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Sporting Schools


In 2015 the Australian Government and Australian Sports Commission (ASC) launched Sporting Schools as an evolution of the Active After-School Communities (AASC) program. Sporting Schools aims to:

  • provide over 5, 000 schools across Australia with opportunities to get their children excited about sports through quality and diverse programs
  • provide children with positive sporting experiences in the best possible way: by having a go
  • support schools and coaches through an interactive website that is full with coaching resources and information to help them run programs
  • support sporting organisations in the delivery of great programs that are suitable for children (before, during and after-school hours)

To meet this aim Sporting Schools has partnered with more than 30 national sporting organisations to deliver sports-based programs that are not only fun for children, but also gets them active. Touch Football Australia (TFA) joined this partnership in 2015 to deliver Touch Football programs aiming to help children foster a lifelong interest in the sport, gain a healthier mind and body, have fun and learn sport activities and games skills in a safe environment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sporting Schools Touch Football Programs.



Sporting Schools is a great opportunity to:

  • Expose touch football to more children
  • Link local schools and affiliates
  • Deliver programs before, during and after school
  • Access grants funding to support deliver e.g purchase of equipment
  • Further employment for field officers
  • Affiliate promotion

All Australian primary schools can apply to be involved in Sporting Schools. If your school is interested, please register on the Sporting Schools website and follow the School Registration Guide

After your school has registered you can start applying for funding grants to deliver a programme.
Please note that grant funding for 2018 Term 1 has closed, and online bookings can be made by schools on the Sporting Schools website.
For more information please visit:

For information on the program packs that Touch Football offers please read through the following links and documents:
Touch Football Australia – Essentials for Schools
Sporting Schools – Touch Football Program 



All coaches affiliated under TFA who have a Working With Children Check are eligible to deliver Sporting Schools Programs.

To register to become a Sporting Schools Field Officer, please complete the following steps:

  1. Attain a current Working With Children Check (Volunteer is fine)
    Working With Children Check Link.
  2. Complete the online Survey to Register yourself for programs.
    NSWTA Field Officer Survey.
  3. Email Jocelyn Burnett to confirm your registration & availability for programs.

If you have any questions regarding the programs & your responsibility as a Coach, please contact Jocelyn Burnett.

For further information regarding being a Sporting Schools Coach, please follow the link below:
NSWTA Sporting Schools Field Officers.

For more information contact:

Jocelyn Burnett
Sport Support Officer
Telephone: (02) 9558 9333


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