John Therry Catholic College has a strong sporting culture and heritage and we look to include all students in our sporting pursuits and opportunities. John Therry Catholic College aims to foster a healthy culture of physical activity and ensure our sporting and activities programs are for ALL, regardless of the student’s experience and skill level. Our different programs aim to increase and enhance student’s skills and abilities across a wide variety of physical activity pursuits and sports in order to assist students to develop a positive attitude towards lifelong physical activity and healthy habits. We also cater for individual and team sporting pathways and representative sport that allow students to achieve their personal best in their given sport. 

Sport and physical activity opportunities are a recommended structure to exist in all schools in order to provide students with consistent health benefits and education in sport, physical activity and wellness. To satisfy these requirements John Therry Catholic College conduct sport and recreational activities regularly on Tuesday afternoons from 12.35 – 2.40pm. In addition, College based carnivals in Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics and Jack Crawford Games will be held on school days throughout the year. These sporting activities are all part of the normal College routine. However, we do require your permission to allow your child to participate in these activities. Permission notes with further details of each of the major carnivals will be distributed closer to the event dates via the Compass Portal. The dates for 2021 college carnivals are:

  • Swimming Carnival - Term 1, Week 6. Friday 5th March
  • Cross Country Carnival (competitors only) - Term 1, Week 9. Thursday 25th March 
  • Athletics Carnival - Term 2, Week 2. Friday 30th April 
  • Jack Crawford Games Term 4, Week 10. Monday 13th December

College sport and activities will be conducted at locations on and outside the school premises. External venues could include travel to indoor sports centers and recreational centers, such as Thomas Acres Reserve. while representative MISA sport teams may be required to travel to other Macarthur based Schools and their associated venues. The MISA (Macarthur Independent Schools’ Association) sport draw will require travel to sport by bus. Students who are walking to and from venues are required to follow road safety rules, e.g. wait with their teacher and only cross the road when instructed by a member of staff. 

Throughout the year students may nominate to trial for these MISA representative teams that compete against other local Macarthur Catholic, Anglican or Independent High Schools on Tuesday afternoons. If successful at trials in their selected sport, students will represent the school each Tuesday afternoon around various venues within the Macarthur area for the given season. If students are selected into a MISA team they will be expected to attend regular training sessions as advised by the team coach.

MISA also has a number of cultural activities throughout the year, including debating, dance, chess, golf, drama and public speaking.

Throughout the year students may nominate to trial for these MISA representative teams that compete against other local Macarthur Catholic, Anglican or Independent High Schools on Tuesday afternoons. If successful at trials in their selected sport, students will represent the school each Tuesday afternoon around various venues within the Macarthur area for the given season. If students are selected into a MISA team they will be expected to attend regular training sessions as advised by the team coach.

MISA also has a number of cultural activities throughout the year, including debating, dance, chess, golf, drama and public speaking.

Click on the link below to learn more about MISA:

MISA HOME



MISA Sports will be eligible to trial for in 2021 include:

* subject to COVID-19 restrictions and adjustments

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

TERM 4

10-12 BOYS BASKETBALL

10-12 BOYS LEAGUE D1

10-12 BOYS IND Cricket

7-9 BOYS OZ TAG

10-12 GIRLS BASKETBALL

10-12 BOYS LEAGUE D2

10-12 GIRLS SOFTBALL

7-9 GIRLS OZ TAG

7-9 BOYS VOLLEYBALL

10-12 GIRLS IND Cricket

U15 BOYS LEAGUE (D1)

10-11 MIXED FRISBEE

7-9 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

10-12 BOYS SOFTBALL

U15 BOYS LEAGUE (D2)

7-9 BOYS AFL 12's

10-12 GIRLS OZ TAG

11-12 GIRLS NETBALL

10-12 BOYS AFL

7-9 GIRLS AFL 12's

10-12 BOYS OZ TAG

11-12 BOYS SOCCER

10-12 GIRLS AFL

7-9 BOYS IND CRICKET

7-9 GIRLS HOCKEY

10-12 GIRLS SOCCER

9-10 GIRLS NETBALL

7-9 GIRLS SOFTBALL

7-9 GIRLS IND CRICKET

7-9 BOYS BASKETBALL

7-8 GIRLS NETBALL

10-11 BOYS VOLLEYBALL

7-9 BOYS SOFTBALL

7-9 GIRLS BASKETBALL

9-10 BOYS SOCCER

10-11 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

7-9 BOYS HOCKEY

7-8 BOYS SOCCER

TRIATHLON: By individual Entry 7-11 M and F

2021 MISA sport venues include: Minto Indoor Sports Centre, MALC, Cowpasture Reserve, Eschol Park Football / Soccer Field, Ambarvale Reserve, Kayess Park, Victoria Park, Monarch Oval, Clarke Oval, Kooringa Reserve, Coronation Park, Narellan Sports Hub, Brown’s Farm Reserve, Liverpool Catholic Club, other MISA school grounds. 

How to trial for MISA: Trials for MISA are held at the beginning and end of the term during Tuesday afternoon sport. Nominations are collected via Google Forms sent out by the Sports Coordinator. The MISA coach runs through a series of activities, drills and game pieces to select the best representatives of John Therry CC. Being selected in a MISA team is a privilege, and students are expected to follow the MISA players code of conduct. Students who fail to abide by these rules shall be withdrawn from their sport/activity and placed on Sport Detention for the remainder of the term. There are a wide range of MISA sports available throughout the year, and students are encouraged to try out. 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT: It is recommended that students wear appropriate safety equipment and sportswear for protection during participation in the various sports offered. E.g. cross-trainer runners, mouth guards, shin pads, head gear etc. 

SPORT UNIFORM: It is an expectation that students wear their full sports uniform to and from the College on a Tuesday and whilst participating in their sport and activities (as per the College’s sports uniform policy). For sun protection it is an expectation that students bring and wear their College hat to all sporting activities. 

MISA UNIFORM: Specific MISA uniform pieces are for sale that are required throughout the year. These include football socks, AFL/rugby shorts, general shorts and Oztag shorts. These can be purchased at the finance office and collected from the Sports Office. Singlets/Jerseys are provided on the day. 



ILLNESS/INJURY: The only exception to the above sporting arrangements is for students who are genuinely ill. These students should be provided with a parental note explaining their illness and this note needs to be signed by the Sports Coordinator prior to the commencement of sport on a Tuesday afternoon. When possible, the Sport Coordinator will assign the student an alternate role/duty for the duration of sport (for eg, scorer, timekeeper etc).

College, Diocesan and CCC Sporting Opportunities 

As mentioned previously, students at John Therry are given the opportunity to represent John Therry at College, Diocesan and CCC sporting events. Important information regarding each of these sporting opportunities are outlined below:

Term 1 Dates

Monday 15th February

Diocesan Boys Touch Football Carnival - Wollongong

Thursday 18th February

Diocesan Boys & Girls Tennis Teams Championships - Wollongong

Monday 1st March 

Diocesan Girls Touch Football Carnival - Wollongong

Friday 5th March 

College Swimming Carnival - Bradbury Swimming Pool

Friday 12th March

Diocesan Swimming Carnival - Corrimal Swimming Pool

Monday 15th March 

MISA Year 7 Debating Workshop - venue TBC

Wednesday 17th March 

Diocesan Rugby League Trials (15’s/Opens) - Wollongong (INVITATION ONLY)

Friday 19th March 

Diocesan Boys & Girls Football Carnival - Campbelltown and Nowra

Thursday 25th  March 

College Cross Country Carnival - Thomas Acres Reserve

Term 2 Dates

Thursday 22nd April

Diocesan Boys  Football Carnival - Wollongong

Friday 23rd April

Diocesan Girls Football Carnival - Wollongong

Friday 30th April

College Athletics Carnivals - Campbelltown Athletics Stadium 

Monday 3rd May

Diocesan Cross Country Carnival - Nowra

Wednesday 2nd June

Diocesan CCC Soccer Qualifier Knockout - Wollongong

Thursday 10th June 

Diocesan/CCC Basketball Playoffs and Qualifying Tournament

Tuesday 15th June 

MISA Dance Festival 

Wednesday 16th June

Diocesan Boy & Girls Hockey - Narellan

Wednesday 16th June

Diocesan Boys & Girls Volleyball - Wollongong

Tuesday 8th  June

CCC Cross Country - Eastern Creek 

Term 3 Dates

Thursday 15th July 

NSW All Schools Cross Country - Eastern Creek 

Monday 19th July

Diocesan Girls Netball Championships - Wollongong

Friday 23rd July

Diocesan Athletics Carnival - Campbelltown 

Tuesday 10th August 

CCC Netball Championships - Penrith

Wednesday 18th August 

MISA Golf Tournament - Camden 

Wednesday 25th August 

MISA Year 9 Youth of the Year 

Thursday 2nd September 

MISA Year 10 Public Speaking 

Thursday 2nd September 

MISA Chess Tournament 

Friday 3rd September

CCC Athletics Carnival – Homebush

Term 4 Dates

Wednesday 6th October

Diocesan  Junior Boys Cricket Carnival - Wollongong

Friday 8th October

Diocesan Boys and Girls AFL Carnival - Wollongong and Campbelltown

Monday 11th October

Diocesan Boys and Girls Basketball Championships - Wollongong and Campbelltown

Tuesday 12th October 

MISA Drama PIP Day 

Wednesday 13th October 

MISA Debating Grand Final 

Friday 5th or 12th November -TBC 

Annual CDF Sports Awards - Wollongong

Monday 13th December 

College Jack Crawford Games




Diocesan Sporting Opportunities 

Diocesan Sport is another school sporting pathway that is offered to students at John Therry Catholic College. Some John Therry CC Diocesan teams are determined through trials, or a carnival hosted at a college  level (Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming), however some teams are determined by individual trials that students must nominate and register for online. Further information can be found at: https://www.dow.catholic.edu.au/sport/ 

NSWCCC Sporting Opportunities 

NSWCCC is another school sporting pathway that is offered to students at John Therry Catholic College. Some CCC teams are determined through a carnival hosted at a Diocesan level (Athletics, Cross Country, Football, Rugby League, Swimming, Touch Football), however some teams are determined by individual trials that students must nominate and register for online. Students must be currently competing at a representative level in their chosen sport to be considered for CCC team trials.The sports that require online nomination and registration include: 

  • AFL
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Netball



It is important that online registration is completed before the closing date for each sport. These are outlined on the CSNSW website: https://csnsw.sport 

Online registrations are now open for 2021. Please refer to the information on the website regarding the registration process. Here is a link to assist with sports registration for parents: https://csnsw.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/2/topic/65d787c5-0d2a-4699-a63a-25d586b67ba2 

 If you have any questions please contact the Sports Coordinator - Georgia Leach via email (leachg01@dow.catholic.edu.au) or (02) 4645 8100.