PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS
‘Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.’ Billie Jean King
Physical Education is an integral part of the total education process and aims at the development of physically; mentally, socially, and emotionally fit citizens, through the medium of physical activities. The Department of Physical Education at St Xavier’s College is managed under the able leadership of the Director of Physical Education, Ms. Joslyn D’souza, whose contribution to this field has been beyond comparison, both for the Institution and for the State of Goa.
The Intra-Mural Competition held within the campus give an ideal opportunity for first timers to participate in competitive sports and experience the joy of winning or to learn to take defeat in their stride. For regular players, it is a stage to perform and recognition from their peers. Based on their performance in these events, students are selected and coached to don the College colours at the inter-collegiate competitions organised by Goa University and other institutions. St. Xavier’s College can proudly boast of being the only college which gives its students an opportunity to participate in maximum number of intercollegiate activities. It is also acknowledged as the Champion College in Goa University, winning the highest number of inter-collegiate titles consistently in the last decade. Our College was duly recognized with the ‘Best Sports College Award’ by Goa University for Women and also winning the ‘Geno Award’ for Women.
St. Xavier’s College participates in the following events: Table Tennis, Badminton, Chess, Cross-Country Race, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Tennikoit, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Athletics, Tennis, Cricket, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Baseball, and Best Physic for both men and women. A number of students are selected annually to represent Goa University and Goa State Teams at National level. A number of individual medals were also won by our students.