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Summer and Winter Sports

Involvement in sport is a natural extension of physical education. It encourages mental and
physical fitness and promotes working together in a team and the setting and achievement of goals.

GSG students enjoy competing in the Great Southern Secondary Schools Sporting Association
and participating in competitions with other Albany-based primary schools. We are well represented in
many community sporting associations.

Strong school spirit, along with dedicated and enthusiastic coaching, has resulted in success for
teams and extended participation for many students.

GSG students are involved in:

  • House competitions
  • Regional competitions
  • Country Week
  • State championships
  • Community sport

Opportunities exist in a wide range of sports at GSG:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Football (AFL)
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • SCUBA Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Online Selection and Registration

Students can register for a Summer or Winter sport through the online registration system.

Winter Sport nominations occur Term One, at the commencement of the new school year. Summer Sport nominations occur in Term Three.

Each sport requires Coaches and Team Managers.

Support Groups have been established through the guidance of the School’s P&F Association for Basketball, Soccer, Hockey and Netball. Support Groups facilitate the functions and organisation of the sport, Coaches and Managers, with a Teacher in Charge to oversee proceedings.

Volunteers play a vital part in the successful running of each team. We encourage parents to be involved in their child’s team in either a coaching or managing role. Volunteer staff members also participate in the coordination of Rowing, Equestrian and Swim Squad teams. 

Summer Sport

Summer sport is held during Term Four, continuing to Term One of the following year. Students are expected to commit to their selected sport throughout both terms.

The following sports are available for selection. 

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Rowing
  • Swim Squad
  • Equestrian

Tennis

Competitive is offered to interested students. Transport from school to the courts is provided, with parents asked to collect their child/ren. You will be advised which tennis court your child will attend.

Competitive Tennis commences early in Term One each year. GSG enters the GSSSSA Interschool competition and, when successful, attends the Sunsmart Country Schools Classis Tennis Tournaments, the Herbert Edwards Cup or the Academy Plate in Perth.

Rowing

Great Southern Grammar has a long tradition of rowing, since 2000. Students meet in the early hours of the morning at the Albany Rowing Club at Kalgan Bridge.

Experienced and Intermediate rowers participate in this programme. Beginners are offered the opportunity through an elective in Year Eight.

The Bunbury Head of the River Regatta is attended by rowing students, held in early April each year.

Students also have the opportunity to attend the All Schools Regatta in Perth.

Swim Squad

Great Southern Grammar Swim Squad offers swimming training to interested students who have passed Stage Seven in swimming.

Training sessions are available twice a week at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre during Terms One and Term Four. A bus service is available to transport students back to school after training.

Pool entry costs and participation in events as members of the Swim Squad are paid by the School. 

The GSG Swim Squad aims provide a sport for students where they can build their fitness whilst developing specific competitive swimming skills for use in school swim meets. The focus is not solely on competition, but also participation and encouraging students to use and develop swimming as a lifelong tool for healthy living, with the opportunity and privilege to attend some competitive events outside the school programme.

Equestrian

Each year GSG enters a team in the Interschool State Equestrian Championships. Riders compete at the Capel One Day Event held in March, with the Interschool Championships in April held in Perth. The championships consist of Dressage, Show Jumping and Show Horse. Riders who excel at these championships have the opportunity to be selected for the National Championships and to represent Western Australia. Riders go through a selection process and, once the team is formed, training sessions are provided by the School prior to competitions. GSG was awarded the Overall WA Interschool Equestrian Championships Champion School in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Winter Sport

Winter sport is held during Terms Three and Four, with students expected to commit to their selected sport throughout both terms. 

The following sports are available for selection:

  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Volleyball
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