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Applications are now open to join the Lowanna College Sports Academy for 2025.

Students can apply to join the Lowanna College Sports Academy from any year level. Students need to complete the application form above.

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 1 of Term 4, where they will engage in fitness testing, game-based activities, and a sports-specific session.

Lowanna College Sports Academy

The Lowanna College Sports Academy recognizes 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 sports and/or continue on to further education and training. The College has outstanding sporting facilities with a rich history of excellence in sports. We aspire to engage our students and teach them 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 aimed at maintaining student interest and engagement in school and providing them with skills to pursue careers in the sports and recreation industry.

Expert teachers/coaches demonstrate a great passion for their discipline and engage in regular professional development. Our teachers/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 sports. 

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 sports streams. Students are supported by 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

Students can enroll 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 2023 curriculum includes Football (AFL), Basketball, Netball, Soccer, and individual sports streams. Students are supported by guest presentations from nutritionists, sports psychologists, and accomplished athletes. Students have the opportunity to compete in SSV 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, expert external coaching, guest speakers, equipment, and other opportunities, as per below.

The program fee structure in Year 7 is $350, Year 8 is $400, and in Years 9 to 12, the fee is $450*.

*Fees are under review for 2025 – please treat this as a guide only.

Students in Years 10-11 may choose to undertake a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

All students participate in a variety of programs including:

Skills sessions from our coaches, Nutritionist 1on 1 consult, Visual coaching (Fitness testing and strength and conditioning), Fitness testing, Field trips to national level sporting clubs, Axis sports and recovery, and Voyage Fitness Moe.

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