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Sport at MacKillop Catholic College

A letter from the Sport Coordinator regarding changes to sport in 2020: MCC Term Two Sports Update (pdf)

PARRS Events 2020

pdf 2020 PARRS Information Booklet

AFL Wednesday 25th May

pdf PARRS MS AFL Permission Form
pdf Australian Rules Trials Permission Girls 2020
pdf Australian Rules Trials Permission Boys 2020

Soccer 1st – 3rd June

pdf 12 Boys Football Trials Permission Forms 2020
pdf 12 Girls Football Trial Permission Forms 2020
pdf PARRS Soccer MY and SY Permission Form 2020
Team sheets MS and SS Football
2020 Middle & Senior Football Risk Management for schools
Middle Schools Football (Soccer) Gala Flyer (1)

Permission forms at the front office 2 weeks prior to the event
They must be returned one week before the PARRS Day


We promote participation in sport and help students progress by guiding them through junior, intermediate and senior levels across competitions inside and outside of school.

Our aim is to ensure MacKillop’s sporting culture is a strong one, with our students being proud to represent the MacKillop colours at inter-house, inter-school, state and national sporting competitions.

Every year we have whole-College events for cross country, athletics and swimming. We also offer an extensive range of sporting opportunities for students to represent the College through the Palmerston and Rural Region School Sport (PARRS) inter-school sports days.

Through our sports focused electives as well as our Academies for Netball, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Basketball and Hockey, we aim to develop each individual’s game and knowledge so they can improve their contribution at club level as well. We are affiliated with the MacKillop Saints Sporting Association, The MacKillop Saints Rugby Club, and MASH Netball.

More information on Health and Physical Education as an elective subject can be found on the subject page here.

College Houses           

There are four houses at MacKillop which students are divided into. The houses are McGrath, McCormack, Hurley and Confalonieri. Points are awarded to the houses throughout the year at sporting carnivals, MacKillop Day activities and in general at discretion of principal for demonstration of the College’s values. More information can be found on the College Houses Page. Students are required to wear their house colour uniforms on Fridays.

Inter-school Sport

PARRS facilitates interschool sports days, with schools from the Palmerston, and surrounding rural and remote areas invited to attend. Students aged from 9 -19 are all eligible to attend the various interschool sports days on offer. PARRS also facilitates the trials, selections, trainings and development of teams participating in the School Sport NT 12 Years & Under Championship program.

The focus for interschool sports days is participation at any level. “Come and Try” philosophy is promoted at all of the days on offer. Students will have the opportunity to attend interschool sporting competitions and play against other schools in the area while representing MacKillop Catholic College.

12 Years & Under Championship Program-Representing Palmerston Region

PARRS (previously PARCS) offers a representative program for students aged between 10 & 12 years old or turning 13 this year (excluding AFL and RUGBY LEAGUE) to attend the trials advertised to be considered for selection into the Palmerston and Rural Regional School Sport Team to compete at School Sport NT 12 & Under Championships.This event is then a direct pathway opportunity for students to be considered for selection into 12 & Under School Sport NT Teams. Students wishing to participate in this program must attend trials for possible selection. Sports currently offered for this program are Basketball, Australian Football, Rugby League, Football (Soccer), Netball, Tennis, Cricket and Touch Football.

Development/Selection Camps-School Sport NT

13 to 19 years students can nominate themselves through their region to be selected to attend the sport Development/Selection Camps held usually over a Friday/Saturday/Sunday period. Region ratios apply and all camps will be held in Darwin. At these Development Camps, local sporting bodies and interstate team officials will provide competitions, expert coaching, skills and PD sessions. An interstate squad will be selected and announced to represent School Sport NT at the School Sport Australia Championships.

Extracurricular Sporting Options

MacKillop Saints Sporting Organisation – Includes Rugby, Rugby League, Hockey, Basketball, and gym and fitness programmes.

MASH (MacKillop and Sacred Heart) Netball Club

MacKillop Catholic College Dance

Many other clubs of a wide variety of sports operate within the Palmerston region, including AFL, soccer and many other options. Please contact us if you would like more information.

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