Matraville Sports High School

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Talented Sports Program

About the Talented Sports Program

About TSP
  • Minimum of 3 sessions per week


  • Film analysis and evidence based practice


  • Monitoring of athlete wellness/wellbeing and online programming using Team Buildr


  • On-site injury rehabilitation with same day summary/progress reports sent home


  • Talent Identification and player development days with state sporting organisations each semester


  • Annual TSP Camp and Sporting Blues Dinner


  • Centre of Excellence – Strength and Conditioning Facility


  • Aligned coaching curriculum and player development pathways with the state sporting organisations


  • University of Sydney Talent Development Program – Athlete testing and reporting each semester


  • Matraville Education Partnership – University of New South Wales


  • Morning tutoring and afternoon homework club for additional academic support.

Programs and Coaching Staff 2020

Staff 2020
  • Sydney FC School Academy – Head Coach Ante Juric (W-League Sydney FC Head Coach/Pro License) and Assistant Coach Alice Kriesler (W-League Sydney FC Assistant Coach/B License)


  • Rugby League Academy – Head Coach Reuben Wilson (Junior Representative Coach South Sydney Rabbitohs)


  • Rugby Union Academy – Head Coach Peter Dumbleton (Colts Director Randwick Districts Rugby Union Football Club)


  • Basketball Academy – Head Coach Tracy Williams (Former Harlem Globetrotter and Global Ambassador Charity Bounce)


  • Netball Academy – Head Coach Belinda Lester


  • Surfing Academy – Head Coach Blake Thornton (Surfing NSW High Performance Coach) and John Gannon (Foundation Movement and Posture Strong specialist)

  • Head of Physical Performance (S&C) - Maddison Gately

  • Director of Sport - Mr. Andrew Bobadilla (


Program Fees


Our TSP operates under the user-pays system, that is, the school receives no government funding to operate these programs. All TSP students must make an annual contribution towards the operation of their program.


The program fee assists the school in the hiring of high level external coaches, ongoing maintenance of grounds and facilities as well as transportation and competition costs.


The annual cost for each of the sports are as follows:

  • Rugby League/Rugby Union/Basketball/Netball/Surfing – $600

  • Sydney FC Academy School Football Program – $900


Upon enrolment, students will also have to purchase a TSP uniform set for a total of $155. Students are to wear this uniform for training only and are expected to change back into their full school uniform for class.

Official School Sporting Partnerships


Matraville Sports High School works in parntership with several local and state sporting organisations as we continue to work towards delivering excellent coaching and learning experiences for our students. These partnerships ensure that the school is able to deliver an aligned coaching curriculum with state/national sporting bodies and provide opportunities for our students to learn from elite level coaches each week. Thank you to the following organisations for their ongoing support of our programs:


  • Sydney FC – Matraville Sports High School is a proud member of the Sydney FC Academy Schools Network


  • Eastern Suburbs Football Association (ESFA) – Matraville have a great relationship with ESFA and work collectively to continue the growth of Football in the Eastern Suburbs


  • Randwick Districts Rugby Union Football Club (RDRUFC)  – Matraville formally partnered with RDRUFC in 2019 and continue to work together to grow the game of Rugby and continue the strong tradition of Rugby at Matraville


  • Charity Bounce – Matraville are proud partners with Charity Bounce, who share the same vision to inspire positive change amongst our youth and use Basketball as a platform to achieve this.


  • The University of New South Wales (UNSW) – The  Matraville Education Partnership with UNSW place Exercise and Sport Science students at the school each semester. These University students work with our Head of Physical Performance and assist with running our school Strength and Conditioning program for all student-athletes.


  • NSW Sports High Schools Association (NSW SHSA) – As 1 of 7 Sports High Schools in NSW, the SHSA is partnered officially with several state sporting organisations who work tirelessy with each of the schools to deliver several talent identification, player development and coach development programs each year. These include:

  • NSW Rugby
  • Touch Football NSW
  • Surfing NSW
  • Basketball NSW