Primary Sport

The Parramatta Diocese Primary School Sports Council (PDPSSC) is responsible for the provision of opportunities for primary children from eight years of age to participate in representative teams in the following sports: swimming, athletics, cross country, diving, tennis, cricket, basketball, softball, touch, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, hockey, netball and Australian rules.

Representation is facilitated through the following pathway:

  • school
  • zone (Hills, Cumberland, Nepean, Blacktown)
  • diocese (Parramatta)
  • region (MacKillop)
  • state (NSW PSSA)

This culminates with the opportunity for talented students to participate in School Sport Australia.

For information relating to primary school involvement in inter-school sports activities at zone, diocesan, regional and NSW representative level please visit the PDPSSC website:

Secondary Sport

The Parramatta Diocese Secondary Schools Sports Council (PDSSSC) provides the avenue for students across the diocese to experience most individual and team sports. It also gives students, depending on their ability, the chance to play in competition against other schools in the diocese during the weekly inter-school sports afternoon or to trial for PDSSSC teams/squads to compete in NSW Combined Colleges events against other Catholic schools students across NSW.

From these events there is also the opportunity for our talented athletes to compete at NSW All Schools and possibly national level in certain events alongside their state and independent school peers.

Both male and female students are catered for with a wide selection of sports including - swimming, cross country, athletics, AFL, baseball, basketball, cricket, diving, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, hockey, netball, orienteering, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, softball, surfing, tennis, touch, triathlon, volleyball and water polo.

For more secondary sport information see the PDSSSC website:



Sport Contacts

For details or contacts in relation to any of the above please contact: 

Margaret Thornton
Parramatta Diocese Primary School Sports Coordinator
tel 9677 4314

Chris Anschau
Parramatta DioceseSecondary School Sports Coordinator
tel 9677 4397
m 0418 411731

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