Sport plays an important role in primary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay, not only through the promotion of health and well-being, but also by fostering school and diocesan spirit and the development of skills and talents.  

It provides an opportunity for participation and the development of relationships through the teaching of values such as teamwork, discipline and fair play.  Sport can empower youth and promote self-esteem.

  • "Games and Sports" is a strand of the PDHPE Syllabus concerned with developing each student's competence and confidence in a broad range of games and sports and the skills required to participate in them.
  • The representative school sport pathway enables students with gifts and talents in games and sports the opportunity to participate in specific programs devised to meet their individual needs.  It allows for ongoing identification and development of these gifts and talents.
  • The representative school sport pathway includes events in swimming, cross country and athletics for students who meet the criteria for specific categories of disability.

Each cluster organises gala days in a variety of sports.  The choice of sports offered and the age groups included is at the discretion of the particular cluster.  A school may also choose to participate in sport competitions outside the Catholic schools system.

The Diocese of Broken Bay supports a variety of sports in primary and secondary schools, providing opportunities for students to represent their schools and compete in a representative pathway beginning with cluster or diocesan competitions and trials and culminating with the possibility of state representation.

Broken Bay Diocese Cluster and Diocesan Representative Pathway Events 2018

Please direct all enquiries to your school sport coordinator.

Swimming Carnivals:

Central Coast Cluster                      Monday 26 February                                                        Tumbi Umbi - Mingara                  

North Shore Cluster                        Tuesday 6 March                              Hornsby                                              

Northern Beaches Cluster            Wednesday 28 February               Warringah                                          

Broken Bay Diocese                        Thursday 8 March                                                                  Tumbi Umbi - Mingara                  

Cross Country Carnivals

Central Coast Cluster                      Friday 6 April                                     Kariong                                

North Shore Cluster                        Tuesday 8 May                                                              Hornsby Heights                              

Northern Beaches Cluster            Wednesday 9 May                                                                    Nth Narrabeen - Rat Park             

Broken Bay Diocese                        Tuesday 29 May                                                                      Galston – Fagan Park     

Athletics Carnivals

Central Coast Cluster                      Friday 10 August                                                              Tumbi Umbi - Mingara  

North Shore Cluster                        Tuesday 21 August                           Narrabeen         

Northern Beaches Cluster            Thursday 16 August                            Narrabeen         

Broken Bay Diocese                        Tuesday 4 September                      Narrabeen         

Team Sport Trials - All team sport trials are diocesan trials; there are no cluster trials.

Schools will provide selected students with trial details.

AFL                                         Wednesday 14 March

Hockey                                 Tuesday 20 March

Netball                                 Monday 19 March

Football (soccer)              Monday 12 March

Rugby League                    u 11's  and open age Tuesday 13 March

Touch                                    Boys Monday 26 March

                                                Girls Tuesday 27 March

Rugby                                   Term 2 – to be advised

Softball                                Tuesday 8 May

Basketball                           Term 4 – to be advised

Cricket                                  Term 4 – to be advised

Tennis                                  Term 4 – to be advised