Sports Academy

Lowanna College Sports Academy

The Lowanna College Sports Academy recognises the importance of providing students with a fulfilling and challenging education that allows young student athletes to develop their sporting talent while building confidence, character, and leadership skills.  

The program is designed to increase student opportunities to pursue a career in sport and/or continue on to further education and training. The College has outstanding sporting facilities with a rich history of excellence in sport. We aspire to engage our students and teach skills for life.  

The Lowanna College Sports Academy targets the following sports: AFL Boys, AFL Girls, Basketball, Soccer, Netball and individual sports. These sporting programs are a tool to maintain student interest and engagement in school and to provide them with skills to pursue careers in the sport and recreation industry.

Expert teacher/coaches demonstrate a great passion for their discipline and engage in regular professional development. Our teacher/coaches are all actively involved in coaching in our community and development pathways for their respective sports. Students benefit from the extensive experience of the coaching staff in elite and professional sport. 

As part of the Lowanna Sports Academy, students are expected to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or above (based on learning behaviours) and high academic results. 

Program Overview

Please see our attached flyer for a detailed overview of the program, including how the program processes from Year 7 through to Year 12:

Students can enrol in the program from Year 7 and continue through all six years of secondary school. There are, however, entry points at subsequent year levels for students who may develop an interest later in their secondary schooling.

The 2021 curriculum includes Football (AFL), Basketball, Netball, Soccer and individual sport streams. Students are supported with guest presentations from nutritionists, sports psychologists and accomplished athletes. Students have the opportunity to compete in state school sports, as well as national competitions including the National Schools Basketball Championships and AFL Herald Sun Shield Competition.

Fees & Inclusions

The program has an annual fee, to support the provision of specialised uniforms, expert external coaching, wellness tracking and other opportunities, as per below.

The program fee structure in Year 7 and 8 is $250, and in Years 9 to 12, the fee is $300*.

*Fees are under review for 2021 – please treat this as a guide only.

Students in Years 10-11 may choose to undertake a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation, which attracts an additional fee of $200pa.

All students participate in a variety of programs including:

Smartabase (Wellness tracking), Visual coaching (Fitness testing and strength and conditioning), Fitness testing, Field trips to national level sporting clubs, P3 sports and recovery and Voyage Fitness Moe.

In addition, students are closely monitored for academic performance, and supports are provided to ensure students who are typically already very passionate and committed in their sporting endeavours, are also achieving strong academic success, leading to a strong future. 

Apply Now

Applications open 10th June, 2021.
Applications close 30th July, 2021.

Students can apply to join the Lowanna Sports Academy from any year level. Students need to complete the application form below, and submit the form to allan.chandler@education.vic.gov.au, or present the form to our general office.

External applicants also require a general college enrolment form for admission to the college – visit our enrolment page for more details

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a trial day in Week 4/5 or 6 of Term 3, where they will engage in fitness testing, game-based activities and a sports-specific session.

In the event school-based testing can not occur due to Covid restrictions, an extensive interview process will occur instead.

Sports

Lowanna College - AFL Boys

AFL Boys

Through strong connections with the AFL and Gippsland Power, our students have unparalleled opportunities. In 2019, the college had four boys drafted to the AFL.
Lowanna College - Basketball

Basketball

Basketball is one of the Academy’s flagship sports, with many years of success. In 2019, the college U20 girls, which included students from Years 9-12, won the Gold medal at ...
Lowanna College - AFL Girls

AFL Girls

With the emergence of AFLW, we offer this program for aspiring young girls who would like to explore Australian Football, and in some cases potentially challenge themselves towards the NAB ...
Lowanna College - Netball

Netball

Our newest program, Netball is supported by highly regarded head coach Stacey Lawry. We see a bright future for our netball program, as students take opportunities across the school and ...
Lowanna College - AFL

Soccer

Through strong connections with Gippsland Soccer and associated coaches Peter Boyes and Mark Cassar, the program offers a high-quality soccer experience. Our college had success in the Gippsland Championships in 2017/18, ...