Sports Academies

Developing identified talent: Sports Academies

The Academy of Sport Program enables students with an identified talent in a particular sport the opportunity to further develop their skills and their understanding of of their chosen sport. Launched in 2000, the program is offered as an elective within the Key Learning Area of Health/Physical Education to students in Years 9 and 10.  Content taught covers all aspects of the chosen sport, such as: skill development, diet, goal-setting, flexibility, training, strength programs, psychology and administration.

Some additional practice sessions may occur outside of the student timetable such as before and after school or during lunchtimes.

The sports offered may vary according to demand and include: Australian Rules Football (Boys), Australian Rules Football (Girls) Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Rowing, Football (Soccer), Swimming/Surf Lifesaving and Tennis.


Academy Elite Program

In addition to the regular academy program, in 2018 Emmanuel College will offer a program for those students who are looking for specialised coaching in strength and conditioning (with a focus on core strength), flexibility, speed/ agility and nutrition. 

The College also invites athletes from outside the academy program who are competing at a state level or higher who will benefit significantly from the specialised training sessions.

Entry Criteria:
  • Proven ability in the nominated sport
  • Proven ability to work successfully within the wider community both behaviourally and academically
  • A sound achievement in all subjects.
  • Availability for school sporting commitments
  • Willingness to promote both their sport and the College in all areas
  • Willingness to complete the community service components of the program

Sporting Facilities


The Emmanuel Centre contains:

  • Double indoor sports courts and learning areas
  • The Jonathan Brown Gym
  • Spin Bike Studio

The College also has two full sized ovals and an additional indoor sports facility at the Rice Campus

Sports Offered:


The College currently offers students the opportunity to participate in 45 Sports through the curriculum or co-curricular program:

Athletics
Archery
Badminton
Basketball
Boxing
Bushwalking 
Canoeing
Carpet bowls 
Clay Target Shooting
Cycling
Dodgeball
Dance 
Football
Gaelic football
Golf
Gridiron Football
Gymnastics
Handball
Hockey
La Crosse
Lawn Bowls
Martial Arts
Mountain bike riding
Netball 
Ocean Kayaking
Orienteering and map reading
Pilates
Rugby 
Snow Skiing
Soccer
Speed Ball
Spin Bike sessions
Squash
Stand-up Paddling
Swimming
Surfing
Table Tennis
Tchook ball
Ten Pin Bowling
Tennis
Triathlon
Ultimate frisbee
Volleyball
Weights training
Yoga





Any enquiries regarding applications for the Academy of Sport should be directed to the program coordinator Mr Michael Clements