At Southport State High School, the Sport Excellence Program aims to enhance our students' athletic ability and nurture their future potential through physically challenging and engaging performance and learning objectives.
The Sport Excellence Program supplements the training and professional coaching that students commit to outside of school. Teachers and coaches recognise and support the unique sporting pursuits of every student, tailoring an individual program designed to produce optimum performance for each individual.
There are seven individual Sport Excellence Programs offered. The program proudly boasts very well qualified and experienced playing and coaching professionals for each program. In addition, our Sport Excellence students have access to modern training and playing facilities including a gym, indoor basketball and netball court and two sport specific ovals.
The Seven Sport Excellence Programs offered are:
General Sport Excellence
Caters for a wide range of athletes, no matter which sport they pursue outside of school. In General Sport Excellence, students develop skills that are transferable across all sports, such as speed, agility, power, fitness, communication and more.
Develops the skills and fitness aligned with the requirements of the AFL Draft.
Develops each student's individual, positional and team skills and promotes a deep understanding of the game.
Develops student's sport specific skill level as well as providing exposure to representative level competition and opportunities for accreditation in coaching and umpiring.
Rugby League Excellence
Develops student’s understanding and knowledge of the game and provides skills that lead them to further advancements in their individual athletic capabilities.
Football (Soccer) Excellence
Develops the football skills in athletes as outlined by Football Federation Australia as well as opportunities to complete grassroots coaching accreditation and refereeing.
Touch Football Excellence
Aims to advance the fundamentals for each player while striving to develop and extend each student's skillset in the sport.
How to Apply:
- Read the Excellence Programs
2024 Application Guide to familiarise yourself with all of the requirements of entry into the Sports Excellence program.
- Complete and submit the Sports Excellence Program application form along with the required supporting documentation:
- Last two semester school reports;
- Most recent NAPLAN results.
- If you reside out of the school catchment area with no sibling currently attending, a $50 non-refundable out of catchment fee is payable upon application.
- Be available to participate in the Sport Excellence Trials during the week commencing Monday 7th August, 2023.
Sports Excellence Program Important Dates:
|Friday 21st July, 2023|
Applications for Year 7 2024 Excellence Programs close.
Please ensure applications are received no later than 3.30pm on this day.
|Week beginning 7th August||Sport Excellence Trials (Times and dates will be provided after applications close)|
The Sport Excellence Program fee is $180 per year (non-refundable). Standard school enrolment fees apply.
Excellence Programs 2024 Application Guide
Sport Excellence Application Form PDF