Victory College

Sport

One of the advantages of attending Victory College is the after-school sports program.

Provided at no extra cost to students, the College offers coaching and development in a selection of popular sports. The program enables our students to try a number of sports or specialise in a chosen sport, and helps equip our competitive players with vital teamwork and sport specific skills necessary to succeed in their chosen pursuit. This extra-value service is run by our Head of Sports and other teachers.

One of the main outcomes of our after-school sport program is to enhance our students’ desire to be active and part of a community. Sports are known to help kids develop empathy, determination, leadership skills and resilience.

Extra-curricular sports are available for all students from Prep to Year 12 and usually run twice a week directly after school. All students (regardless of gender) are able to participate in their chosen sport.

Current sports within our roster include:

  • Cricket
  • Rugby Union
  • Touch Football
  • Futsal
  • Netball
  • Equestrian
  • Chess Club (Terms 1-3)
  • Gardening Club (Terms 1-3)
  • Active Kids for Prep-Year 2, a general sporting development program for younger students (Terms 1-3)

For more information on our core sports please read below:

Rugby

img-sport-rugbyVictory College has a full size rugby union oval with students fielding girls’ and boys’ teams. Rugby Union, Sevens and Full 15 are played.   We offer a development program with non-tackle Walla Rugby for lower primary students. The team competes in Sunshine Coast competitions, local schools competitions and Fraser Coast Invitational Rugby Sevens Tournament. We also play rugby league when possible for example at the local Broncos Challenge.

Equestrian

img-sport-equestrianThe equestrian centre at Victory College is the only one of its kind at a Gympie school.

Built in 2015, the Victory College equestrian centre provides a unique offering for passionate equestrian students from Prep to Year 12. Novice, recreational and competitive riders are invited to participate in the program and are nurtured to achieve their equestrian goals with confidence and support. The equestrian team is a wonderful community of students, family, staff and coaches who all enjoy the benefits of horse-riding and the camaraderie it provides.

Victory College provides equestrian tuition and training to students who join the Victory College Equestrian Team. All students are welcome to join the team and need to provide their own horse, tack and transportation. As part of their commitment, students are required to wear the Victory College equestrian uniform when competing in team events. Training is undertaken after school and all team members are expected to participate.

All members of the equestrian team are trained by our on-staff equestrian coach. The team currently competes in two annual competitions with individual riders representing the College at interschool events on many weekends throughout the year.

In the near future our equestrian centre will be further upgraded to include a covered area and will provide a sought-after equestrian facility for the wider community.

Download the current Equestrian Information Brochure here

Netball

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Students can try out for Victory College’s own team – Victory Fire. The team meets every Thursday after school for practice. They participate in local games on Monday nights at the Gympie Netball competitions. The girls enjoy the competitive atmosphere and are great teammates who encourage each other.

Futsal

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The futsal team train weekly in Harney Stadium during the Futsal season and compete in Sunshine Coast competitions. The team has made it to state level.

Representative Sport

img-sport-representativeAthletics, cross-country and swimming carnivals are an integral part of the sport program, leading to regional, state and national representation.

The College has a healthy inter-house competition in swimming, cross-country and athletics, and participation is encouraged and rewarded. Awards include age-champion medallions and runner-up certificates as well as new College record certificates.

Students who qualify from the above sports go to zone trials as part of a College team, where if selected go onto Wide Bay regional trials and then have the chance to advance to State level trials.

Both Primary and Secondary College students are encouraged to be involved in Zone trials for summer and winter team sports.

The Primary College competes in the local interschool team sports competitions and has proven to be very successful with wins in various events.

After school training is offered leading up to competitions in athletics and cross-country for students in years 5-12 to support those interested or gifted in these areas.

All of this is underpinned by the College’s extensive Physical Education program offered throughout Prep-Year 12.

In addition, visiting coaches of local sports are welcomed and invited to conduct training sessions with students as part of their responsibilities as junior development officers.