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Aspiring Athletes Program of Excellence

Aspiring Athletes Program of Excellence

Forest Lake State High School offers the Aspiring Athletes Program of Excellence as part of its commitment to excellence in sport. This program provides students with the opportunity to achieve their sporting dreams.  It is a unique and dynamic sport specialist experience for athletes who aspire to play at the elite level.

The Program aims to provide students with an opportunity to develop their skills and increase their levels of fitness by:
  • providing quality coaching and feedback;
  • developing discipline at all levels of personal training;
  • preparing them both mentally and physical to achieve their desired goal.
Selection Criteria
Students selected to participate in the Aspiring Athletes Program of Excellence will have displayed a desire and passion towards being an elite athlete, represented at Metropolitan West, State or National levels and achieved a minimum academic report of satisfactory for behaviour and effort in all subjects.
Entry Requirements
To be eligible for the Aspiring Athletes Program of Excellence, all applicants must possess and/or commit to the following qualities:
  • a high standard of athletic skills and abilities;
  • the ability to work productively in a positive team environment;
  • the aspiration and work ethic to attain a satisfactory standard in all academic subjects at Forest Lake SHS;
  • an exemplary record of attitude, effort and behaviour within the school community;
  • a desire to demonstrate cooperation, courtesy and commitment at all times; and
  • the capacity to cover course costs.
Conditions of Enrolment
Students participating in the Aspiring Athletes Program of Excellence must:
  • maintain all educational requirements;
  • show a genuine commitment to training and dedication to the program; and
  • consistently demonstrate our PRIDE expectations of being Prepared, Respectful, Inclusive, Dedicated and Engaged.
External Partnerships
The Aspiring Athletes Program of Excellence participates in community events such as the Great South Run, and has fostered partnerships with local fitness centres.  To aid students reach their optimum potential, they will attend a three day specialist training camp held annually on the Gold Coast where they take part in physical activities such as beach fitness and military boot camp, as well as activities to support their mental preparation and leadership skills.
For further information, please contact Mr Cameron Webb at or phone 3714 2333

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