Sport plays an essential role in the education of the whole person, developing the body, mind and spirit. Through sport the students learn to set goals, create strategies, work as a team, and maintain dedication and stamina over an extended period of time.These are vital skills for success in life, not just on the sporting field. Sport also provides a unique opportunity for boys to experience the joys of winning and the invaluable lessons of defeat.
Marist College Eastwood offers a variety of sports to its students. These consist of internal school sport and competitive MCS sport. Marist College Eastwood expects students to exemplify good sportsmanship, to be involved and to enjoy themselves.
Marist College Eastwood offers a variety of non competitive internal sports to its students, these include:
– Fitness & Weights
– Touch football
– Lawn Bowls
Students are encouraged to participate whole heartedly in any sport which they undertake, and to behave and compete in good spirits and at high standards.
MCE holds annual Athletics and Swimming Carnivals. Attendance at these carnivals is compulsory and students are expected to participate in events.
Marist College Eastwood is a foundation member of the Metropolitan Catholic Schools Association (MCS), which is undoubtedly one of the strongest schoolboy competitions in Australia. The College competes against the schools in the MCS in all sports offered. The MCS is made up of the following schools:
All Saints Catholic College, Liverpool
St Dominic’s College, Penrith
St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown
Holy Cross College, Ryde
Marist College, Eastwood
Parramatta Marist High School
Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown
Patrician Brothers College, Fairfield
St Patrick’s Marist College, Dundas
St Paul’s College, Greystanes
Terra Sancta College, Schofields
Trinity Catholic College, Auburn
MCS competitions give students pathways to representative honours such as MCS, Combined Catholic Colleges, All Schools and Australian representation. Please click here for a direct link to the MCS Website for fixtures and representative details.
AFL is a competitive sport in the Metropolitan Catholic Schools competition. It runs for six weeks during Term 3. Marist College Eastwood has had great success with AFL having won various titles in the region.
The MCE Swimming Squad is the largest squad in the MCS and is highly successful. The boys train twice a week before school during Term Four and three times a week during Term One. These training sessions consist of stroke technique, fitness, teamwork and small weights. The squad takes part in invitational carnivals throughout the season in preparation for the MCS finals. Many swimmers have recently made it through to the Combined Catholic Colleges and All Schools Carnival.
The MCS Cricket competition runs from Term Four through to Term One in the following year. MCE fields four teams, Under 14’s, Year 9/10 Opens, 2nd XI and 1st XI. Our students compete in the Berg shield, a statewide competition for a combined Under 14s – Under 16s side and the Downey Shield, an open age statewide knockout. MCE has 10 astroturf cricket nets, and a state of the art bowling machine. MCE is in close proximity to a first class field with a turf wicket and facilities such as changerooms, toilets and a grandstand.
The MCS competition runs from Term Four through to Term One the following year. MCE fields teams in the Under 14s, Year 10, A and B grade. MCE has two basketball courts where the teams practice and develop their skills. MCE is in close proximity to a number of top class basketball arenas.
The MCS golf competition is a one day event held during Term Three. The competition takes place at the prestigious Mulgoa Golf Course. Our students train throughout Term Three at a local golf course. MCE has had recent success with a number of students either winning, or attaining high places at the tournament.
The MCS Tennis Competition is held during Term Three. MCE fields four players in each age group,a singles player, a doubles team and a reserve. The boys train during sport throughout Term Three at local tennis centres. In recent years MCE has been very successful reaching the finals on many occasions.
MCE was instrumental in forming the first ever Rugby Union competition in the MCS during 2003. In this 10-a-side version of the game, the competition runs throughout Term Three. It is split into an Eastern and Western Division. MCE fields teams in U/14s and U/16s Eastern Division. Apart from the MCS competition, our students also compete in a variety of competitions such as the Waratah Shield, Cathay Pacific World Rugby 10s and the Eastwood District Twilight Tens. MCE has a close association with the Eastwood Rugby Club and they support our Rugby program through skill days and coaching clinics.
The MCS Rugby League competition runs throughout Term Two. It is split into two tiers, the blue division and the white division. MCE fields teams in the Under 13s, Under 14s, Year 10 Opens and A Grade. Our students also compete in the Balmain Knockout, a knockout competition open to all schools within the Balmain District. This gives teams the opportunity to compete at the NSW All Schools carnival, which the College has done twice in recent years.
The MCS Soccer Competition runs throughout Term Two. MCE fields teams in the Year 7 competition, Under 13s, Under 14s, Year 10 Opens, B Grade and A Grade. Our students also compete in the Turner Cup, an open age statewide knockout and in the CCC competition. MCE is located close to a top class field with facilities such as change rooms and a grandstand. The close location of the field gives students the opportunity to cheer on and support MCE teams in home fixtures.
Athletics at MCE is very competitve. Students from all age divisions compete in various carnivals in order to gain selection in the squad. The MCS Athletics Carnival is a one day event held during Term Three. The squad trains throughout Term Three at various venues.
Over recent years a number of our students have gone on to represent the MCS, CCC and the Nationals. MCE also has a large and successful Cross Country squad. The squad dedicates many afternoons throughout the year to prepare and train for this event held during Term Two. MCE fields 5 runners in each age group to compete for individual and team success.