From Years 7 - 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), as well as inter-school carnivals and state-wide competitions.


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. Cardijn College also competes in the South Australian Catholic Secondary School Girls Sports Association (SACSSGSA).
All teams, notifications, fixtures and premiership tables can be found on Team App – Cardijn College, through your mobile device.

The following sports are available during the year:

Term 1 / 4

Girls Volleyball
Boys Volleyball
Girls Basketball 

Term 2 / 3

AFL Boys
AFL Girls
Boys Basketball
Table Tennis
Cross Country
Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer


Throughout the year Cardijn College competes in a number of different School Sport SA state-wide knockout and zone competitions, as well as SAPSASA for year 7s. For both girls and boys, we regularly compete in:
Cross Country
Touch Football

Sports Day

Sports Day is held in week 7 of Term 1 at SA Athletics Stadium. It provides a fantastic opportunity for students to display their athletic ability in a number of different track and field events. Students represent their House and earn points towards the Championship Trophy.

Swimming Carnival
The Year 7, 8 and 9 Swimming Carnival is held at Unley Swimming Pool in the final week of term 4. The carnival caters for the competitive swimmers as well as students who want to get involved for their House through novelty events and water polo.

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 opportunity to compete against the best athletes from rival Catholic Colleges across the state. Swimming is held in week 5 at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, and Athletics is held at the SA Athletics Stadium in week 9 of term 1.

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.
Term 1 – 7-a-side Soccer
Term 2 – 9-a-side Football (AFL)
Term 3 – Volleyball 
Term 4 – Netball 

Tenison Woods Exchange
The Annual Exchange between Cardijn College and 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 mixed touch football.

Southern Schools Cup
Each year, Cardijn College, Woodcroft College, and Tatachilla Lutheran College compete in an afternoon sporting competition in Term 3 for our Open representative teams. The Southern Schools Cup includes Netball, Soccer & Football (AFL). The afternoon is an opportunity for the students to compete in a friendly local tournament.

For enquiries regarding sport, please contact the Sports Coordinator, Mr Michael Goode via email at, or by phone: 08 8392 9500.