The history of CaSSSA
Dues enim nostra, et aliis per lusum’: For God, our best, with others through sport.
The Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls' Sports Association (CaSSSA) is a sporting association for girls from thirteen Catholic secondary schools based in south-east Queensland, Australia. Competition is offered to girls from Years 7 to 12.
The association was formed in 2014 as an amalgamation of the Catholic Secondary Girls' Schools Sports Association (CSGSSA, which organised Swimming, Athletics, and Cross country), the Catholic Schools Tennis Association (CSTA, founded in 1930) and the Brisbane School Girls Sports Association (BSGSA, founded in 1996 and organising other team sports).
The championships for Swimming, Cross Country, and Track and Field (Athletics) are split into two competitions. The large schools (7 in total) and the medium school (6 in total).
All Hallows’ School
Lourdes Hiill College
Mount Alvernia College
Mt St Michael’s College
St Rita’s College
Mary MacKillop College
Our Lady’s College
St John Fisher college
St Mary’s College Ipswich
San Sisto College
CaSSSA sporting fixtures are played on Wednesday afternoons at “home and away” and central venues across Brisbane. The number of sport offered by CaSSSA has continued to expand, with 8 sports now offered across Wednesday fixtures including: AFL, indoor cricket, volleyball, football, basketball, netball, touch and hockey.
The number of sports offered Wednesday afternoon fixtures have Initial competitions were held in Netball, Touch Football and Soccer, with the introduction of Indoor Cricket, Australian Rules football, Volleyball, Basketball and Hockey the competition now includes 8 sports.
Following on in the tradition of The Lawn Tennis Association, CaSSSA continues to offer tennis fixtures on Saturdays, with the history and traditions being preserved in the changeover to the new CaSSSA competition.