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Ignatius Park College caters for Rugby Union teams in all age groups from 12 Years through to Open. Our Development Program includes Under 14, Under 15 and Open boys, who participate in strength and conditioning training in addition to their regular skills sessions. These teams also undertake regular tours to experience competition with quality opponents from other regional and metropolitan areas.
Our students have many opportunities to participate in representative competitions, with IPC boys often selected for Townsville, North Queensland and Queensland representation. The IPC program is an important development base for students wishing to continue their sporting career beyond school.
Although the College plays in the local Townsville school completion, the level and number of games vary from year to year. This, unfortunately, is out of our control and therefore, alternatively, we offer a Development Program that starts locally with our under 14 Years and progresses as the boys get older.
A major factor in the success of the Rugby Program is the international experience offered by our biennial tours overseas, where our boys have the opportunity to compete against very strong opposition in a different style of game. These tours also include coaching clinics that provide a unique experience for our boys to become accustomed to a more physically demanding game and immerse themselves in other cultures. We also play host to a number of teams who visit Townsville during the Australian leg of their own international tours.
The IPC Rugby Union program gives our students a strong foundation for success, whether they choose to play for representative honours, or merely for fun and fitness.
Programs conducted at the College include:
- U14 and U15 Development Squads.
- Regular strength and conditioning sessions for U15 and Open players.
- Participation in the local school competitions during Term 2 each year.
- An annual U14 trip to Brisbane.
- An annual U15 trip to Rockhampton and the Sunshine Coast
- An annual Open trip to tournaments in Rockhampton, Brisbane and Toowoomba
- U13, U15 and Open participation in the annual Ballymore Regional Cup
- Biennual tour overseas
Congratulations to the following students who were selected in the U18 or U15 NQ Rugby Union Representative Teams to play at the Queensland Championships in Brisbane in 2021.
- Nathan O’Neill
- Ryan McCarron
- Cody Sadler
- Alex Bombardieri
- Matthew Dyer
- Lloyd Kennedy
- Jeremy Morton
- Zachary Cozzitorto
- Orlando Clark
- Nelson Kennedy
- Euan Cram
Acknowledgement of Country
The Ignatius Park College Community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba peoples on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal peoples on whose land many of us live and travel across daily. We respectfully thank the elders of this traditional land both past and present for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today.