Marcellin's latest sport news, results and fixture updates.

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by Justin Abbott - Thursday, 29 April 2021, 8:08 AM

Melbourne Rebels Visit Marcellin

The flagship team of Victorian Rugby, the Rabo Direct Melbourne Rebels,  visited Marcellin College last Thursday at the venue for the ‘Captain’s Run” before their home game against the Wellington Hurricanes. The entire squad were on site for a pre-training meeting, warm up and then the session followed by a meet and greet with students and staff.

Head coach Tony McGahan was full of praise for the school and the facilities, promising that the team would return in the future as they connect with the wider Victorian community.

The Captain, Scott Higginbotham presented the Principal Mr Mark Murphy, Captain of Rugby Ben, Captain and Vice Captain's of the 1stXV, Evander and Tom with a signed Rebels jersey to commemorate their visit.

Students flocked to Gartner field at lunchtime to witness these professional athletes go through their paces in what was a ...

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2021 Sport Captain - Owen Rice
by Ben Reynolds - Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 1:53 PM

Congratulations to Owen Rice who has been elected 2021 Sport Captain. The Redden student has been an active member of both the Athletics and Rugby programs in his five years of the college and has also been involved in swimming squad for four of those years. In Athletics, Owen has won several titles in the disciplines of Shot put, Discus and Hammer throw and has competed at the Australian All Schools Championships on three separate occasions. When he isn’t competing for Marcellin he is continuing to develop his passion by representing Doncaster Athletics club.

In winter, Owen swaps his throwing shoes for boots and runs onto the rugby field. New to the sport in year seven, Owen has developed his skills dramatically, culminating with selection in the Victoria in the Under 15 Melbourne Rebels Junior Gold Team last year.  Following an extremely successful event in NSW, he...

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Resumption of Winter Sport
by Ben Reynolds - Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 10:06 AM

With the easing of COVID restrictions to allow contact training at sport, Marcellin will recommence its Winter sport program for 2020. The AGSV, Cross Country Football, Hockey and Soccer competition is planning to have a three week season at the start of term three. VSRU Rugby is planning to have a nine week season in term three. 

The aim of the Sport program this season is to get our students back active and enjoying participation with their peers.


COVID Training Safety Protocols
All participants must adhere to the COVID protocols that are listed below.

Training Squads
Cross Country, Hockey, Soccer – Full squads to return next week
Football – Due to large numbers some year levels squads will be split in two. These reduced squads will train on selected nights with the aim of equity and participation. All training roster information will be shared by TIC of ...

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Winter Sport Logitics
by Ben Reynolds - Monday, 16 March 2020, 2:09 PM

As of March 16, Winter Sport will start for all teams in term two. This may change due to the Colleges response to COVID 19 but I wanted  to share all logistical information with our community to help with planning.

Each individual team coach will be in touch will all players well prior to the season commencing. They will confirm training nights and pre season expectations. Families are encouraged to speak to Year level coaches or TICs if they have questions.

The first round of Cross Country will be on Friday April 17th with Marcellin hosting a twilight event at the college. The 1st XVIII will play their first game on Saturday April 18th at Mentone Grammar. 1st Hockey will play Ivanhoe in round one on Thursday April  30th as part of the AGSV Centenary round and the 1st XV Rugby team will be commencing their season against St Kevins on Saturday May 2nd .

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2020 Swimming Carnival
by Ben Reynolds - Monday, 9 March 2020, 7:53 PM

The 2020 House Swim carnival was held on Friday in great conditions at Northcote Swimming Pool. 

The Senior boys started the day with their events running from 9:00am - 11:30am.  The morning session was split into three sections.  One year level moves to the novelty pool were all students are encouraged to participate and support their house.  Points are awarded for the house with the most entrants.  Body boards, pool noodles, water polo balls are all used in modified relays and numerous events with boys looking to get as many house points as possible.  Whilst the novelty events are on a second year level heads out to the Volleyball arena where house teams play four games to determine final rankings.  At the same time the third year level is in the main pool contesting twenty individual events and three relay events.  All year levels rotate through each of the three ...

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Summer Wrap - Captains Reports
by Ben Reynolds - Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 8:53 AM

Semi Finals February 29nd

1st Basketball - Daniel Reid

It was great to have a big home crowd supporting us this week, as we took on Mentone Grammar in the Semi Final, and we were eager to prove to the AGSV why we were undefeated all season, and make it through to the Grand Final. Although we had previously beaten Mentone by 41 during the regular season, we knew that they were not going to be any sort of push over and came with the right mentality from the get go. However Mentone came out even stronger then us, and were able to get an early lead on us, with their great inside finishing. Finishing up the quarter with the scores set at 14-10, Mentone’s way. However after a quick rev up at quarter time, we were able to come out playing our usual game of fast basketball, pushing the floor and getting some good looks in transition. This allowed us to regain the lead, finishing the ...

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Mens Health Awareness Round
by Ben Reynolds - Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 12:06 PM

It is time to make your health a priority. What can you do to help you and your loved ones? 

The Sport program at Marcellin prides itself on creating an environment that focuses on sportsmanship whilst developing physically, mentally and social skills of all our boys. This weekend all 1st teams will look to take the next step and make an impact on all males within our community. Sport can be a fantastic vehicle to educate the broader community and this weekend we aim to highlight the importance on Men's Health, an issue that the Health and Physical Education department have promoted for many years. 

All boys representing Marcellin in 1st Basketball, 1st Cricket, 1st Tennis, Squash and 1st Volleyball will all wear light blue socks to create a talking point for all players, officials and spectators.  

The aim is for males to take more care in their everyday health by making simple changes with their behaviour. We want boys to educate males in their life to:

  • overcome the fear of visiting their GP regularly
  • make physical activity a priority in their life
  • eat healthy and reduce portion sizes.
  • stop smoking
  • reduce alcohol intake
  • pick up the phone and talk to their mates. 

Change is always hard but is easier with the help of others. We encourage sons, fathers, uncles, grandfathers, wives, sisters, grandmothers and daughters to all support the males in their life to make their health a priority. 

Old boy Dr Bernie Crimmins is a fantastic support to our community regarding the issue of Mens Health. It is a passion of his and he is very well known for his drive to help all males make a change. Please take three minutes to listen to his advice.

Mens Health Video - Dr Bernie Crimmins

Further information can be found at the Mens Health Week website here.

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AGSV Centenary Summer Celebrations
by Ben Reynolds - Monday, 3 February 2020, 8:23 PM

This weeks round of the AGSV 2019/20 Summer Season has been designated as a ‘Centenary Round’, as we acknowledge and celebrate 100 years of AGSV sport.

The Centenary of the AGSV provides us all with an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful sporting competition which has given generations of students memorable sporting experiences. Some of our most vivid memories of school are often about sport: from the friendships formed on the bus, to the exhilaration of celebrating a hard fought win with your team and schoolmates. As research has shown, involvement in sport is closely linked with academic performance; it promotes teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship and results in success that comes with hard work and persistence. It also helps us gain perspective on the wins and losses of life. Children and adolescents who play sport are much more likely to continue to enjoy sport as adults and as a result, reap many health benefits.

100 years ago in 1920, 8 Boys schools established the AGSV. The Association has been through many transformations, including the increase in the number of sports on offer and the introduction of girl’s competition. Now in 2020, our Centenary Year, the AGSV proudly continues to offer and promote a strong sporting culture within its nine member schools.

1st Basketball, Cricket, Tennis and Volleyball will play in AGSV Centenary socks for their mid week matches to highlight celebrations. 1st Cricket and Tennis play on Thursday and 1st Basketball and Volleyball play on Friday. All teams will have an AGSV medal awarded to a Marcellin player who best epitomizes the spirit of AGSV and Marcellin sport.

Good luck to all players who are lucky to be part of this momentous occasion – the 100th birthday year of the AGSV.

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2020 Marcellin College Sport
by Ben Reynolds - Sunday, 2 February 2020, 4:53 PM

Dear Parents,

The co-curricular program at Marcellin continues to provide a fantastic learning opportunity for our boys and allows families to connect to the school is such a special way. Please find attached a list of important dates that relate to the 2020 sporting year. Families are encouraged to put all dates into their personal calendar to help with planning.

AGSV Centenary
2020 will be a particularly important year as the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV) is celebrating its Centenary. Information about the years events can be found on the AGSV website and via the weekly Eagle.

Fixture Information
Families are encouraged to check important information via the school website and are reminded that the weekly sporting fixture is confirmed in the Eagle. The AGSV APP (named Your Sport) is also a great resource as is available in both ios and android versions.

A reminder to all families involved in the current summer season that fixtures (Round Five) resume on Saturday February 1st.

Looking forward to another great year of Marcellin Sport.

Kind regards,

Ben Reynolds

Head of Sport

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Australian Schools Basketball Championships
by Ben Reynolds - Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:02 AM

Australian Schools Basketball Championships

Report by Mr Brett Atley – Teacher in Charge of Basketball

This week Marcellin has embarked on another tilt at the Australian School Championships. Marcellin has teams in the u15 and u17 division 1 competitions and we attempt to emulate the success of both teams winning the Champions Cup, State championship in September. We thank boys who continue to make large sacrifices to represent their College at the highest level and show great culture and camaraderie at such events. We wish the boys well! 

Marist Cricket Carnival

The 2019 Marist Cricket Carnival started on Sunday with a squad of 12 players travelling to Lismore in NSW. Host school St Johns College Woodlawn is 45 minutes south west of Byron Bay and has done a great job in organising the carnival of over 100 players and officials.

The schools that have joined ...

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