There is a strong sporting culture at Whitefriars College and a comprehensive sporting program to reflect this. Our weekly curricular comprises of classes in Physical Education and an inter-school Sport competition under the banner of ACC Sport. The students are given the opportunity to participate in competitive sport against other Catholic boys schools around Melbourne. The boys enjoy a healthy sense of rivalry and competition, playing against:
• Christian Brothers College, St Kilda
• De La Salle College, Malvern
• Emmanuel College, Altona North
• Mazenod College, Mulgrave
• Parade College, Bundoora
• Salesian College, Chadstone
• St Bede’s College, Mentone
• Simonds Catholic College, West Melbourne
• St Bernard’s College, Essendon
• St Joseph’s College, Geelong
The weekly sporting program takes place on Tuesday afternoons for Year 9 & 10, Wednesday afternoons for Year 11 & 12 and Thursday afternoons for Year 7 & 8, with training sessions scheduled after school one day per week for each year level.
Competitive teams are selected in the following:
• Term 1 – Cricket, Tennis and Volleyball (Seniors only)
• Term 2 – Australian Rules Football and Soccer
• Term 3 – Basketball, Hockey and Table Tennis
• Term 4 – Cricket, Tennis and Volleyball (Years 7 – 10 only)
In addition, the boys are encouraged to compete in Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming throughout the year with the opportunity to participate in both House and inter-school carnivals.
“Whitefriars was a great school for me, upon completed my studies I looked back and realised I really was given every opportunity to become what I wanted to be. I remember struggling through some subjects but I knew my teachers honestly believed that I could improve and were supportive in making it happen.
I was encouraged to participate in my sports as well and was provided with a whole range of options to find out what worked for me, what I was good at and where I belonged. I look back now with pride and respect and hope that all boys at Whitefriars embrace what is offered and what is available, so that they too can make something of themselves and be proud of their effort and achievements.”Mr David Morris – Australian Aerial Skier, Olympic Silver Medallist (Class of 2002)