Gala Days (Inter School Sport)

Inter-school sports Gala Days are held three times per semester for students turning 10 that year and older.  All students are encouraged to participate. Students can choose from the sports available, which have previously including:

Semester one: teeball, softball, soccer

Semester two: AFL, netball, touch football.

There is a cost for these days to cover buses, nomination fees and facilities hire.  Children not participating in these inter-school sports undertake other class and physical education activities at the school. 

Children are given a list of team sports to choose from each semester.  At times children may not be able to participate in their first preference due to numbers required to form teams. 

District opportunities

Each year Yeronga State School sends a team of competitors to the Eastern Taipans District trials for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.  Students who are successful at this level gain selection into the Eastern Taipans District Team and progress to a regional carnival.

Students must be turning 10-12 years old in the nominating year to be eligible.

Swimming:     After school swimming carnival, race times are collated by school PE teacher who will determine the students to be nominated.  Nominations are based on qualifying times.

Cross Country: After school cross country, nominations to trial for districts will be decided on ability and suitability to run cross country.  Distances for cross country are 2km (10 year old) and 3km (11-12 year old).  Nominations will be determined by school PE teacher.

Athletics:        After school athletics day, students are nominated depending on results.  Recommended qualifying times and distances are set by the Eastern Taipans District office.  Due to these qualifying times and distances, students may finish in the top at the school athletics carnival but do not progress to district level.

Representative Opportunities

In the past, Yeronga has been very successful with students gaining representative selection.  The selection process starts at school level. Most representative teams are 12 Years and under so 10 and 11 years old students considering trialling need to exhibit exceptional skills and be physical capable of playing with and against 12 year old students. Most sports prefer schools to only nominate 2 students per school. 

The representative pathway process is as follows:

Stage 1 Nominated by YSS  

Stage 2 Wearing YSS sports uniform, compete for place in Eastern Taipans District Team

Stage 3 Wearing Eastern Taipans District uniform, compete for place in Met West regional trial 

Stage 4  Wearing Met West uniform, completing for a place in Qld State Team

Please Note:  Competing at district trials does not guarantee a selection into the team.  Students are competing for a spot in a district team. The Eastern Taipans District is very competitive in all sports.

Sports that have previously been included are:  AFL; Basketball; Cricket; Golf; Hockey; Rugby League; Rugby Union; Soccer; Softball; Tennis and Touch Football.

To express an interest in your child trialling for a district sport, contact the school PE Teacher.

Helpful Resources

Met West school sports

Last reviewed 29 June 2020
Last updated 29 June 2020