sport.JPGLiving on the Mid North Coast students of MacKillop College are fortunate to be exposed to an extensive array of sports catering for all skill levels.

Our students are offered representative sporting opportunities through our pathway, including MacKillop College, Diocese of Lismore, NSW Combined Catholic Colleges, NSW All Schools competitions and National selection. We have had great success in students being nominated locally for Hastings Sports Awards and representing NSWCCC in various fields.

We offer students the opportunity to participate in a chosen weekly sport elective program for Year 9 and 10 catering for their needs and interest.

We offer students a balanced approach to academics and elite level sporting prowess.

For any sporting enquiries you can contact our Leader of Sport Erin Denham at






If your child registers for a Representative sport at any level (School, Diocesan, NSWCCC) and can no longer attend can you please notify the relevant person so our attendance records are accurate.

How to register for a MacKillop College Sport Team

To register to trial for a MacKillop College sport team follow the steps below.

  1. Log into the school Moodle page.
  2. Click on the student links tab on the left hand side
  3. Click on the Representative Sports registrations link.
  4. Click on the relevant sport and fill out the google form.
  5. Listen to notices and check your emails for relevant trial information.

NSWCCC Sport Registrations 2021 for Pathway Sports

Registrations are via the portal.

For instructions on how to register go to – Guide For Parents – Sport Registrations >>

For further information, go to the CSNSW Sport Website Sport pages.

YEAR 7 and 8

Year 7 and 8 students participate in a range of compulsory activities aimed at developing specific skills such as racquet sports, gymnastics, surf awareness and modified games to develop skills in team sports.  All students should have a sound basic knowledge on which they can specialise in the future years. All Year 7 students participate in the still water Swim and Survive course in accordance with NSW Royal Life Saving.


YEAR 9 and 10

Year 9 and 10 students participate in a broad range of elective sport choices catering for the needs and interests of individual students.  The main aim is physical activity within a sport of interest to the student.  Students usually have developed an area of interest/expertise in which they can improve.  All Year 9 students participate in the Surf Survival Certificate run in conjunction with their PDHPE course and assisted by NSW Surf Life Saving staff. 


2021 Cross Country 


Well the weather was finally in our favour as we hosted our Annual Cross Country Carnival on Tuesday, 16th March. It was so nice to see students ‘shine’ and showcase their talent and love of running. There were some notable performances from Ryan Binskin, Zayne Cloake, Alani Cockshutt, Jett Hanson, and Maddison West.

Congratulations to everyone that ran – there was a really nice atmosphere around the track and we wish the top 6 runners in each age division (and gender) all the best as they take on the track at Grafton in Term 2.

Special thanks to Mr Noel Stevenson who always ensures our students have a fun, safe track to run on. To our House Captains who stepped up and ably assisted with time keeping and marshalling, it was great to see you embrace this opportunity. To Mr Ryan Adams, Miss Brooke Higham, Mrs Amber Mann, Mrs Mandy Palin and Mrs Jan Shepherd who ensured each race got off to a smooth start and recorded all of the great results, and finally to our parent helpers Mel Cockshutt and Richard McGrath who happily stepped in and oversaw our time keepers. Thank you to our Bike Riders who did a great job leading each race Jesse Fisher, Nick Kennedy, Sam Kennedy, Sam Poulton and Fynn Slade. 


Thank you to Mr Lincoln Beddoe for capturing great photos of our students running. Your assistance was greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Oxley who were the overall Champions on the day. That is now 2 from 3 carnivals for Oxley – let’s see if a different House can take out the Atheltics Carnival. We have never had the one House win all three carnivals.

It was nice to see many senior students contribute to the overall point score. It certainly was healthy competition with only 10 points between first, second and third.


Swimming Carnivals 2021

Our College swimming carnivals are always a great way to start the year, allowing us to come together as a school, foster house spirit, embrace a healthy camaraderie between houses and showcase the extraordinary ability of our many talented swimmers.

We kicked off with the Senior Carnival on Wednesday, 24th February where students turned up in droves with loads of House spirit and every possible flotation device known to mankind. The senior carnival was a great balance between competition and fun with Lacy Williams (Innes) and Jared Humphreys (Oxley) taking out the coveted Belly Flop competition. Oxley stormed the pool in the five minute House Challenge leaving every other house in their wake.

This year we experienced exceptional weather circumstances that meant we had to make the difficult decision to move to a competitor only carnival for the Juniors. While this was not ideal, we had 150 students compete on the day. I was impressed by our student’s participation and willingness to adjust to the change in program. It was pleasing to see every competitive race contested with many tight finishes at the end of the pool. What we lacked in House spirit was made up for in exceptional racing.

Unfortunately the Junior Swimming carnival was not so lucky with it's weather on the day and the carnival was limited to competitive swimmers only. Regardless, students from our Junior Campus showed up with amazing school spirit and gave it their all on the day. 

Thank you to the House Captains, SRC and Year 10 and Year 12 students who led by example and generated a great vibe. To all of the staff that ensured the carnivals ran smoothly – your efforts are appreciated.