Sport


Sport at the College is a key part of the co-curricular program with its primary purpose being to support the College in delivering a holistic education, in which physical exercise, health, fitness and social development are key.

The College offers a wide range of sports, both competitive and social which provide pathways and opportunities for our students to achieve their goals.

The College understands that each individual child will start their sporting journey at a different time and may also have varying reasons for participation. Some will want to play with their friends, some will play to get active, whilst others may have a dream of becoming an elite level athlete. Utilising this knowledge, the College has developed sports programs to provide pathways and opportunities suitable for the individual, regardless of age, gender or reasons for participation.

Start, Strive, Select

Start sports are introductory programs, many of which happen in Prep – Year 3. These programs are designed to encourage students to try a variety of new sports and eventually to begin to foster a passion and a love for sport, which will flow into their teenage years and adulthood.

Strive are the sports we offer in competition format (GBC). The emphasis on Strive is that we as players, teams and coaches aim to perform to our best potential. We should promote the Redeemer values, Integrity, Excellence, Service, Care and Self-Discipline in our training, lifestyle choices and performance. We must always remember that we do not encourage winning at the expense of our core values and that friendships, curiosity and courage are vital in our enjoyment and long-term continued participation.

Select is the introduction of high performing year round training programs, which aim to improve the technical, tactical, physical and mental performances of our more advanced athletes. Our current programs include Football (Soccer) Select, Netball Select and Volleyball Select, all of which are seeing recent success in regards to player development and thus an advanced performance level in the GBC Sport competition.

START: Development Pathway Programs (Prep – Year 3)

After School Sport and Fitness Programs are delivered by industry specialists and designed for students in Prep – Year 3 to encourage their interest in physical activity, develop basic skills and to create a passion for sport. The focus however is ultimately on enjoyment, enabling students to try their hand at a range of sports prior to participating in the College's interschool competition.

STRIVE: GBC Primary (Years 3-6)

In 2021, the Junior School co-curricular sport program will transition from TAS competition to the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC) interschool sporting competition in alignment with the Senior School co-curricular sports program.

Training will take place primarily on Wednesday afternoons with fixtures played on Saturday mornings in a home and away format.

We encourage our students to be “Curious” and “Courageous” in all aspects of the school environment and this extends to primary school sport by participating in a number of sports even if they limited experience and “Strive” to perform at their individual best.

The primary school sports currently offered in the GBC competition for 2021 are:

TrimesterCombined Boys and Girls
Trimester 1AFL & Indoor Cricket
Trimester 2Netball & Touch Football
Trimester 3Football (Soccer) & Basketball

STRIVE: GBC (Years 7-12)

Students in Years 7-12 train twice a week and compete in the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC) interschool sporting competition with fixtures played on Saturday mornings in a home and away format. Both experienced and novice players are encouraged to participate and enjoy the challenges associated with skill development and improvement.

The sports currently offered in the GBC competition are:

TrimesterBoysGirlsCarnivals
Trimester 1AFL & VolleyballAFL & BasketballSwimming
Trimester 2Touch Football & Indoor CricketFootball (Soccer) & NetballCross Country
Trimester 3Football (Soccer) & BasketballTouch Football & VolleyballAthletics

SELECT: GBC Senior (Years 7-12)

Students who participate in Select sports are provided with high level coaching and training programs along with personal development sessions, and are provided opportunities to represent Redeemer at external high level sporting competitions. A number of current Select Sport students are involved in regional or state level sporting programs outside of the College Sport program. Moving forward, we will continue to develop these programs and review additional Select program opportunities with a long-term vision in mind.

Interhouse Sports Carnivals

Within the College, students represent their houses – Lavarack (red), Mansfield (green), Ramsay (yellow) and Wilson (purple) while competing at Interhouse Sports Carnivals for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork, good sportsmanship and participation, which sees everyone have a go, have fun and earn points for their house.

External Competitions

The College participates in the Logan District Sports Trials in many different team and individual sports. This can lead on to students gaining selection in the Metropolitan East sporting teams for State competitions and ultimately national representation. The College supports and encourages students to pursue representative opportunities.

Many young sports people at the college have reached state, national and Olympic level over the years.

The College also participates in several tournaments throughout the year including Vicki Wilson Netball Cup, All Schools Touch Football, Qld Volleyball Schools Cup and SEQ Schools Futsal Titles

The College has a sports award night every year to acknowledge the special achievements of our athletes with a sporting great invited as Guest Speaker to celebrate their sporting success.

Strength Training and Conditioning Program

Students in Years 7–12 have access to the Strength and Conditioning program run before and after school during term time. The purpose of the program is to provide students with age appropriate strength and conditioning exercises aimed at preparing them for the physical nature of their respective sports. All sessions are fully supervised by our certified and highly experienced trainers in the fully equipped gym.

Redeemer Sport Coordinators/Coaches

LUKE CURRAN | HEAD OF SPORT
MIKHAELA DONNELLY | DEPUTY HEAD OF SPORT (BASKETBALL AND NETBALL)
MIKAELA DISAVIA | SPORT CO-ORDINATOR (FOOTBALL, SS GIRLS AFL, STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING)
DANIELLE HINTON | SPORT CO-ORDINATOR (VOLLEYBALL AND INDOOR CRICKET)
PHIL TONKIN | SPORT CO-ORDINATOR (AFL, OUTDOOR CRICKET & TOUCH FOOTBALL)
ANGIE LINDSAY | SPORTS ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

LUKE CURRAN | HEAD OF SPORT

Luke has worked in the sporting industry for over 20 years in a variety of different roles since graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Applied - Physical Education with his most recent role at the Brisbane Lions AFL Club as the "Academy & NEAFL Operations Manager".

In this role Luke was responsible developing talented male & female junior AFL players for the Lions AFL + AFLW teams, as well as managing the club’s senior men's reserve grade team in the elite 2nd tier NEAFL.

Luke has experiences and expertise in a number of areas including AFL Coaching (Level 3 - High Performance accreditation), player & coach development, fitness, injury management, athlete wellbeing and personal development gained through ongoing formal and informal professional development & education.

MIKHAELA DONNELLY | DEPUTY HEAD OF SPORT (BASKETBALL AND NETBALL)

Mikhaela is a former AIS basketball scholarship holder and current professional athlete in basketball playing with Logan Thunder (NBL1) and Townsville Fire (WNBL). Mikhaela has also represented Australia in U17 & U19 junior teams at Oceania Championships, Youth Olympics and World Championships as well as senior teams with the Australian Opals at an international level.

Mikhaela has a passion for coaching and guiding our students to learn, develop and reach their goals and aims to share her sporting endeavours and experiences with our athletes in a hope to inspire all to take their skills to the next level.

MIKAELA DISAVIA | SPORT CO-ORDINATOR (FOOTBALL, SS GIRLS AFL, STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING)

Mikaela holds a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (QUT) (ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist) and is a current Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) Football Coach (FFA/AFA B License) with exposure to working with athletes across multiple sports.

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During her studies, Mikaela travelled to India (internship) and Brazil (scholarship) to participate in higher degree research programs and high performance training. Mikaela has represented at a national and state level for both Football and Futsal, was selected into the West Ham United International Women’s Football Academy in London and has played in the FFA Women’s National Premier League for numerous years.

She is a highly motivated coach and her passion lies within athletic development, injury prevention and education.

DANIELLE HINTON | SPORT CO-ORDINATOR (VOLLEYBALL AND INDOOR CRICKET)

Dani is a former QAS Beach Volleyball & Queensland Junior Indoor coach and has played both Beach and Indoor Volleyball over 30years competing on the National Tour and the Australian Volleyball League. Dani has also played various sports at high levels including Indoor Cricket for 15 years at representative level.

Dani brings many years of coaching experience with a focus on “having a go and never being afraid to fail ”. Mentoring, coaching and delivering programs for all age groups across Queensland, and in schools has been the highlight of Dani’s sporting achievements.

PHIL TONKIN | SPORT CO-ORDINATOR (AFL, OUTDOOR CRICKET & TOUCH FOOTBALL)

ANGIE LINDSAY | SPORTS ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

Contact Information

Head of SportDeputy Head of Sport
Mr Luke Curran
Phone: 07 3340 8885 | Mobile: 0418 197 789
Email: sport@redeemer.com.au
Miss Mikhaela Donnelly
Phone: 07 3340 8880
Email: sport@redeemer.com.au

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Sport Scholarships

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