Good sportsmanship and fair competition is the foundation of all sport at St Laurence’s College.
A student’s participation in sport is an important component of the well-rounded educational experience offered at St Laurence’s College. The College’s co-curricular sports program offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports. Every student is encouraged to participate in a sports program which caters for the beginning sportsman through to the elite athlete.
Through a student’s participation in co-curricular sport, St Laurence’s continues the development of essential life-long physical skills and healthy behaviours, which track into adulthood. The College also believes that co-curricular sport is an aid to good academic achievement, as sport and the associated training, is integrated with the study pattern of a student.
The College has a long sporting history with proud traditions and outstanding achievements. St Laurence’s sporting facilities include an indoor multi-purpose court and weights area, an additional outdoor multi-purpose court, a 25 metre swimming pool, and a soon to be completed multi-purpose state of the art synthetic grassfield located on-site with a further eight grass ovals (three of which have turf wickets) located at the College’s Runcorn Playing Fields.
St Laurence’s College is a member school of the Combined Independent Colleges (CIC) – Years 5 to 7, the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) – Years 8 to 12 and Regional Sporting Organisations. The association sports are Cricket, Swimming, Volleyball (Trimester 1), Cross Country, Football (Soccer), Rugby, (Trimester 2) and Athletics, Basketball, Tennis, (Trimester 3). AIC Chess is also played in Trimester 2. In addition to these sports, AFL, Golf, Water Polo, Rugby League, Futsal and Touch Football are offered to students in selected year levels.
Mr Nathan Hill is the Director of Sport and heads a sporting program which provides a high standard of sports administration, creating opportunities for all students to realise their sporting potential. Each of the Association sports has a Primary Coordinator and an AIC Director who are responsible for coaching and the administration of that sport.