Sport at St Virgil's

Welcome to Team SVC and St Virgil’s College Sport

St Virgil’s College has a rich tradition of excellence in sport and believes that sport plays an integral part in the growth and development of boys within our context as a Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition. Participation in sport is an important part of life at St Virgil’s College as it contributes to the academic, social, emotional and physical development of young men.

St Virgil’s has been the educational home of Olympians, AFL players, State cricketers and countless community club athletes and coaches.

Some famous graduates of the programme include:

  • Matt Bevilacqua - Professional Ironman
  • Scott Bowden – Olympic Cyclist
  • Dr Scott Brennan – Olympic gold medallist rower
  • Alex Cisak - Professional Soccer Player
  • Sean Clingeleffer - Professional Cricketer
  • Jacob Despard – Stawell and Burnie Athletics Gift Winner 
  • Nathan Earl - Professional Cyclist
  • Michael Di Venuto – Australian One Day Cricketer
  • Max Guiliani – National ranked swimmer 
  • Jack Hale – Australian Junior 100m and 100 yard senior record Holder
  • Brodie Holland – AFL Player 
  • Simon Hollingsworth – Olympic athlete and CEO Australian Sports Commission
  • Caleb Jewell- Professional Cricketer
  • Trent Nichols – AFL Player 
  • Jack Riewoldt – AFL Premiership Player
  • Peter Toogood – Professional Golfer 
  • Patrick Walker - AFL Player
  • Jack Welch – National Hockey Representative 

The growth and development of boys into fine young men is enhanced by their involvement in a wide variety of activities. An important part of the co-curricular offerings at St Virgil’s is the provision of an educationally sound sporting programme. Through the activities offered, our students have the opportunity to develop their talents, express their individual personalities and build life-long friendships.

The strong sporting history and fine traditions of the College are built around involvement and a spirit of working together even though not all participants may be as talented as each other. Each boy is recognised for the contribution he can make and respect for individual abilities is emphasised; teamwork and commitment are valued.

Sport provides boys with healthy recreational and competitive opportunities which enables them to form close friendships with their peers and respectful, positive relationships with teachers and coaches, in the process instilling the values of working together with others to achieve common goals. Students of all ages and abilities can be team members and work together to develop skills, self-confidence and resilience, at all times guided by the College’s core values of Community, Integrity, Justice, Kindness and Learning.
 
The College’s Sport Policy is intended to:

  • Assist each student’s growth through the discovery of their personal talents;
  • Encourage students to contribute to the College community at a communal level;
  • Encourage students to adopt life-long healthy lifestyle choices through participation in sporting and recreation programmes; and
  • Facilitate staff-student relationships in an area other than the classroom.   

Participation 

In line with the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) touchstone of Inclusive Community the College is committed to ensuring that all boys that wish to play sport will be given an opportunity to do so. Boys playing sport for the College are supported by quality coaches to ensure that learning and development opportunities are maximised.  St Virgil’s participates in a wide variety of competitions that cater for all boys within an inclusive developmental programme.  At all times we stress respect for our fellow players, our opponents and the officials as well as the health and wellbeing benefits of involvement in sport. And it's great fun! 

For different sports and different year levels, teams may be allocated evenly or graded into Divisions based upon experience and skill development.  Each Term, the College will call for registrations with a view to participating in competitions run by peak sporting bodies and the Sport Association of Tasmania Independent Schools (SATIS, SSATIS and JSATIS).


Communication - Social Media and the College App 

Parents are strongly encouraged to download the College App (select the sports and Year tag options) and follow the College's Sport Facebook page to keep informed about team selections, rosters, postponements due to weather or ground conditions or last-minute forfeits.


  

Representative Teams 

The College has a strong and proud history of competing successfully at state and national representative level.  From Regional and State Championships: Invitational matches against visiting schools such as St Patrick’s College, Brighton Grammar and Launceston Grammar: and EREA National Tournament and special tours for sports such as Basketball, Soccer, Cricket, Football, Rowing and Mountain Bike racing.  

Code of Conduct 

It is a condition of participation in all SVC Sport Programmes, that students are consistently meeting the College's behaviour and academic effort expectations.  Furthermore, students and parents should be familiar with the guidelines set out in the SATIS/JSATIS Code of Ethics, relevant sport Code of Behaviour and the College Sport Policy, all of which are available on respective websites or upon request.