providing unrivalled opportunities enabling

students to reach their full sporting potential


Following sustained growth and success in sport, and in line with significant infrastructure investments made in College sporting facilities, the Sheldon Academy of Sport was launched in 2017.

The Sheldon Academy of Sport brings together the College’s professionally coached sports of Triathlon (including our Triathlon Development Academy, operated in partnership with Triathlon Australia), Swimming (both Learn to Swim and Squads), Athletics (Cross Country and Track & Field) and Tennis.

The incredible facilities available to the Academy include a world class synthetic athletics track, six court LED floodlit tennis centre, heated main swimming pool with grandstand, enclosed commercial learn to swim facility, immaculately maintained playing fields, cross country running track and the Sheldon College Fitness Centre - our modern, spacious, well-equipped gymnasium.

With the goal of providing unrivalled opportunities to enable students to reach their full sporting potential within the safe and supportive Sheldon College environment, the Sheldon Academy of Sport features a wonderfully talented and supportive team of highly regarded professional coaches.

“In 2017, 17 of Sheldon College’s 19 Queensland School Sport representatives were produced by Sheldon Academy of Sport programs, as were a number of state, national and even international champions.”

Mr David Savage, Director Sheldon Academy of Sport
SHELDON ACADEMY OF SPORT PROGRAMS

SHELDON ACADEMY OF SPORT PROGRAMS

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Athletics

Sheldon College has a proud history of achievement in Athletics, through both Cross Country and Track & Field, with an incredible number of our students going on to represent Bayside District, the Metropolitan East Region, Queensland and even Australia.  

This program has been further turbo-charged of late, with the addition of our synthetic track coinciding with our strongest ever results at a national level and the College enrolment of additional student athletes.

Supporting our record of achievement is a comprehensive training program, catering to Sheldon College students in Years 2 to 12, at all levels of ability.  Furthermore, Sheldon College targets particular school and club events to offer coach-supported competition experience to as many student athletes as possible.

Sheldon Academy of Sport Athletics programs offered include:
Cross Country
  • Cross Country training is offered from the start of Term 1 until May, with ongoing training provided for athletes competing at a state level and above.
  • A beginner program is targeted specifically at students in Years 2 and 3.
Track & Field
  • Track training operates from May until the end of Term 3, with ongoing training provided for athletes competing at a state level and above.
  • Throws and Jumps training is offered in Terms 2 and 3, with ongoing support provided for athletes competing at a state level and above.
  • A beginner program is targeted specifically at students in Years 2 and 3.
Speed & Agility training
  • Offered in Terms 1 and 2, our Speed & Agility program is designed to improve speed, acceleration and agility for students involved in a range of sports, be they field or court sports.  It is also suitable for track sprinters to use during their pre-season.
Term 4 Running
  • This program caters to those wishing to improve their fitness, speed, movement and core strength in preparation for the following year’s Cross Country or Track & Field season, as well as to those wishing to keep fit or improve their movement for other sports
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Swimming

Sheldon College is an emerging force in the sport of Swimming, with recent results reflecting the years of groundwork put into our program. 

At the Primary School level, Sheldon College is the reigning District Champion and current back-to-back holders of the Junior TAS Championship, while at Secondary level, our team has won the Greater Brisbane Conference Championship in every year we’ve competed.  A significant number of students training in Sheldon Academy of Sport Swimming squads gain selection into school-based representative teams, with some qualifying to compete at Swimming Australia’s National Age Championships.

The foundation of our Swimming program is the Sheldon Learn to Swim Centre, a modern, open-to-the-public, highly regarded commercial facility, catering to children from 6 months of age, right through to those almost ready to graduate into Sheldon Academy of Sport Swimming squads.  For further details of our Learn to Swim program, please email [email protected].

Sheldon Academy of Sport Swimming squads operate from the College’s heated 8 lane, 25m pool.  Available programs include Pool Fitness, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Squads and regular club nights, within our Swimming Queensland affiliated club.  Our squads cater to Sheldon College students and to a limited extent, are also open to external enrolments.

For further details, please email [email protected]
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Tennis

Founded in 2017, Sheldon Academy of Sport Tennis is affiliated with Tennis Queensland and operates out of Sheldon College’s six, high quality, LED floodlit hard courts. 

Our programs currently cater to Sheldon College students from Prep to Year 12, as well as to the broader Sheldon College community of parents, staff and alumni. Sheldon Academy of Sport Tennis offers group and private lessons for students and adults, tournament development squads, student and adult fixtures, adult social tennis, ladies’ morning tennis, holiday coaching clinics and court hire, with coaching provided by our own Tennis Australia certified professionals.

With a large number of students highly involved, coupled with high quality coaching, we look forward to seeing our students achieve some amazing things in the sport of Tennis in the years ahead.

For further details, please email [email protected]
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Triathlon

In a unique partnership with Triathlon Australia, Sheldon Academy of Sport Triathlon delivers an unparalleled athlete development pathway, utilising world class facilities, conveniently packaged with a first class, Sheldon College education.

Available programs include our premium Triathlon Development Academy, suited to students wishing to fully commit to triathlon ahead of all other extra-curricular interests, and our Triathlon Squad, suitable for students wishing to participate without having to commit to the full extent of the Academy program.

Program graduates and current athletes regularly represent Queensland and Australia at events nationwide, in the Asia/Pacific region, and on the European Professional Tour.

For further details, please email [email protected]
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Fitness Centre

The Sheldon College Fitness Centre is a modern, air conditioned, extensively equipped gymnasium.  

This first class facility is utilised for strength and conditioning training for Sheldon Academy of Sport programs and is more generally available to Senior College (Years 9 to 12) students to work out under the supervision of qualified fitness instructors.

For further details, please email [email protected]
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Sporting Facilities

Our facilities are the equal of, or better than, many high performance centres. In parallel with world class sporting facilities, substantial investment has also been made in hiring professional coaches across a range of sports.

Our Facilities include:
  • World class, IAAF approved, 8 lane synthetic athletics track 
  • $18M multipurpose Events Centre featuring indoor courts, a fully equipped gymnasium and specialist teaching spaces
  • 25 metre, 8 lane heated swimming pool with grandstand
  • Enclosed, heated year-round commercial Learn to Swim Centre
  • Two high quality multipurpose playing fields incorporating a 400 metre running track
  • Two outdoor multipurpose hard courts
  • Two undercover multipurpose courts
  • 2km cross country running course
  • 6 Tennis courts and 4 cricket nets

Contact Sheldon Academy of Sport

For further information about the Sheldon Academy of Sport (SAS), please email [email protected].