Sport is compulsory at Wesley. Participation in sport provides life skills beyond the enjoyment of the sport itself, including teamwork and developing healthy and active lifestyle habits which we hope will endure.
Wesley students participate in before and after school sports training and competition against other PSA schools. Inter-school fixtures are typically held on Thursday afternoons for Years 5 and 6, Friday afternoons for Years 7 to 9, and Saturday mornings for Years 10 to 12.
Summer sports include cricket, rowing, tennis, basketball, volleyball, water polo and swimming. Winter sports include Australian Rules football, soccer, hockey, rugby, badminton and cross-country. Athletics, golf and surfing are additional stand-alone sports.
We have a strong tradition at Wesley and our sportspeople have excelled nationally and internationally. The OWCA Hall of Fame recognises former students who have represented the State or Country at a senior level.
Inductees include: Australian Test players Shaun and Mitchell Marsh, batsman Chris Rogers and middle-order batter Hilton Cartwright (fun fact: no individual school has provided the country with more Test cricketers this century). We also helped out England, giving Test cricketer Ben Hollioake his start.
Wesley was also the starting point for AFL stars Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, Ben Cousins, Brad Sheppard, Shai Bolton and many others.
A walk around the OWCA Hall of Fame is a fascinating insight into our Olympic medal winners, soccer players, swimmers and array of other elite athletes.
A wide range of sports are available to students:
- Water Polo