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 (SAS) was launched in 2017.

The Sheldon Academy of Sport brings together the College’s professionally coached sports of Athletics (Cross Country and Track & Field), Swimming (Learn to Swim and Squads) and Tennis, with in-house expert Strength & Conditioning support.

The incredible facilities available to the Academy include our world-class synthetic athletics track, six court LED floodlit tennis centre, heated main swimming pool with grandstand, enclosed commercial learn to swim facility, a cross country running course 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, offering programs to beginners right through to those competing on the world stage.

“In 2018, Sheldon Academy of Sport athletes were highly successful at a number of national championships, with our top athlete representing Australia at both the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina and the World Schools Cross Country Championships in France.”

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 enrolment of additional student athletes to the College.  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.

Our Head Athletics Coach is Mr Ben Norton.  Ben is a highly qualified Queensland Academy of Sport network coach who gained selection as distance running coach and athletics team leader for Athletics Australia at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. 

Sheldon Academy of Sport Athletics programs offered include:
Cross Country

Cross Country training is offered from the start of Term 1 through until May, with further training provided after that for athletes competing at a state level and above.
A beginner program is targeted specifically at students in Years 2 and 3.

Track & Field

In 2018, Track training will operate throughout Terms 2 and 3, with further training provided in Term 4 for athletes competing at a state level and above.
Throws and Jumps training is offered in Terms 1, 2 and 3, with further training provided in Term 4 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

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 in Term 1.

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.


For further details, please email [email protected]

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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 are open to external enrolments upon application.

Our Head Swimming Coach is Mr Alex Jordan.  Alex is a silver licence coach whose experience includes coaching swimmers to state, national and international level, including a swimmer to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

For further details, please email [email protected]
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Tennis

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

In 2018, Tennis Queensland awarded Sheldon College the honour of ‘Most Outstanding School’ at the Queensland Tennis Awards.

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 programs include 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 very own Tennis Australia certified professionals.

Our Head Tennis Coach is Mr Jake Alchin.  Jake is a highly qualified coach whose knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication are producing amazing results.   

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.

Our Strength & Conditioning Coach is Mr Steve Whelan.  Steve is a qualified Exercise Physiologist with a successful history of working with many of our top athletes.

For further details, please email [email protected]

Contact Sheldon Academy of Sport

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