Associated Independent Colleges

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Associated Independent Colleges
Associated Independent Colleges logo.png
Formation 1998
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland
Membership
Iona College, Brisbane
Marist College Ashgrove
Padua College, Brisbane
St Edmund's College, Ipswich
St Laurence's College
St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe
St Peters Lutheran College
Villanova College
Official language
English

The Associated Independent Colleges, or AIC, is a group of independent secondary schools in south-east Queensland, Australia. With the exception of St Peters Lutheran College, AIC schools are all-boys schools (St Peter's secondary girls compete in the Queensland Girls' Secondary Schools Sports Association).

The AIC was founded in 1998 as an athletic association for male secondary students. All eight colleges were formerly members of The Associated Schools (TAS), founded in 1956. Some colleges were originally members of the Metropolitan Catholic Schools Association (MCSA), founded in 1934. The most prominent sports contested include rugby union,[1][2] cricket and football, as well as swimming and track and field.

History[edit]

The Associated Independent Colleges was formed in 1998 with the first year of competition being 1999. All AIC members were previously in The Associated Schools (TAS). The TAS had expanded to include fifteen schools by the mid 1990s and the standard of competition was falling. The colleges with the strongest athletic programs in the TAS competition's top division moved to form the AIC.[3]

After the AIC was founded, only one all-boys school remained in TAS, the now defunct Marist Brothers College Rosalie. In protest of the departure of the eight AIC schools from TAS competition, all TAS schools with a primary school attached withdrew from the Combined Independent Colleges (CIC) association for private primary schools in 1998. Six of the Associated Independent Colleges were foundation members of the CIC.

The Combined Independent Colleges association was dissolved in 2013.[4] Primary schools attached to AIC schools had previously competed against their Great Public Schools (GPS) counterparts within the CIC, but the headmasters of the GPS and AIC associations expanded their respective competitions in 2014 to include primary students from grades 5–7.[4]

Schools[edit]

School Location Enrolment Founded Denomination Day/Boarding School Colours
Iona College Wynnum West 1394 1958 Roman Catholic Day Black & White
Marist College Ashgrove Ashgrove 1700 1940 Roman Catholic Day & Boarding Blue & Gold
Padua College Kedron 1360 1956 Roman Catholic Day Brown & Gold
St Edmund's College Ipswich 1100 1892 Roman Catholic Day Blue & White
St Laurence's College South Brisbane 1520 1915 Roman Catholic Day Black & Gold
St Patrick's College Shorncliffe 1340 1952 Roman Catholic Day Green & Gold
St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly 2000 1945 Lutheran Day & Boarding Maroon & White
Villanova College Coorparoo 1150 1948 Roman Catholic Day Gold & Green

Sports[edit]

There are currently twelve sports officially contested within the AIC:[a]

Ashgrove, Iona and St Laurence's have traditionally been prominent in the rugby competitions, although Padua has enjoyed recent success. St Peters, Villanova and Padua have tended to field strong soccer teams. St Patrick's has had success in cross country and Ashgrove and Iona have won the most titles in athletics and swimming. The sporting calendar for the AIC is split into terms:

  • 1st: Cricket • Volleyball • Swimming
  • 2nd: Chess • Football • Rugby
  • 3rd: Basketball • Cross country • Tennis
  • 4th: Athletics • Golf • Water polo

The championships for swimming, cross country, and track and field athletics are held on a single carnival day. The other sports are played in a round-robin format (no finals) with each school playing all others once. Premierships in each grade, for age divisions from under 13 to open,[b] are won by the teams with most points over the season. The premierships for the schools' first teams in each sport, particularly the First XV rugby, tend to attract the most interest.

Premierships[edit]

First XV Rugby[edit]

List of First XV premiers and runners-up:[3][5]

Year Premiers Runners-up
1999 Ashgrove* Padua
2000dagger Iona • St Peter's St Laurence's
2001dagger Ashgrove • St Laurence's Iona
2002 Ashgrove* Villanova
2003 Ashgrove* St Laurence's
2004 Ashgrove* St Laurence's
2005 Ashgrove* St Laurence's
2006 Ashgrove* St Patrick's
2007 Ashgrove* St Laurence's
2008 St Laurence's* Ashgrove
2009dagger Ashgrove • Iona St Laurence's • Villanova
2010 Villanova* Ashgrove • St Laurence's
2011dagger Ashgrove • Padua • St Edmund's Iona
2012 St Peter's* Ashgrove
2013 Iona* St Edmund's • St Peter's
2014 St Edmund's* Ashgrove • Padua
2015 Padua* Ashgrove
2016 Padua* St Patrick's
2017 Ashgrove* Padua

Premierships - Ashgrove (11), Iona (3), Padua (3), St Peters (2), St Laurence's (2), St Edmund's (2), Villanova (1).

* indicates undefeated season.
dagger indicates shared premiership for the year.

First XI Cricket[edit]

List of First XI premiers and runners-up:[6]

Year Premiers Runners-up
1999 Iona Ashgrove
2000 Iona Villanova
2001 Villanova St Laurence's
2002 Villanova St Laurence's
2003 Ashgrove St Laurence's
2004 Iona St Laurence's
2005 Ashgrove Padua
2006 Iona Padua
2007 Iona St Laurence's
2008 St Laurence's Iona
2009 Ashgrove Padua
2010 Ashgrove St Laurence's • Villanova
2011 Ashgrove St Patrick's
2012dagger Ashgrove • Iona • Padua  • Villanova St Peter's
2013 Villanova Ashgrove
2014 Ashgrove* Villanova
2015 Ashgrove St Patrick's  • Villanova
2016 Iona St Laurence's
2017 St Laurence's* Ashgrove

Premierships - Ashgrove (8), Iona (7), Villanova (5), St Laurence's (2), Padua (1).

* indicates undefeated season.
dagger indicates shared premiership for the year.

First XI Football[edit]

List of First XI premiers and runners-up:[7]

Year Premiers Runners-up
1999 Padua St Laurence's
2000 Ashgrove Padua
2001 Padua St Laurence's
2002 St Laurence's Ashgrove
2003 Ashgrove Padua
2004 Ashgrove St Laurence's
2005 Villanova Iona
2006 St Laurence's* Ashgrove
2007 Villanova St Laurence's
2008 Ashgrove Padua
2009 Ashgrove St Laurence's
2010 Ashgrove Padua
2011 Ashgrove Villanova
2012 Villanova* St Laurence's
2013dagger St Patrick's • Villanova Padua
2014 St Peter's*
2015dagger Iona • St Patrick's St Laurence's
2016 St Edmund's

Premierships - Ashgrove (7), Villanova (4), Padua (2), St Laurence's (2), St Patrick's (2), Iona (1), St Edmund's (1), St Peters (1).

* indicates undefeated season.
dagger indicates shared premiership for the year.

First VI Volleyball[edit]

List of First VI premiers and runners-up:[8]

Year Premiers Runners-up
1999 St Edmund's
2000 Villanova
2001 Padua
2002 Villanova
2003 St Edmund's Ashgrove • Padua
2004 Ashgrove
2005 St Edmund's Ashgrove
2006 Padua Ashgrove
2007 Ashgrove
2008 St Edmund's
2009 Ashgrove St Patrick's
2010 Ashgrove St Edmund's
2011 St Edmund's Ashgrove
2012dagger St Laurence's • St Peter's • Villanova
2013 St Peter's
2014dagger St Laurence's • St Peter's
2015 St Patrick's* St Laurence's
2016 Padua* St Laurence's

Premierships - St Edmund's (5), Ashgrove (4), Padua (3), Villanova (3), St Peters (3), St Laurence's (2), St Patrick's (1).

* indicates undefeated season.

dagger indicates shared premiership for the year.

First V Basketball[edit]

List of First V premiers:[9]

Year Premiers Runners-up
1999 Ashgrove
2000 Ashgrove
2001 St Edmund's
2002dagger Ashgrove • Villanova
2003 Ashgrove
2004dagger Ashgrove • Villanova
2005dagger Ashgrove • Iona Padua
2006dagger Ashgrove • St Edmund's
2007dagger Iona • St Peter's Ashgrove
2008 Iona Padua
2009dagger Iona • Padua • Villanova St Laurence's
2010 Padua St Laurence's
2011 St Laurence's Padua • Villanova
2012 Villanova St Patrick's
2013 Villanova Ashgrove
2014 Padua* St Patrick's
2015 St Patrick's* St Peter's
2016 Ashgrove* St Patrick's

Premierships - Ashgrove (8), Villanova (5), Iona (4), Padua (3), St Edmund's (2), St Laurence's (1), St Patrick's (1), St Peters (1).

* indicates undefeated season.
dagger indicates shared premiership for the year.

First IV Tennis[edit]

List of First IV premiers:[10]

Year Premiers Runners-up
1999 St Peter's
2000 Villanova
2001 Padua Ashgrove
2002 Villanova
2003 Ashgrove Padua
2004 Villanova
2005dagger St Edmund's • Villanova
2006 St Patrick's Ashgrove
2007 Ashgrove
2008 Ashgrove
2009 Ashgrove St Peter's
2010 Ashgrove St Laurence's
2011 Ashgrove Padua
2012 Villanova Ashgrove
2013 St Peter's Villanova
2014 St Peter's
2015 St Peter's Villanova
2016 St Peter's

Premierships - Ashgrove (6), St Peters (5), Villanova (5), Padua (1), St Edmund's (1), St Patrick's (1).

dagger indicates shared premiership for the year.

First IV Chess[edit]

The AIC chess competition began in 2004. List of First IV premiers:

Year Premiers Runners-up
2004 Iona
2005 St Laurence's
2006 St Laurence's
2007 Padua St Laurence's
2008 Padua Villanova
2009 St Laurence's
2010 Ashgrove
2011 St Edmund's
2012 Ashgrove
2013 Ashgrove
2014 Ashgrove Padua
2015dagger Padua • St Laurence's Ashgrove
2016 Padua St Laurence's

Premierships - Ashgrove (4), Padua (4), St Laurence's (4), St Edmund's (1), Iona (1).

dagger indicates shared premiership for the year.

Championships[edit]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Winning teams on aggregrate points for all age groups:[11]

Year Winner
1999 Ashgrove
2000 Iona
2001 Iona
2002 Iona
2003 Ashgrove
2004 Ashgrove
2005 Ashgrove
2006 Iona
2007 Iona
2008 Iona
2009 Iona
2010 Iona
2011 Iona
2012 St Edmund's
2013 St Edmund's
2014 St Edmund's
2015 Ashgrove
2016 Ashgrove

Championships – Iona (9), Ashgrove (6), St Edmund's (3).

Cross Country[edit]

Winning teams on aggregrate points for all age groups:[12]

Year Winner
1999 Iona
2000 Iona
2001 Iona
2002 Ashgrove
2003 St Laurence's
2004 St Laurence's
2005 Ashgrove
2006 Iona
2007 Iona
2008 Ashgrove
2009 Ashgrove
2010 St Patrick's
2011dagger Iona • St Patrick's
2012dagger Ashgrove • St Patrick's
2013 St Patrick's
2014dagger Ashgrove • St Patrick's
2015 Iona
2016 Iona

Championships – Iona (8), Ashgrove (6), St Patrick's (5), St Laurence's (2).

dagger indicates shared championship.

Swimming[edit]

Winning teams on aggregrate points for all age groups:[13]

Year Winner
1999 St Peter's
2000 St Peter's
2001 Ashgrove
2002 Ashgrove
2003dagger Ashgrove • Iona
2004 Iona
2005 Ashgrove
2006 Ashgrove
2007 Ashgrove
2008 Ashgrove
2009 Ashgrove
2010 Ashgrove
2011 Ashgrove
2012 St Peter's
2013 Ashgrove
2014 St Peter's
2015 Ashgrove
2016 Ashgrove

Championships – Ashgrove (13), St Peters (4), Iona (2).

dagger indicates shared championship.

Other events[edit]

Aside from athletic competitions, the AIC has formed a community with many other interactions. Member schools participate in the QDU debating competition, various mission and social justice events, the Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) and other social functions.

As all AIC schools are of Christian denomination, an Ecumenical service is hosted each year by one of the schools on a rotational basis. It is attended by staff and student leaders representing each school.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian rules football is the only other sport that all eight schools play that is not included in the AIC structure. Padua, St Laurence's and Iona have traditionally been prominent in the sport.
  2. ^ The open division excludes players that turn 19 years of age or older in the year of competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lutton, Phil (19 January 2010). "Knocking on Heaven's Door: Two seasons in one school". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Buchan, Jay (20 June 2014). "St Edmund's grab crown at long last". The Queensland Times. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Marist College Ashgrove in sport 1940–2012" (PDF 11.1 MB). The Ashgrovian. Marist College Ashgrove Old Boys. 50 (2): 24–29. 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "MBBC Sport 2015" (PDF 0.3 MB). Moreton Bay Boys' College. 15 October 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Honour Board - Rugby". St Laurence's College Old Boys Association. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Honour Board - Cricket". St Laurence's College Old Boys Association. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Honour Board - Football". St Laurence's College Old Boys Association. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Honour Board - Volleyball". St Laurence's College Old Boys Association. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "The Honour Board - Basketball". St Laurence's College Old Boys Association. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Honour Board - Tennis". St Laurence's College Old Boys Association. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Honour Board - Athletics". St Laurence's College Old Boys Association. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "The Honour Board - Cross-country". St Laurence's College Old Boys Association. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Honour Board - Swimming". St Laurence's College Old Boys Association. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 

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