Junior School Sport - Year 1 to 6

Andrews Cup

Andrews Cup consists of a number of one-day competitions in eight sports at various venues throughout the year including Gymnastics, Athletics, Cross Country, Netball, Tennis, Touch Football, Softball, Swimming. Students can participate in the Andrews Cup as follows:

  • Girls from Year 2 can participate in Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country and Gymnastics

  • Year 4, 5 & 6 can participate in Netball, Tennis and Touch Football

  • Year 5 & 6 can participate in Softball

All girls are eligible to try out for these sports (voluntarily), but must commit to attending training sessions, once selected in a team or squad.

Trials for Andrews Cup are posted in the newsletter and on the Junior School noticeboard. Team selection involves a stringent process with students being selected on ability and proven performance (carnivals, trials) in a given sport. Due to a limit placed on schools regarding the number of teams they are able to nominate, not all girls can be selected.

The Andrews Cup competition includes the following schools:

  • Clayfield College

  • Fairholme College

  • Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School

  • Moreton Bay College

  • Somerville House

  • St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School

  • St Hilda’s School

  • St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School

  • The Glennie School

  • Toowoomba Preparatory School 

Walter Taylor Bridge Sport (Year 4, 5 & 6)

Years 4, 5 & 6 can compete for St Aidan’s on Friday afternoons against local primary schools in the Walter Taylor Bridge District competition. In Semester One, girls can participate in Netball and Touch Football and in Semester Two Softball, Basketball and Tennis.

Each season runs for 12 weeks, including 10 weeks of competition. Games are played locally in Corinda, Graceville and Indooroopilly from 1-2.30pm.

Friday Afternoon Sport (Prep - Year 4)

Club Activities have been organised for Friday afternoons with the emphasis on skill development, team participation, fitness and fun.

During the Interschool Sporting seasons, a variety of sports and activities are offered to Prep-Year 4 students not involved in the Interschool Sporting competition. These sports and activities vary throughout the year depending on the availability of coaching staff and equipment. Throughout the year, girls have the opportunity to choose a number of sports to gain a variety of experience.

Interhouse Competitions

The Interhouse Competition at St Aidan’s is an integral component of the sporting program. It provides each House with an avenue to develop House spirit and pride. The foundations of this competition are the four major Interhouse Carnivals:

  • Swimming

  • Cross Country

  • Athletics

  • Ball games

A Champion House Trophy is awarded annually for the winning House in each of these major events and these carnivals are used to select squads and teams for the Andrews Cup and Inala District Carnivals.  As well as students from Years 2-6, students from Preparatory, and Years 1 also participate in the Interhouse Cross Country and Ball games.

Representative Sport

St Aidan’s is also a member of the Inala District Sports Association, which is made up of local state and independent schools. Students participate in trials against other schools in the local area for selection in the Inala District Teams in sports including Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. Students turning 10 years to 12 years who meet qualifying standards can compete in Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country and may compete in other team sports trials. The Inala District Team then competes against other districts for selection in the Metropolitan West Regional Team. The regional team then competes at the State Championships in order to win a place in the Queensland team that will compete at the Nationals. In summary, the process is as follows: INALA DISTRICT > MET WEST REGIONALS > STATES > NATIONALS