Sporting Program

Intra-School Sports Program

The school has a strong intra-school competition involving the three Houses – Polding, Marcellin and Clarence.  Each year teams vie for both a Spirit Trophy and a Points Trophy in swimming, athletics and cross country.  

Inter-School Sports Program

Inter-school sport is generally at Under 13, Under 15 and Open level.  The Burdekin Secondary Schools Sports Association (BSSS) consists of Burdekin Catholic High School,  Ayr State High School, Home Hill State High School and Burdekin Christian College, and provides sporting competition in basketball, netball, volleyball, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, football, touch, athletics and cross country.  Students can gain representative honours through being selected in Burdekin teams, or North Queensland teams and eventually State or National teams.

Representative Sports Program

BCHS is proud to also provide our students with the opportunity to represent the school at various high level carnivals such as football, netball, volleyball, basketball, touch football and rugby league. BCHS will be involved in carnivals such as the NQ Netball Cup, Burdekin & Charters Towers Netball Carnivals, Vicki Wilson Netball, NQ  All-Schools Touch and CBSQ North Queensland. These carnivals are something we believe give our students a fantastic opportunity and we will strive to continue to participate competitively in.   

High Performance Fitness Program

In a small rural area such as the Burdekin we are blessed to have numerous gifted athletes.  Unfortunately, these athletes are not exposed to the same training techniques and intensity that their southern counterparts receive.  This places them at a disadvantage when seeking to obtain selection in State and National teams.  

In 2012, a new Sporting Program was launched at Burdekin Catholic High School.  The aim of the program is to provide the top tier sporting students with an opportunity to be exposed to an advanced level of training and testing in order to assist them in making state and national teams.  Additionally, the holistic approach of developing the athlete as a person will be a main priority by looking at educating the athlete on important issues such as nutrition and injury management.

Since the introduction of the program BCHS has had 15 students selected in State and National sporting teams. The Bill Turner Cup Soccer Team has won the district and regional finals and also finished 3rd at the State Championships.


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