The Heathmont College Sports Academy has been established to enhance students Sporting, Academic and Vocational opportunities through a holistic sporting approach. The academy has a range of key partnerships and programs with numerous sporting bodies and local community facilities to help deliver a relevant and comprehensive program that is tailored for your child’s chosen sport or identified talent.

The aim of Heathmont College Sports Academy is to:

  • Offer a student-athlete friendly environment
  • Further develop athlete’s knowledge through a holistic sporting approach including curriculum, health and wellbeing, performance analysis, fitness testing, sports psychology and game sense.
  • Opportunity to extend their sporting talents via a detailed, supportive and flexible sports academy curriculum that covers enhancement opportunities, match-play, strength and conditioning education, and high-performance training, nutrition and recovery education.
  • Professionally accredited coaches that oversee each academy program and facilitate team and individual feedback through the standard academy structure and term-based progress meetings.
  • Competition opportunities through school sport, interschool sport and other sporting academies.
  • Training opportunities both at school and in the wider community.
  • Fully tailored strength and conditioning program for each student that is reviewed as needed.
  • Support students in future career planning, development and aspirations through numerous strands including sporting pathways.


Sports Offered

AFL / AFLW Basketball Netball
Soccer Gifted Athlete Cricket

Current Proposed Structure for 2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sports Academy
8:30am -10:00am
Sports Academy
8:30am -10:00am
No Academy Sports Academy
8:30am -10:00am
Sports Academy
8:30am -10:00am
Strength and
1:10pm -2:00pm
*Academy Academic Support
Strength and
1:10pm -2:00pm

Sports Academy sessions include:

  • Technical Skill development
  • Tactical Skill development
  • Health and Wellbeing sessions
  • Competitions/Inter-academy competitions
  • Fitness testing and data analysis
  • Peer analysis and assessment
  • Training sessions run by elite sporting bodies
  • Student-athlete development of coaching practices for leadership opportunities
  • Recovery

Ongoing support will be given to the student-athletes to help balance their demanding schedules. This will be arranged through term-based progress meetings and weekly academic support classes that are offered to academy students.

*Weekly academic support classes must be attended by those students who have failed to hand in work on time to a satisfactory standard.

Application Process

Please complete the following form to apply to the Heathmont College Sports Academy.
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Note: The Gifted Athelete program focuses on talent identified through a range of different streams including individual sports such as track and field, swimming, gymnastics and more. It also targets sports that may not otherwise be offered within the sports academy.
  • Name of Current Coach
  • What are your aspirations/goals in your chosen sport over the next 12 months?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Being selected into the Heathmont Sports Academy means you have a position in the academy for that calendar year. You do not automatically get accepted into the program the following year. Student-athletes are required to maintain a minimum behaviour and academic standard, as well as abide by all terms and conditions set out in the ‘Student-Athlete Agreement’ that is signed at the commencement of each year. Students who fail to meet these standards or fail to uphold the ‘Student-Athlete Agreement’ will forfeit their place in the Academy when deemed by the Director of Heathmont Sports Academy and Heathmont College. No refunds will be given to students who forfeit their position in the Academy. A yearly review/application process will be undertaken as to whether your child will receive a place in the Academy for the following year.


Dennis Armfield

Academy Director