South Coast School Sport

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Role & Responsibilities

The South Coast School Sport Board is responsible for organising and monitoring a program that promotes the development of sporting skills and abilities to a standard that will enable students to be selected in regional sporting teams capable of competing at a state level. An extended program is available for students to be selected from State championships to compete at national championships and interstate exchanges. Paralleling this is the incentive and encouragement for a skilled and professional group of teachers to demonstrate their abilities while working with highly motivated and talented students, and to be rewarded for their efforts by recognition of appointment to various levels of regional, state and national officialdom.

Location and Characteristics

Geographically the South Coast School Sport Region extends from the Shailer Park / Beenleigh area in the north to Coolangatta in the south and west to Beaudesert. South Coast School Sport operates across two Educational District boundaries. They are Gold Coast and approx 2/3rds of Logan-Albert Beaudesert District. The South Coast School Sport Office is located centrally within the region in the grounds of Keebra Park SHS.

Address: 56 Anne St Southport (within the grounds of Keebra Park SHS - enter through Gate B) or PO Box 2818 Southport 4215

The South Coast School Sport region was first established in 1988, with major restructuring occurring in 1998. This restructuring saw the formation of a twelfth state sports region.


· Regional School Sport Officer - Julie Henderson Ph: 5583 6255

· 1 Sport Support Officer (AO3) - Bronwyn Knight Ph: 5583 6243 (Mon - Fri)

. 2  Sport Support Officer (AO2) - Sandra Lakeland Ph: 5583 6319 (Mon - Fri)

. 3 Administrative Officer (AO2) - Sue Johnston Ph: 5583 6256 (Mon - Tues)

· 180 Teacher Officials (Regional Convenors, Coaches & Managers)


All state and non–state schools within this area are affiliated with South Coast School Sport. The region is comprised of 45 secondary schools and 105 primary schools. Schools range in size from quite small with an enrolment of 13 students to our largest over 2000 students.


The students who participate in South Coast School Sport activities at a district, regional or state level come from all sectors including students from primary, secondary and special schools as well as correspondence schools. The students range in age from 10 yrs old to 19yrs old.

Student Numbers

Approximately 5000 students’ trial for South Coast School Sport teams. Of this number around 1300 students are chosen to represent the Region at the respective State Championships throughout the year. 67% are secondary students, 33% are primary students. A small number of these students are students with disabilities.


We have an extensive array of sports on offer to students within the region. Secondary school students are offered a choice of 20 sports (37 teams) and primary students 12 sports (19 teams). The sports offered within the South Coast region mirror the State program.

Secondary Sports Primary Sports


q Australian Football 15yrs

q Baseball

o 14yrs & 18yrs

q Basketball

o Boys15yrs & 18yrs

o Girls 15yrs & 18yrs

q Cricket

o 15yrs & 19yrs

q Cross Country 19yrs (all ages)

q Golf 18yrs

q Hockey 19yrs

o Boys & Girls

q Netball

o 15yrs & 19yrs

q Rugby League

o 15yrs & 18yrs

q Rugby Union

o 15yrs & 18yrs

q Football

15yrs & 19yrs

o Boys & Girls

q Softball 19yrs

q Surfing 18yrs

q Swimming 19yrs (all ages)

q Tennis 19yrs

q Toucho

o Boys15yrs & 19yrs

o Girls 15yrs & 19yrs

q Track & Field 19yrs (all ages)

q Triathlon 19yrs (Jnr / Int / Snr)

q Volleyball

o Boys15yrs & 19yrs

o Girls 15yrs & 19yrs

q Waterpolo 17yrs

o Boys & Girls

q Students with Disabilities

q Swimming

q Cross Country

q Track & Field

q (39 teams – 21 Sports)

PRIMARY - All are 12yrs unless otherwise stated

q Australian Football

q Basketball

o Boys & Girls

q Cricket

o Boys & Girls

q Cross Country (10 / 11/ 12yrs)

q Hockey

o Boys & Girls

q Netball *11yrs & 12yrs

q Rugby League *11yrs & 12yrs

q Soccer

o Boys & Girls

q Swimming (10 / 11/ 12yrs)

q Tennis

q Touch

o Boys & Girls

q Track & Field (10 / 11/ 12yrs)

q Students with Disabilities

q Swimming

q Cross Country

q Track & Field *Invitational Teams

q (19 teams – 12 Sports)



Our region is divided up into 4 districts for both the primary and secondary sectors



· Beenleigh

· Beaudesert

· Gold Coast North

· Gold Coast South

· Oceanic

· Broadwater

· Hinterland

· Pacific

* Independent District (for swimming, cross country & T&F)


South Coast School Sport Board

Chair Bob Coupland (Principal – Pacific Pines SHS)

Primary Delegates (3)

Randall Pointing (Merrimac SS)

Gaye Henderson (Southport SS)

Peter Tyne ( Labrador SS)

Mark Wingett (Varsity College)

Secondary Delegates (4)

Jim Baker (Miami SHS)

Katrina Cooper (Coombabah SHS)

Geoff Pryor (Somerset College)

Stephen Urry (Beenleigh SHS)

Other Delegates

Ros Woodard – (Students with Disabilities)

Larelle Frauenfelder, (EQ - South Coast Regional Office)

Julie Henderson (Regional School Sport Officer)

South Coast Primary School Sport

Chair Randall Pointing (Principal – Merrimac SS)


Chair- Willis Bray (Shailer Park)

Secretary – Sue Raison (Ormeau)

Treasurer – Tim Peden (Bethania Lutheran)


Chair- Paul Ball (Jimboomba )

Secretary – Rachael Kateifides (Jimboomba)

Treasurer – Fiona Hughes (Jimboomba)

Gold Coast North

Chair- Des McConnell (Helensvale)

Secretary – Peter Tyne (Labrador)

Treasurer – Shane Littlejohn (Arundel)

Gold Coast South

Chair- Adrian Smith (Deputy) (Broadbeach SS)

Secretary – Kyle Milne (Worongary)

Treasurer – Mark Wingett (Varsity)

Beenleigh SS Beaudesert SS A B Paterson College All Saints Anglican School
Bethania Lutheran School Darlington SS Arundel SS Broadbeach SS
Calvary College Emmaus College Ashmore SS Burleigh Heads SS
Canterbury College Flagstone SS Assisi Catholic College Caningeraba SS
Carbrook SS Gleneagle SS Beechmont SS Clover Hill SS
Cedar Creek SS Hillview SS Bellevue Park SS Coolangatta SS
Eagleby South SS Jimboomba SS Benowa SS Currumbin SS
Eagleby SS Kooralybn International Sch. Biggera Waters SS Currumbin Valley SS
Edens Landing SS Laravale SS Canungra SS Elanora SS
Kimberley Park SS Logan Village SS Coombabah SS Emmanuel College
Livingstone Christian College Rathdowney SS Coomera Anglican School Gilston SS
Loganholme SS Hills International Sch. Coomera SS Gold Coast Christian College
Mt Warren Park SS St Mary’s School Gaven SS Hillcrest Christian College
Ormeau SS Tamrookum SS Guardian Angels School Ingleside SS
Pimpama SS Veresdale SS Helensvale SS King’s Christian College
Rivermount College Woodhill SS Jubilee Primary School Marymount Primary School
Shailer Park SS   Labrador SS Merrimac SS
St Francis College   Musgrave Hill SS Miami SS
St Josephs Torbruk School   Nerang SS Mudgeeraba SS
St Matthews School   Oxenford SS Mudgeeraba Creek SS
Waterford SS   Pacific Pines SS Numinbah Valley SS
Windaroo SS   Saint Stephens School Palm Beach SS
Woongoolba SS   Silkwood Steiner School Robina SS
    Southport SS Somerset College
    St Bernard’s SS Springbrook SS
    St Francis Xavier School St Andrew’s Lutheran School
    St Hilda’s School St Augustine’s School
    St Kevin’s School St Brigid’s Catholic School
    Surfers Paradise SS St Vincent’s School
    Tamborine Mountain SS Tallebudgera SS
    The Southport School William Duncan SS
    Trinity Lutheran Primary School Worongary SS
    Upper Coomera State College Varsity College

South Coast Secondary School Sport

Chair Jim Baker (Principal – Miami SHS

OceanicChair- Roslyn Wilson (Elanora)

Secretary – Sharon Jones (Elanora)

Treasurer – Tony Rapallo (Elanora)

BroadwaterChair- Ray Styles (Coombabah)

Secretary / Treasurer– Katrina Cooper (Coombabah)

HinterlandChair- Mark Sly (Coomera Anglican)

Secretary / Treasurer – Geoff Pryor (Somerset)

PacificChair- Doug McMahon (Beaudesert)

Secretary / Treasurer – Joy Craig (Beaudesert)

Elanora SHS Aquinas College AB Paterson College Beaudesert SHS
Marymount College Benowa SHS All Saints Anglican College Beenleigh SHS
Merrimac SHS Coombabah SHS Coomera Anglican College

Calvary College

Chisholm College

Miami SHS Helensvale SHS Emmanuel College Flagstone State Community Coll
Palm Beach Currumbin SHS Keebra Park SHS Kings Christian College Kimberley College
Robina SHS Nerang SHS Saint Stephens College Shailer Park SHS
St Michael’s College Pacific Pines SHS Somerset College Trinity College
  Southport SHS Trinity Lutheran College Windaroo Valley SHS
  Tamborine Mountain SHS * Assisi Catholic College * Canterbury College
  Upper Coomera State College * Hillcrest Christian College  
    * St Andrews Lutheran College * Kooralybn International Sch.
    * St Hilda’s School * Rivermount College
    * St Michaels College * St Francis College
    * Tamborine Mountain College * Hill’s International School
    * The Southport School  
* These schools for swimming, cross country and T&F purposes only form Independent District