Boys and Sport

Water polo players train in Brighton grammar Pool

Why is sport important to boys?

There is no place where the sense of tribe, of belonging, of pride and sharing a single focus comes to the fore than in sport. 

However, sport also involves risks – the risk of injury, of failure, of disappointment, of letting the team down. Sport requires mature attitudes of hard work, selflessness and critical thinking. 

Sport also brings a boy face to face with his own limitations and teaches him how to deal with those limitations.

Sport at BGS provides a proving ground for the development of grit, perseverance and a commitment to excellence, regardless of ability. 

BGS coaches and teachers help boys 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; the willingness to give their absolute best for the good of the team.

That’s why all boys at BGS participate in organised sport. Every boy from ELC to Year 10 has Health and Physical Education lessons as part of the core curriculum where they learn skills to enjoy physical activity for the rest of their lives and how to play various games.  

APS (Associated Public Schools) sports competition

Boys from Years 5 and 6 compete in a Wednesday afternoon sports competition against the APS schools and boys from Years 7 to 12 are expected to participate in the APS Saturday morning sports competition – and for many boys and parents this is one of the highlights of the BGS experience.  

Sports on offer

There are two main seasons, summer and winter, where every student participates, and an additional spring season for Athletics and Water Polo where only the students interested in those sports participate.  



Spring (optional)





Cross Country

Water Polo




Futsal (Yr 10-12)



Rowing (Yr 8 -12)












Touch Football