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Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus

Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus

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College sport

Sydney Secondary College sport is a strong focus of the College.

There are three combined college carnivals: Swimming , cross country and athletics

Swimming is held in term one at Drummoyne Pool –usually during week two. This is a competitors only carnival for years 8-12, plus all year 7 students attend from the junior campuses. Students from the senior campus assist with official duties(most notably time keeping) as well as competing.

Cross country is held in week one of term two. A maximum top ten male and female qualifiers in each age group from the individual campus cross carnivals are invited to attend. The carnival is held in Leichhardt starting and finishing at Leichhardt No.2 oval and running along Hawthorne canal.

Athletics is held mid term two at Homebush warm up arena athletics track. Students who qualify from their campus carnival are invited to attend. A maximum of the top eight male and female qualifiers in each age group for each event are invited to attend.

After each College carnival each campus will invite their own top two male and female for each age group and every event to compete at the bligh zone carnivals.

The college has four colour houses named after local sporting identities. Stewart, Pearce, Woods and Sauvage.

House points are awarded for all events at each campus and college carnival. These are tallied to determine the champion house for each year. An overall house cup is awarded at the annual college presentation day.

The College enters many state knockout competitions as both combined and individual entrants.

Sports entered typically are:

Junior(U15 or U14)- netball, soccer, Australian Rules, rugby league, basketball

Senior- netball, basketball, soccer, touch football, rugby league, hockey, volleyball

The College has had some highly successful teams over the years winning many tournaments- most notably in Australian Rules, basketball, hockey, rugby league and soccer.

Each campus has their own individual sport program for weekly sport.

The College has a sport merit system where points are awarded for performance on the sporting field and in leadership/coaching roles. These points are tallied by the campus sports coordinators to determine the annual campus and college sportsman and woman of the year awards. These awards are presented at the college annual presentation day.