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Sporting Schools School Yard to Sports Star: Alicia Quirk

19 August 2016

When 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.

Goonengerry students ‘bouncing’ for Basketball

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.

Triathlon champions in the making

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. 

School and Softball a winning combination

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. 

Touch Football delivers a 300% increase to Sporting Schools

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. 

Netball a great gender diverse sport for kids

26 May 2016

Netball 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.

Rugby league a ‘circuit breaker’ for studious kids

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.

Table Tennis showcases connectedness

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.