Co-curricular - Christian Brothers College


Christian Brothers College (CBC) has a strong tradition and history of success in the sporting arena.

We recognise that sport is an essential part of Australian culture, and we share the passion for sporting achievement enjoyed in our community.

We offer a wide range of co-curricular activities to encourage not only the development of individual talents but also the important life skills of teamwork, cooperation, positive behaviour and attitudes, self-discipline, and commitment. With around 20 diverse activities to choose from CBC offers something for everyone.

CBC employs specialist coaches in Soccer, Football, Basketball, and Cricket, to enable students to improve their skills and game.

The College is the only Catholic boys’ school in South Australia that offers competitive rowing and competes in the annual Head of the River Regatta as well as other rowing meets. CBC Rowing has facilities a short distance away on the Torrens River and also at West Lakes and is well supported by an enthusiastic and friendly team.

Students also have the option of participating in a wide range of non-sporting activities from Music, Debating, Robotics, Chess, eSports, and Social Action groups.

The Co-curricular program provides opportunities for staff, students, parents, and old scholars to interact positively, creating a strong College community and team spirit.

Senior Campus

Co-curricular Options: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country, Debating, eSports, Football, Hockey, Music, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Umpiring, Volleyball, Water Polo


Junior Campus

Co-curricular Options: Chess, Cricket, Basketball, Football, Robotics, Soccer and Tennis.

Clubs: Art Club, Science Club, Life Skills Club, Chess Club, and Homework Club.


It is an expectation that all students from Years 4–12 will partake in the College’s co-curricular program.

Specialist Coaches

Aaron Caesarikow (Football)

Aaron is a STEM and Physical Education Teacher, as well as an experienced coach, having coached teams in the Amateur and Southern Football League. Aaron has a strong connection with the College, his father and uncle being past students, as well as his grandfather who was an all-Catholic boys Football champion. Aaron is a passionate and knowledgeable coach, who brings with him a clear vision, with an exciting, modern style of football.

Josh Gregorace (Football)

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2020, Josh is now on the verge of submitting his thesis investigating ‘the contextual factors associated with running demands in elite Australian football’ in conjunction with the Adelaide Football Club, where he is also the Sports Scientist, having played a role in the 2022 AFLW Premiership. He has also recently obtained a Sports Scientist Level 1 Accreditation.

Marcelo Carrusca (Soccer)

Marcelo came to CBC in 2020 and is currently our Technical Director for Soccer and First XI Head Coach. Marcelo has an extensive playing and coaching background at the elite level of the game, playing for Turkish giants Galatasaray and, more recently, Adelaide United (winning the 2016 A-League Championship), Melbourne City and the Western Sydney Wanderers. Marcelo works with Adelaide United as the Head of Football Development, part of his work involves organising clinics with CBC students from the Junior School, in addition to his work with the First XI, who won the SAAS Division 1 Championships in 2020, 2021 and 2023.

Jack Tavian (Basketball)

Jack Tavian is a CBC Old Collegian (’17) and played for the Open A’s during his senior years at the College. As a young coach, Jack already has tremendous coaching experience from his time as an assistant coach at the NBL1 level and as Head Coach of the U18 Division 1 Team at North Adelaide and now Central Districts. A passionate and driven coach with a focus on development on the court as a player and off the court as a young man, Jack will transition seamlessly back into CBC.

Alex Meates (Rowing)

Alex joined us from Avon Rowing Club in New Zealand and was appointed as our Head of Rowing in 2022. Under Alex’s leadership and coaching, Avon grew into the largest rowing club in New Zealand, with crews coached by Alex consistently winning national titles. Alex was also involved in the selection of crews with the New Zealand National Team. Alex’s knowledge and expertise have been and will continue to be important to the growth and success of our Rowing Program.

Nick Corso (Tennis)

Nick, a CBC old collegian himself, is our newly appointed (2023) Drive Tennis Coach. Nick has been providing tennis coaching services for more than 10 years and has also held tennis coordinator roles. He currently runs Cross Court Tennis Coaching company, providing coaching and development for players of all ages. Nick’s experience and wealth of knowledge will provide terrific opportunities for our students, he will be an asset to our Tennis Program.

Mark Scott (Cricket)

Appointed in 2019, Mark is one of the world’s few, Level 5 cricket coaches. Mark is our current First XI Head Coach and works predominantly with our Senior cricketers in the First XI, but also takes a Development Squad of middle school cricketers each week. Having coached in the UK and Australia, Mark has a wealth of experience – and even worked with the Pakistan Cricket Team on their tour of Australia in 2019. Having played over 100 County cricket games for Worcestershire, he has an extensive playing and coaching background – working with State teams, England U19 teams, and A-grade sides here in South Australia.

Further Information

Download Co-curricular Handbook

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