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Sport Excellence Program

The Sport Excellence Program (EP) at St Laurence’s College aims to ensure elite athletes within the College achieve to their academic and sporting potential. Athletes in the program will be supported by an EP program coordinator who will assist with the management of athletes in balancing their academic, training and competition commitments.

Application Process

Students wishing to apply for the program must complete a Talented Athlete Special Provision Request Form and return to the the Excellence Program Coordinator in the Sports Office. Students and parents may then be invited to take part in an interview with the EP Sport Program Coordinator and the Director of Sport

Selection Criteria 

To be selected to be a part of the EP (Sport) program at St Laurence’s College, students will need to have met the following criteria.

  • Selection and representation in a Queensland Secondary School Sport (QSSS) Team


A Queensland representative team recognised by the National Sporting Body selected from the following organisations only:

  • Swimming Australia
  • Australian Volleyball Federation
  • Hockey Australia
  • Football Federation Australia (FFA)
  • National Rugby League (NRL)
  • Australian Rugby Union (ARU)
  • Basketball Australia
  • Cricket Australia

*This list may be adjusted in the future at the discretion of the College.

PLEASE NOTE: Membership of these teams/squads will be checked ‘Development Squads’ MUST be the premier squad in the state for that sport. This will be checked with the State Organising Body.


Membership of a Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) Development squad or a National Talented Athletes Program Squad organised by the Australian Institute of Sport

  1. Have a considerable training program for their chosen sport that impacts on their academic endeavours.
  2. Proven commitment in -:
  3. a)To excellent standards of behaviour and application at school and when representing the college.
  4. b)Significant participation (minimum of 2) in the co-curricular program at St. Laurence’s College

Tier Levels 

Tier 1 – Excellence Program- Sport (EP) – Only Students in Years 11 & 12 (Senior School)

Students who meet all three criteria. These students will be specifically mentored by the EP (Sport) Program Coordinator. Mentoring will include special consideration for assessment (approved by studies office & HOFs’), calendar planning, regular interviews- a minimum of 2 per term. 

Tier 2 – Excellence Program Junior Support Program (EPJSP) – ‘selected elite athletes’ in Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 (Middle School

Students who meet all three criteria but are in the middle school. These students will have full access to the EP Coordinator at their discretion, no arranged meetings will occur unless the student arranges this with the EP Coordinator.  This support will include communication between EP (Sport) Program coordinator, head of year, teachers and parents.  Group meetings will be conducted at the start of each term to assist students in preparation for the term ahead.

Tier 3 – Supported Program (Assistance with HOY/AHOY)

Students who do not quite meet all three criteria but are pursuing the elite sportsman pathway who have not been selected initially in the program. However, these students will be referred to their respective Head of Year. The sports department will monitor their progress and inclusion in the program at a later date may be possible.  


For more information about St Laurence’s College Sport Excellence Program, please contact the Excellence Program – Sport Coordinator, Mr Richard King