The St Patrick's College swim squad has enjoyed regular success in the BAS swimming competition, winning the overall boys aggregate for 32 successive years until Ballarat Grammar broke the stranglehold in 2013.
The SPC swimming program provides a great developmental opportunity for students to improve their stroke, technique and fitness throughout the year.
Predominantly held in Term 1, the boys compete against their fellow peers in the annual St Patrick's College swimming carnival and can then progress through to the SPC swim championships, followed by the BAS carnival.
All of these meets are held at the Eureka Pool with swim squad training beginning in Term 3. Students also have access to the Ballarat Aquatic Centre indoor heated pool on a Monday after school.
Director of Sports Report - September 19, 2019
Please click on this link for a Sports Report from the Director of Sport, Mr Gavin Webb.
Director of Sports Report - September 5, 2019
Please click on this link for a Sports Report from the Director of Sport, Mr Gavin Webb.
1st XI Soccer report - August 14, 2019
St Patrick’s Seniors 9 defeated St Patrick’s Reserves 0 GOALS: Jordan Armstrong 4, Alex Baker 4, Tyson Strachan BEST: Alex Baker, Jordan Armstrong, Flynn Squire, Maxx Hofler, Jordan Lauton, Patrick Heagney, Connor Gaffney, Tyson Strachan, Kale Huggett BEST RESERVES: Tom Latrobe, Matthew Layton, Brandon Radic, Declan Andrew, Hugh Ollerenshaw, Jac
VSRU 1st XV 2019 Rugby Grand Final
St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs St Kevin’s College (H) (VSRU Grand Final) (10/08) Full time: SKC 29 d SPC 5 (HT 24 – 0) Try scorers: Tarquin Schreenan Conversions: Ethan Jessop (0/1) Firstly, I would like to congratulate our opponents and this year’s 2019 VSRU Premiers. St Kevin’s again highlighted the strength of their rugby program in a clin
1st XI Soccer - SPC v BGS - August 7, 2019
St Patrick Senior’s 5 defeated Grammar 0 GOALS: Alex Baker 2, Jordan Armstrong 2, Alex Pituch BEST: Alex Baker, Connor Gaffney, Jordan Armstrong, Jordan Lauton, Patrick Heagney, Maxx Hofler, Tyson Strachan, Nathan Delvescovo Kale Huggett made a great run down the right wing and crossed into the danger area with first Alex Baker and then Maxx Hof
1st Rugby - SPC d MGS - July 27, 2019
St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs Melbourne Grammar (A) (27/07) Full time: 63 – 0 (HT 17-3) Try scorers: Ethan Councillor (2), Ata Seu (2), Kenny O’Connor, Hayce Alama, Tarquin Schreenan, Riley Williams, Tyrese Thompson, Adam Hollingworth, Koni Wolfgramm Conversions: Hayce Alama, Koni Wolfgramm, Tarquin Schreenan, Tyrese Thompson Minor Premiers!! A
Soccer report - July 24, 2019
St Patrick Senior’s 9 defeated College Black 0 GOALS: Alex Baker 4, Maxx Hofler 2, Jordan Armstrong, Nil Nilwiset, Nathan Delvescovo BEST: Jordan Lauton, Alex Baker, Flynn Squires, Maxx Hofler, Jordan Armstrong, Nil Nilwiset It took 10 minutes for us to score but we dominated the early play with Alex Baker and Jordan Lauton totally owning the ce
1st XV Rugby - July 20, 2019. SPC d XC
St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs Xavier College (H) (20/07) Full time: 39 – 3 (HT 17-3) Try scorers: Ethan Jessop (2), Kenny O’Connor, Hayce Alama, Riley Williams, Archie Pollard, Charlie Delaney Conversions: Hayce Alama (1/2), Kenny O’Connor (1/5) We will consign this performance to the history records very quickly. Whilst there may be an element
1st XV Rugby - SPC 74 d BG 5
St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs Brighton Grammar (H) (25/05) Full time: 74 – 5 (HT 38-5) Try scorers: Tyrese Thompson (3), Ata Seu (2), Ethan Councillor (2), Jonny DeBono (2), Kenny O’Connor, Owen Pearse, Penalty Try Conversions: Hayce Alama (2/4), Kenny O’Connor (4/7) Overnight Saracens won a one-sided Gallagher Premiership semi-final against Gl
1st XV rugby - SPC 26 d SKC 25
St Patrick’s College 1st XV 26 d St Kevin’s College 25 - May 18, 2019 Full time: 26 – 25 (HT 7-3) Try scorers: Ata Seu (2), Kenny O’Connor, Hayce Alama Conversions: Hayce Alama (3/4) There are not any more fitting words than those written by our Director of Marketing and Communications Paul Nolan who wrote after this game: "They say rugby is the
2019 1st XV rugby - SPC v Marcellin
St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs Marcellin College (A) Full time: 32 – 22 (HT 15-0) Try scorers: Ethan Jessop (2), Kenny O’Connor, Owen Pearse Conversions: Hayce Alama (3/4) Penalties: Hayce Alama (2/2) There had been a significant amount of heartache upon the final whistle of the 2018 VSRU Grand Final, however it unfairly masked what had been an
2019 SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 13
We made the most of our last day in London. Walking through the gates of Lord’s, we were ready for an extensive tour of the home of cricket. The view of the pitch from the Long Room, the Players’ Change Rooms with their detailed honour boards and the actual Ashes were of great interest to the boys but the highlight was the pod shaped Media Centre.
Day 12 – London sightseeing
After a cracking breakfast in the beautiful Radisson Blu Vanderbilt, we all set off for Palm Sunday Mass at Westminster Cathedral. Funnily enough we bumped into the Loreto girls after Mass and exchanged travel stories. The boys then divided into groups and armed with maps and underground passes became serious sightseers in London. The Changing of t
2019 SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 11
Belfast - London - Craven Cottage
A very early breakfast set us up for a busy day. We were on the bus at 6.00 heading for the airport to fly out of Belfast. We farewelled our talented bus driver, Peter Byrne, who has enlightened us with local history, entertained us with Irish humour and got us safely 1000 kms around the country. Following our arrival in London we came to truly ap
2019 SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 10
Giant’s Causeway & Belfast
After an early breakfast, where the highlight on the menu was fried soda bread, we set off for the Giant’s Causeway. The boys were in awe of this magnificent, natural wonder. Armed with audio tours, they had the opportunity to listen to a blend of well-informed history, geology and fable surrounding the battle of the giants. The challenge of climb
Day 9 - Maghera
Day 9 – Maghera We awoke to a frosty but sunny morning and the day only got better. We were told that it snowed this time last week but the day was still and mild. After a huge breakfast the boys prepared their kit for the match against St Patrick’s College, Maghera. The first game kicked off at 10.30 with our boys playing three 20 minute thirds.
2019 SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 8
Derry and Maghera
On the bus early, we travelled for an hour before we descended on a roadside inn for breakfast. The proprietors had never served so much breakfast to so many in such a short time. They did a marvellous job and congratulated themselves by clapping and cheering after the final service. Hunger sated, we drove north past the majestic Benbulbin, part of
2019 SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 7 - Cork to Galway
Cliffs of Moher and Galway
Following breakfast at the Imperial Hotel we reluctantly checked out of Cork and commenced a full day of sightseeing and bus travel. Our first stop being the picturesque village of Adare. Thatch cottages, manicured gardens and a group of singing nursery students made our visit unique. Whilst at the Heritage Centre many of the boys explored their Ir
SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 6 - Cobh & Blarney
A breakfast fit for kings - after three days of cereal and toast, to be availed of a buffet where they were spoilt for choice left many boys thinking they had died and gone to heaven! Our first destination was the Port of Cobh where we visited the Cobh Heritage Centre. Students were each provided with the identity of a passenger and a ship and enjo
SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 5 - Waterford and Cork
Blue skies and sunshine streamed over the city this morning. The River Liffey glistened and light bounced off the grey buildings of Dublin as we left the city on our way to Waterford. Hometown of our school’s founding father, Blessed Edmund, the trip to Waterford gave us a chance to see some of Ireland’s beautiful countryside. We were welcomed to
SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 4 - Dublin
Match 1 - National Sports Complex
Today our plan of attack was to divide and conquer. This morning we split into two groups, one going to the Kilmainham Gaol and the other to the Little Museum of Dublin. Both were exposed to the history of Dublin from very different perspectives. One on the social impact and crime which arose from the 1916 Easter Uprising, the other the impact of p
SPC Tour of Ireland - Days 1 & 2
After traveling for 30 hours the boys fully embraced the Dublin experience today.
After traveling for 30 hours the boys fully embraced the Dublin experience today. The shock of 10 degrees and a brisk wind was mostly welcomed after being cooped up in cabins for so long. Following our check in at Jacob’s Inn, the boys embarked on a walk past Trinity to Grafton St. Armed with their 10 Euros they were ready to barter for the best ba
End of an era in SPC football
A remarkable chapter in the history of the St Patrick’s College football program has come to a close with iconic 1st XVIII coach Howard Clark stepping down from the role after an incredible 18-year reign. Mr Clark is widely regarded as the driving force behind the resurrection of the College as a powerful football force since he took over the role
Christian Ryan launches new boat
The College was delighted to welcome back former College Captain and Olympic silver medallist Christian Ryan (SPC 1992-95) to be guest speaker at our annual Boat Race Assembly and to officially launch our new racer boat named in his honour. Christian, a two-time Head of the Lake winner in 1994 and 95, shed tears in front of our full school assembl
1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi
2015 Herald Sun Shield Grand Final St Patrick’s College 10.12 (72) d Essendon Keilor College 6.7 (43) Goal Kickers: Jackson Carrick 2, Jacob Wheelahan 2, Jacob Hopper 1, Hamish Coulton 1, Daniel Rioli 1, Leigh Spiteri 1, Tanner Blackney-Noter 1, Bailey Veale Best Players: Joel Cowan, Ben Hurley, Jacob Hopper, Ben Simpson, Ben Lusby, Hasker Dawbo