Sports News

Ms. Christine Barnes - Head of Health, Wellness and Sport 

Ms. Peta Richardson - Andrews Cup and Carnival Coordinator

Mr. Jon Woods - Britton Shield Coordinator

Meet one of our 2022 Sports Captain

Makenzie Robbins 

Mackenzie Robbins
Mackenzie Robbins


What is your favourite sport and why?

Netball - I have played netball for a very long time, and it will always have a special place in my heart, also because my mum used to play netball and I loved it when she comes to watch me play. I have always loved playing this sport, and being in a team and having fun with my friends has always been a highlight here at Clayfield College. 


What is your message for the class of 2022? 

Just remember to have fun and include yourselves in as many sports at Clayfield as you can for one last time. As the environment of CC Sports is a different kind of energy, and you will never be able to be a part of a team quite like Clayfield again in your life, so make every opportunity count. Also, just have fun, sport is supposed to be a way of forgetting about everything else going on in our lives, so just forget about everything that is stressing you out, worries you, and have fun


What is your message to all the Year 6 students coming into high school? 

I would say, don't be afraid to try a new sport or take risks. In Year 7, sport at Clayfield is your oyster, whatever sport you want to play, you will have ample opportunities to do it. Also winning isn't everything, just having fun with sport is really important. 


What are you planning on doing after school?

Well, that is really still to be decided, but I would like to have a gap year to work on a farm out west of Brisbane somewhere, and if I ever come back to Brisbane, I am very interested in pursuing architecture. 


What has been your favourite sporting moment at Clayfield?

One of my all-time favourite sporting moments at Clayfield was when my Year 9 softball team won the premiership for that season. This was one of my favourite moments because our team never expected to win, and that was never the ultimate goal. Our team just wanted to play and have fun. Softball will always have a special place in my heart, along with our wonderful coach.

Primary Sport

Andrews Cup Tennis (Years 4 to 6)

Tennis training continues next week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:45 am - 8:00 am on the College Courts


Andrews Cup Touch (Years 5 and 6)   

The Touch Team now appears on the Primary Sports Noticeboard outside Mrs. Richardson's office. Training continues next week on Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm and Friday from 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm. Both training sessions are held on the oval.


Andrews Cup Swimming (Years 2 to 6)

New swimmers are more than welcome to join the squad. Please refer to the below document for further information. Just a reminder that Wednesday morning training sessions are compulsory for all swimmers, plus two other sessions. 


Training days/times continue as follows:

Monday morning 6:45 am - 7:45 pm
Wednesday morning 6:45 am - 7:45 am
Thursday afternoon 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday afternoon 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Primary Interhouse Swimming Carnival 

Congratulations to all students involved in the Years 2 to 6 Primary Swimming Carnival on Tuesday. It was a wonderful day with all students representing their House with pride and commitment. Well done to Ashburn House, the overall winner on the day and Radcliffe, who won the Spirit Cup for their cheering and House spirit. Age Champion winners will be announced next week.


Overall results are as follows:

1st - Ashburn House
2nd - Radcliffe House
3rd - Gibson House
4th - Henderson House
5th -Campbell House
6th - Youngman House


A big congratulations to the 50m Freestyle Championship Event Winner - Eliza Collin.


Age Group Champions will be announced and awarded their medal at an upcoming assembly.

Britton Shield


Britton Shield swim training has started, and a reminder that students must attend the Wednesday morning training session plus two other sessions throughout the week:

Monday mornings 6:45 am - 7:45 am
Wednesday mornings 6:45 am - 7:45 am (Compulsory)
Thursday afternoons 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday afternoons 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Touch Football

Britton Shield Touch training will commence on the following dates for primary schoolboys:

Wednesday 16 February 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (College Oval) Years 4 to 6
Friday 18 February 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm (College Oval) Years 2 to 6


Boys are to wear their Clayfield College PE uniform to all training sessions and bring a named water bottle.

Secondary Sports 

QGSSSA Softball - Opens

Last Saturday, our Open Softball Squad participated in two practice matches against Brisbane Girls Grammar School (BGGS) and Brisbane State High School (BSHS).

Picture perfect weather provided the ideal setting for play, with the girls embracing the opportunity to put training into practice.

This weekend the teams will play Round 1 and 2 against Somerville House and Moreton Bay College.


QGSSSA Softball - Senior A

The Senior girls played rounds one and two on Saturday at Downey Park, working together to give the games their absolute best effort. Game one was against Moreton Bay College, where the girls secured a win 9-4. Game two was against Brisbane Girls Grammar School (2) where the girls fought hard but went down 10-7.

The girls played in good spirit, with the session all about getting real-time experience and getting to practice all game elements.


QGSSSA Swimming

The College Interhouse Swimming Carnival will be held today at the Valley Pool and should be a competitive and fun-filled day. A full summary of the event will be available in next week's The Collective. The event is a key part of the team selection process for QG swimming which is held on Wednesday 3 March at the Chandler Aquatics Complex. A minimum of 12 girls is required from each age group to make up the team.

The initial QG swim team list will be posted this evening after the College Interhouse Swimming Carnival. All girls listed are strongly encouraged to attend this Friday's first warm-up meet to begin to prepare as a team. Our swimming captains are preparing fresh, delicious pasta meals for all swimmers going to Friday's meet. If you haven't done so, add your name to the Croc Board list or drop into the Sports Office on Friday morning to add your name to the meet list. 


Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Transport: A commercial bus will depart Bayview Tce @ 3:30 pm and return at approx 6:50 pm

Food: A pasta meal prior to leaving, and the CC Friends of Sport will be running a fundraising BBQ. The pool canteen will be open for snacks and drinks.


QGSSSA Cross Country

Our Cross Country coaching team is doing a great job providing variety in their high-intensity training drills for the girls this year. It would be great to see more girls attending each session now that we are back on campus and back into the swing of things.

Commencing in Week 5 (next week), there will be a swap with locations for Wednesday and Friday sessions. This swap will allow our music girls to be able to attend the first half of training prior to going to their music rehearsals. 


From next week the schedule will be:

Monday              Park runs and café stops – Bus provided to and from the run venues

Wednesday       At CC on the oval

Friday                  At Kalinga Park – Bus to drive girls back to school


QGSSSA Cricket

The Week 4 fixture against Somerville House was cancelled this week due to a number of girls in both teams being unwell and not available to play. Instead, our girls took part in another training session that focused on bowling and batting techniques specifically. We will look to reschedule this game and will advise of this change via the Collective app.


QGSSSA Gymnastics

There is a very strong contingent of girls currently training for QG gymnastics. This will be held in the College PE centre on Tuesday 29 March. Any updates and the full training schedule can be found on the College app.


Football and Touch

Both Autumn sports will have completed their two weeks of trials by the end of today’s training sessions. Full team lists will be posted on the Croc Board early next week. Team training will begin next week in preparation for the first round fixtures, which will begin on Friday afternoons in Week 7.


Our Touch teams have had a few girls drop out, and as such, we are still looking for a few to strengthen the numbers in each team. If you would like to give Touch a go this year, please drop into the Sports Office and discuss the requirements and add your name to this.

Student Achievements

Spotlight on Georgia Waterson – Hockey

Georgia has been playing Hockey since she was five years old across various levels and has recently had some fantastic and well-deserved news – Georgia has been selected into Division 3 Premier League Team for Valleys Hockey Club.


Georgia said she loves playing Hockey as "your team becomes your second family, and the caring and inclusive culture make it even more enjoyable".


Georgia mentioned that she loves playing sport at Clayfield because all the girls "give it a go" regardless of their skill level or experience, and her love of community has stemmed from there.


We can't wait to see how your hockey journey continues, Georgia – congratulations!

Georgia Waterson
Georgia Waterson


Metropolitan North Cricket selection – Allegra Pollack and Abby Harris

Following this week’s selection trial for the Metropolitan North 16-19 Years Female Cricket Team, we are very pleased to hear that Allegra Pollack (Year 11) and Abby Harris (Year 12 - Clayfield College Cricket Captain) have been selected to participate at the Queensland School Sport State Championship at Gympie in late March.


 We wish the girls all the very best in the lead up to these championships and at the event itself. 

Abby Harris
Allegra Pollack
Abby Harris
Allegra Pollack

Upcoming Regional Trials Met North Sign Up Dates

Tuesday 1 March 

Tuesday 8 March: 

Wednesday 9 March: 

Thursday 10 March: 

Tuesday 15 March: 

Monday 21 March: 

Tuesday 22 March: 

Thursday 24 March: 

Tuesday 29 March: 

Thursday 31 March: 

Any students interested in taking part in any of these trials need to contact Mrs. Rebecca Clydesdale in the Sports Office to nominate and get further information and the forms to attend either the district or regional trials.