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."

Miss Brogan Hunter, 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 COLLEGE’S INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL SPORTING TOUR
SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER, 2019
This is Sheldon College’s first international sporting tour and we are very excited to be offering this wonderful opportunity to our talented basketball teams. The...
LARA WALKER PLAYS FOR A SPOT IN THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAIN DRAW
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER, 2019
Last weekend Year 10 Sheldon College student Lara Walker competed in the AO2020 Wildcard Playoff and won her way through to the Australian Open...
THE 11TH ANNUAL SHELDON COLLEGE SPORTS AWARDS DINNER, CELEBRATING OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPORT
TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 2019
The Awards showcased the College’s extraordinary students from Years 3 through to Year 12. Over 400 guests enjoyed an evening accompanied by a breath-taking aerial...
THE 11TH ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS DINNER NOMINEES
MONDAY 14 OCTOBER, 2019
The nominees for Sheldon College’s 11th Annual Sports Awards Dinner, to be held on Saturday 9 November, were announced yesterday evening via a live video...
SHELDON ATHLETES EXCEL ON THE NATIONAL STAGE
WEDNESDAY 04 SEPTEMBER, 2019
A recent run of exceptional performances from Sheldon Academy of Sport athletes has continued to cement Sheldon College’s sporting reputation at a national level. At...
STRONG SPORTSMANSHIP AT SHELDON COLLEGE
THURSDAY 08 AUGUST, 2019
Sheldon College is renowned for its traditional values that are fostered across all areas of the College, even onto the sporting field. This term in...
NATIONAL ATHLETICS MEDALLISTS
FRIDAY 31 MAY, 2019
Eleven Sheldon College athletes, all of whom train within Sheldon Academy of Sport programs, represented Queensland at Athletics Australia’s National Championships in Sydney at the...
NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPION
FRIDAY 03 MAY, 2019
Competing at Swimming Australia’s National Age Championships in Adelaide during the Easter school holidays, Year 11 student, Jamie Jack, performed exceptionally well to win the 1...
A RECORD BREAKING SECONDARY SPORTS CARNIVAL
THURSDAY 02 MAY, 2019
The Secondary Track and Field Carnival was held at the College on Friday 26 April. Students from Years 7 to 12 were encouraged to participate...