by Kirsten Dell-Hartgers

Sport Classification

Sports and physical activities at Shirley Boys’ High School are classified as being Gold, Silver or Bronze: The Sports Committee sees it as a priority to support activities that have Gold status while realising that it has an important role to play in having students actively involved when and where possible.

Gold Sports:  These sports are characterised by programmes that involve students in regular competition in interschool or club competitions from year 9 to 13.  They have five year development plans and are supported by the school’s Sport Development and Academy Programmes. Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Volleyball.

Silver Sports: These sports are characterised by involvement of students in competitive interschool play from Year 9 to 13 and/or year-long opportunities to develop in the sport at Shirley Boys’ High School.  They may or may not have five year development plans and only limited opportunities will be available for support from the school’s Sport Development and Academy Programmes.  Badminton, Canoe Polo, Fencing, Futsal, Golf, Karate-do, Mountain Biking, Paddle Sports, Rowing, Sevens, Squash, Table Tennis, Target Shooting, Tennis, Touch Rugby.

Bronze Sports: This group of sports are characterised by limited opportunities to compete and or train within the school.  The school will support students willing and able to compete in these events. Only limited opportunities will be available for support from the school’s Sport Development and Academy Programmes.  Athletics, Cross Country, Cycling, Ice Hockey, Road Racing, Sport Climbing, Surfing, Swimming, Trap Shooting.

Sports may be added or deleted from this listing and/or may change category from year to year.