Pathway Information

The Parramatta Diocese Catholic Primary School Sports Council (PDCPSSC) is responsible for the provision of opportunities for primary students from eight years of age in the current year to participate in representative teams in a range of sports.


All primary students from 8 - 13 years of age are eligible to participate and represent in their school and diocese in the sports of Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country.

All children compete in events in the age group they turn in the calendar year. All events are conducted in age categories:

  • Junior (8yrs, 9yrs 10yrs)
  • Senior (12-13yrs)

Representation is facilitated through the following pathway for these individual sports:

  • school
  • zone (Hills, Cumberland, Nepean, Blacktown)
  • diocese (Parramatta)
  • region (MacKillop)
  • state (NSW PSSA)

All primary students in Years 5 and 6 who display an above average ability in their chosen sport are eligible to nominate. Whilst teams are open division in age it is strongly recommended that only students of a representative standard in Years 5 & 6 nominate. The sports that students are eligible to participate and represent in are:

  • AFL
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Diving
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football

Representation is facilitated through the following pathway for these team sports:

  • diocese (Parramatta)
  • region (MacKillop)
  • state (NSW PSSA)

This culminates with the opportunity for talented students aged 10 -12 Years to participate in School Sport Australia in both individual and team sports.