Damascus College has a strong emphasis on sport, particularly on participation. The sport program caters for all students from those who want to try something new to elite athletes. Damascus students have gone on to represent Australia and play at the highest level in their chosen sports.

There are ample opportunities for students to be involved in the after school sports program which is run by the Ballarat Associated Schools (BAS).

It is the purpose of BAS to provide structured competition for the member schools to maximise the opportunities for students to participate in organised sport. Students involved in BAS sport are expected to follow the player code of conduct.

The following image displays ALL the sports on offer across the year, however Damascus College will only enter teams when we have the required numbers. If there is no mention of 'boys' or 'girls', the sport is co-ed and open to all. Junior is typically Year 7/8 students (with the exception of junior boys/girls hockey, junior boys volleyball, junior girls soccer/football/cricket, where junior in this instance is Year 7-9 students), Intermediate Year 9/10 students and Senior Year 11/12 students.

Parents – if you have any questions, please download the below FAQ's where you may find your answer. Alternatively please email the Sport Co-ordinator, Nicole Hexter n.hexter@damascus.vic.edu.au for further information.

Download the current After School Sport Schedule below:

2021 BAS Sport Overview

Click below to view the BAS website which includes the game fixtures:

BAS website

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Day – Tuesday Term 2

Eligible Students – Boys and Girls in Years 7 to 12

Venue – Ken Kay Stadium, Dowling Street, Wendouree

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – If students have their own badminton racquet, then they are welcome to bring it. If not, a racquet will be supplied by the school each game day

Day – Wednesday Term 1

Eligible Students – Boys and Girls in Years 7 to 9

Venue – Prince of Wales Reserve, Gillies St, Ballarat

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – None required

Term 1
Junior Girls Basketball (Year 7 and 8 girls), Thursday

Term 2
Intermediate Girls Basketball (Year 9 and 10 girls), Thursday

Term 3
Junior Boys Basketball (Year 7 and 8 boys), Tuesday
Intermediate Boys Basketball (Year 9 and 10 boys), Wednesday
Senior Boys Basketball (Years 10 to 12 boys), Thursday
Senior Girls Basketball (Years 10 to 12 girls), Thursday

Other Details

Venue – Junior/Senior Boys – SPC, Intermediate Boys – Home and Away, Girls – LC

Uniform – Students will be issued a Damascus College Basketball Singlet. Singlets are to be returned at the completion of the term. Damascus College Basketball shorts will be available for purchase via the sports department

Equipment – None required

Term 1
Year 7/8 Boys Cricket, Tuesday
3rd Boys Cricket (Year 9 and 10), Wednesday
2nd XI Boys Cricket (Years 9 to 12), Thursday
Senior Girls Cricket (Years 10 to 12), Thursday

Term 4
Junior Girls Cricket (Years 7 to 9), Thursday
2nd XI Boys Cricket (Years 9 to 12), Thursday (continued in term 1 the following year)

Other Details

Venue – Away format. Venues change between Victoria Park, SPC, BHS, BCC and BG

Uniform – Students will be required to wear their Damascus College sports top and cricket whites

Equipment – Students are welcome to bring their own cricket gear, including pads, box, bat, helmet and gloves. Some cricket gear can be supplied by the school

Day – Wednesday Term 4

Eligible Students – Boys and Girls in Years 7 to 12

Venue – Alexandra Croquet Club, Prince of Wales Park, Gillies St, Ballarat

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – None required

Term 2
Intermediate Boys Football (Year 9 and 10 boys), Tuesday
2nd XVIII Boys Football (Years 10 to 12 boys), Tuesday
Junior Boys Football (Year 7 and 8 boys), Wednesday
1st XVIII Boys Football (Years 10 to 12 boys), Wednesday (continued term 3)
Senior Girls Football (Years 10 to 12 girls), Thursday

Term 3
Junior Girls Football (Years 7 to 9 girls), Thursday

Other Details

Venue – Away format. Venues change between SPC, BHS, BCC and BG

Uniform – Students will be issued a Damascus College Football Jumper. Jumpers are to be returned at the completion of the term. Damascus College Football shorts and Socks will be available for purchase via the sports department. Mouthguards are compulsory

Equipment – Mouthguards are compulsory

Term 1
Senior Golf (Boys and Girls in Years 10 to 12), Wednesday

Term 4
Junior Golf (Boys and Girls in Year 7 to 9), Wednesday

Other Details

Venue – Midlands Golf Course, Heinz Lane, Invermay Park

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – Students will need to bring their own golf clubs

Term 2
Junior Boys (Boys in Years 7 to 9), Thursday
Junior Girls (Girls in Years 7 to 9), Wednesday

Term 3
Senior Boys (Boys in Years 10 to 12), Tuesday
Senior Girls (Girls in Years 10 to 12), Wednesday

Other Details

Venue – Prince of Wales Park, Gillies St, Ballarat OR Ballarat Grammar

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform, plus Damascus College football socks which will be available for purchase from the sports department. Shin guards and mouth guards are compulsory

Equipment – Mouthguards and shin pads are compulsory

Training - Students will train at the Prince of Wales Park at 4.00pm each Monday. Students will travel by bus to the Prince of Wales Park. Students are to be picked up from the venue no later than 5.00pm. Full Damascus College sports uniform is also required for training sessions.

Day – Monday Term 1

Eligible Students – Boys and Girls in Years 7 to 12

Venue – City Oval, Webbcona, Central Wendouree, Ballarat Memorial and Sebastopol Bowling Club

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – None required. Bowls will be provide to schools by their affiliated BRBA club

Day – Tuesday Term 4

Venue – Mt Clear Secondary College (enter off Recreation Rd)

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – Mountain bike and helmet. Bikes can be borrowed on the night if required

Term 2
1st /2nd Girls Netball (Year 10 to 12 girls), Tuesday
3rd/4th Girls Netball (Year 10 to 12 girls), Wednesday

Term 3
Junior Girls Netball Div 1 and 2, Wednesday
Junior Girls Netball Div 3 and 4, Thursday
Year 9 Girls Netball, Tuesday

Term 4
Year 10 Girls Netball, Thursday

Other Details

Venue – Home and Away format. Venues change between LC, BHS, DC and BG

Uniform – Junior and Intermediate competitions (Years 7 to 10 students) are required to wear their full Damascus College sports uniform. Students in the 1st – 4th competition will be loaned a Damascus College netball dress for the term

Equipment – None required

Please go to the Rowing Program webpage for further information

Term 2
Intermediate Boys Soccer (Year 9 and 10 boys), Wednesday
Junior Girls Soccer (Year 7 to 9 girls), Thursday

Term 3
Senior Girls Soccer (Year 10 to 12 girls), Tuesday
1st XI Boys Soccer (Year 10 to 12 boys), Wednesday
Junior Boys Soccer (Year 7 and 8 boys), Thursday

Other Details

Venue – Away Format. Venues change between BG, SPC, Morshead Park

Uniform - Full Damascus College sports uniform, plus Damascus College football socks which will be available for purchase from the sports department. Shin guards and mouth guards are compulsory

Equipment – Shin guards are compulsory

Day – Thursday

Venue – Ballarat Squash and Racquetball Fitness Centre, 106 Dowling Street, Wendouree

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – If students have their own squash/racquetball racquet, then they are welcome to bring it. If not, one will be supplied by the venue each game day

Day – Tuesday Term 3

Venue – Ballarat Table Tennis Association, 503 Dowling Street, Wendouree

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – If students have their own table tennis bat, then they are welcome to bring it. If not, one will be supplied by the school each game day

Term 1
Intermediate Boys Tennis (Year 9 and 10 boys), Tuesday
Senior Girls Tennis (Years 10 to 12 girls), Wednesday
1st and 2nd V Boys Tennis (Years 10 to 12 boys), Friday

Term 4
Intermediate Girls Tennis (Year 9 and 10 girls), Tuesday
Junior Girls Tennis (Year 7 and 8 girls), Wednesday
Junior Boys Tennis (Year 7 and 8 boys), Thursday

Other Details

Venue – 1st and 2nd V Boys, Hollioake Park. All other matches home and away format

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – If students have their own tennis racquet, then they are welcome to bring it. If not, one will be supplied by the school each game day

Day – Thursday Term 4

Venue – Western Oval, Pleasant St South

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – None required

Term 1
Junior Girls Volleyball (Year 7 and 8 girls), Tuesday.
Senior Boys Volleyball (Year 10 to 12 boys), Wednesday
Intermediate Girls Volleyball (Year 9 and 10 girls), Wednesday

Term 3
Senior Girls Volleyball (Year 11 and 12 girls), Tuesday

Term 4
Junior Boys Volleyball (Year 7 to 9 boys), Wednesday

Other Details

Venue – Loreto College, Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree

Uniform – Full Damascus College sports uniform

Equipment – None required

House Sports and BAS representation:

  • Athletics
  • Lap of the Lake / Cross Country
  • Swimming

Other sporting opportunities:

  • Clay Target Shooting
  • Futsal
  • Australian Schools Championships - Basketball
  • School Championship Netball
  • Super 8's Cricket

Other useful links:

  • Player Code of Conduct

BAS After School Sports FAQs

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