Sports Excellence


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Targeted Sports Programs

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Future Stars Sports Excellence Program


PBC’s Sports Excellence Program is proposing to introduce a new “Future Stars” program in 2022. This Program will be available to students entering Year 7-10 in 2022. The program aims to cater for the diverse needs of emerging athletes who compete in individual based sports (swimming, golf, table tennis, squash, gymnastics etc) AND athletes who are involved in team-based sports that are not currently catered for in existing SPX programs (cricket, water polo, hockey, volleyball etc).

Program Components:

  • 3 x 70 minute lessons per week
  • Year 7/8 HPE theory units
  • Year 9/10 AIS mental skills modules and Personal Well Being courses
  • Academic support / study time
  • Individualised strength and conditioning / recovery programs
  • Fitness testing and benchmarking
  • Physiotherapist assessment /access to dietician and sports psychologist
  • Guest speakers / presentations

Application Process:

  1. Application forms are online at
  2. Completed application forms and other required documentation to emailed to by 1 September 2021.
  3. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria;
    • Representation level attained in relevant sport
    • Effort / behaviour grades on latest two report cards


  1. Applications from current PBC students and those in-zone will be considered. NO OUT of catchment zone students will be considered for this program.
  2. A minimum number of suitable students must be attained in order for the Future Stars Program to run in 2022. Placement in the program is timetable dependent.

For any further information please email the Head of Department for Sports Excellence Mr Neil Mackay at


Program Overview

Established in 1996 the PBC Sports Excellence Program is an elite training and coaching program developed for gifted and talented sporting students that empowers them to pursue their sporting dreams. Students with demonstrated ability in one of PBC's targeted sports are supported through mentoring, training and education from nationally accredited and industry experienced coaches.

Under the motto REDS – Rise Every Day Stronger the following are Sports Excellence values;

Growth Mindset / Effort

This successful and holistic program with over 700 students currently enrolled is modelled around the five pillars of Wellbeing, Fitness, Skills, Competition abilities and Mental skills.

Students undertake a minimum of three 70 minute lessons per week of instruction which involves a range of practical and theoretical aspects to improve physical performance, competition abilities and wellbeing. Sport specific coaches are supported by a school based physiotherapist, a full time Strength and Conditioning Manager, external specialist coaches and the school's welfare team. Each sport competes in elite school based state and national competitions to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their abilities.

YearWellbeingMental SkillsFitnessAthlete ExperiencesSkills / Competition
7Healthy Relationship HPE unit

LTAD programs

Functional movement screening reports

Functional anatomy HPE unit


Sports psychologist

International or interstate tours

Specialist external coaches

Video analysis - HUDL

Guest programs and speakers

Coaching to improve performance

Goal setting and self reflection exercises

Participation in major state and national competitions


Sport specific training programs


Coping with pressure HPE unit

LTAD program Functional movement screening reports

Fitness for performance HPE unit

Sport specific training programs

Sleep like a Champion

Eat like a Champion

Think like a Champion


Healthy Relationship Program



Concentrationa/ Motivation modules

LTAD program Functional movement screening reports

Speed and Agility blocks

Sport specific training programs
10AIS Imagery/ Getting in the Zone modules
Fitness testing and benchmarking

Strength and conditioning programs with school based S&C manager

Sport specific training programs
11AIS Competition routines / HP decision making modulesSport specific training programs
12ASADA Anti Doping Level 1 CourseSport specific training programs


Please note: Students in Year 11 and 12 conduct their program under the auspices of the Sport and Recreation (Specialist) 2019 Study Plan. Upon successful completion of the four units they will receive 4 points towards their QCE. 

Selection Procedure 

For enquiries regarding 2022 enrolment into the Sports Excellence program please email the Enrolment officer Excellence Enrolments Officer or phone 07 5525 9418 for more information. 

Selective Entry @ PBC - Sports Excellence Program

Applications for Sports Excellence ~ ROUND 2 for Year 7, 2022 have CLOSED.Applications for Sports Excellence Years 8-11 2022 have CLOSED.

Year 7, Round 2 AND Year 8-11 2022 - Sports Excellence Trial Dates have now been rescheduled for Soccer Boys and Rugby League. See below document for dates 

Sports Excellence Trail Dates (PDF, 174kb)

Entry to this program is via 'Selective Entry @ PBC' and is highly competitive. Applicants are required to trial in their sport. Please check back to this page for application closing dates, trial dates, times and venues as they become available. There is an information evening held in mid February each year.

Students recommended to the school for Excellence program entry also need to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to school studies
  • Have a satisfactory record of school conduct

Acceptance into the program

Students who are successful in the trials will be offered a position in the Program via a letter home. A fee, additional to the textbook and equipment hire charge, is payable upon acceptance into the program and in each subsequent year that the student is part of the program. These funds are used to provide additional resources and enhancement exclusively for students within the program. Such funds provide greater curriculum resources, exclusive visits from guest speakers, and specialised training for teachers.


For further information or enquiries regarding 2022 enrolment in the sports excellence program please contact the Excellence Enrolments Officer or phone 07 5525 9418. 

Last reviewed 16 September 2021
Last updated 16 September 2021