Ryan Catholic College Townsville


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. 

The primary aim of the inter-house program is to cater for students at all levels. The main carnivals are swimming, Cross-Country and Athletics. These events are viewed as very important in the overall life of the school community.

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.

District/Cluster Trials

Cluster trials are held for all Townsville Primary and Secondary students, for various sports and age groups. Trials are held during the day, and Ryan offer transport to the trial venue. Students selected from Cluster Trials will then be offered the opportunity to attend the NQ Trials.

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.