Sport, and in particular team sports, are very important in the development of character.
The physical, social and psychological demands inherent in sport build genuine virtues such as friendship, fortitude, endurance, optimism, co-operation and responsibility.
In addition to the weekly timetabled PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education) periods, the College encourages all boys to participate in at least one sports team yearly with all the associated commitments to training which that implies.
A strength of Redfield lies in the unity between teachers and parents. Their cooperation and friendship in the management and support of teams reinforces their esteem in the eyes of the students. Parents, whenever possible, are asked to attend games. Besides the obvious benefits of spending time with their sons, their help with the duties of managing, umpiring, etc. is indispensable.
Through the mentoring system of the College the boys benefit from the effective feedback mentors receive from coaches and managers.
Sporting clubs organised under the auspices of Redfield see themselves as a support for the work of the Sportsmaster. Boys have the opportunity to play sports for Redfield’s Sporting Clubs, competing in local competitions or within the various school sporting associations to which Redfield belong.
There are representative pathways to NSW and Australian Schoolboy teams for the above and other sports through the associations of IPSHA, ISA and CIS. IPSHA is the representative pathway for primary boys whilst the secondary boys representative pathway is through ISA.
All sports inquiries of a general nature should be directed in the first instance to the Sportsmaster at the College on phone 9651 4066. Any specific concerns need be expressed to the respective Club President.