Senior School Sport

While sport is not compulsory, it is strongly encouraged and widely consumed. More than 80% of our Senior School students play at least one Saturday sport a year and approximately half of the Senior School is involved in a Saturday sport each term. A further 10% of girls are normally involved in mid-week and carnival sports all year round.

Whether the girls are competing in state or national competitions or simply having fun in a social team, they are encouraged to do their best while learning the benefits of teamwork and building their physical coordination.

IGSA competition

Abbotsleigh is a member of the Independent Girls Schools' Association (IGSA) and much of the Senior School sport is based around the IGSA Sport calendar. IGSA has some thirty member schools, including country schools such as PLC Armidale, NEGS and Frensham. It offers two Saturday sports per term as well as carnivals for athletics, cross country, diving, gymnastics, swimming, and tennis (Tildesley Shield).

Saturday sports by term

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
AFL Basketball Hockey Cricket*
Badminton Football (soccer) Netball Touch football
Softball Rugby 7s Water polo

*These sports are played on a Saturday afternoon.

Other sports

Abbotsleigh also offers other mid-week or weekend activities.

  • Equestrian (competitive)
  • Golf (introductory)
  • Snow sports (competitive)
  • Sport aerobics – now aerobic gymnastics (competitive)

We also offer Strength & Conditioning (S&C or fitness/gym) classes on a weekly basis. Classes are free and are open to students of all fitness levels. These are drop-in classes with no ongoing commitment required.  Current sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Other sports, including dance and fencing, are offered through the AbbSchool Extra-curricular program [link]. Year round squad training for swimming is available through the Aquatic Centre.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
AFL Aerobic Gymnastics Aerobic Gymnastics Cricket
Badminton Athletics Athletics Golf
Cross country Basketball Gymnastics (RG) Touch football
Diving Cross country Hockey Touch football
Softball Equestrian Netball Triathlon
Swimming Football (soccer) Rugby 7s Water polo
Tennis Snow sports (July holidays) Snow sports