SACCSS Prayer and Oaths

Welcome To Country

SACCSS Prayer and Oaths

Welcome to Country

We begin today by acknowledging that this gathering is being held on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung
and/or Bunurong people and we wish to acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners.

I would also like to pay my respects to their Elders, past and present,
and Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.

Association Prayer

We gather today in God’s presence at the SACCSS (insert event).

We give thanks for the unique and special community to which we belong.

We ask for your help and blessing that we will participate in this event to the best of our abilities and in the true spirit of respectful competition and sportsmanship.

As we strive for personal excellence, we ask that you give to us the strength to support our brothers and sisters in Christ and not to rejoice in their adversity.

When we leave here today, we hope to leave with more than awards.

We commit to a sense of pride, respect, and achievement

As we give our whole selves to the competition and to you, O Lord.

We ask this in God’s name.


Athlete's Oath

We promise that we shall take part in the {Sport event name},
Respecting and following the rules of the event,
In the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport, and the honour of our schools.

Official's Oath

In the name of all judges,
We promise that we shall officiate in these {Sport event name}
with complete impartiality respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them,
in the true spirit of sportsmanship.