19 August 2016When I was four years old, my sister’s kindergarten indoor netball team was short of players one day and I was fortunate enough to get the call up to play with them. I was so nervous because I was much younger, but it turned out to be a lot of fun and ignited my passion for team sports.
16 August 2016Testing of the new online Sporting Schools booking system is underway, and already sports are saying the system’s flexibility will help strengthen their connection with schools in local communities.
26 July 2016
A small school situated in the Byron Bay hinterland, Goonengerry Public School has a mere 42 students who do not regularly get to opportunity to participate in organised sport. “Our students do not participate in any regular/organised sporting activity so this was a great opportunity to get them interested,” Principal Tracey Barnes said.
26 July 2016
Edge Hill State School Tri Academy students recently had a taste of what it was like to be an IRONMAN, participating in the recent McDonald’s IRONKIDS Triathlon on June 11 in Cairns.
24 June 2016
The Caboolture Softball Association in Queensland has had a boost to its numbers following a successful Sporting Schools program at St Michael’s College in which Olympic softballer Tanya Harding, coached scores of children over an eight week program.
24 June 2016
Touch Football, one of the 32 National Sporting Organisation (NSO) sports partnering with Sporting Schools, is proving to be a popular choice for South Australian schools with their program progressing from three in Term 1 to running 12 programs in Term 2.
26 May 2016Netball Australia has delivered over and above for St Gregory’s Primary School in Victoria, with a Legend of the Game and veteran of nine tests for Australia, Liz Boniello (nee Taverner) coaching their NetSetGO Sporting Schools program.
24 May 2016
The NRL has been giving Queensland’s Tingoora Primary School a taste of the Sporting Schools league program through its strong connections with their local Wondai NRL club. Tingoora Primary’s Sporting Schools coordinator says the lunchtime program gave students a break from their academic work and got them active and ready to re-engage in school work.
23 May 2016
Five Table Tennis clubs across capital cities in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA and WA are taking part in Table Tennis Australia’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) program through Sporting Schools. Table Tennis Australia spokesperson, Tiffany Angliss said children connect through sport regardless of their background.
19 May 2016
Walk into a classroom at Richardson Primary School in Canberra and the students are focussed and keen learners. The game changer appears to be the contribution Sporting Schools is making to the school’s classrooms.