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 (Years 4 to 6)

Next week, Andrews Cup Tennis training continues on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:45 am - 8:00 am on the College Courts.  The Andrews Cup Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday 15 March at the UQ Tennis Club, St. Lucia. Further details will be provided in next week’s Collective.


Andrews Cup Touch (Years 4 to 6)        

Thank you to those Year 4 girls who have joined the squad.

Andrews Cup Touch training continues next week on Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm and on Friday from 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm. Both sessions are to be held on the oval.

The Andrews Cup Touch Competition is scheduled for Tuesday 15 March at Owen Park, Southport.  Further details will be provided in next week’s Collective.


Andrews Cup Swimming (Year 2 to 6)  

The Andrews Cup Swimming team has now been finalised (please see below for the Team list).  

The Clayfield College Andrews Cup Swimming Team is required to attend the following Boot Camp and Team Building Session. 


Details are as follows:

When:                    Saturday 5 March 2022
Time:                     9:30 am - 11:00 am
Where:                  Clayfield College Pool
What to Bring:     College togs, cap/goggles, towel, water bottle and sunscreen.


All team members, including our valuable reserves, are expected to attend this session, where the team will practise starts, finishes, and relay change-overs and build on our team spirit in preparation for the Andrews Cup competition on Monday 7 March.

Parents are kindly asked to drop and go and collect their child promptly from the Pool at 11:00 am.  Please email Mrs. Richardson if your daughter is unable to attend this session.

The Andrews Cup Swimming Competition is being held this coming Monday 7 March. Please refer to the below document for all information about this day. Please email Mrs Richardson asap if your daughter is unwell and unable to compete.

Britton Shield

Britton Shield Swimming

Due to the recent floods, the Britton Shield Swimming Carnival has been moved to Tuesday 15 March. However, training will continue until then, and a reminder that students must attend the Wednesday morning training session plus two other sessions throughout the week.


Training days/times continue as follows: 

• Monday morning          6:45 am - 7:45 am

• Wednesday morning   6:45 am - 7:45 am  (Compulsory)

• Thursday afternoon     3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

• Friday afternoon           3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


The relay-specific training session on Thursday 3 March, has been cancelled, and boys are instead asked to attend the Boot Camp on Saturday 5 March, from 9:30 am - 11:00 am at the College Pool. If you need to purchase Jammers, they can be purchased from the Pool Shop from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Monday to Friday (not the College Shop).


Plans are being made to ensure that if a student doesn’t swim in a competition event, then the opportunity will be made for a participation event. Hopefully, the experience will pique your son’s interest in pursuing further swim training.


Britton Shield Touch

Britton Shield Touch training will continue on the following dates for primary school boys;


• Wednesday 9 March          3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (College Oval) Years 4 to 6

• Friday 11 March                  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 as well as 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.

Secondary Sports Update

QGSSSA Swimming Championships

The 87th Annual QGSSSA Swimming Championships will be held on Wednesday 16 March, at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Sleeman Sports Complex. The final team list, including reserves that will attend this event, will be posted on Thursday 10 March, on both the Croc Board and The College app. No other changes will occur to the team after this date unless due to illness or injury. A copy of the Championships program can be found below.


Details for the Swim Squad on the day are as follows:

1:00 pm            Swimmers assemble at the pool for a Pasta lunch

1:20 pm            Girls drop off all bags not required into the Assembly Hall

1:30 pm            Board the buses and depart to the Brisbane Aquatic Centre

2:00 pm            Arrive at the venue, set up in our area and then commence warm-up

3:30 pm            Championships commence

7:45 pm            Final event – Senior Brockway Cup

7:55 pm            Presentations

8:15 pm            Schools dismissed to board buses

9:00 pm            Arrive back at Bayview Tce, girls to collect belongings from the Assembly Hall prior to leaving.


Student Supporters

As the current COVID-19 restrictions will ease this week, schools are now able to take groups of students along to spectate. As we have done in the past, various year levels are allocated a Big 3 event to attend to support the team. Year 10 and 12 students are expected to attend the QGSSSA Swimming Carnival at Chandler as spectators. Other year levels attend the QGSSSA Cross Country in May (Year 11) or the QGSSSA Athletics in September (Years 7, 8, 9 and 12). The details of this event for spectators can be found below.


Parents and Supporters

Parents, caregivers and supporters are also welcome to attend the event. Due to the easing of restrictions, all spectators will be seated in the same area as our swim team. Each person attending MUST confirm their attendance and each will receive a wristband for Clayfield College on entering the centre. There is no admission charge into the Aquatic Centre; however, a wrist band must be obtained to enter. No wristband, no entry. Spectators will be required to remain in the allocated seating area throughout the event. Further details on how to register for a wristband will come out early next week. 


For all those who are nominated to attend through the ticketing system, you will receive an email from the sports department once the process is in place to nominate for your wristband. Could we please ask that anyone who can no longer attend due to the change of date please email to be taken off this direct email list by Monday 7 March.


Live Stream Production

This year's event will be live-streamed with an enhanced production and commentary team. This year's event will include the dynamic commentary combination of:

  • Joel Murray - Commonwealth Games and Triathlon Commentator
  • Bronte Barratt - St Margaret's AGS Alumni, triple Olympian, and member of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Organising Committee (Olympic Athlete Representative)

The live stream coverage will also include key interviews with staff, students, coaches and special guests. To access the live stream, please click the button below.

QGSSSA Swim Meet Update

From Tiana Kritzinger 


Tiana Kritzinger
Tiana Kritzinger

The Clayfield College girls had their first practice QG meet at the Valley Pool on Friday 18 February. The Captains, Poppy, Kassidy and I made three different types of pasta meals and 35 lolly bags for the girls, which they really appreciated. I noticed a lot of energy and excitement in the girls when we arrived at the pool, which was a great sign for our team. Despite the crowded warm-up pool, the girls warmed up with great technique and prepared to race fast. Before the first race, we gathered the girls for a team war cry and made sure we were loud enough over the noise that the other school could clearly hear us, hoping to scare them a little before the big day. Then, the first race, the 50-meter freestyle, began. When the girls got into the water, I could see everyone giving it their all, regardless of whether they came first or last; they had big smiles on their faces. Unfortunately, the meet was called off after 30 minutes due to bad weather; however, the girls' spirit remained high all the way back to school on the bus. We are really excited about our squad this year and hope that all girls now continue training for the extra few weeks to ensure we put our best performances in the pool on the 16 March. 


QGSSSA Cross Country

Our Cross Country schedule has had a few interruptions lately due to the weather; we are hoping the three session a week schedule comes back online this week and our popular park run sessions recommence.  


Next week we will take on the challenge of Kangaroo Point stair climb, weather permitting, so girls, find your running shoes and come along and take up the challenge. A copy of this week’s schedule is below:

  • Monday - TBC - Check the College app for updates
  • Wednesday - At Clayfield College on the oval
  • Friday -  Kalinga Park. A bus will drive girls back to school

QGSSSA Softball 

Unfortunately, all games were cancelled last Saturday due to the rain, and the subsequent flooding has left Downey Park out of action for the remainder of the softball season. 

The Association is currently looking for alternative venues to ensure the season can be completed. This may mean split venues for the open and Senior A teams. 


Please keep checking the College app for the latest update to inform the girls where and when the final games will be played.


QGSSSA Cricket

Unfortunately, the Open Cricket team has been significantly impacted by the number of games played so far this season due to the delayed start, rain, and availability of girls. As with softball, all cricket fields are now also out of action for the next week or two. As a result, this week’s game will be another abandoned round, and the Association is once again working on a contingency plan to see the rest of the fixtures played. Please keep up to date with any new details via the College app. 


QGSSSA Gymnastics

The coaches will run a mock competition during the compulsory session on Wednesday 9 March. All girls are expected to attend this very important session which is key in the preparation of all teams and gymnasts for the upcoming championships. All girls are asked to check they have and properly fit their leotard. Please go to the uniform shop if you need to purchase a new one this year. Any further updates and the full training schedule can be found on the College app.


Autumn Fixtures – Football and Touch

As a result of the recent flooding, Autumn fixtures will have a delayed start to ensure there are sufficient fields ready for the games to be played on. Once again, the Association is working on a contingency plan to allow as many fixtures as possible to be played. Further details about this plan will be available next week and through the College app. We know that round 1 fixtures will be classed as an abandoned round at this point.

CC Volleyball Academy 2022

The Volleyball Academy will commence in week 7 of Term One with new Head Volleyball coach Vevin Mathew. The program will be run initially on Wednesday afternoons from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. This program is a user-pay program and the cost per term will remain the same as in 2021, $90 per term. 


All students interested in joining the academy in 2022 are asked to see the Sports Department staff and collect an application form. All students are welcome to join if they wish to excel in the sport of Volleyball. 


Meet Vevin Mathew

Development and High-Performance Sports Science Coach


Vevin is a certified professional with a background in fitness and sports. Having completed Certificates III & IV in Fitness and ASCA Level 1, Vevin’s expertise is in planning, programming and helping individuals with their physical and mental development. During his versatile career, he has also enjoyed roles in business development, recruitment and office management. Vevin is currently studying Exercise and Sports Science at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane and also holding a bachelors and masters in Aviation.


Vevin holds a Level 3 in Volleyball Coaching and Refereeing, having represented Queensland as a coach for both indoor and beach.

Student Achievements

Congratulations to Makenzie Robbins (Netball) and Mali Schwarz (Swimming).  Both girls have just been selected in the Met North team for their sport to compete in the upcoming state titles.  We wish them well in their preparation for these next events!


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

Independent North Trials

These trials are used if too many students want to go to Met North from our region

  • Ind North Hockey trials are scheduled for Tuesday 15 March, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm at Windsor Park, Grafton Street, Windsor. Nominations via the sports office to this event close: 3:00 pm Monday 7 March 2022
  • Ind North Volleyball trials are scheduled for Monday 14 March, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in the College PE Centre. Nominations via the sports office to this event close: 3:00 pm Monday 7 March 2022

Upcoming Regional Trials Met North Sign Up Dates

Tuesday 8 March: 

Wednesday 9 March: 

Thursday 10 March: 

Monday 14 March:

  • Volleyball Ind North trials 12-15 yr & 16-18 yrs. Girls MUST nominate by Wednesday 9th 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.