Cricket has traditionally been a strong sport in both the Senior and Junior schools. Up to five teams are fielded each year from each of the three Junior School year levels of 5, 6 and 7 in the CIC competition.
The Seniors generally enter three teams for each age level and four teams in the Open level in the AIC competition. The 1st XI has enjoyed great success over a long period and has gained AIC premierships in 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2007. The 1st XI also competes each year for the Oblate Cup between Mazenod Colleges in Perth and Melbourne. The tournament between the three Australian Oblate colleges is hosted on a rotation basis and acts as a valuable pre-season competition.
Volleyball at Iona, like all sports at the College, is co-ordinated and coached by a committed group of staff and old boys. The AIC season commences with trials in Term 4 and many teams will pick-up training towards the end of the summer break. Up to three teams per age group are generally entered in the competition.
A solid training program has seen Volleyball at Iona excel in recent years. The College is a dominant force in AIC, winning the Volleyball aggregate in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Iona has a proud swimming history and continues to be a major force in the AIC and CIC competitions each year, winning the CIC premiership title three times and the AIC title six times.
Several Olympic, Commonwealth, Australian and State representatives have emerged from Iona.
Being one of the most popular co-curricular sports, a coaching staff of over 40 teaching staff and old boys guide the 400-plus junior and senior rugby players at Iona.
The 1st XV have been successful with multiple premierships and the College has produced six Australian Schools representative players.
Football at Iona started out as a popular lunchtime activity many years ago. There were few rules, but it was the start of the skill development and the popularity of the game at the College.
Tours and participation in the state-wide knock-out competition are season features.
Iona’s achievements in Cross Country are arguably second to none in the AIC and CIC competition. The College stamped its dominance in the sport early and has since retained an envied status.
The College Interhouse competition and Metropolitan East trials are equally enjoyed by our athletes.
Basketball is played in both the Junior and Senior schools at Iona and many premiership teams have been produced. A strong focus on development and eager staff in the coaching ranks sustains the popularity of the sport at Iona.
The 1st V have won six AIC premierships, including four consecutively from 2007—2010.
The College has four synthetic tennis courts. Coaching for all age levels is catered for the AIC and CIC competitions held throughout Terms 3 and 4.
At Iona, like many schools, Golf is growing rapidly in popularity. The College is a member of the Queensland Intercollegiate Series and the AIC competition. The College’s own senior championship has been played since 1975 and two old boys of the College are Course Professionals.
Track and Field
Track and Field enjoys a high profile in the sporting life of Iona. Coaches of teachers, old boys and parents work with the Junior and Senior school athletes across the five afternoons each week during the August—October season.
The College holds the AIC championship for a record fifth successive time and the sport is extremely popular spectator-wise. Capable athletes are encouraged to pursue selection in the Metropolitan East regional team to compete in state titles.
Iona has had thriving success in Chess over recent years and the number of students taking up the challenge each year is on the rise. The Iona Chess program encourages lunchtime practice, which has become equally popular with a growing and encouraging spectator group. The heavily contested interschool competition is played over three Friday nights. Vast numbers of competitors from a host of schools participate, with Iona generally fielding students from novice through to A grade level.
Iona has a long tradition of producing quality Water Polo players, many of whom have played at national league level and represented Australia. Competition is played in Term 4 from the 13yrs age group through to Open levels.
Sailing enjoys a rapidly growing profile within Iona’s co-curricular program and the number of schoolboy sailors participating in the sport continues to increase. The College operates the Iona College Sailing School which provides basic skills in Sailing emphasising safety and boat handling and teaches racing skills for students progressing to Team Racing. The Iona College Sailing Club is fully affiliated to Yachting Queensland and Yachting Australia. Through these memberships Iona is eligible to participate in any racing event in Australia and internationally. Term 1 and Term 4 hosts the Secondary Schools Team Racing competition.
Australian Rules is played at the 14 years and 16 years levels in the AIC competition. In recent years, the College has produced a number of players who have played at the elite AFL level.