Essential to the approach to sport at Mercedes College is the commitment and dedication to teamwork, and personal fitness that’s required.
Students are encouraged to work together to grow pride and foster community spirit, as well as learn the importance of winning with grace and losing with dignity.
We believe sport is vital to our curriculum for many reasons.
Firstly, students enjoy participating in sport, and growing self confidence.
Secondly, sport embodies the many qualities we aim to foster and encourage.
Through our sports programme, we provide every student the opportunity to benefit from participating. Students are encouraged to participate in sports of their choice, and at the level appropriate to their abilities.
All of our students receive equal encouragement and may take part in all the sports on offer.
In Years 2 to 6 students can participate in a range of sports including Athletics, Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Hockey, Mini Volleyball, Netball, Soccer, Softball and Tennis.
In Years 7 to 12 students can take part in Athletics, Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Cricket, Cross Country, Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo.
Our sporting programme also caters for students with interests in rugby, golf, diving, surfing and mountain biking.
Directors for individual sports, including football, netball, tennis and athletics, guide our coaches (many old scholars) and players across all year levels, and support our Sport Coordinators implementing our programmes.
Athletics is the foundation of our sports programme, and we're proud of our high calibre coaches and coordinators and enviable record. This programme fosters a culture of committment, with students eagerlu representing the college in competitions with popular training sessions well attended before school to support their pre-season preparations for other sports.