In 2009, the St. Patrick's College Junior School fielded thirteen Football teams to contest the IPSHA competition on Saturday mornings. Football in the junior school at St. Patrick’s is very strong. Of the 110 games we contested in 2009, St. Patrick’s won 69 of these and had 16 draws. The boys scored 337 goals and conceded 124. In addition, there were six teams that went through the entire season undefeated.
Our Junior Football teams train twice a week on either one of the College’s back ovals or at the nearby Airey Park fields.
The uniform consists of a gold shirt with blue and black sleaves, the black College shorts and black socks with a gold trim at the top.
Rugby Union is another very proud and traditional game that is played at the College. In the Junior School we have ten teams participating in the Under 10’s, Under 11’s and Prep divisions. Any boy that nominates Rugby as his first choice of winter sport will automatically be placed in a team. Congratulations to the Prep B side who went though the 2009 season undefeated as well as winning the Armidale tournament in the Easter holidays. Of the 80 games played, St Patrick's won 57, lost 19 and drew 4. They scored 2506 points and conceded 383 in an outstanding season of Rugby.
The Games programme, that is run in the Junior School, greatly assists the boys in developing their Rugby skills in Years 5 and 6. As many boys have never played the game of Rugby Union before commencing at SPC, this programme greatly assists in teaching the boys how to play, as well as how to improving their skills and their knowledge of the rules.