Dubbo College provides a range of opportunities for all students to develop their general fitness and sports skills. Through specific sporting programs the College also caters for students who excel at sport and wish to showcase their talent on the broader stage.
Specialised PDHPE teachers and coaches at Dubbo College junior campuses run a weekly 110-minute integrated sport program allowing students to develop individual sport-specific and team skills, as well as developing life skills including leadership, teamwork, commitment and reliability.
Opportunities also exist for students to select from a range of sporting activities in the wider community using the excellent sporting facilities available in Dubbo including fitness complexes, aquatic centre, lawn bowls, tennis, squash, golf and indoor sports stadium. Term 4 sees junior campuses focus on an intensive swimming program aimed at both novice and experienced swimmers.
One unique benefit of public education is the opportunity to represent Dubbo College, Western area, NSW CHS and Australian schools in a wide variety of sports. This includes team sports such as AFL, league, union, soccer, netball, hockey, volleyball, futsal, cricket, softball and individual sports including swimming, cross country, tennis, squash, lawn bowls and athletics. Dubbo College is very proud of its numerous regional, state and national representatives across many sports.
Throughout the College year students have the chance to take part in athletics, swimming and cross country carnivals. Dubbo College offers both competitive and non-competitive activities aimed at developing school spirit and showcasing individual student ability.
Each year Dubbo College takes part in a range of inter-school competitions, the highlight being the Astley Cup, the oldest inter-school sporting competition in NSW. The Astley Cup, which began in 1923, sees Dubbo College take on Bathurst and Orange High Schools in eight sports during two days of competition.
Each year Dubbo College and St Johns College challenge for the Ken Eggleton Cup played in nine sports during three days of competition.
Nine sports also make up the Serisier Cup annually contested between our junior campuses, Delroy and South, and played with great rivalry and friendly spirit.