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Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is a $200 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children's participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities.

Research shows that any early connection to sport can positively influence participation and encourage a lifelong love of sport.

The Australian Sports Commission has partnered with more than 30 national sporting organisations to deliver sport before, during and after school hours.

Sporting Schools provides a program for primary schools and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools.

Since Sporting Schools started in 2015, over 6,500 schools have received funding. This has given more than 3.4 million participants the chance to get active, engaged and have fun while sampling a variety of different sports.

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Quick numbers

11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.
650 thousand Australians either coach, teach or instruct sport.