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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.


VSRU 1st XV 2019 Rugby Grand Final

11 Aug

VSRU 1st XV 2019 Rugby Grand Final author: Mike Silcock

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 Rugby - SPC d MGS - July 27, 2019

28 Jul

1st Rugby - SPC d MGS - July 27, 2019 author: Mike Silcock

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

25 Jul

Soccer report - July 24, 2019 author: Tony Beggs

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 - SPC 26 d SKC 25

20 May

1st XV rugby - SPC 26 d SKC 25 author: Mike Silcock

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 SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 13

23 Apr

2019 SPC Tour of Ireland - Day 13 author: Julia Petrov

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.

11 Apr

Day 9 - Maghera author: Julia Petrov

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.

End of an era in SPC football

3 Dec

End of an era in SPC football author: Paul Nolan

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

20 Feb

Christian Ryan launches new boat author: Paul Nolan

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

9 Aug

1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi author: Xavier Carey

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

Contact: Mr Brendon Gilbert, Director of Swimming


To view past swimming results, please read through previous editions of The Crest