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PARTICIPATION in sports at Brisbane Girls
Grammar School is above the national average.
sport in order to maintain or improve
students’ academic performance while
in school and their life prospects beyond
school suggests that schools have good
reason to invest in sports programs and
leverage the opportunities they present
for life skills acquisition and leadership
experiences. Quality sports programs
deliver far more than trophies for
display, and we need to communicate
that to students and parents. We need to
assure students that their commitment
to sport will have long-term benefits,
and assure their parents that support
for their children’s participation in
sports contributes to their academic
performance and future careers.
Sally Northcroft is currently on leave from
Brisbane Girls Grammar School and is Head
Coach of Field Hockey at Ball State University,
Indiana, her alma mater. This article is edited
from her article, ‘When study gets tough, the
tough play sport’, published in the Brisbane
Girls Grammar School publication, Insights
Brisbane Girls Grammar School is a secondary
day school for girls, with 1360 students in Years
7 to 12. Principal: Ms Jacinda Euler.
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