Sport plays an important role in primary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay, not only to promote health but to foster diocesan spirit, develop skills and support talents. It is an opportunity for participation and development of relationships; it empowers youth and promotes higher self-esteem; and teaches values such as teamwork, discipline, and fair-play.
The Diocese of Broken Bay supports a variety of sports in primary and secondary schools and provides opportunities for children to represent their schools and compete in regional, state and Australian competitions.
By the time they reach high school students have a chance to participate in The Broken Bay Secondary Schools Sports Association pathway program, which hosts 20 events and gala days each year.
The program continues to achieve impressive results with secondary students from across the region playing sport at NSW representative level in 2014. Jack Cogger from MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale, went on to be selected at National level in the Australian Rugby League Schoolboys team.
A team of 119 Broken Bay students also attended the NSWCCC Athletics Championships where the the Diocese secured 15 first places and 17 second places. Frank Morris from St Leo’s Catholic College, Wahroonga breaking a record in the age group 17/18 boy’s javelin, 1 of only 11 records broken on the day.