From Years 8 - 12, students at Cardijn College have a high level of participation in a range of sporting endeavours.

These sporting competitions are offered in the form of representative sport (during school hours) and extra curricular sport (after school or on weekends).

After School Sport

Cardijn College has been a member of the Sports Association for Adelaide Schools (SAAS) since 2011. This is the premier school sporting competition available in South Australia. Matches are played on the weekend and also after school. As a member of SAAS, Cardijn offers a wide range of sports for our students to participate in.

The following sports are available during the year:

Term 1 / 4

Swimming           Cricket             Volleyball            Tennis

Term 2 / 3

Soccer         Football          Cross Country           Basketball          Table Tennis     Netball

Cardijn College also competes in the South Australian Catholic Secondary School Girls Sports Association (SACSSGSA).

In the future we will continue to grow our After School Sports Program to offer a wider variety of sports to all of our students.

Representative Sport

Throughout the year Cardijn College competes in a number of different Secondary School Sport of South Australia State-wide Knock Out competitions as well as Southern Vales Knock Out competitions.

We regularly compete in the following Knock Out sports:

Football           Basketball

Cricket             Indoor Soccer

Soccer             Tennis

Netball             Volleyball

Other Sports Activities

Sports Day - Sports Day is held in Term 1 at SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End. It provides a fantastic opportunity for students to display their athletic ability in a number of different track and field events.

Swimming Carnival - The Year 8 and 9 Swimming Carnival is held at Unley Swimming Pool every year. The carnival caters for the competitive swimmers as well as students who just want to splash around in the water.

Catholic Co-Ed Carnivals - Every year Cardijn College competes in the Catholic Co Ed Swimming and Athletics Carnivals. These carnivals give the elite athletes in the College the opportuinty to compete against the best athletes from rival Catholic Colleges across the state. Both carnivals are held in Term 1 each year.

House Sport - House Sport competitions are held during lunchtimes throughout the year. Students participate for their house and are often involved in teams with students from different year levels.

The sports available are:



Football (Australian Rules)

Indoor Soccer


Touch Football

Tenison Woods Exchange

The Cardijn College - Tenison Woods Exchange was established in 1987. Since then each school has been taking it in turns to billet the visiting school. The sports on offer are boys and girls volleyball, netball, AFL, boys and girls basketball, debating and a sport decided on by both schools each year.

For enquiries regarding sport, please contact the Sports Coordinator, Ms Emma Knight via email at