It is not about whether you win or lose – it’s about how we play the game! While the thrill of competition and victory is an important part of playing any sport, our goal is to encourage a life-long interest in fitness, as well as pride in having done your best.
While TAS students and teams delight in winning, we encourage students to keep the sport in the right perspective. Coaching methods concentrate on teaching correct techniques and ‘playing the game for the game’s sake’.
Students benefit both socially and physically as they develop essential skills and build confidence and sportsmanship.
Students have access to a variety of sporting facilities. They include:
- Olympic-standard Aquatic Centre
- Airconditioned multipurpose hall
- Covered outdoor learning areas
- Athletics tracks
- Full-sized outdoor sports ovals
- Fully equipped gymnasium
- Rock climbing wall
- Basketball courts
- Tennis courts
- Netball courts
- Volleyball courts
- Orienteering course
- TAS Hockey Club – Suitable for students 5 to 18 years old. The season runs from April to September, with varied training days and games on Friday or Saturday, depending on age group.
- TAS Football Club – Suitable for students 5 to 18 years old. The season runs from March to September, with varied training days for age groups, and games on Saturday.
- TAS Swimming – Suitable for students 4 to 18 years old. The season runs all year and training depends on the level of competition.
- TAS Rugby – Suitable for students 5 to 18 years old. The season runs from September to December each year, with training each Tuesday and Thursday, and games on Friday afternoon.
- TAS Netball – Suitable for students under 18 years old. The season runs from March to September each year, with training one afternoon per week, and games on Tuesday evenings.
- TAS Triathlon- Suitable for students under 9 to 18 years old. The season runs all year.
The TAS Sports program is also a pathway for representative sport. We have a proud history of nurturing players at all levels, including:
- Interschool Representation – Local School Competitions in Cairns and the Far North
- Regional Representation – Trinity Coast South (TCS) District Trials
- State Representation – Peninsula Sports State Trials
- National Representation – National level competitions and trials
When students surpass the national level, they qualify for Olympic trials.