Sport at St Edmund's College
As a College in the Edmund Rice tradition, St Edmund’s remains committed to holistic education. Therefore, participation in sporting activities is highly valued and forms an integral part of life at the College. We recognise the unique relationship between involvement in sporting activities and the development of interpersonal skills which helps young men reach their potential.
The College is a member of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) and competes in the Association in the following activities;
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All AIC team sports are played on a Saturday with home and away fixtures. Some lead up meets for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics are conducted on Friday evenings. Chess fixtures are held on Friday evenings.
AIC Member Colleges
- St Edmund’s College Ipswich
- Villanova College Coorparoo
- St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly
- St Laurence’s College South Brisbane
- St Patrick’s College Shorncliffe
- Marist College Ashgrove
- Padua College Kedron
- Iona College Wynnum
In addition, St Edmund’s students have the opportunity to participate in non-AIC competitions in Hockey, Rugby League (Confraternity Shield) and Touch Football.
The sports program is supported in particular by staff in the following positions;
- Assistant Principal Activities
- Various Sport Coordinators / Coaches and Managers
- Director of Sport
- Head Swim Coach / Assistant Swim Coach & Sports Assistant / Strength and Conditioning Coach
- The College Sports Hall
- Outdoor Basketball / Tennis Courts
- 25m Heated Pool
- Tivoli Sporting Complex, Church St, Tivoli
- Mulkerin and Morgan Ovals on Campus
- Sports Performance Centre (Gym)
CYMS St Edmund's
CYMS St Edmund’s is an incorporated swimming club which is a member of Swimming Queensland.
Although the club is based at the College, swimmers from the wider community are welcome to become members of this exciting club. Comprehensive and professional Learn–To-Swim and Squad Training programs are available for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
Head Coach Mr Stephen Critoph is a Silver Licence Coach and has worked with some of the elite swimmers and coaches in Australian swimming. He has experience as part of the coaching and management staff for the Pacific School Games, Commonwealth Games and at the World Swimming Championships. He has coached swimmers who have won individual medals at National Age and Open Level and achieved records at National and World Championships.
Mr Damian Bromley is the Assistant Swim Coach and currently holds Silver Licence accreditation.
For more information about the club please call (07) 3810 4487 or email: email@example.com .
Arts @ SEC
The College has a long tradition of excellence in the Arts - from Music, to Drama, Debating and the Visual Arts.
St Edmund’s has a number of bands and choirs on offer in which musical students to participate. These include the Combined Concert Band, Big Band, Combined Choir, College Choir, String Ensemble, Drum line and Year 8 Choir. Some major yearly performances include the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival, the College Cultural Showcase and Awards Nights, and Carols of the Green.
The College conducts an annual school musical production in cooperation with St Mary’s College. The musical has been a longstanding and well respected tradition for both Colleges and provides an opportunity for Music and Drama students to 'strut their stuff'. College students are involved on stage, behind the scenes and in the orchestra.
St Edmund’s College enters teams for all year levels in the Queensland Debating Union competitions. Teams of four boys are mentored by staff competing with schools and Colleges across the greater Brisbane area.