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Sporting excellence program







Students participate in sport for many different reasons.  Some students are interested in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle, others love the thrill of competing with their friends whilst other students strive for the competition to play sport at representative levels. Whatever a student’s motivation, sporting programs at Whitfield State School enable them to experience opportunities leading into sporting pathways including the school’s Sporting excellence program.

For those identified students demonstrating sporting potential or prowess, Whitfield’s Sporting Excellence Programs offer specialised coaching and individualised programmes enabling them to have the optimum opportunity to reach goals in their chosen sport or pathway.

Aims of the program

Whitfield’s Sporting Excellence program endeavours to:

  • Provide expert coaching for identified students to further enhance skill development and knowledge in 4 chosen sports – AFL, Netball, Football (Soccer) & Basketball.
  • Encourage students to participate and represent Whitfield State School at interschool, district, regional and state sporting events.
  • Identify pathways for targeted students to participate and gain selection in representative district, regional and state sporting teams and competitions.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with the local and wider business, government and sport community which support Whitfield’s Sporting excellence program.

Outcomes for student 

  • Increased numbers of students participating in school sporting and Physical education programs. 
  • Increased numbers of students with higher level sporting skills and fitness. 
  • Increased numbers of students participating whilst representing the school at interschool, district, regional and state sporting events. 
  • Increased number of targeted students gaining selection in representative sporting teams and competitions. 
  • Increased sponsorship and partnerships with the local and wider business community assisting with the provision of financial, physical and human resources that support the enhancement of student needs and sporting programs/resources.