Senior boys and girls named BAS premiers in rowing, cricket and football

It has been an outstanding first half of the year for our students involved in co-curricular activities. Whether they are on the stage for the senior play or senior musical, The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculathon and The Witches of Eastwick, rowing on Lake Wendouree or playing sport on the Sturt Street oval, we are exceptionally proud of what our students can achieve when they put their minds to it.

In addition, for the first time in Ballarat Clarendon College history, our senior boys and senior girls were awarded the BAS Head of the Lake rowing, cricket and football premierships.

At Head of the Lake in February, the Clarendon community celebrated as both the division 1 boys and girls crews won their races – the first time this has occurred since 1981. It was also the first time that all four division 1 and 2 crews won their races in the same year.


The last four years have seen success for our senior girls cricket team, having won the premiership in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. For the senior boys cricket team, 2023 is their first premiership since 2016.

Over the last two weeks, we also saw our students thrive on the football field. After the local community came together for the student-led Players for Pink match against Loreto Ballarat, there was much anticipation for the senior girls football grand final against Ballarat Grammar. In the same week, the senior boys football team won their match against St Patrick’s College, seeing premierships for both the senior girls and boys teams for the first time since 2013 and 2006 respectively.

“Participating in these sports demands commitment and dedication from students and staff,” said Head of Sport Years 5-12, Jordan Taylor. “It’s fantastic to see how these students have taken ownership of their sport and worked with staff to develop a culture that inspires and encourages one another to strive for excellence. Their hard work and dedication have certainly paid off, and they deserve the recognition and the awards they’ve received.”

Congratulations to all of the students, staff and volunteers involved in the co-curricular program. With a sense of teamwork and passion for doing what they love, accompanied by the care and support from staff around them, our students continue to achieve their hearts’ desires.