Sport

Recognising that sport is part of the Australian way of life, The Friends’ School provides girls and boys with opportunities to participate in a variety of social and competitive sports in accordance with the Purpose and Concerns of the School.  

All sports offered at The Friends’ School are available to students of any gender and ability. 

We believe that sport assists students in the development of:

• physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle
• an understanding and appreciation of game skills and strategies
• self-esteem and a desire for personal excellence
• lifelong social and recreational skills
• values such as honesty and integrity, justice, commitment and responsibility.

We encourage students to:

• enjoy participating in sport at the level of their social and physical ability
• be competitive, co-operative and sporting in their endeavours
• aim for personal and team excellence
• take pride in representing the School in sporting events.

While participation in sport is voluntary at The Friends’ School, we expect a high level of commitment from students in their chosen sports.

All sports offered at The Friends’ School are available to students of any gender and ability.

Sports at The Friends' School

The School athletics team competes in the Southern and State SATIS Carnivals in September.

Squad training sessions start in late August. 

SSATIS roster

Boys – Squads must have a minimum of 22 for 18 a-side  players before a team can be entered.

Girls – Squads must have a minimum of 20 for 16 a-side  players before a team can be entered.

Boys Year 9-10 & Year 7-8 Season is during Term 1

Girls 1sts Season is during Term 2

Girls Y7-10 runs during Term 3

The School Badminton team has been very successful and popular over the past few years. The Badminton season is May to August.

SSATIS rosters
Girls – Term 3 August-September
Boys – Term 3 July-September 

SSATIS roster
Senior Season: February to April
High School (20/20 format) Season: October to November

The School team competes in the Southern SATIS Carnivals in early June  and the Tasmanian All Schools in early July. Selections are based on performances at the School Cross Country Carnival. Individual athletes/teams compete in selected Fun Runs.  

Teams compete in the Inter-School Horse Trials in Term 1 and other events as advised.  Riders need their own horse/pony with associated equipment, which must include boots and an approved helmet.  

1st and 2nd Grade weekdays at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre (THC) as rostered

Season Term 2

 

High School – Midweek as rostered at THC. 

Year 9/10 Term 2

Year 7/8 Term 3

SSATIS rosters
Seniors and Year 7 – 10 Season: Term 2

Season: Term 1 during Daylight Savings Time.

Rowing is offered from Under 13s to Opens with crews of varying sizes. The season runs from late October to April with training starting for the following year in November and December. Training is often before school, after school and on weekends. 

Check out the Rowing Website here

The school enters teams in the Yachting Australia-Tasmania Term 1 and 4 roster.

The Sailing Handbook may be viewed here

Term 1 Roster: Years 7-12
Term 4 Roster: Years 6-12

All sailors are invited to apply for selection for the States regatta in April.

Selections for subsequent National and International regattas depend upon results from the State regatta.

Expressions of Interest to apply for the school Match Racing team will be called for in December. As this team involves a small number of students only students who have current experience in Match Racing and sailing either Elliott 6’s or SB 20’s will be eligible.

SSATIS rosters
Seniors Season: Terms 2 and 3 June-August

High School Season: Term 3

The School team competes in the Tasmanian All Schools One Day Championships Monday 18 March in Term 1.

The School swimming team participates in the Southern SATIS and State SATIS Carnivals in March.  Squad training sessions Tuesday and Thursday morning at Friends’ Health & Fitness start in early February. All students are encouraged to attend.   

SSATIS rosters
Season: Term 1 and Term 4

Run at the Hobart Aquatic Centre
Season: Terms 2 and 3 May-August

Cost of approximately $95 per student includes pool entrance fee . This levy will be added onto the student’s school account fees.

Rowing

Rowing is offered from Under 13s to Opens with crews of varying sizes. The season runs from late October to April with training starting for the following year in November and December. Training is often before school, after school and on weekends. 

Check out the Rowing Website here