Years 7-12 Sport

Years 7-12 Sport

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Competitive Sport News

We have hit the ground running with our competitive sport with several teams beginning their fixtures next week. Please see further information below regarding our different sport options:

SCISSA Soccer and Volleyball

Letters were emailed to parents on Wednesday regarding students who have expressed interest in competing in either Yr 7-10 SCISSA soccer or Yr 11-12 SCISSA volleyball. It is important that parents read the information in the letter and then provide consent through Parent Lounge. This Friday we will finalise the teams and confirm how many teams we will have. It is important that once a student has committed to a team they do not withdraw part-way through the season.

Game schedules for next Wednesday will be released to students and parents once the draw is completed over the weekend. Due to the tight turnaround between determining teams and fixtures start dates, we may not be able to have all teams in their playing shirts before the first round commences. We will advise students of this and will ask teams to play in their PLC sport shirt if need be. If you have any questions at any stage, please contact me   

Monday Night Netball

There has been an overwhelming response to netball signups for 2023 which may see 9 teams in the competition this year. Coaches will be in touch with students over the next few weeks with details regarding training and fixtures. Game schedules for teams will be available on the PLC NAV calendar once the draw is released. Year 7 and 8 trials will be held on the 7th of February after school with our teams being confirmed by the 10th of February. After teams have been confirmed, students will be advised when to go to the Sport Office in their teams to collect the netball uniforms.

If parents have any questions about the PLC netball program, please contact netball coordinator Michelle Dufty


There are currently 2 opportunities for keen rugby union students to sign up for this term. The Armidale Rugby Tour and the Fraser Coast Rugby 7s Tournament. Please see some details regarding these opportunities below:

  • Fraser Coast 7s Date: 24/03/23 (Week 9) Location: Fraser Coast Anglican College Age Groups: U13, U15, U18’s Boys; U15, U18’s Girls
  • Armidale Rugby Tournament Date: 21st-23rd April Location: The Armidale School, Armidale Age Groups: U12 Boys, U14 and U16's Girls 7s.

Students were emailed the above information on the weekend along with a notice on NAV. Students are required to sign up via the link sent in the email, or if there are any issues with the link, email Mr Cummins.

If you have questions about either tournament, please email Mr Josh Cummins  

Weekly Friday Sport

The Sport Department thanks students and parents for their patience with the rollout of new communication and organisation platforms for sport last week. We managed to get over 600 students organised into a sport on the first Friday and while there were some challenges, it was great to see students out there in the first week engaged in sporting activities. The sport memo for students will be emailed out every Friday morning and put into NAV Notices.

A quick reminder that we will be locking Friday Sport rolls from Week 4 and no more changes can be made. If students are intending to change, they need to see me or Mrs Muir to determine if there is room in their desired allocation.

Students must be attending Friday Sport with their hats and are strongly encouraged to bring their water bottles.

Term 2 Competitive Sport and Friday Sport Sign Ups will be towards the end of this term. We will advise students the week before the portals open.

Swimming Carnival

Inter-House Swimming Carnival

House Groups Meeting Locations for Tuesday 7th February (8.25am)

Wira: Grassed area closest to Front Entrance

Mumba: Junior Soccer Oval next to Gym

Buran: Grassed area near bike racks/back of outdoor courts

Bula: Gymnasium

District Carnival

The fastest 4 freestyle students and the fastest 2 students in backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly will be selected in the PLC Swim Team to represent the College on Monday 20th February at a twilight carnival held at Sunshine Coast Grammar pool.  Notification will be sent home via TASS for students who are selected. Students who are in the 12 years age division will have their times integrated with the Junior carnival results and selections will be made from this listing. The 9-12yrs Independent District Carnival will take place during school hours on Tuesday 21st February.

Student Acknowledgements

Each week we aim to celebrate outstanding student achievement in their sporting pursuits, both inside and outside school sport.

We congratulate the following students on their excellent efforts in their recent sporting achievements

  • Hayden Woodward has been selected by Juventus International Soccer Youth Academy to participate in an international youth competition (as part of an Australian team) in Italy. We wish Hayden all the best in his competition.
  • Holly Targato has been selected to represent Queensland in javelin at the Australian Junior Athletics championships. We wish her all the best when she travels to Melbourne to compete at Nationals in April.
  • Jye Flynn will be competing in 5 Australian Karting Championship rounds this year. We wish him all the best for his first round in March held in South Australia.

Representative Sport (District/Regional Sport Trials)

PLC students are encouraged to register their interest in district and regional sport trials throughout the year. Please see table below which indicates the cut off dates to register student interest. Students and parents need to contact Mrs Lisa Muir ( if interested in attending any of the trials in the table below. Please note these are high-level representative trial opportunities and students should have considerable experience in sports before considering participation in trials.

District and Regional Trials PLC EOI Closing Dates

Pacific Athlete Development Program

This year will see the implementation of the Pacific Athlete Development Program, an exciting initiative for talent-identified Year 8 students. The program is an extension opportunity aimed at enhancing individual performance within the sporting context.

As part of the program, students will undertake a spectrum of fitness and performance tests to compile a personalized physical profile. Applying Exercise Physiology and Sports Psychology concepts, students will identify areas for improvement and then create and undertake training programs with the aim of achieving their goals. Through this process, students will also investigate Anatomy, Biomechanics, Nutrition and Injury Prevention.

Identified students will receive invitations in Week 3 after Year 8 Camp. If you have any questions, then please see Mr. Burdon in S-Block.

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport