Sport at MLC School

Sports at MLC School

Sport is an integral part of the MLC School life and plays an important part in the development of the whole person. MLC School has a proud sporting tradition and we applaud those who give it a go as much as those who excel.

Sport helps the students develop many qualities they can rely on now, and later in life such as teamwork, leadership and fair play.

Girls from all age groups are strongly encouraged to participate in the wide variety of sports offered. Year 6 to Year 8 students have a compulsory involvement in sport and must play two terms of either a Saturday Competition Sport or another sport offered after school during the week.

Saturdays see the MLC School community out in force to cheer on our school teams, finalists and to wrap up and say thank you for the season.

Other Sporting Opportunities

In addition to many competitive sports played on Saturday mornings, MLC School participates in various competitions throughout Sydney.

These activities include:

  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Rowing
  • Snow Sports
  • Golf

Inter-House Sport

An important part of the tradition and culture of MLC School is the Inter-House competitions. Girls represent their House as they strive for Championship and representative honours in Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country.

There are four Houses in the Junior School and 10 Houses in the Senior School. A large part of the fun of these sporting competitions is the costumed themes and House cheering led by the Captains of each House. House Spirit is equally as important as competitive points. 

Inter-House competitions encourage our outstanding athletes to begin the road to representative level, cheered on by their peers, while also inviting everyone in the school to have a go, be active and admire determination, no matter the result.

The House relays bring out the best of competitive rivalry and are hotly contested!

MLC School Football and Swimming

Saturday Sport

Saturday competitions allow girls to compete according to their skill level.

Primary School sport takes place on Saturday mornings. Some of the sports offered include:

  • Basketball
  • Minkey/Hockey
  • Netball
  • Tee-Ball/Modball/Softball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Soccer
  • Waterpolo

Secondary School sport with schools in the Independent Girls' Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) competition occurs on Saturday mornings and includes such sports as:

  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

As well as sending representatives to IGSSA and IPSHA in:

  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic)
  • Swimming and Diving


MLC School Rowing and Tennis

State and National Representative Pathway

The NSW Combined Independent Schools' (CIS) Representative Pathway selects outstanding sports people for representation, providing girls at both Primary and Secondary level the opportunity, if selected to represent their state and their country and compete at an elite level to become National Champions.

MLC School has had some impressive performances at State and National level and are proud of our sporting achievements which has seen us produce Olympians in the past.