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Welcome back to 2023

We are happy to advise that all aspects of the Representative School Sport Pathway including State Championships can recommence from Term 1, 2023.

Weekly inter-school competitions, knock-out competitions and gala days may also recommence.


Bligh Sports Zone is part of the Sydney East Secondary Schools Sports Association.

Welcome to the home of the Bligh Zone Secondary Schools Sports Association.

BLIGH ZONE (Black and White)
Member Schools: Dulwich HS, Marrickville HS, SSC- Balmain, SSC- Blackwattle Bay, SSC- Leichhardt, Newtown HSPA, Strathfield Girls HS and Tempe HS

For information about sports played in the Zone, please initially make contact with the sports coordinator at your school. Other information can also be obtained through the convener of the sport. Contact details for the conveners of each sport are available on the contacts page of our website.

Bligh S.S.S.A. provides opportunities for students to participate in a range of sports in friendly interschool competitions. Our competitions are used to promote maximum participation and good sportsmanship. Some of our rules are modified to accommodate this.

This site will be periodically updated and is provided for the information of students, parents, sports organisers and staff.

2023 Carnivals


Date: Monday 27th February, 2023

Venue: Enfield Pool

Convener: Peter George

SSC Blackwattle Bay

Cross Country

Date: Monday 15th May, 2023

Venue: Sydney Park, St Peters/Alexandria TBC

Convener: Rachael Holland

Newtown HSPA


Date: Friday 16th June, 2023

Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Track

Convener: Janet Iacono

Strathfield Girls HS 





Summer Sports:

Boys: Cricket, Ultimate Vortex and Oz-Tag

Girls: Basketball, Oz-Tag and European Handball

Winter Sports:

Boys: Basketball, Soccer and Touch Football

Girls: Netball, Soccer (7-a-side) and Softball

Trials/events are subject to change as a result of any updates to Covid 19 guidelines and restrictions issued by NSW Health.

*Photos will be taken during the Zone Carnivals. If you do not wish your childs' photo to be taken, please indicate this to your School Sports Organiser who will pass this on to the photographer on the day.

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