South Australia has secured another mass participation event with the announcement the Pacific School Games returning in 2017. Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the return of the Games was a huge financial windfall for our visitor economy with the 2015 event pumping more than $13 million into the state. “The State Government has just secured […]

12 Years and Under Golf Championship recap

posted on 20 November, 2016

Winners and losers were put aside at the 12 and under School Sport Australia Golf Championships at Murray Bridge last week. NSW students showed their class in a truly magnanimous gesture of sportsmanship on the final day after they came agonisingly close to winning the championship. They were runners up on a countback, never seen […]

Whilst the books were closed and the clubs were resting, the education component ramped up at the SSA 12 and under golf championships at Murray Bridge today. The day started early for Yevin (Queensland male competitor) and Amber (ACT female competitor) as they hit the airwaves at Power FM Radio to talk about their passion […]

School Sport Australia (SSA) is pleased to announce that Swimming will be returning to the 2017 Pacific School Games in Adelaide, South Australia. Swimming events will be held for students aged 10 – 19 years with representation from both Australian states and territories and international delegations. SSA President Graeme Jennings is thrilled that swimming will […]

With the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games well underway, it is with great pride and excitement that we cheer on the athletes who came through the school sport pathway. School Sport Australia Executive Officer Brad Allen said it was inspiring to see so many of School Sport Australia’s alumni competing at the Rio Paralympics. “We are extremely proud of […]

Triathlon Australia today announced a new partnership with School Sport Australia to deliver an innovative new triathlon multi-sport festival to provide pathways in shaping our future champions. The Australian Schools Triathlon Festival (ASTF) is new multi-sport initiative presented jointly by School Sport Australia (SSA) and Triathlon Australia. The inaugural ASTF is scheduled for 18-21 April 2017 in Penrith […]

In a week of extreme golfing conditions down on the fleuriueu peninsula in South Australia, the Team Vic boys and Queensland girls have taken out the teams championships. Gale force winds at McCracken Golf Club made conditions extremely challenging in the second half of the week after the benign and beautiful conditions of day one and […]

The 2016 Australian Cross Country Championships get underway this weekend in the nation’s capital. With over 970 participants from across the country and New Zealand ready to take on one of Australia’s best cross country courses at Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra. The strength of Australia’s distance running at the elite level has been demonstrated on the greatest stage […]

Games Review The first match of the day was between NT and TAS, playing in the 7 v 8 game. By three quarter time NT was in the lead by 10, and they finished off with a strong last quarter to hold TAS to 1 goal and win by 19 goals. QLD and ACT were […]

The School Sport Australia All-Australian Hockey Boys and Girls team have just arrived home after a successful international tour in South Africa. Both teams played three test matches against South Africa in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, as well as trained at the Hartleyvale Hockey Stadium in Cape Town and St Alban’s College in Pretoria. All-Australian […]