Sports Academy Program

Enrichment Programs

Sports Academy Program

Over the years we have seen the progression of many talented young athletes pass through our corridors. As a result, we have launched an official Sports Academy Program. The program aims to assist talented student athletes to achieve at the highest levels of performance in their various sports, and to help them with their personal education and vocational development.

Students are placed into our 7A (Academy) class which is a tailored class consisting of only Sports Academy students. Students in the program have extra time dedicated to the Sports Academy Program in their weekly timetable.

Students complete a tailored PE program during both practical and theory lessons, with a focus placed on athlete specific topics. Students still experience some elements of the ‘regular’ PE curriculum, however the large majority of PE is dedicated to the Academy Program.

Key Dates

At this time, we are still accepting Year 7, 2025 College applications. We are also still accepting Year 7 2025, Sports Academy Application forms.


Sports Academy Information Evening

If you’re currently researching secondary school options for your son, come along to our Sports Academy Information Evening to learn more about our Sports Academy, important enrolment guidelines and how your son can apply for our 2026 Sports Academy class.

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Sports Academy Application Form

To download an Interactive Sports Academy Application Form, click HERE. For submission guidelines, please see page 8 of the Application Form.


Programs and Pathways

We’re committed to:
  • Assisting students to balance their sporting ambitions and academic studies in an encouraging educational environment, within an “athlete-friendly school”
  • Improving students’ sporting abilities through a specialised and accelerated curriculum, with an emphasis on long-term athlete development
  • Promoting and developing self-discipline, goal setting, time management and leadership through team and individual pursuits
  • Assisting students to develop advanced skills, knowledge, and an understanding of pathways that lead into the VCE PE program or VET Sport and Recreation
  • Fostering direct connections with sport pathways beyond the College

The Junior Program: Years 7, 8 & 9

The Senior Program: Years 10, 11 & 12

Future Pathways

Sports Academy Coaches

Bryce McGain

Paul Hudson

Matthew Brooks

Steve Blundell

Andreas Papanicolaou

Excursions and Expectations


Students within the Sports Academy Program are eligible to take part in specialised excursions outside the normal school curriculum, which aim to encourage individual development and allow students to fully appreciate all different aspects of athletic careers and training. These could include:

  • Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) tour – a behind-the-scenes look at the facility of a professional sporting body
  • Specialised Sports Academy camps, with a focus on training and leadership.
  • Observation of professional training sessions – elite sportsmen and women from a number of chosen sports.
  • Cross training sessions, including swimming sessions, spin classes, yoga, the 1000 steps etc.

By accepting an offer of a place in the Salesian Sports Academy, students will be agreeing to the following:

  • Being available for selection in College sporting teams when required, and competing to the best of their ability.
  • Working towards achieving their full potential in both sport and academic studies
  • Behaving in a manner that meets the College’s expectations and rules
  • Complying with all “reasonable” training expectations asked by the teachers/coach(es)
  • Maintaining individual behaviours of health that will help develop sporting excellence
  • Abiding by the rules and the spirit of the sport

Apply for

The Sports Academy Program

Download Interactive Form

Success Stories

Daniel Faalele

Joshua Cavallo

Riley Collier-Dawkins