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School Sport SA affiliation

This page details the process and cost for your school to become affiliated with School Sport SA. School Sport SA gives students the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports at all different levels.

South Australian government and non-government schools must be affiliated to enter students from year 4 to 13 (under 20 years old on 1 January 2021) to take part in School Sport SA events.

Primary schools – year 4 to 7

Your school must pay a fee to the district finance school to affiliate. This fee is in addition to any competition fees for district or School Sport SA events.

An invoice will be sent to you once costs have been confirmed.

Secondary schools – year 8 to 13

Your school must pay a fee to School Sport SA to affiliate. This fee is in addition to any competition fees for swimming and track and field state championships or statewide schools events.

To affiliate you need to:

  1. determine your category of affiliation and associated fee as outlined below
  2. complete the affiliation form to receive you confirmation invoice
  3. pay the fee by cheque or electronic funds transfer (EFT) as outlined on the form.

Due date for applications

Affiliation form and fees are due by Thursday 8 April 2021.

Categories for secondary schools

Category 1

Government schools – $257.00 including GST
Non-government schools – $643.50 including GST

Category 1 schools can to compete in up to 5 events listed below, nominate students for interstate competitions and compete in specific events for students with disabilities.

  • Zone competition – equates to 1 activity
  • Statewide schools term 1 (including cricket) – equates to 1 activity
  • Statewide schools term 2 and 3 – equates to 2 activities
  • Statewide schools term 4 – equates to 1 activity
  • Cross country – equates to 1 activity
  • Cycling and mountain bike – equates to 1 activity
  • Golf (teams stableford including knockout, individual and under 15 event) – equates to 1 activity
  • Ekiden relay and 5km runs – equates to 1 activity
  • Surfing (multicultural surf safety, rounds and teams) – equates to 1 activity
  • Swimming – equates to 1 activity
  • Tennis – equates to 1 activity
  • Track and field – equates to 1 activity
  • Triathlon – equates to 1 activity

Category 2

Government schools – $1.05 per student including GST
Non-government schools – $1.75 per student including GST

Category 2 schools can compete in an unlimited number of activities, nominate students for interstate competitions and compete in specific events for students with disabilities.

The official enrolment figure determined at the end of February must be used to calculate the capitation fee, not the number of students involved in secondary activities.

This capitation fee is often suited to small schools.

Category 3

Government schools – $77.50 including GST
Non-government schools – $141.50 including GST

Category 3 schools can only nominate students for interstate competitions. Schools will still receive secondary activity information.

Category 4

Government schools – $24.00 including GST
Non-government schools – $53.75 including GST

Category 4 schools can enter in specific events for students with disabilities, including interstate competitions.

Contact

School Sport SA

Phone: 8416 5900
Email: education.schoolsportsa [at] sa.gov.au