A Brief History

The Queensland Girls Secondary Schools Sports Association is an association of schools. It aims to provide member schools with opportunities to equip young women to meet and enjoy life's challenges. To achieve this aim, the Association seeks to provide quality sporting opportunities and social interaction within a school environment, which balances performance, participation, tradition and innovation.


1908 - The formation of an association called Sports Association of Secondary Schools of Queensland. Its aim was to "promote a friendly spirit between schools and at the same time deepen and strengthen the loyalty of individual girls to their own school. Members: Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Somerville House and St Margaret's. There is some evidence to suggest that Moreton Bay College may have participated in sporting exchanges in these early years.

1911 - Ipswich Girls Grammar School and St Hilda's joined the Association.

1921 - Brisbane State High School joined the Association.

Post 1939 - (1939) St Aidan's; (1941) Clayfield College; (1945) Moreton Bay College and (1946) St Peters join the official QGSSSA competitions.

There have been several other schools who have been members of the QGSSSA at some time - Girton College Toowoomba, Commercial State High School, University High School, Wynnum High School and Technical College.