Sporting Schools is a $160 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children's participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities.
Research shows that an early connection to sport can positively influence participation and encourage a lifelong love of sport.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has partnered with more than 30 national sporting organisations (NSOs) to deliver sport before, during and after school hours.
Sporting Schools programs are provided free to children and their families, underpinned by the quality assurance of NSO-endorsed sporting products.
Sporting Schools is committed to helping sport, schools and communities work closer than ever to increase sport delivery and participation in schools.
Sporting Schools provides a program for primary schools and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools. Find out more about how the program works or view some examples case studies.
Since Sporting Schools started in 2015, over 5,800 primary schools have received funding. This has given more than 300,000 primary school students each term the chance to get active, engaged and have fun while sampling a variety of different sports.
Sporting Schools also offers:
- Quality online sporting resources
- Lesson plans and sport-based professional development opportunities for all coaches and teachers