Sport plays a significant role in the life of a Xavier student.
The Sports Department provides a unique, participation-based, challenging and rewarding program for all students across the three campuses.
Sport, health and physical education programs are supported by the Xavier Sports Centre at the Senior Campus which includes a heated indoor pool, weight training room, two basketball/netball courts, an indoor cricket area and a total of nine outdoor floodlit synthetic tennis courts.
Xavier is a founding member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria competition (APS). Students in Years 5 - 12 compete in the weekly competition against 11 other schools.
Xavier College has a proud Australian Rules Football history with over 120 students going on to play at the VFL/AFL level since 1899. As a College, over 750 students play weekly in the winter football season each year.
Many past coaches of the 1st XVIII have been both Old Xaverians and former AFL players. Notable Old Xaverian AFL players include Jobe Watson, Dan Hannebery and Josh Kennedy, and more recently, Willie Rioli, Jack Silvagni, Dan Howe, Billy Gowers, Sean Darcy, Bailey Smith and Laitham Vandermeer.
Sport at Xavier furthers the Ignatian education philosophy of developing the whole individual.