A Brief History of the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Sports Association
Competition records indicate the first Metropolitan Catholic Colleges [MCC] swimming carnival was held in 1915. The association has a history of tradition with sports such as Athletics, Cricket, Golf, Rugby League, Swimming and Tennis being played in the same format as we compete in today.
Swimming carnivals were held at North Sydney Pool as far back as the 1960’s, Athletics carnivals at the Sydney Cricket Ground the first of which was in 1929. Golf commenced in 1967 at Moore Park Golf Course and tennis in 1969 also at Moore Park. Soccer and Squash were introduced to the sporting calendar in the late 1970’s.
Many Catholic Secondary Education Institutions have been members of the MCC association at some stage in the twentieth century, these institutions include:
- Christian Brothers High St. Mary’s Cathedral
- De La Salle College Marrickville
- Marist Brothers High Darlinghurst
- Marist Brothers High Hamilton (Newcastle)
- Marist Brothers High Maitland
- St. Patrick’s College Strathfield
- St. Leo’s College Wahroonga (joining in 1978)
Long standing members of the association currently still competing are:
- De La Salle College Ashfield
- Marist Brothers Kogarah
- Christian Brothers High Lewisham
- Marist Brothers North Shore
- Marcellin College Randwick
with current members:
- Marist Brothers High Pagewood ( joining in 1968)
After the departure of St. Mary’s Cathedral in the early 1990’s the most recent College to be invited to join the MCC association in 1999 to re-establish an eight team competition was:
- La Salle College Bankstown
In 2013 Holy Cross College Ryde joined the association following the departure of St. Leo’s College Wahroonga in 2012.
The below link lists the winners of all events since 2002.