Winter Sport Options at St Peter's Girls

Australian Rules Football
St Peter’s Girls was proud to launch the School’s first official Australian Rules Football team in 2017. After the game’s explosion in the AFLW, Saints Girls couldn’t wait to kick their own goals.

We were extremely fortunate to be welcomed with open arms by Payneham Norwood Union, enjoying the facilities at Payneham Oval along with coaching sessions led by SANFL great Garry McIntosh.

In 2021, we were thrilled to have Crows legend, Brownlow medallist and Premiership player Mark Ricciuto join the Saints Girls' coaching team. In 2022, Mark oversaw our Open team.

Badminton at St Peter’s Girls attracts many students from Years 7 - 12 who enjoy the cut and thrust of this sport.

The School’s consistent success in this arena is undeniable. Last season, our A Grade came 3rd, maintaining outstanding results after winning the IGSSA Shield 7 times in 12 years.

Badminton is played in the IGSSA competition.
Cross Country
Cross Country has become a popular choice as girls test their endurance.

In 2022, Saints Girls dominated the podium at the SSSA State Cross Country, and our athletes took out Middle and Open divisions at the SAAS Cross Country.

In addition, the School stages an annual Cross Country in neighbouring Bell Yett Reserve, where our girls compete for the coveted Interhouse Shield.

Hockey has long been a favourite sport among generations of Saints Girls.

In 2022, our Open A (B Grade) girls were crowned champions after an undefeated season. Many of our students also play at club level, with exceptional talent now rising up through our Middle School. We are also seeing exciting growth in the Junior School, and we look set to peak with numbers in 2023 - 2024.

Hockey is played in the IGSSA competition.
Lacrosse continues to flourish at St Peter’s Girls. We maintain a solid partnership with Burnside Lacrosse, which gives our girls a pathway to continue playing well beyond their school days.

Lacrosse is a popular sport in our Junior and Middle Schools, with U11 and U13 teams competing in local LSA fixtures. The mentorship from our Senior School students is what allows this program to thrive, and several of our girls also represent the State with pride in national contests.

Lacrosse is played in the Lacrosse SA League.

Netball is an institution at Saints Girls, remaining the most popular sport with the highest participation rate. We field teams from Years 3 to 12, while also providing skills programs for students from Reception to Year 2. Our Director of Netball is Garville identity and professional sports administrator Alice Johnswood. Under her guidance, the School is developing a dedicated pathway from Reception to Year 12 and beyond, which also includes connections with our Old Scholars.

Our teams often appear in State Knockout finals and some of our elite players have been on tour interstate.

Interhouse Netball competitions are also highly competitive affairs, even from a young age.

Netball is played in the IGSSA competition.
Soccer is growing in popularity amongst our girls as the 'World Game' energises Australia’s sporting landscape. At St Peter’s Girls, soccer is staged mid-week, often allowing students to also play a weekend sport or club soccer. In 2022, our Division 1 team came 3rd.

With a skills development program in place, the pathway through the year levels provides terrific opportunities in years to come. Saints Girls has a number of exceptional younger players who are hungry for more, creating solid foundations for future success. In fact, our Director of Sport Tommy Peak has introduced a FUNdamentals program for our youngest students in the ELC.

Soccer is played in the IGSSA competition.