Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is Australia’s largest school-based sports participation program to help children foster a lifelong interest in sport. Sporting Schools brings together schools and sports to help get children active in their local communities. It is open to all Australian primary schools and it offers a fun and supportive environment for children and coaches.

Football Australia (FA), in partnership with Capital Football, is thrilled to offer children across Australia’s school yards quality football experiences via the Sporting Schools program.

To apply for the program, register your school with Sporting Schools today!


Capital Football is introducing the Football 9s’ Capital College Cup for senior school students in year 11 and 12 for the 2024.

Objective: to facilitate a day long senior school football tournament – a girls, opens and mixed social competitions. The idea is to promote participation amongst an age group whose numbers are declining. Studies are showing, in the last year, that more than a third of community sporting clubs have reported participation boosts. However, the greatest decline in participation among clubs surveyed has occurred amongst teenagers aged 15-19 years.  This is a continuation of a trend, noted in the Australian Sports Foundation’s 2021 research, demonstrating older teenagers are the demographic cohort most likely to disengage from community sport.

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