Offering a wide range of sporting activities

utilising world-class facilities and an array of professional coaches


A Sports program where participation, dedication and opportunity equal personal excellence for every student.

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 year-round professionally coached sports of athletics, swimming and tennis, with the aim of enabling students in all such programs to develop to their maximum potential.  The track record of the coaches involved is exceptional, with our student athletes regularly competing for national titles. Our SAS programs also incorporate clubs affiliated with Queensland Athletics, Swimming Queensland and Tennis Queensland, removing the need for our athletes to have to join external clubs.

"The Sheldon Sports program aims to engage students in sport from a young age, with a focus on fostering a lifelong love of sport and physical activity through quality coaching and participation opportunities"

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:
  • AFL
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Touch Football
  • Track & Field
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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:
  • AFL
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
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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

DANI SHOOTS FOR SUCCESS
FRIDAY 03 SEPTEMBER, 2021
Year 12 student, Danielle Bayes, is evidence of the high calibre of the Sheldon College Basketball Club, having been a member of the program since...
ACALIA HAS HER SIGHTS SET ON SPORTING SUCCESS!
MONDAY 23 AUGUST, 2021
As William Shakespeare once said, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” Year 7 student, Acalia Shamim, is proving that neither age nor size dictates success.  Within the College, this Year 7 student has tried her...
10TH ANNUAL GIFT RACE
FRIDAY 20 AUGUST, 2021
Despite current restrictions, Sheldon College was thrilled to be able to host our annual Gift race yesterday.   First held in in 2011,’The Gift’ is a...
WILLIAM OLUFSON IS SHOOTING FOR THE STARS!
FRIDAY 30 JULY, 2021
Sheldon College Year 12 student, William Olufson is taking his shooting career to new heights, whilst managing to stay heavily involved in College life.  Will has...
VOLLEYBALL PROVES A SMASH HIT AT SHELDON COLLEGE!
FRIDAY 11 JUNE, 2021
Sheldon College recently travelled to Toowoomba for the Intermediate Queensland Volleyball Schools Cup, a statewide tournament bringing together the best schools for three days of Volleyball. Whilst the...
SHELDON COLLEGE TOPS STATE CROSS COUNTRY
MONDAY 07 JUNE, 2021
Sheldon College further enhanced its reputation for quality Cross Country running at the recent Queensland All Schools Championships, held at Limestone Park in Ipswich.  Once...
SHELDON TENNIS SOARS TO THE STATE FINALS
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY, 2021
Sheldon College’s Open Boys’ and Open Girls’ Tennis teams have qualified to compete in the State Finals of the Queensland Secondary Schools Team Tennis competition, having both been crowned champions...
DEDICATION PAYS OFF FOR SHELDON ACADEMY OF SPORT (SAS) ATHLETES
TUESDAY 11 MAY, 2021
Sheldon Academy of Sport (SAS) is celebrating the recent outstanding national level achievements of Sheldon College Track & Field athletes. SAS Athletics Club members who...
SHELDON ACADEMY OF SPORT (SAS) SWIMMER MAKES A SPLASH WITH OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AT THE RECENT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.
FRIDAY 30 APRIL, 2021
The 2021 Queensland School Sport Swimming Championships saw one of our rising swim stars shine! Talented Year 7 student, Millie Rae, coached by Sheldon Academy of Sport Head Swimming Coach, Alex Jordan claimed a phenomenal four state medals. ...