Sport

Somerville House students have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of sports in multiple competitions and associations throughout the year. 

Students in the Junior School compete in seven sports within the Andrews Cup competition. Students in Years 7 to 12 compete in multiple competitions including the Queensland Girls’ Secondary Schools’ Sports Association (QGSSSA) competition, the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA), Brisbane Water Polo Association Inc. (BWPI) as well as a range of club based sporting programs. Students are also eligible to nominate and compete in district and regional sport pathways right through to national representation.

The Co-Curricular Sport Program at Somerville House is administered by the Director of Sport.

Athletics

(Track and Field)

The Queensland Girls’ Secondary Schools’ Sports Association (QGSSSA) age group Track and Field competition is held in Term 4. State secondary competition is also available. Students in Years 2 to 6 are eligible to compete in the Andrews Cup competition, which is held in Term 3.

Badminton

Open, Senior, Year 10, Year 9, Year 8 and Year 7 teams compete in QGSSSA fixtures during Term 4 in a two-day tournament format.

Basketball

Open, Senior, Year 10, Year 9 Year 8 and Year 7 teams compete in QGSSSA round robin fixture competitions in Terms 1 and 2. State secondary competition is also available.

Cricket

QGSSSA Cricket teams compete in Term 1. Entry in school teams is offered to students in Years 7 to 12.

Cross Country

The QGSSSA Cross Country age group competition is held in Term 2. State secondary competition is also available. Students in Years 2 to 6 are eligible to compete in the Andrews Cup Cross Country, which is also held in Term 2.

Equestrian

Students who own, or have access to, a horse may represent the School in interschool competitions.

Football (Soccer)

A range of teams compete in QGSSSA round robin fixture competitions in Terms 1 and 2. State secondary competition is also available.

Gymnastics - Artistic

Up to seven divisions compete in the QGSSSA competition. Club Gymnastics is available to all interested gymnasts. The Andrews Cup competition (Years 2 to 6) is held in Term 4.

Hockey

A range of teams compete in QGSSSA round robin fixture competitions in Term 3. State secondary competition is also available.

Netball

A range of teams compete in QGSSSA round robin fixture competitions in Term 3. State secondary competition is also available. Students in Years 5 and 6 are eligible to compete in Andrews Cup Netball, which is held in Term 3. There is also a strong Somerville House Netball Club Program that has over fifteen teams competing in the MDNA.

Rowing

Somerville House participates in the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) year level group competition in Term 3. State and National championship competitions are also available.

Softball

Open, Senior, Year 10, Year 9, Year 8 and Year 7 teams compete in QGSSSA round robin fixture competitions in Term 1 (Open and Senior teams) and Term 4 (Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams). State secondary competition is also available. Students in Years 5 and 6 are eligible to compete in Andrews Cup Tee-ball/Softball, which is held in Term 4.

Strength and Conditioning

The Strength and Conditioning program is integrated into the current sporting program as well as offering specialised private coaching available to all students. Private training sessions target strength, power, speed and agility.

Swimming

The QGSSSA Swimming age group competition is held in Term 1. State secondary competition is available. Club membership and competition are also available, independent of the school program. Students in Years 2 to 6 are eligible to compete in Andrews Cup Swimming, which is held in Term 1.

Tennis

Open, Senior, Year 10, Year 9, Year 8 and Year 7 teams compete in the QGSSSA competition in Term 3. State secondary competition is also available. Students in Years 5 and 6 are eligible to compete in the Andrews Cup Competition, which is held in Term 1.

Touch

Open, Senior, Year 10, Year 9, Year 8 and Year 7 teams compete in the QGSSSA competition in Terms 1 and 2. State secondary competition is available. Students in Years 5 and 6 are eligible to compete in the Andrews Cup Competition, which is also held in Term 2.

Volleyball

Open, Senior, Year 10, Year 9 Year 8 and Year 7 teams compete in QGSSSA round robin fixture competitions in Term 3. State secondary competition is available.

Water Polo

Somerville House Water Polo teams play in the Brisbane Water Polo Association Inc. (BWPI) competition. This competition is open to all school and club players within the Brisbane area. The season is played on Saturdays, starting in Term 4 and concluding at the end of Term 1, and involves approximately 15/16 matches plus two weeks of finals.