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I want to know more about the Oxley High School Talented Athletes Program

Oxley High School History of Achievement in Sport

Oxley High School has a strong history of supporting, developing and teaching students to perform at the highest levels of sport, academics and culture.

Past students have and are currently representing New South Wales and Australia in their chosen sports (see the Hall of Fame tab). In light of our history of developing highly talented sportspeople, Oxley High School has implemented the Talented Athletes Program as a means of furthering the opportunities for our students to achieve the highest levels of sporting attainment possible and to compete on the world stage.

Our Talented Athletes Program (TAP) and the sports we offer:

Oxley High School has developed a sport specific program to assist Gifted and Talented sports people to excel in the following areas:

Boys and Girls
-Football (Soccer)

Girls Only
-Rugby Union/League/Oztag

What is in the program?

Our TAP program has been developed in consultation with Sports High Schools across Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, the Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS), Rural Fit, Hockey NSW and sporting associations (local and NSW) and is focused on developing sporting talents across the Tamworth and North West area.

The TAP program runs concurrently with students regular timetable and includes coaching during sport times:ย 

  • Specific (and higher level) sports skills
  • ย Resistance training, strength and conditioning coaching (timetabled instead of regular lessons)
  • Attainment of accredited coaching qualifications
  • Attainment of accredited umpiring/refereeing qualifications
  • First Aid Qualifications

Students enrolled in TAP will have opportunities to access high level state, national and international coaches and to train with and compete against other Gifted and Talented athletes enrolled in sports high schools.

Eligibility and Non-local enrolment at Oxley High School

Students will trial for a position in the 2023 Talented Athlete Program by attending the TAP Testing Day

Students will be assessed on four main areas:

  • Talent in their chosen field of sport
  • Capacity to be coached to higher levels of skill
  • Teamwork and attitude
  • History of sport representation (relevant to the identified sport)

All students across the Tamworth and North West area are eligible to apply for enrolment (including non-local enrolment) to Oxley High School upon acceptance into the Talented Athletes Program.

See Selection and Application Procedures Tab for Application Form.

Steps for Enrolment in TAP:

Step 1.ย Complete nomination form for TAP Testing Day
Step 2.ย You will be invited to Selection Trials, to be held on 4th August 2022
Step 3.ย Complete application form
Step 4.ย A Selection Panel will review each application and make recommendations to the Principal

When do you trial for the program?

The 2023 TAP Testing DAy is Thursday 4th August 2022, 12pm - 3pm. Students transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7 and any other applicant will need to attend this trial day. Students successful at this trial will be eligible for enrolment at Oxley High School for the 2022 school year.ย