Brighton Grammar coaches and teachers help boys to understand that their value as a person is not based on the outcome of a game. It is the attitudes the boys adopt that are more important: how they respond to victory and disappointment and the willingness to give their absolute best for the good of the team. That’s why all boys at BGS participate in organised sport.
‘Sport does not build character. It reveals character.’Mav Levy
Why is sport important to boys?
It’s the sense of tribe, of belonging, of pride and sharing a single focus.
Sport requires mature attitudes of hard work, selflessness and critical thinking.
It brings a boy face to face with his own limitations and teaches him how to deal with them and is a proving ground for him to develop grit, perseverance and a commitment to excellence, regardless of ability.
Building good men
What’s on offer?
Health, Wellbeing and PE is a core curriculum subject from ELC to Year 9, and can be taken as an elective in the senior years.
In co-curricular, the Junior School sport includes Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Handball, Hockey, Soccer, Touch Football, Water Polo, Tennis, Cricket, Swimming, Table Tennis, Aussie Rules Football, Lawn Bowls, Volleyball, and Cross Country, with an option of Snowsports.
In Secondary School, sport consists of a Summer season: Badminton, Cricket, Diving, Futsal (Year 10-12), Rowing (Year 8-12), Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football, Winter season: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Snowsports, and an optional Spring season: Athletics, Water Polo
APS (Associated Public Schools) interschool sports competition
Boys from Years 5 and 6 compete in a Wednesday afternoon APS sports competition. All Secondary School students participate in APS (or aligned competitions) Saturday sports competing against fellow APS member schools; Carey Grammar School, Caulfield Grammar School, Geelong College, Geelong Grammar School, Haileybury, Melbourne Grammar School, St. Kevin’s College, Scotch College, Wesley College and Xavier College.
As well, there are opportunities to compete in APS Athletics meets and APS Swimming carnivals.
Secondary School Highlights
A celebration of the year in sport.
A passionate community
Play in front of real fans
Whether in House or interschool competitions, playing with your friends, and being cheered on by friends and family, is one of the special experiences to be found in school sports.
With special fixtures – night, the Indigenous, Pride rounds, finals and rowing regattas, there’s plenty of games that draw in our community of students and families cheering on the teams.
Secondary School students can train in the home of BGS sport, the Annandale Pavilion, with a purpose built Strength and Conditioning program developed for boys and teens and run by our qualified Strength and Conditioning coaches.
Parent’s can get involved too.
Many parents find their son’s sport an important part of connecting with the school community, often sharing a sideline, organising functions, or firing up the BBQ with teachers and other families.
Each sport has a friends of sport club.