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Primary Rugby K/O & Trial scheduled for Fri 7/5/21 has been postponed due to ground closures & persistent rain. B/Up date Mon 24/5.

Our Wollongong primary netball team with coach Christine Smith at the MacKillop trials in Canberra. Go well girls!

Team talk at the primary 11 years rugby league trials in Canberra. Good luck boys!

Good luck to our primary athletes at the MacKillop trials in rugby league, netball and hockey being held in Canberr…

Wollongong Diocese open rugby league team receiving final instructions from coach Simon Huntly before kick off at t…

Team talk for the U/15's at the Southern Country trials in Wagga. Good luck boys!

Good luck to our U/15 and Open Rugby League teams who are playing in the Southern Country Trials in Wagga today. Play well and respect all.

It's Cross Country time! The secondary championships are on today, Monday 26 April, our primary athletes run tomorr…

A great day for the secondary open girls football championships at Ocean Park Woonona today. Play well and with respect for all.

Good luck to our primary football teams participating in the MacKillop trials in Goulburn today. Play well and keep warm!

St John's Nowra boys football team looking very professional on arrival at the Diocesan Championships. Well done ge…

A great day for the open boys secondary football championships and selections at Ocean Park, Woonona. Good like to…

Term 2 sport coordinator meetings this week. Primary 20 April, Secondary 21 April. Planning for another great term of sport!

Our Wollongong touch teams ready for action at the NSWCCC championships.

Best wishes to all Wollongong primary swimmers competing at the NSWPSSA swimming championships at SOPAC today. Swim well!

Good luck to our 15's and Open touch teams participating in the NSWCCC Championships at Nelson Bay today. Play well…

Congratulations to St Mary’s college junior girls 4 x 50 Medley relay - gold medal 🥇

Edmund Rice College - 4 x 50m senior medley relay gold medal at the CCC swim championships. Well done boys

St Mary’s Senior 4x50 freestyle relay gold medal. Congratulations girls!

Congratulations to St Mary's junior Gold medal 4 x 50m freestyle relay team- gold medal at the CCC Championships. W…

Term 1, 2021 Sports update

Posted 10 March 2021 by John Sparks

We welcome you back to our 2021 year of Wollongong Diocesan and pathway sport. It has been a busy start to the year with the following team selections being completed:

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Term 4 Sport Update

Posted 25 September 2020 by John Sparks

Updated advice from the Department of Education (DoE) and CEDoW leadership has seen the following relaxed restrictions to commence in Term 4:• Contact sports are permitted in Term 4• Inter-school sports are permitted, with no restrictions on schools travelling outside their local community, however CEDoW organised sport events remain CANCELLED in weeks 1 and 2 of term 4. Sports coordinators have been advised.• The number of participants in attendance at inter-school sport events must be limited to external venue restrictions (one person per 4sqm to a maximum of 500 people, including staff).

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Term 4 Sports Update

Posted 9 September 2020 by John Sparks

As of Wednesday 9 September, 2020, please be advised that the following term 4 events have been CANCELLED:

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Term 3 Sport Update

Posted 18 August 2020 by John Sparks

Please be advised that the primary school basketball gala days set down for Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September, 2020 have been CANCELLED on advice from CEDoW leadership, local venue and current government advice and restrictions. The cancellations apply to venues at Shellharbour, Berkeley, Beaton Park, Minto and Moss Vale.

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Posted 5 June 2020 by John Sparks

Please be advised of the following cancellations in early term 3.

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Posted 5 May 2020 by John Sparks

All Diocesan sport for term 2 is cancelled and will not be rescheduled in terms 3 and 4. An exception to this may be the secondary Diocesan yr 7 & 8, yr 9 & 10 basketball knockout should the CCC event still be staged in term 4. There is no expectation or pressure for schools to hold athletics carnivals given the disrupted nature of term 2 and the difficulty in securing venues.Should MacKillop and CCC athletics go ahead in term 3 (still undecided), an assessment will look at the nature of these events and a method of Wollongong team selection if required.We are very keen to re-start the sports program but will only do so under advice from government health experts and our own Catholic Education Office executive.Stay safe!

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Wollongong Diocesan school sports star wins prestigious Vince Villa Award

Posted 13 February 2020 by Catholic Education

St Patrick’s College, Campbelltown student - Amy Sligar - was the recipient of the prestigious Vince Villa award at the recent 23rd NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) Blue Awards evening, staged at St Mary Star of the Sea College, Wollongong on Monday 3 February.

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23rd Annual CDF Diocesan Sports Awards 2019

Posted 22 November 2019 by Catholic Education

On 15 November the Diocesan Sports Council staged the 23rd Annual CDF Sports Awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of students from primary and secondary schools across the Diocese. It was a fitting culmination to a busy sporting year and a positive advertisement for the pathways and structures available to our students and teachers. 


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Wollongong Students Recognised at NSW Combined Catholic Colleges Blue Awards

Posted 18 February 2019 by Catholic Education

Five students from the Diocese of Wollongong were recognised for their sporting achievements at the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) 22nd Blue Awards on 11 February at St Mary’s Star of the Sea College, Wollongong.

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John Therry’s Rhys Dewick hits home run of 2018 sporting success

Posted 17 December 2018 by Catholic Education

John Therry Rosemeadow student, Rhys Dewick, is one of the country’s most promising baseball prospects - and has an impressive list of team selections and awards to prove it. In a busy final year of secondary school, Dewick has stepped out onto the field as a NSWCCC, NSW All Schools and an Australian Schools representative, with his efforts culminating in a recent baseball tour of the US in front of the sport’s top scouts.

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22nd Annual CDF Diocesan Sports Awards 2018

Posted 27 November 2018 by Catholic Education

On Friday 23 November, the Diocesan Sports Council staged the 22nd Annual CDF Sports Awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of students from primary and secondary schools across the Diocese.


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Illawarra schools proudly represent the Diocese at NSW Catholic Primary Schools Basketball Challenge

Posted 9 November 2018 by Catholic Education

Over 280 students from five of our Illawarra schools have competed against hundreds of other Catholic school students from across NSW and the ACT in the 35th annual NSW Catholic Primary Schools Basketball Challenge (CPSBC).

The tournament - this year hosted by St Christopher’s, Panania - is one of the largest sporting tournaments for primary school students in NSW. The strong presence of the Diocese of Wollongong could not be missed, with St Paul’s, Albion Park; Stella Maris, Shellharbour; Nazareth, Shellharbour City; Ss Peter and Paul, Kiama; and St Brigid’s, Gwynneville taking 40 teams between them to play at venues across Bankstown, Menai, Sutherland and Riverwood.

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St Columbkille’s Corrimal girls and boys dominate school footy competitions

Posted 26 October 2018 by Catholic Education

If the St George Illawarra Dragons are looking for a breeding ground of young talent, they need look no further than St Columbkille’s, Corrimal. The primary school has yet again nurtured their students’ NRL footy skills and teamwork to great success - this year coming away both the boys’ Rod Wishart Shield and girls’ Sam Bremner Shield.

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John Therry's Malek Malual picks up USA basketball scholarship

Posted 15 September 2018 by Macarthur Advertiser

John Therry Rosemeadow student, Malek Malual, may be late bloomer in basketball circles but he has wasted little time making a big impression.

Malek, who only became interested in the sport four years ago, has been offered a USA basketball scholarship as a pathway to play in the NBA.

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CEDoW’s rising hockey star to take on Youth Olympics qualifiers

Posted 4 April 2018 by Catholic Education

As a baby, Courtney Schonell chose to hold a hockey stick over a dummy. At age four, she picked up that stick to play. Six years later, she made her first national hockey team. Now, at 17 years old, Courtney has won the NSWCCC Vince Villa Award for most outstanding female athlete across all sports and is on track to represent Australia at the 2018 Youth Olympics.

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Wollongong students star at NSW Combined Catholic Blues Awards

Posted 16 February 2018 by John Sparks

The evening was staged at St Paul’s Catholic College, Manly on Monday 12 February. Over 50 students were recognised on the evening with 8 students from the Wollongong Diocese acknowledged.

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Australian All Schools Athletics Champions

Posted 13 December 2017 by John Sparks

Jordan Doris (Mt Carmel) and Luke Small (Magdalene) won gold in their respective 800m track events at Schools Nationals in December.

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​Jordan wins Gold & Silver in Commonwealth Youth Games​

Posted 26 July 2017 by Catholic Education

Congratulations to JORDAN DORIS of Year 12 at Mount Carmel Catholic College, for his exceptional performance in representing his country at the ​recent ​Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. 

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20th Annual NSW Combined Catholic Colleges Blues Awards

Posted 21 February 2017 by Catholic Education

The 20th Annual Blues evening involves the presentation of awards and recognition of the top students in all sports from NSW Catholic Secondary Schools and Colleges.

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The 20th Annual CDF Sports Awards

Posted 6 December 2016 by Catholic Education

On Friday 18 November the Diocesan Sports Council staged the 20th Annual CDF Sports Awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of students from primary and secondary schools across the Diocese.

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Posted 14 November 2016 by Catholic Education

Some wonderful results from CEDOW students at the recent NSWCCC Championships at Homebush.  Congratulations to all students who represented Mackillop, to all place getters and to the following students for their outstanding performances. 

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