queensland Reds Rugby Union. Students are taught the fundamentals of Rugby Union in a safe, fun and supportive environment by Rugby AU qualified coaches. Safety of students and injury mitigation is of paramount importance.


Brigidine College is home to a 25m pool operational in Term 4 and Term 1. This allows all students the opportunity to participate in the College Term 4 Swimming squad for fun and fitness. The Brigidine College Swimming Team (selected in Term 1 from the Interhouse carnival) consists of limited participants per age group. All girls are welcome to train and participate to be part of the final Swim Team.

*Students involved in Water Polo are encouraged to swim at least 2 – 3 times per week with the College Swimming squad at no extra fee on top of their Water Polo season fee.

Interhouse Swimming Carnival – Term 1, The Valley Pool.

CaSSSA Swimming Carnival – Term 1, Chandler Aquatic Centre.

Friday afternoon lead-up meets (3-4) – Friday afternoons in Term 1, Various Locations.

GBC Swimming Carnival – Term 1, Chandler Aquatic Centre.


Brigidine College provides an opportunity for students to represent the College in the CaSSSA (Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association) or GBC (Greater Brisbane Competition) competition. The teams consist of approximately four or five players over all age groups and variety of divisions.

Training will be held twice a week for all teams at the Indooroopilly SHS Courts and is provided by TennisGear coaches. The Tennis season includes pre season training in the January school holidays, training and matches in Term one (CaSSSA), GBC one to two day tournament in Term four; Tennis trials in Term four for all students and a learn to program for year 6 students in Term four.

Touch Football

Training is held for one session during the week either before (6.30am – 8am) or after (3.30pm – 4.30pm) school on Taringa Soccer Oval.

Track and Field

Brigidine College offers all students the opportunity to try Track and/or Field events across all the disciplines. The Brigidine College Track and Field team participates in the CaSSSA Cup and the GBC carnivals. All students selected from the school interhouse carnival are welcomed to be part of the Athletics Squad with a final team being chosen closer to the CaSSSA and GBC carnivals.

Training is available for all students selected in the Track and Field squad following the Interhouse Track and Field Carnival in Term 2. Team training program is available in the Term 2/3 school holidays and into Term 3 with qualified coaches.


Training is held for one session during the week either before (6.30am – 8am) or after (3.30pm – 4.30pm) school in Kildare Hall on or Brigid Centre court.

Water Polo

Training consists of one team skills session per week plus a minimum of three swimming sessions per week. The sport requires a student to display a competent swimming level for safety reasons. The Saturday competition, organized by Brisbane Water Polo Association Inc., begins in Term 4 each year and goes through to Term 1 of the following year.

Competition matches are held against other clubs and schools: Barracudas, River City, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Stuartholme School, Mount St Michael’s College, All Hallows’ School, River City Club, St Rita’s College, Moreton Bay College, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Somerville House, Carina Warriors, Loreto College and North Brisbane Polo Bears.

Sporting Competitions

There are a number of sporting competitions and physical activity opportunities open to all students at the College.  The competitions and associations Brigidine College is a part of include:

Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC)

In partnership with Ambrose Treacy College (ATC), Brigidine College Indooroopilly is a member college of the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC).  GBC was formed in 2014 and was conceived as an avenue for students of schools across Brisbane and the surrounding areas to participate in a breadth of sports and to develop their skills and abilities.  The vision of GBC is to inspire students to flourish and succeed through sport.  GBC fixtures are played on a Saturday morning at various locations in Brisbane and surrounding areas.

Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association (CaSSSA)

The Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls Sporting Association (CaSSSA) has, as its primary purpose, the promotion of girl’s participation in physical activity through competitive sport.  CaSSSA is comprised of 13 of the largest Catholic Secondary Girls Schools in the Brisbane region and provides a high quality and inclusive sporting competition for its member schools.  CaSSSA fixtures are played on a Wednesday afternoon on a home and away basis at various locations in Brisbane.

Other Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to represent Brigidine College through the School Sport pathway.  Brigidine College is a is a part of the Northern Eagles district and Metropolitan West region.

In addition to GBC and CaSSSA, Brigidine College also participates in the following Competitions:

  • State Futsal Titles
  • Vicki Wilson Netball
  • uhlsport Girls Cup and ISSA Girls Cup Football
  • Brisbane Water Polo Association Inc Competition
  • All Schools Rugby 7’s
  • AFLQ Schools Cup
  • South Queensland Schools Conference Regattas
  • Queensland School Championships Rowing

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