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

Primary Sport - Andrews Cup 

Andrews Cup Tennis

On Tuesday 15 March, Clayfield College participated in the Andrews Cup Tennis Tournament at UQ Tennis Centre.   Our girls did a great job on the day, participating in as many games as they could.  Thank you to all our student helpers, Ivy Lauder and Vania Lumbanradja (Year 8), who are a part of our Elite Sporting Program and were officiating the games on the day. Thank you also to Neve McBride and Myra Dhingra (Year 6) who were our official welcomers and assisted in helping students and parents. Congratulations to all our girls!!

Andrews Cup Touch Football

This week our Junior School participated in Andrews Cup Touch Football games at the Gold Coast. It was a great day, with lots of laughter and fun! Despite only having 7 girls in the team, our girls played with heart and spirit and never gave up. Congratulations to all the students who participated on the day.  


Andrews Cup Cross Country (Years 2 to 6)

All boys and girls in Years 2 to 6 are welcome to join the Primary Cross Country squad, which will train in preparation for the Interhouse Cross Country Carnival, the Andrews Cup Cross Country competition and the Britton Shield competition.


The Cross Country squad will commence training next Monday 21 March 2021, and students are expected to attend at least two sessions per week.  All training sessions are listed below.


Andrews Cup Cross Country training times (commencing Monday 21 March): 

Monday:           6:45 am - 8:00 am (College Oval)
Wednesday:    6:45 am - 8:00 am (College Oval)
Friday:               6:45 am - 8:00 am (College Oval)


Students are required to wear their sports uniform to all sessions and bring a named water bottle. Please pack a nutritious snack for your child to eat after their session, before commencing class. Breakfast options are also available at the College Tuckshop. Please order through your child’s Flexi schools account.

Primary Sport - Britton Shield

Britton Shield Swimming

The Britton Shield Swimming Carnival was a great success here at Clayfield College on Tuesday 15 March. 


Our boys did a great job and were behind Ipswich Junior Grammar School by only 6 points at one stage. Clayfield finished in 3rd position, only 18 points behind Ipswich Junior Grammar with Moreton Bay Boy's College showing great depth in their swimming team across the carnival. Thank you to all Clayfield staff who assisted in making the day such a great success, and of course, our Clayfield Swimming coaches Alex Webb and Clare Cattanach. Thank you to the wonderful parents who cooked the BBQ and kept all the hungry students well-fed.  


It was a great day for the boys.  


Britton Shield Touch

The Britton Shield Touch competition is only a week away, Friday 25 March. Our boys are preparing really well and encouraged to keep working hard at training. Britton Shield Touch training will continue on the following dates for primary school boys:

Friday 18 March                        12:20 pm - 1:20 pm              (College Oval) Years 2 to 6
Wednesday 23 March             3:30 pm - 4:30 pm                (College Oval) Years 4 to 6

Boys are to wear their Clayfield College PE uniform to all training sessions and bring a named water bottle and fruit or another snack in their lunch box, which they can eat during a designated break time in training. After the training session, time will be set aside to eat the remainder of their lunch.

Further details about next week's competition will be emailed and uploaded onto the College app shortly.


Britton Shield Cross Country

All Junior boys in Years 2 to 6 are encouraged to attend the Cross Country team training sessions along with the girls. The Cross Country squad will commence training on Monday 21 March 2021, and students are expected to attend at least two sessions per week. All training sessions are listed below.

Training Times (begins Monday 21 March):
Monday:         6:45 am - 8:00 am (College Oval)
Wednesday:  6:45 am - 8:00 am (College Oval)
Friday:             6:45 am - 8:00 am (College Oval)


Students are required to wear their sports uniform to all sessions and bring a named water bottle. Please pack a nutritious snack for your child to eat after their session, before commencing class. Breakfast options are also available at the College Tuckshop. Please order through your child’s Flexi-schools account.

Secondary Sport 

QGSSSA Cross Country

Now that the QGSSSA Swimming Cup Championships are complete, our school focus will shift to Cross Country. 

We strongly encourage our girls to transition from Swimming to Cross Country, so the College is just as well represented this year at the Cross Country Championships. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, not to mention that the benefits to your health, mind and academic success are endless. 


Next week there will be a Park Run at Kalinga Park with the Café stop at Let Minnow. All girls are invited to join in the run, so find your running shoes and come along and take up the challenge.  A copy of this week’s schedule is below. 

Monday          Kalinga Park – A bus is provided from the park back to the College (Girls MUST sign-up on the Croc Board by 1:30 pm on Friday)
Wednesday    At CC on the oval (Year 11 and 12 girls only due to camp week)
Friday              At CC oval (Year 11 and 12 girls only due to camp week)

QGSSSA Cricket

Next week is the second week of our bye rounds for the girls. Training will occur on Monday as usual; however, there will be no training on Wednesday due to camps. So our final game against Ipswich Girls Grammar School will be played on Monday 28 March instead of training. Next week further details will be posted on the College app and Croc Board.

QGSSSA Gymnastics

This week the coaches ran a mock competition on Wednesday morning to see where the teams were in terms of their preparation.  Our coaching team from Delta was very pleased overall with how the girls are going and will now work on specific areas that need more development prior to the championships.  We have decided to add another mock trial on Monday 28 March, the day prior, as the PE Centre will be set up ready.  This last session will give our girls a run through in the actual competition arena and hopefully a home ground advantage on the day itself. 


All girls are asked to ensure their leotard is fitted or purchase a new one (if need be) from the Uniform Shop.  Any further updates and the full training schedule can be found on the College app.


It is a tradition that a group of CC parents run a kiosk at the event. The kiosk is a great opportunity to raise funds for the P&F committee and also feed the girls throughout the day. If you are interested in assisting on the day or in the lead up with getting food and equipment supplies ready, please contact Mr. John Robbins at to register your interest. Please let John know how you can assist and when.

Autumn Fixtures – Football and Touch

We are hoping that all our junior teams will commence their season tomorrow against St Peters Lutheran College. Unfortunately, we have too many senior girls away to field our senior football and touch teams. Our Round 3 fixtures against St Hilda’s will need to be rescheduled due to camps in Week 9; further details of this will be posted on the Croc Board and College app next week. 

Volleyball Academy

The Volleyball Academy commenced this week, with 6 girls currently enrolled in the program.  


Any girls interested in joining the academy, please read the below information and return the application form to Ms. Barnes in Room 1 of the sports office. 

Friends of Sport Group

This year the College Parents and Friends has restructured the support groups to provide further consistency and a clearer direction in support for the College. The Friends of Sport will commence meetings from next week for anyone interested in supporting the endeavours of the College’s Sports Department. Your assistance will support Britton Shield, Andrews Cup and QGSSSA sport within the College. Please see the meeting schedule below. Meetings are generally held in the College Boardroom. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Mr. John Robbins or P&F President Mrs. Rae Morris.  

  • Thursday 24 March 6:30 pm 
  • Thursday 21 April 6:30 pm 
  • Thursday 19 May 6:30 pm 
  • Thursday 14 July 6:30 pm 
  • Thursday 8 September 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 13 October 6:30 pm 
  • Thursday 27 October 6:30 pm

Upcoming Regional Trials Met North Sign Up Dates

Due to the recent floods, many trial dates and venues have changed over the last week. Please ensure if you have registered to attend a trial that you keep checking the Metropolitan North website to stay up to date with the changes. The Sports Department will do what it can to keep families updated, however, it is the responsibility of each student and their families to ensure you know where and when to take your daughter for the trial.

Metro-North Trial Dates

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. 

Student Achievements

Metro-North Football 

Jacqueline, Chloe and Juilianna-Bree
Jacqueline, Chloe and Juilianna-Bree

Clayfield College nominated five girls to participate in Metro-North Trials on Tuesday. It was a very hot and humid day; however, the girls performed fantastically and with high energy. Our three senior girls were successfully selected in the 16-19 girls’ team and will go to the State Championships in Cairns in May.

Congratulations to Jacqueline Buchanan, Chloe Wilkins and Juilianna-Bree Talbot-Cooke.


Metro-North AFL

Mia Geere

Mia Geere
Mia Geere

Congratulations to Mia Geere (Year 10), who was selected in the Metro-North Girls 13-15 team after her trial last week. Mia says that she started playing AFL because of her Dad and growing up in an AFL household. One of Mia's fond childhood memories is heading down to the AFL club with her Dad, having a kick around and how much she loved it. 


She loves playing with her friends and enjoys constantly meeting new people through sport. Mia believes that sport (and her passion for AFL) helps alleviate any stresses from school and life and is considered a setting where she feels happy. Her team is the West Coast Eagles, and her dream is to play for the Brisbane Lions Women's Team one day. 


Congratulations, Mia – we cannot wait to see how your AFL journey continues!



It is wonderful to be able to share student achievements with you, so if your son or daughter has achieved a significant result in their sport, please send through an email labelled “Student Achievements” to so we can share and celebrate this achievement with the wider community.