Sporting Schools is an Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities.
Following the success of the primary school program, Sporting Schools has developed a targeted program for secondary school students in Years 7 and 8.
The targeted program focuses on Year 7 and 8 students, particularly girls, in order to address the barriers that prevent teenagers from participating in sport.
The program for secondary schools also aims to provide greater access to tailored resources and support where it is needed most.
Tasmanian Secondary schools can apply for funding each term to deliver Rugby programs for all students at their school before, during, and after school hours delivered by Tasmanian Rugby coaches. The funding covers the full cost of all sessions, usually for all classes in the school.
Tasmanian Rugby runs two Sporting Schools programs – Viva7s (non-contact) and 7s Schools (full tackle).
The program runs over 5 sessions per class, which can be spread over a number of weeks, or over a number of days, the sessions run between 45min-1.5 hours and are flexible to align with each School’s timetable.
The program uses fun drills and games to teach correct passing technique and getting the hang of passing backwards, safe tackle or two-handed tag technique, scrum technique and body position, line out lifting and jumping, how to look for space in attack and how to defend as a team. We can also cover drop kicking technique.
To apply for funding through Sporting Schools please visit the Sporting Schools website.
For more information on running a rugby program in your school (with or without Sporting Schools funding), please contact us.