Ringwood has a proud tradition in sport and strong participation by students in the College sports program. The College competes in the School Sport Victoria competitions within the Maroondah Division, Eastern Region and State level sports. Over many years, the College has been highly successful in the Maroondah Sports Division winning the majority of Swimming Championships, Cross Country titles and Athletics Championships. Other highlights have included the school finishing overall State runners up over multiple years in Athletics, finishing in the top 10 schools in the State swimming championships and numerous Cross Country teams placing first and second in the State.
Students are encouraged to participate in sports of their choice, with over 120 teams entered in competitions throughout the year. Over the course of the year over 800 students are involved in at least one sporting team or Carnival Day.
More than 20 sports are available from Aerobics, Athletics, Basketball and Hockey through to Table Tennis, Tennis, Soccer and Volleyball. Other sports such as Equestrian, Inline Hockey, Sport Aerobics, Lacrosse, Touch Footy and Cycling are run on demand.
The College has also established a Sporting Hall of Fame that recognises the achievements of past and present students and includes many Australian representatives and sports people who have reached the pinnacle of their sport.
Above – David Thompson 2015 inductee for Athletics with Sean Pietersz, inducted in 2003 for Cricket
The Hall of Fame currently includes over 50 past students and new inductees are added each year at the Sporting Hall of Fame breakfast.
Sport Prefects and Sport Captains provide leadership in the program and have visited elite sporting programs such as the Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union team, Melbourne Track Classic and have met with Australian Olympians.
Annual College Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnival where students compete in a house based competition.
Lunchtime sporting activities, training and coaching. After school training prior to Division, Region and State Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country Championships.
We, the students at Ringwood Secondary College, acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on today.
We appreciate the waterways, mountains, skies, plants and animals from this land and thank our ancestors for their ceremonies of story-telling, music, dance and celebration.
We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and promise to learn to live in a community that is part of the oldest living culture on Earth and move forwards together to a place of equity, justice and partnership.
We recognise that First Nations sovereignty was never ceded. This was and always will be Aboriginal Land.