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History

Metropolitan West is proud of its history and reputation: both of which have been achieved through a passion for students and their sporting endeavours and the hard work and dedication of its staff.

School sports programs have been conducted in Australia for as long as schools have been established. As a result, school sport bodies (primary and secondary) in the states have been operating for many years. Interstate school sporting competitions in Australia based on state representative teams can be traced back to the 1920's when australian football and netball events were conducted and started to expand rapidly during the 1970's. In 1925, athletics, swimming and vigoro were well represented and in 1927 cricket and rugby league were introduced. 1932 saw the addition of tennis to the calendar with Queensland school girls already dominant. With more sports being introduced to competitive school sport such as basketball (1941), hockey (1942), girls softball (1946), sporting bodies were laying the foundation for Queensland school students to enjoy and partake in school sport into the future.

To enhance the organisation, associations comprising officials from each state and territory were formed, culminating in the early 1970's in the formation of the Australian Primary Schools Sports Association and the Australian Secondary Schools Sports Federation as bodies responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of interstate competition. Queensland School Sport, comprising of 8 School Sport regions, were also created in the early 1970's and we welcomed our region named 'West Moreton'.

During 1980 and 1981, Queensland School Sport adopted a regional system of sport organisation and 'West Moreton' became 'Brisbane West' region and in 1992 after a refinement process the region was again renamed 'Metropolitan West' region. Queensland School Sport moved from the original 8 regions to 11 to the now 12 regions in 1998.

The Met West region strives to continue to build on the foundations of its past and provide all school age students a pathway for their sporting endeavours.