Sport at Melbourne Grammar School is considered very important to our students’ overall development and our sports programmes cater for all levels of performance, while also providing pathways for the elite who wish to excel.
Saturday inter-school sport as part of the Associated Public Schools (APS) sporting competition is compulsory and our students have access to the best possible coaches and facilities to enhance their skills and physical fitness, while ensuring sport remains a lot of fun. APS competitions are conducted in AFL, athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, cross country running, hockey, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball and water polo.
As well as the APS sporting competition, the School has teams competing in Snow Sports and Rugby Union. Some teams tour overseas, including Snow Skiing to Italy, Soccer and Rugby to New Zealand, Cricket and Tennis to England and Water Polo to the USA.
Students choose one summer and one winter sport, and some students are also selected for athletics or water polo in the spring season. Additionally, House competitions are held on a regular basis to encourage exercise, foster leadership and develop teamwork.
The School is very proud of its Olympians and hopes that many of our current generation of students will aspire to represent their country at future Olympic Games. Our first Olympian, Edwin Flack, attended the first Games of the modern era held in 1896 at Mount Olympus in Greece. He competed in the 800 metres and 1500 metres, the marathon, and in horse riding. He became Australia’s first ever Gold Medal winner when he won the 800 metres and followed this success with Gold in the 1500 metres.
The Strickland Physical Education Centre has a gymnasium with facilities for volleyball, basketball, badminton and table tennis; four tennis courts; a weight training room and an indoor heated swimming pool.
Melbourne Grammar students also use the School’s sports complex at Edwin Flack Park, which has nine tennis courts, an AFL football/cricket ground, hockey field and soccer ground. Our sportsmen regularly use the well-maintained playing fields and tracks around nearby parks and gardens, while rowing is organised around the School's boathouse on the Yarra River.
The summer season extends from the last half of Term 4 to the end of Term 1, and students are required to choose one summer sport each year.
Summer sports include:
- Summer Basketball
- Strength and Conditioning
- Summer Athletics
- Table Tennis
- Touch Rugby
The winter season includes Term 2 and the first half of Term 3, and students are required to choose one winter sport each year.
Winter sports include:
- Cross Country
- Football (AFL)
- Table Tennis
- Winter Tennis
The spring season includes the first half of Term 3 and extends to the middle of Term 4, and students are required to make themselves available for selection in the athletics team during this season. Snow Sports and Water Polo are optional during the spring season.
Spring sports include:
- Snow Sports
- Water Polo
|Director of Sport||Mr Nick Gibbons|