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 benefits that Sport has on young people are well documented, including learning key traits such as leadership, resilience, self-confidence and mental strength. Sheldon College has built a Sports Program which focuses on the needs of the student, putting an emphasis on developing the whole athlete to reach their individual best. The College strives to offer opportunities that cater for all students, regardless of age or ability. The program is led by a team of dedicated staff members, from administrators through to teachers and coaches, who are committed to continued improvement of the whole program.

Sheldon College is a member of a number of different sporting associations including the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC). This provides students in Years 3-12 with many wonderful interschool sporting opportunities. The College has a rich history of outstanding performances in the GBC, consistently competing for premierships and regularly taking out the Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics championships. The College is also a member school of the Bayside District and Metropolitan East Region which provides many fulfilling opportunities for students who endeavour to explore the Queensland School Sport pathway. Sheldon College is also a member club at Brisbane Southern Districts Basketball and Redlands Junior Touch Football. Finally, the College also provides unique interschool sporting opportunities to those students interested in rugby union and equestrian. 

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 Nathan Burgess, Head of Sport

The commitment made to sport at Sheldon College is clearly demonstrated by the quality of the facilities on offer.  The College became the first school on Brisbane’s southside to boast an IAAF certified 400 metre synthetic athletics track; the College also 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 (Preparatory - Year 2)

Sport Development Programs are open to all students in Prep to Year 2.

The focus of our Development programs are to offer students an enjoyable and engaging environment where they can discover their own love for sport.

The programs will offer students the opportunity to participate in skill acquisition and game sense activities across a number of sports, with a key focus on the functional movement capabilities of our students. The programs will be delivered by industry professionals, supported by Sheldon Sport Department. The programs will also align to prepare students for interschool sport through the GBC Junior Competition.

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GBC Junior (Years 3 to 6)

Sheldon College is one of the key contributors to the GBC Junior Competition, catering for students in Year 3-6.

The College holds great value to the GBC Junior Competition, enabling out students to have regular interschool sporting opportunities. The focus of the competition is increased participation across all sports, with the College focusing a lot of energy around quality teaching and coaching of our younger students. On a weekly basis we are proud to see the effort, sportsmanship and enthusiasm from our students.

 The sports currently offered in the GBC Junior Competition are:
  • Term 3 – Football (Soccer), Basketball and Athletics
  • Term 4 – Australian Football and Touch
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GBC (Years 7 to 12)

Sheldon College is one of the key contributors in the GBC. 

The College holds great value to the GBC Competition, enabling out students to have regular interschool sporting opportunities. The focus of the competition is increased participation across all sports, with the College focusing a lot of energy around quality teaching and coaching of our students. On a weekly basis we are proud to see the effort, sportsmanship and enthusiasm from our students.

The sports currently offered in the GBC 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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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

15 TRACK AND FIELD STATE MEDALS FOR SHELDON COLLEGE STUDENTS
TUESDAY 30 JUNE, 2020
Sheldon College would like to congratulate the incredible number of athletes who have finished within the top 10 in the state at the 2020 Queensland...
MORE TENNIS SUCCESS FOR SHELDON STUDENTS
THURSDAY 06 FEBRUARY, 2020
Sheldon College’s tennis program continues to go from strength to strength, with our College teams making it to at least the state quarter-finals in all...
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...