Sport at IPC

Sports Available

Opportunities exist for students to take part in a wide range of sports determined by Townsville Secondary Schools Sport, NQ School Sport, Queensland School Sport competitions. These sports include Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Basketball, Water Polo, Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country, Cricket, Touch, and Volleyball, Hockey, AFL. We also participate in other sports where there are organized competitions for example Rowing.

Development Squads

The school currently boasts four talent development squads in Rugby League, Rugby Union, Basketball, and Cricket. These squads aim to provide extra personalized training for our talented athletics to assist them in furthering their sporting careers. The programs include individual and personalized skills training and weight training.

Sporting Tours

The school currently offers sporting tours in Rugby League, Rugby Union, Basketball, Football Touch, Cricket and Rowing.

Rugby League

  • Confraternity Shield - Open Division
  • Trial matches in Sydney or Brisbane - Open division 
  • Mini tour Rockhampton/Mackay - 14 and 15 Years 
  • National Competition games in Open Division and in 15 Years

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Rugby Union

  • Bi-annual tour of Somme Battlefields (Belgium) UK Tour - Open Division
  • Annual Toowoomba Carnival - Open Division
  • Annual Brisbane trip - 14 Years

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Basketball

  • Queensland and National Championships

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Touch

  • Queensland Championships - Brisbane - 13 Years, 15 Years and Open Division

Rowing

  • State Championships - mostly held in South East Queensland

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Cricket

  • Bi-annual tour of the UK - Open Division
  • State Knockout Competition - Open and 15 Years

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A.F.L

  • State Wide Competition

Football/Soccer

  • Bi-annual tour of the Somme Battlefields and the UK - Open Division
  • State Wide Competition - Bill Turner Cup - 15 Years
  • Brisbane - EREA Competition - 12 - 14 Years

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Athletics

  • Queensland Knockouts - Brisbane - U/15 and Open Age
Core Physical Education

Year 9 and 10 students have the chance to select a sport they in which they would like to further their development for one period a week through the core PE program.

Inter-school and Representative

Opportunities also exist for many of these sports to be taken further at an inter-school or representative level.

The College is an active participant in local and regional inter-school sporting competitions, and has an excellent record of achievement in this field. The Melton Black Shield for Excellence in Townsville Boys Sport has been held continuously by the College for over two decades.

Many past and present students have represented Townville, North Queensland and Queensland in a range of sports.

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