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Primary Schools

The Sporting Schools program for primary schools helps to provide a range of sporting programs that will increase children’s interest and participation in sport. It also aims to create stronger links between children and local sporting clubs, nurturing a lifelong love of sport.

Sporting Schools offers funding each term to provide sports activities before, during and after school hours. Schools can apply for funding and select from a range of sport packages available through each of our national sporting organisation (NSO) partners.


Research shows that in schools, sport can have a positive influence on lifelong participation trends for sport and physical activity. 

Sporting Schools aims to:

  1. Improve children’s fundamental movement skills to encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
  2. Increase the awareness of the value of sport in schools
  3. Engage children in high quality sporting programs
  4. Connect children with sport in their local communities
  5. Develop the capability and capacity of sport to drive nationwide participation growth

Sporting Schools provides great opportunities for teachers as well, offering access to a multitude of sport-based professional development opportunities.

Additionally, Sporting Schools provides an array of curriculum-aligned resources for teachers to run activities outside of Sporting Schools sessions – applying the Playing for Life philosophy, where children are encouraged to have fun by focusing on ‘skills not drills’


Whether you are a school looking to register or apply for funding, or a teacher looking to deliver at your school, follow these steps to get started.

More information about the program and school registration can be found in our Help Centre. To view some example primary school programs see our case studies.

Our Client Support Centre is also available to assist you with your application. For support please contact our team via the Get in Touch form at the bottom of this website or call 1300 785 707.