From the earliest days, competition in sport has been woven into the historical fabric of Brisbane Girls Grammar School. With such a solid foundation, it is no surprise that physical activity and sport are so integral to the lives of Girls Grammar students.

All girls are encouraged to participate in physical activity and competitive sport to support their physical, mental and social wellbeing. The School aims to:

  • provide a wide range of opportunities for students of varying interests and ability
  • connect girls to advanced training and development, based on current research in exercise science, health and nutrition
  • continue its legacy of empowering girls to become fine sportswomen.


The School maintains a 13-hectare sports campus at its Rangakarra Recreational and Environmental Education Centre at Fig Tree Pocket.

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Partners in Sport

The School works with many leading Queensland organisations to provide quality sporting opportunities for students.

The School is a founding member of the Queensland Girls Secondary Schools Sporting Association (QGSSSA) competition, celebrating 116 years of excellence in girls sport in Queensland in 2024.

QGSSSA sports include:

  • Australian Football
  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch
  • Volleyball.

Some of Girls Grammar’s sporting teams participate in independent club competitions, including the following:

  • Rowing—Brisbane Schoolgirls Rowing Association
  • Water Polo—Water Polo Queensland and Brisbane Water Polo Incorporated
  • Fencing—Queensland Fencing Association

The School also offers non-competitive sports and activities to allow girls to improve their physical health in a relaxed environment.


Girls are able to attend general fitness activities to further support and develop their abilities in their chosen sport, or to maintain their overall health and wellbeing. Sessions are tailored to specific sports during their competitive seasons.

The School offers the following organised fitness sessions:

  • Fun Fit
  • Run Fit
  • Swimming Training
  • Strength and Conditioning.

Indoor Rock Climbing

The indoor rocking climbing wall in the McCrae Grassie Sports Centre operates three afternoons per week as a recreational sport.


A year round swimming program is offered, as a fitness or competitive pursuit. Swimmers of all ability levels are encouraged improve their technique and fitness through consistent training.

The School has partnered with Brisbane Roar FC’s women’s program since 2017. Brisbane Roar coaching staff and squad members mentor Girls Grammar students and coaches, and various Roar squads use the School’s playing fields at Fig Tree Pocket as their home training ground.