Sport News

Mr Derek Lennon, Head of Sport

We head into our final round of Term 3 sport for 2022 this weekend with a big finish. We are home to St Patrick’s College and are the host venue for the AIC Rugby League round with all 3 sets of fixtures taking place here at Marist. Our Year 5s will play before the 2nd XIII so it would be wonderful to see as much support as possible for all of our teams participating. As well as our canteen there will be several food trucks including Boost Juice and Dip n Dots Ice Creamery. Hope to see you there.


Last weekend the weather played havoc again with the whole AIC tennis round cancelled and many basketball matches cancelled due to wet courts, and it was a good weekend to have the bye in rugby league. The basketball went ahead indoors and it was a hugely successful day for Marist with us winning all matches against St Peters Lutheran College except the 1st V.


Our tennis 1st IV are in a great position this weekend with our closest rivals, St Peters (1st) and Iona (equal 2nd with us) playing each other. A St Peters win will see them win the premiership outright and an Iona win along with a Marist win against St Pats will see a tied premiership for our boys. Best of luck to our team for Saturday, along with the other teams in tennis, basketball and rugby league who are chasing premiership success.


Track and field continues to impress with another great week on the track for our athletes. After a big week of Met North the AIC lead-up meets continue with a number of impressive performances across the program as we get closer to the AIC championships. Our Track and Field camp is next week on the Gold Coast which is something the whole squad looks forward to as we fine-tune our preparations, leading into holiday training and mini-meets against other schools during the holiday period. My sincere thanks to all involved in Track and Field for the time and energy you commit to helping our boys achieve their best, none more so than Head Coach, Mr Rob Martin, who dedicates himself so much to the team.

Met North Triathlon

The following selection trial notices have been published on the Regional Trials page of the Met North website:

  • 22-Oct: Triathlon 11-19 years boys and girls (for 2023)
    • Please be aware there is a new process for student nominations. Please ensure you have read the information and are aware of the processes.
    • Only results achieved at the TQ All Schools Triathlon event held on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2022 will be considered.
    • The Nomination form is due back to Met North: Wednesday 26 October 2022

Rugby League

Mr Ryan Apps - Rugby League Co-ordinator


I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend off and is ready for a big round of home games this coming Saturday, Marist hosts St. Pats and it will surely be extremely tough games for most of our teams.


We are having such a successful season and it is important for all of our teams end on a positive note, the coaches and support staff will be readying the boys this week for all our supporters and families to watch our never give up Marist attitude. 


There will be different game time starts for teams on Saturday, this will give our year 5 team the opportunity to play and be involved with our senior teams. These times will be posted later this week.


We would love to see as many of our school cohort, parents, families and supporters to attend the day and watch our boys in their last match for the year, so please lets all get behind our Marist teams this Saturday. As a treat we will be having several food trucks in attendance at McMahon Oval car park, these include - Donuts, Boost Juice and Dip n Dots Ice Creamery along with our wonderful Marist canteen.


We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday and best of luck to all of our teams.


Round 6 Rugby League



Mr Andrew Ward - Head Coach


One last week to finish up the season.


We have set a date for our AIC break-up party which will be held on Wednesday 14th September 3:30pm-6:00pm. 


As promised Callum and I will honour our bet we made with all teams of a pizza party for all teams who go undefeated for the season. At current we have nine teams still undefeated with only one round remaining. It is a bet we are happy to lose, to be honest. 

We will have some games and conclude with a small presentation of some awards from the season. Please confirm attendance by texting 0437 449 523 for catering purposes.


Holiday Clinic

19 – 21 September - 8:00am-12:00pm.

Cost: $175.00 for 3 days or $60.00 per day; includes lunch.

All bookings please email: 


Term 4 Coaching

Squad classes are filling very quickly and once full we will not be able to take any more students until Term 1 2023. To avoid missing out please enrol via email to: 


MCA Tennis team would like to thank all the parents for their dedication to making sure their children made as many training sessions as possible. It is with your tireless dedication that we have had such a successful season. Thanks again


Congratulations to all teams who have played so well this season and with just one match left, let's finish this season off and play to the best of our ability. Good luck to all teams this weekend. Go Marist.


Round 6 Tennis


Track and Field

Mr Derek Lennon (Track and Field Co-ordinator)


There has been some excellent enthusiasm from regular attendees at training and improvements have been seen in recent meets. Would like to encourage the boys to continue with training through the remaining weeks including holidays before AIC in Term 4 week 1 as we need everyone working to put forward the best possible team. Selection trials continue through to the last week of holidays.


Key Dates Ahead -

  • Wednesday 7 Sept - Squad Training (3:15pm-4:45pm)
  • Wednesday 7 Sept - Hurdles Seniors (7:00am-8:00am)
  • Thursday 8 Sept - AIC Meet #3 QSAC (Bus leaves 3:15pm MCA returning 8:30pm)
  • Sunday 11 Sept - Squad training (Jumps/Sprints/Throws) – 3:15pm-4:45pm
  • Monday 12 Sept - Squad Training (Last training for during school term) – 3:15pm-4:45pm
  • Wednesday 14  Sept - AIC Meet #4 QSAC (Bus leaves 3:15pm MCA returning 8:30pm)

Holiday training and Meets in the next Newsletter or email (Generally will be mornings - Monday/Wednesday (Training) Thursday (Final Selection Mini Meets))


Met North Track and Field Team: Congratulations to the following boys who have made it through to the QLD QSS All Schools Track and Field State Titles to be held in October after the AIC meet. We had many more good performances and medals at this meet we will look to highlight in future newsletters.

  • 10-12 Years - Ben Flanagan, Hayden Lockhart, Hugo Underwood
  • 13-19 Years - Elliot Aldridge, Sam Brassington, Connor Campbell, Ben Caughley, Perry Croft, George Daly, Josh Dempsey, Joel Drew, Lee Martin, Reggie McMillan, Jonah Miles, Zac Milligan, Zack Newsham, James O'Connor, Asher Parkin, Ben Player, Harry Prole, James Prole, Tom Prole, Cody Radman, Isaac Roach, Bailey Scarce, Xavier Simms, Isaac Ting, Neil Van der Walt, Charlie Weaver, James Wintzloff.

AIC Meet #2 - After Meet 1 and the competition at Met North this was an excellent meet to continue to develop technical performance and improve times. Some performances and boys with big personal best improvements to highlight include:

  • Jumps: Oliver Peregrina, Jack Mahuru, Neil van der Walt
  • Throws: Hayden Blaker in discus, Jonah Miles in javelin
  • Sprints and Hurdles: Isaac Ting, Joel Drew, Xavier Simms, Ollie Betts, Giacomo Calabrese, Dustin Miller, Peter Chan, Aiden Mansul
  • Middle Distance: Harry Prole, Perry Cross, Sasha Sofronoff

Well done to all boys as they continue seeking their personal best performances each week in Track and Field.


1st V – Round 6 vs. St Peters Lutheran College


Coach’s Report

The 1st V travelled to Indooroopilly to play the surprise packets of AIC, St Peters. St Peters starting 5 featured a starting 5 with no player smaller than 6’4 and a centre at 6’9. The game was going to be size versus speed.


We started off the game a little slow and some careless turnovers led to some easy baskets. Once we settled into the rhythm of the game we were able to use our full-court press to get some transition layups. The height and length of St Peters caused us a lot of trouble on the glass with them getting lots of second opportunities through offensive rebounds. St Peters took a 14-point lead into the main break.


The boys rallied together in the third quarter, played some great team defence, keeping St Peters out of the key and forcing a lot of tough shots. We turned our defensive stops into baskets and we had cut the lead to 3. We spent a lot of energy getting ourselves back into the game. We started the 4th quarter down 6 and once again our lazy defence and lots of reaching and putting our hands in saw us pick up 6 fouls in the first two and a half minutes of the 4th, this meant St Peters shot a lot of free throws. We hung around and fought as hard as we could but the combination of their size and our fouling saw the lead get out to 10 early in the 4th. There were plenty of lessons to take out of the loss, playing honest defence, looking after the ball and adjusting the way we play as the game happens. We have a huge game v St Pat’s this Saturday at the Champagnat Centre and would love to see as many people there as possible to farewell 8 of our senior boys who have made big contributions to our program over their time here at Marist College.




Round 6 Match Reports


As Term 4 starts getting closer, so does the recommencement of swimming for our schoolboys for the 2023 season. These squads will commence on Tuesday 4 October.


This season, the training squads for the boys will be a little different compared to previous years, with changes for the following grades. 


Years 5 and 6 in 2023 will remain on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. (Swimmers currently in Year 6 will be required to swim in the Year 7, 8 and 9 training squad for Term 4)


Years 7, 8 and 9 in 2023 will train on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. 


Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2023 will train Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6:00am - 7:30am.


A gym timetable will be confirmed at the start of Term 4.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Student Achievements

Adrian Garbellini - Orienteering

On the weekend of 23-24 July Adrian Garbellini participated in the Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships. Coming from all around Queensland, 91 students took part in three events: a Sprint at Bremer SHS and University of Southern Qld Ipswich, and two bush events at Mt Crosby and Deebing Creek. Adrian placed 2nd in the Sprint event and 5th in the Hagaby (one-person relay) bush event. Well done Adrian!


Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation. Participants use very detailed maps to select routes and navigate through diverse and unfamiliar terrain in the fastest time. Besides needing excellent map reading skills, an orienteer needs great concentration and the ability to make quick decisions about the best route, whilst under pressure and running at high speed.


Results from these events were used to select a team of 20 students to represent Queensland at the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships in Victoria during the September school holidays. Adrian has been selected for the QLD team.

Sport Canteen

The day has arrived - it’s all hands on deck to get us through this Saturday’s sports canteen where we will be needing around 70 people across the day.


McMahon Canteen:     


Flats Canteen:


Gym Canteen:


The ask remains for parents to volunteer one hour a term if you have a son playing sport. The volunteering net has now also been broadened to students who wish to provide service within the MATES program.


MATES -  Marists are Taking Everyone Seriously - is an umbrella term that the College uses to incorporate all activities that our students do in solidarity and justice. Working in the sports canteen is one of the many ways that we gather as a community. It serves as a unique opportunity to work side by side with family members, or perfect strangers - to support holistic education, to be present and engaged to our own community, and to serve, welcome and assist all of those who visit us across Saturday sport.


To participate, students are asked to:

  • (By Friday 12pm): SignUp using the normal sports canteen SignUp links,
  • (Saturday after service): Record name details on the MATES form inside the canteen and obtain the Canteen Coordinator’s signature before leaving,

The following conditions will apply:

  • Years 11 and 12 can sign up and serve without a parent/guardian,
  • Years 5-10 need to sign up and serve with a parent or guardian.
  • Counter service only for students - no grills, or deep fryers. 
  • Sandwich toasters are OK to use.