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MLC has a strong sporting history and culture with various pennants and trophies won, many State and National representatives coming through the College, and several Olympians among our Collegians. All our students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular sport, whether it be for recreation and fun or high-level competition. We are proud to be an Independent Girls’ Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) school, fostering a positive competitive spirit and commitment to health and athleticism among leading sport schools in Perth.

The Benefits of Sport in Schools

Sport plays a huge role in our school for the holistic development of our students. It improves physical and mental health by building upon ability, fitness and strategy while helping to find an outlet for stress and anxiety. It also provides the opportunity to develop their confidence, determination and perseverance while learning important behaviours about winning and losing, working cohesively as a team and problem solving. 

Co-Curricular Sport in the Junior Years

For our Kindergarten to Year 2 students, we offer after school co-curricular sessions in a variety of sports. For our Pre-Primary to Year 2 students, there is Kidz ‘n Sport. Then for our Year 4 to Year 6 students, we have the compulsory Junior Independent Girls’ School Sports Association (JIGSSA) carnivals. For our Year 6 students, there are also three fixture sport afternoons in a variety of winter sports.  

On top of interhouse competitions and House activities, the MLC Netball Club provides further opportunities for girls in Years 2 to 6 to represent the College as a sport school in Perth. We also have weekly development squads open to girls in Years 4 to 6. The purpose of this initiative is to expose them to sports they will have the opportunity to play weekly in Year 7. These include Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball and Tennis. 

Co-Curricular Sport in the Senior Years

As an IGSSA school in Perth, MLC is part of WA interschool sporting fixtures that present students with the opportunity to compete in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. Throughout the year, there are numerous sports which girls in Years 7 to 12 can compete in among other sport schools in Perth. These include:  

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules Football 
  • Badminton 
  • Basketball 
  • Cricket 
  • Cross Country
  • Hockey 
  • Netball 
  • Rowing 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Swimming
  • Tennis 
  • Volleyball 
  • Water Polo 

Outside of our IGSSA sports, students from Years 9 to 12 can select rowing as a co-curricular activity. With our school’s advantageous location on Perth’s beautiful Swan River, this is always a favourite amongst our girls. The season takes place in Term 2, with pre-season commencing in Term 1. There is also the MLC Weekend Netball Club that takes place on Saturdays in Term 2 and 3, as well as the annual spring netball competition. 

Find Out More

Want to get involved in IGSSA or other co-curricular sport at school? Download our current Sports Handbook below to discover your next big passion at MLC. Get in touch for further information.