Craigburn Primary School has had a long and successful history of after school sports programs run by volunteer parents, which has provided students with opportunities to participate in a wide range of after school sports.
As we begin the new school year, we want to remind you about the many after school sports opportunities available for students.
After school sports programs are designed to encourage students to participate in and learn more about their chosen sport, developing game skills and teamwork, and importantly to foster a love of the sport.
The main after school sports offered for the 2023 school year are:
- Cricket: Played in Terms 1 and 4 – for students in Years 2 -6. Teams are graded according to age and compete against other schools as part of the Sturt Districts Cricket Association..
- Soccer: Played in Terms 2 and 3 – for students in Years 2 -6. Teams are graded according to age and compete against other schools as part of the Noarlunga Districts Soccer Association.
- Netball: Played in Terms 2 and 3 – for students in Years 2 -6. Teams are graded according to age and compete against other schools as part of the Southern United Netball Association.
- Basketball: Played in Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 – is for students in Years 2-6. Teams are graded according to year level and compete against other schools on weekday afternoons at the Blackwood High School Recreation Centre.
- Cross Country is also offered for students in Year 4 -6, who train before school leading up to the Southern Heights Cross Country Carnival at Belair in May.
After School Sports Coordinators
To enable these after school sports to operate, each sport requires a Coordinator to be appointed to oversee the general organisation of the sport along with the communication and management of team coaches, managers and players. Please note the Coordinator role can be shared by more than one person.
A Cricket Coordinator has been appointed for 2023, however we urgently require Coordinators for Basketball, Soccer and Netball.
If you would like to register your interest in one of these Coordinator roles, please submit your interest via the registration of interest form here or by contacting the front office. Further information regarding the Coordinator role will then be provided.
Coaches and Managers
As many parents / caregivers as possible are encouraged to coach teams at Craigburn. In fact, without the help of parents / caregivers coaching – teams cannot be established. Coaches are required for each participating team and report directly to the relevant sports coordinator.
If you would like to register your interest in a coaching role, please submit your interest via the registration of interest form here or by contacting the front office. Further information regarding the Coaches role will then be provided.
Player – Nominations
To nominate your child/ren in playing after school sports at Craigburn in 2023, please complete and submit the attached form, Player Nominations – as soon as possible.
- After school sports programs cannot be offered unless Coordinators are appointed.
- The school provides significant induction and support for the Coordinator and Coaching Roles.
- Coordinators and Coaches must meet the Department’s Volunteer requirement.
- Students in Year 2 become eligible to participate in after-hours competitive school sports, in accordance with the age-eligibility criteria of the various junior sporting associations affiliated with the Department for Education.
- Students in Reception and Year 1 age can train, learn or participate in a range of non-competitive sports as coordinated by the various after-hours sports offered.
- Students in Years 5 and 6 are eligible to participate in Sapsasa programs as coordinated through the school.
Please consider supporting our after school sports programs which provide a fun and supportive environment for all students and families.
Please contact the front office if you have any questions and require further information.