Sporting Schools

Did you know, that since its inception, close to half a million young Australians have participated in the Sporting Schools program, with gymnastics continually featuring in the top 3 sports for children in primary schools?

Sporting Schools aims to keep children across Australia active, engaged and having fun while taking part in different sports and providing connections to the local sporting community.

Do you want to deliver Sporting Schools in 2021?

As a Sporting Schools provider, your club can build stronger links with the schools in your community and encourage more children to get active.

The process to become a Sporting Schools provider has never been easier, so there is no better time to join the more than 100 gymnastics clubs around Australia in delivering a Sporting Schools program in their local area.


Benefits of LaunchPad program

  • Expose Gymnastics to more children in schools
  • Provide opportunities for Australian children to develop their fundamental movement skills
  • Link schools with local clubs
  • Develop and feature clubs on the Sporting Schools online portal
  • Broaden club participation base
  • Provide access to professional development opportunities for coaches and teachers
  • Access funding to support the delivery of gymnastics programs

To find out more about how easy it is for your club to get involved, click here.


Club and Coaching Providers


Becoming an endorsed coaching provider/Private Coaching Providers

Is your gymnastics club interested in offering a Sporting Schools program?

To be eligible to deliver Sporting Schools, your club must be affiliated with Gymnastics Australia and all coaching providers will be required to hold a minimum of an intermediate Gymnastics Australia coaching accreditation from any Gymsport.

An administration fee of ($160 + GST) will be paid to Gymnastics Australia to provide schools with a suite of LaunchPad resources and information for both students and teachers. Clubs/providers invoice this fee to the school in addition to their program delivery fee.

For more information about Sporting Schools, contact us at sportingschools@gymanstics.org.au


Schools information

All Sporting Schools gymnastics programs need to be booked through the Sporting Schools Online Booking Portal. You can list your preferred coaching provider in the notes section when making a booking.

All coaches involved in the Sporting Schools program are qualified and accredited with Gymnastics Australia, including having current Working with Children Checks (WWCC).

Teachers from schools are expected to provide supervision of all participation children at all times, allowing assistant coaches and other teachers the ability to gain further knowledge to improve and develop your students’ fundamental movement skills and abilities.

Coaches will set up and pack up the in-school program, utilising any equipment the school has available.