Sporting Schools

What is Sporting Schools?

An Australian Government initiative, Sporting Schools will develop a national network that links school and sport in new and innovative ways to engage with 850,000 Australian children, and encourage more of them to take part in sport-based activities.

In addition, Sporting Schools will fund sporting activities in more than 5,700 schools and provide access to a range of trained community coaches.

A key feature will be the use of National Sporting Organisation (NSO) endorsed sporting programs.

Sporting Schools will start in Term 3 2015. It is part of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and will build on the legacy and success of the Active After-School Communities (AASC) program.

For more information please see www.launch-pad.org.au/sportingschools

Why Should I be Involved in Sporting Schools?

• Expose gymnastics to more kids in more schools

• Opportunity to link with local schools

• Opportunity to deliver programs before, during or after school

• Access grant funding to support delivery

• Opportunity to increase membership

• Further employment for coaches

• Club promotion

Who Can Get Involved?

Affiliated club and coaches that wish to deliver as part of Sporting Schools, will need to be endorsed and meet the Gymnastics Australia and the ASC minimum requirements:

• Coaches will need to hold a current Intermediate Coach accreditation or above (any Gymsport)

• Coaches will need to hold a current technical membership with Gymnastics Australia

• Coaches will have to hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

• Clubs and private providers will need to be affiliated with Gymnastics Australia

• Deliver a school program under the National participation initiative, LaunchPad (www.launch-pad.org.au)

For more information on Sporting Schools, please see the Club Guide to Sporting Schools (link please to the attached document, which has been updated since part of the newsletter!) document.

How Do I Register?

1. Visit the Sporting School website www.sportingschools.gov.au

2. Refer to the registration section of the Club Guide, for step by step instructions

For further information please visit the Sporting Schools tab on LaunchPad website.

If you are having any issues or would like to know how to become LaunchPad accredited in line with Sporting Schools, please contact the Development Team on development@gymqld.org.au