Sport helps students grow, learn and enjoy themselves through their school years. It is an expectation that each student is involved in at least one sport each year.
Sport instils habits which lead to better and healthier lives. While we like to win (of course), coming first is not an end in itself; instead, we believe that students’ efforts will help them to be their best and lead them to succeed throughout their lives.
Our major Senior school carnivals, Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country, focus on competition between our four school ‘Houses’. House sport also includes various sporting competitions which run throughout the year during lunchtimes. Our male and female House Captains and staff promote House spirit and encourage students to participate and have fun. Our House groups are named after Anglican ministers who served in the parish of Nowra since its inception in 1833. They were Rev Joseph Best, Rev Joshua Hargrave, Rev Edmund Procter, and Rev Herbert Trickett.
House Colours: Best Trickett Hargrave Procter
Students may participate in a range of individual and team sports. Representative selection for many sports is through the NSW Combined Independent Schools pathway.
Sports which follow this pathway include (but are not limited to) Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country, AFL, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball, Softball, Tennis and Touch Football.
Some sports will bypass the SASSA and AICES levels and go straight to CIS or All Schools competitions. These include selections for sports such as AFL, Gymnastics, Cricket and Triathlon.
Students are invited to represent the College in local and knockout competitions, including local Shoalhaven and Illawarra competitions and various State-wide competitions such as the Bill Turner Cup in Football, the Wiburd Shield in Cricket, Illawarra Rugby carnivals, the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation Netball Cup, Shoalhaven Basketball Gala Days and local friendly games against Shellharbour Anglican College.
Students may also participate in competitions organised by local Equestrian, Mountain Biking and Snow Sports associations. International sporting tours have seen NAC teams compete in Rugby Union and Netball competitions in both Singapore and New Zealand.
The annual Sports Assembly presents students with a range of awards for their different sporting achievements, including Age Champion Medallions and Best and Fairest awards.
Students achieving at higher levels will also be presented with AICES and NSW CIS Blues and Honours awards.