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Sports

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The sporting program at Ferny Grove has a rich tradition and sport continues to play a major role in our students’ individual and collective experience, providing our students’ with a well-rounded education.  There are valuable lessons taught through participating in sport that complement our students’ classroom endeavour and Ferny Grove considers involvement in sporting pursuits an important aspect of student learning and development.

Ferny Grove is involved in the North West District competition (Years 7-9). Additional opportunities to participate in District, Regional, State and National events are also provided throughout the year.  Sport is not compulsory but every student is strongly encouraged to represent the school and the program provides a wide range of choices for participation.  Sports offered at Ferny Grove include:

  • Australian Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Netball
  • Rugby League
  • Soccer/Futsal
  • Swimming
  • Touch
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Students of all abilities are encouraged to compete in sport at Ferny Grove. The elements of participation, fun and the pursuit of skill excellence and teamwork are the primary aspirations of the Ferny Grove sporting program. Ferny Grove has achieved and maintained considerable success in many of the sports it offers. However, the school believes preparation, effort and sportsmanship are more important than winning; success is measured by effort and willingness, not simply results.

Many of our past students have done the school, the community and themselves proud, with their tenacity, commitment and sense of fair play.  Ferny Grove students have gone on to represent at the highest level of sport, achievements that the school is very proud of. Recently, we have had past students representing Australia in track and field, orienteering and rugby league.  Past students have also competed in our greatest domestic sporting competitions, including Sheffield Shield, NRL and AFL. Ferny Grove alumni have also moved into other areas of sport, including even working in a pit crew for a V8 racing team. 

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Last reviewed 14 July 2020
Last updated 14 July 2020