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Sport forms an important part of the life at Ryan Catholic College. Students are encouraged to be involved in a diverse range of sporting activities. 

Ryan Catholic College has built a proud sporting reputation. Students are encouraged to compete for regional, state and national representation in a variety of sports. We have many sporting competitions offered to students through the TPSS (Townsville Primary School Sport) and TSSSA (Townsville Secondary School Sport Association), each term of the year.

Interschool (TPSS) and Block Sport (TSSSA)

Students form teams in sports offered for their age group, within that term. Each team competes against other schools in Townsville over a 5-6 week period, one afternoon a week. Sports can be played at a central venue eg. AFL grounds, Murray, or home/away grounds.

NQ Trials

Students may attend, or be selected from Cluster Trials to attend, the North Queensland representative team selection trials. In attending these trials, students are expected to understand the costs and commitment involved if selected in the representative team. Those sports with fewer numbers of interest will go straight through to NQ trials.

Extra Curricular Activities Yrs 7-12

Rugby League
  • Catholic Schools Cup (M & F)
  • Cowboys Cup
  • U15 Tri Series
  • Catholic Schools Combined Representative game (Female)
  • Mental Health Week 9's (M & F)
  • Block Sports
  • Confraternity Shield
  • Block Sports
  • Catholic Schools Cup
  • Mary Help of Christians Shield
  • NQ Netball Cup
  • Vicki Wilson Cup/Shield (M & F)
  • UK Sports Tour
  • CBSQ - Junior Secondary & Open (M & F)
  • Block Sports
AFL Academy
  • AFLQ Schools Cup (M & F)
  • Block Sports
Touch Football
  • Block Sports
  • NQ All Schools Touch (M & F)
  • QLD All Schools Touch (M & F)
  • Block Sports
  • Bill Turner Cup
  • UK Sports Tour
  • NQ Secondary Schools Hockey Carnival
  • Block Sports
  • Block Sports
Water Polo
  • Block Sports
Rowing at Ryan is a Team sport comprising of girls and boys from years 8 to 12.

Seven schools in the Townsville district compete at several regattas during Terms 2 & 3. The Townsville All Schools Rowing Association (TASRA) governs school rowing in the area.

As a sport, rowing provides one of the most comprehensive aerobic fitness workouts and is great for strength development. Rowers develop skills as a team in crewed boats and as individuals in single sculls. Rowing at Ryan is an inclusive sport, catering for all levels of ability.

The Riverway Rowing Club (RRC) is our host club and the rowers train at their facility on Riverway Drive. Townsville Grammar School also trains at Riverway. The five other Townsville school rowing teams are hosted by the Townsville (Tvl) JCU Rowing Club on Riverside Boulevard. All the Townsville school regattas are held at these two facilities.

The Riverway and Tvl JCU Rowing Clubs, are Masters Clubs and they compete at Regattas through out North Queensland. The Ryan Rowing Team has competed with Riverway at various regional regattas (Mackay, Tablelands Regattas). This is a great opportunity for the school rowers to row with very experienced rowers and to develop their skills.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and waters, the Wulgurukaba, and that this country has been a place of learning and ceremony for tens of thousands of years. We also acknowledge the neighbouring language groups as brothers and sisters of the land. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. May we walk gently and peacefully on this land together.

Junior Campus (Prep - Year 4)

44 Golf Links Drive
Kirwan. QLD. 4817

P: 07 4755 9900
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Senior Campus (Years 5 - 12)

59 Canterbury Road,
Kirwan. QLD. 4817

P: 07 4773 0100
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