A bit of history about the origins of the Pizzey Cup: It was inaugurated in 1963 with the then Queensland Minister for Education, the Rt. Hon. Jack Charles Allan Pizzey donating the trophy. Jack Pizzey was a secondary school teacher and became Premier of Queensland on 17th January 1968. The Jack Pizzey Cup became the […]

Triathlon was first developed in the United States during the 1970’s. It is an endurance sport which combines swimming, road cycling and distance running, in that order. Races are carried out over a variety of distances from start to finish, with no breaks and the first athlete to cross the finish line being the winner. […]

Did you know back in 1939 Softball was first introduced into Australia? Gordon Young,  the Director of Physical Education promoted the game in schools and colleges in NSW and so began its long and exciting history. Some of the differences between softball and baseball are (but not limited to): The ball is always pitched under-arm […]

Originally Baseball was introduced to Australia in the 1850’s by American gold miners. They would play for fun during their days off on gold fields of Ballarat, Victoria. Interestingly, the first competitive games were played adjacent to the Sydney Cricket Ground in June/July 1878 between members of the Surry Baseball Club on Moore Park and […]

Trevor Wiseman OAM, of SA – Cross Country and Susan Milford of NSW – Diving were recently awarded a Life Membership of School Sport Australia for their outstanding contribution and service to school sport in Australia at the SSA Conference 2019 held in Darwin, NT in February. A Life Membership Award is a recognition of […]

School Sport Australia (SSA) Championship policy requires all students to attend an entire Championship program, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Education Excursion and all competition. This is so all students experience the full social, cultural and educational benefits of an SSA Championship as SSA’s aim is to use sport to achieve educational outcomes. […]

School Sport Australia Office Closure

posted on 24 December, 2018

The School Sport Australia office will be closed from midday on Monday, 24 December 2018 and reopen at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. The staff at School Sport Australia wish everyone a safe and enjoyable break over the holiday period.

School Sport Australia will be changing the age group of its Golf Championships from 17 Years & Under to 18 Years & Under effective from 1 January 2019. Players will be allowed to be 18 Years & Under as at 31 December in the year of competition to participate in the School Sport Australia Golf […]

The 12 Years & Under Cricket Championships are on this week in Bunbury, WA. Click here for live scores

In 2019 Hockey Australia will be running the first Australian Schools Hockey Championships (ASHC) bringing the best hockey schools from around the country to Canberra from 14 – 19 July. If you interested review the Event manual for details