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Sports

Active engagement in physical activity and sport makes a significant contribution to the health of young people and sport is an important part of our culture and tradition. Playing sport however isn’t just about being active and getting fit. Playing sport at a young age promotes multiple benefits- developing leadership skills, better physical development, increasing fitness and a wider range of social skills. These beliefs are fundamental to the sports program at Craigslea.

Sport is offered two afternoons a week:-

  • Tuesday for Years 7, 8 and 9 – both Interschool and Recreational
  • Wednesday for Year 10 – both Interschool and Recreational and 11/12 students involved in Interschool Sport

Sports Coordinators

 
Stephanie Sweeper                            Stephen Andrew

Both sport coordinators work in conjunction with sport captains to deliver quality opportunities for students to involve themselves in an array of sporting programs. These include:

  • Interschool Sport
  • Recreational Sport
  • School Carnivals (Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics)
  • District Sport
  • Regional Sport

Sport is compulsory for all students up to and including Year 10.

Awards

Student achievement in Sport is also recognised and celebrated at Craigslea through the awarding of Sports Awards in the following categories:-

  • Age Champions: Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics

  • Team Awards: Inter school teams - Most Valuable, Sportsmanship, Effort
  • Special Awards: Recognition of outstanding achievement in sport either within the school sports system or in community sport
  • Representative Honours: Regional, State and National Representation
  • Major Awards: Junior and Senior Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year
  • Craigslea Volleyball Academy (CVA) – awards afternoon to celebrate the achievements of all participants.

Highlights

  • The Volleyball Program has been in existence since 1980 and the school has been competing in the National Schools Cup since 1985. The National Championships has become the focus of our school volleyball program where our students get the opportunity to measure their progress against the best schools in Australia. Over time, Craigslea has established an outstanding record at this competition. Three current volleyball Olympians learned their trade at Craigslea and the CVA program has developed 6 National and nearly 50 State representative players.
  • The school Aerobics team has also achieved outstanding success at State and National championships and continues to grow in popularity within the school.
  • Other sports to experience success – Baseball, Cricket, Touch, AFL, Track and Field, Swimming, Triathlon and Cross Country
  • School teams involved in State and National Championships Volleyball, Aerobics
  • Students gaining representative honours at regional, state and national levels in a variety of sports
  • Zone and Metropolitan championships
  • Inter - School Competitions

  • Intra School Carnivals - Swimming , Cross Country and Athletics

  • Past students involved in the sports program as coaches

 

Sport is everybody’s game