Calrossy has a long tradition of nurturing elite athletes in various sports but beyond that the School believes sport should be an integral part of the lives of all our students.
Calrossy believes students should be encouraged to be physically active and to develop skills across a wide range of sports. Students at Calrossy participate at whole school, team and individual levels. The School believes an ability to participate, a healthy competitive spirit and teamwork are essential elements in the development of well-balanced young men and women. Importantly, it also gives the opportunity for our students to put the School’s values of inclusiveness, resilience, selflessness and integrity into practice.
Calrossy fields teams in many local competitions, including Waterpolo, Basketball, Oztag, Tennis, Futsal, Football, Hockey, Rugby Union, Cricket and Netball. In most of these sports Calrossy fields multiple teams in multiple age groups based on a student's desire to play competitively or socially. Calrossy has partnerships with local clubs whereby our students are able to join local clubs with other Calrossy students where Calrossy does not field teams.
Calrossy has a long history of athletes who have gone on to represent the School through various pathways. As part of the Hunter Region of Independent Schools our students have pathways to compete in the Combined Independent Schools, New South Wales All Schools and School Sport Australia, again in more than 26 different sports. Numerous talented Calrossy students hold places at the Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) where they have opportunities to further develop their skills. Calrossy works closely with students to ensure they are able to balance their academic and sporting commitments ensuring excellence in both areas.
Calrossy has three wonderfully maintained sporting fields across its two campuses. These include a full-sized rugby union field, two netball courts, A softball diamond and grassed areas used for soccer and athletics. Calrossy also has a FIBA sized indoor basketball court, two outdoor basketball courts, and shaded play area. The school cricket nets have four practice pitches with two surface styles.
Calrossy travels abroad on international sporting tours biannually. These tours are great opportunities for our students to see the world and test their skills against international opponents. Calrossy also hosts visits from international schools on tour competing with them across a number of sports.
Calrossy has a well-appointed gymnasium available for high-school student use located on the William Cowper Campus.
Read more about Calrossy's outstanding equestrian program here.