“Our aim is to encourage students to be life long participants in sport and to be engaged in their wider community.”
NEGS has a strong tradition of nurturing top level athletes across various sporting arenas. But more importantly is our philosophy, that all students should be involved in and encouraged to try a variety of sports and we provide them with plenty of opportunities to do this.
We offer a wide variety of summer and winter sporting activities including swimming, netball, hockey, zumba, tennis, athletics, shooting and basketball.
For students who want to represent the school at a higher level we offer specialist coaches and committed team managers and have close connections with Armidale sporting associations for those who not only want to represent the school but also external teams at state and national competitions.
Our girls are highly sort after in representative teams due to their commitment and team spirit. As a member of the Independent Girls Schools Sporting Association (IGSSA), students can represent NEGS in competition against the state’s best independent schools in swimming, athletics, netball and hockey.
The sporting program at NEGS is compulsory for all students and they are required to select a sport, to commit to and compete in every term. We believe that sport teaches students to be resilient and to work collaboratively as part of a team. These are necessary skills students will build on and will help them function effectively in today’s world.
We know not every student will excel in sport and that some students play sport just because it is fun. Our aim is to encourage students to be lifelong participants in sport and to be engaged in the wider Armidale community.