Sport at Firbank
Our primary aim at Firbank is to encourage participation and enthusiasm for physical education and a healthy lifestyle. We also offer the best facilities and coaches to help those who show promise and interest in their chosen sport the opportunity to achieve at the highest level possible. We offer expert coaching in a range of sports, allowing the students to reach their potential. Peter Russo, Director of PE and Sport
Sport plays an integral role in life at Firbank. Our philosophy is to maximise participation by offering a diverse range of opportunities at all our campuses. Sports we offer include:
Netball, Rowing , Snowsports, Swimming, Sailing, Tennis, AFL, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Country, Diving, Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball.
Inter House Sport
All students have the opportunity to compete in a range of sports in the regular Inter-House competitions.
For those wanting to further excel in their chosen sport, we have a comprehensive weekend sport program to enable students to develop their sporting talent in a variety of community, state and national competitions. Firbank sporting clubs participate in swimming, tennis, rowing, netball and basketball.
In our Junior Schools, the Little Athletics Program offers Prep to Year 2 students’ fun-packed physical activity designed to improve their fine motor skills. Year 2 students also begin mini cross country which allows students to work on their fitness and running technique.
From Years 3 to 6, our students are given the opportunity to engage in more competitive sporting activities, such as Swimming, Netball, Cross-Country and Athletics as well as House carnivals and Physical Education lessons.
Firbank is a member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) which comprises the 24 Girls Schools in Melbourne that have weekly competitions in 12 sports rotating through the year. In addition, there are inter-school carnivals in Athletics, Swimming, Diving and Cross-Country.
The tennis program at Firbank offers students the opportunity to experience all aspects of the game including technical and tactical development in conjunction with social and competitive play. Having this exposure at a junior level, equips them with the skills to enjoy and play the game for a lifetime.
Tennis Lessons and Holiday Programs
If you would like your child to start or continue tennis in 2017 please complete and return an enrolment form to the office or via email to [email protected]
Our holiday program caters for all standards and age groups from beginner to tournament players. The program will be conducted on the following dates:
Monday 25 September – Thursday 28 September
Morning (9.00-12noon), afternoon (1.00-4.00 p.m.), and full day (9.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.) programs are available as well as single sessions. Enrolment forms are available on the Firbank website. Please go to www.firbank.vic.edu.au and follow the link to the Sports Clubs, Tennis Club page. For further information please contact us at [email protected].
Click here for Senior School and Turner House enrolment form.
Click here for Sandringham House enrolment form.
Click here for the latest Tennis Holiday Program information.
Firbank Tennis Club
Click here to download general information about the Firbank Tennis Club.
Visit the Hewitt Tennis Coaching website here.
Firbank Grammar School is the major supporter of the Firbank Aquastars (FAS). The School provides coaching staff and access to the Senior School’s swimming and training facilities. We share a strong relationship with the club which was formed with the support of the School Board.
For more information visit the FAS website.