Offering a wide range of sporting activities

utilising world-class facilities and an array of professional coaches


Sport is an important part of life at Sheldon College.

The College is a member of the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC), offering interschool sport to students in Years 7 to 12; and of Junior TAS, fielding teams in competitions for students in Years 4 to 6.  In 2018, Sheldon College was the overall Champion School in all three GBC competition seasons, claiming a record 36 team sport premierships and winning all three carnivals: swimming, cross country and athletics.  In Junior TAS our results were similarly impressive, with Sheldon College winning the top division in all three carnivals and entering a large number of teams into the participation-based team sporting fixtures. 

The Sheldon Academy of Sport (SAS) bundles together our professionally coached sports of athletics, swimming and tennis, with the aim of enabling students in all such programs to develop to their maximum athletic potential.  The track record of the coaches involved is exceptional, with our student athletes regularly competing for national titles.


"In 2018, Sheldon College was the overall Champion School in all three GBC competition seasons, claiming a record 36 team sport premierships and winning all three carnivals: swimming, cross country and athletics."

Mr Scott Easdown, Head of Secondary Sport

Sheldon College also operates a highly competitive Basketball Club, competing in the Brisbane Southern Districts club competition at Carina; and a high quality girls’ Touch Football Club, competing in the Redlands Junior Touch Football Association competition. Additional interschool opportunities are provided to students in such sports as rugby union and equestrian

School-based representative sport options are available to students via the College’s membership of Bayside District and Metropolitan East Region School Sport.  In 2018, Sheldon College students gained an incredible 201 selections into such school sport representative teams, of which 87 gained selection to represent Metropolitan East at Queensland School Sport State Championships, and 21 gained selection to represent Queensland at School Sport Australia National Championships. 

The financial commitment made to sport at Sheldon College is clearly demonstrated by the quality of the facilities on offer.  In 2017, the College became the first school on Brisbane’s southside to boast an IAAF certified 400 metre synthetic athletics track; while 2016 saw the construction of six, high quality, LED floodlit tennis courts and four first-class cricket nets.  These new facilities have been added to our existing multi-million dollar indoor sports stadium, modern fitness centre, eight lane heated swimming pool, enclosed commercial learn to swim centre, outdoor multipurpose courts, undercover playing areas, cross country running course and immaculately maintained natural turf playing fields.

Sports Programs and Clubs

Sports Programs and Clubs

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Development Programs (Years 2 & 3)

Sport Development Programs are provided free of charge to all students in Years 2 and 3, within school time. 

A wide range of sports is covered in a fun-filled, exciting manner, with sessions delivered by College Sport and HPE staff, industry specialists and classroom teachers.

Our Development Programs include skill acquisition and game sense activities and aim to prepare students to represent the College in Junior TAS interschool sport in Years 4 to 6.

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Junior TAS (Years 4 to 6)

Sheldon College has been a member of Junior TAS (The Associated Schools) since 2016, with this competition currently catering for students in Years 4 to 6 at twelve co-educational P-12 schools.

In 2018, Sheldon College was again the Junior TAS Champion School for all three carnivals (swimming, cross country and track & field), and fielded a very large number of sides in the participation-based team sporting competitions.  Most importantly, our students displayed great sportsmanship, energy, enthusiasm and College pride.

The sports currently offered in the Junior TAS competition are:
Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Cricket, Hockey and Swimming Netball, Rugby and Cross Country Basketball, Soccer and Track & Field Tennis, Touch Football and AFL

 

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GBC (Years 7 to 12)

Sheldon College is a member of the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC), which provides sporting competitions for students in Years 7 to 12 at co-educational independent schools.

Regular sporting fixtures are played on Saturday mornings on a home and away basis, with carnivals held on a school day in each of Terms 1 to 3.

In 2018, Sheldon College won a record 36 GBC team premierships and was crowned GBC Champion School in all three terms of competition.  Capping another highly successful year, our students also won all three GBC carnivals (swimming, cross country and track & field).

Sports offered in the 2019 GBC competition include:
Boys
Term 1 Cricket and Volleyball
Term 2 TRL and Mixed Tennis 
Term 3 Basketball and Soccer
Girls
Term 1 Basketball and Soccer 
Term 2 Netball and Mixed Tennis
Term 3 Volleyball and Touch Football
Carnivals
Term 1 Swimming 
Term 2 Cross Country
Term 3 Track & Field 
Term 4 One Day Saturday Carnivals
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Basketball Club

The Sheldon College Basketball Club caters for students in Preparatory through to Year 12, with teams competing year-round in the Brisbane Southern Districts Spartans club competition at Carina.  

At the younger end of the spectrum, our club caters for all students wishing to become involved, while in the older age groups, the focus is more upon higher level players, with those more interested in participation encouraged to instead become involved with our interschool sporting teams.

A mix of professional and skilled volunteer coaching is provided to our students, with many players going on to achieve representative honours at a variety of levels.

Our teams are regularly highly competitive, with many claiming premierships each year, including in the highest divisions.

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Touch Football Club

The Sheldon College Touch Football Club caters to girls interested in playing weekly Friday night fixtures in the Redlands Junior Touch Football Association competition at Cleveland.

At present, we offer teams at the Under 12 and Under 16 levels, with the aim of improving the depth and quality of touch football players for our GBC interschool touch football teams. 

Our teams are led by highly experienced coaches and regularly challenge for premiership titles.

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Representative Sport

Sheldon College’s membership of Bayside District and Metropolitan East Region School Sport gives talented students the opportunity to trial for selection in school-based representative teams across a wide range of sports.

In 2018, Sheldon College students gained an incredible 201 selections into such school sport representative teams, of which 87 gained selection to represent Metropolitan East at Queensland School Sport State Championships, and 21 gained selection to represent Queensland at School Sport Australia National Championships.

Sporting Scholarships

Sheldon College operates a limited sporting scholarship program to reward and retain current students and to attract highly talented sportspeople to the College. Such scholarships are open to students entering Year 7 and above.  For a sporting scholarship application package, please contact the Director of the Sheldon Academy of Sport via email [email protected] or phone (07) 3206 5568.

SPORTS NEWS

SHELDON SWIMMERS INTO QUEENSLAND TEAM
WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL, 2019
Sheldon Academy of Sport swimmers, Jamie Jack and Millie Rae, have gained selection in the Queensland School Sport Swimming Team to contest the National Championships in...
QUEENSLAND REDS PLAYERS JACK HARDY AND LIAM WRIGHT KICK-OFF SHELDON COLLEGE’S JUNIOR TAS RUGBY PROGRAM
FRIDAY 29 MARCH, 2019
To mark the beginning of the Junior TAS Rugby program and its alignment with Rugby Australia’s ‘Get Into Rugby’ initiative, Sheldon College hosted two Rugby...
SHELDON SWIMMING ON A HIGH
TUESDAY 26 MARCH, 2019
Sheldon College Swimming is on a high after a fantastic run of results at this term’s swimming carnivals, featuring Championship wins at the Bayside District...
JOANNE MILLER WINS ELITE TRIATHLON
MONDAY 04 MARCH, 2019
Sheldon College 2015 graduate and professional triathlete, Joanne Miller, achieved the best result of her career thus far in winning the Elite Women’s event at...
SHELDON COLLEGE STUDENTS GALLOP TO SUCCESS
TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 2019
The College congratulates two students on their recent success at the 2018 Equestrian Queensland Annual Awards, hosted at Mercure Brisbane on Wednesday 13 February.  Year...
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL TENNIS SUCCESS
MONDAY 14 JANUARY, 2019
2019 started in fine style for members of the Sheldon Academy of Sport Tennis program who competed in the State Finals of the Brisbane International...
SHELDON COLLEGE'S 10TH ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS
WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER, 2018
Sheldon College’s 10th Annual Sports Awards Dinner was held in November at the Sheldon Event Centre, and was designed to celebrate all of the outstanding...
SHELDON COLLEGE TENNIS FEATURES ON NATIONAL TV
THURSDAY 06 DECEMBER, 2018
The award-winning Sheldon College Tennis program was this morning showcased on Channel 9’s Today show as part of Nine’s promotion of the Brisbane International and the upcoming...
SHELDON COLLEGE NAMED TENNIS QUEENSLAND’S MOST OUTSTANDING SCHOOL
SATURDAY 03 NOVEMBER, 2018
Sheldon College received the Most Outstanding School Award at the 2018 Queensland Tennis Awards held last weekend at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Australian...