Toowoomba Anglican School Toowoomba Anglican School
Toowoomba Anglican School,
2 Campbell St, East Toowoomba
QLD 4350
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Toowoomba Anglican School has a long tradition of sporting success and providing pathways for students to realize their potential at all levels of participation. The TAS Sport Program is designed to provide opportunities for TAS students to grow and develop positive, lifelong habits and the qualities of commitment, teamwork, and socialization.

The TAS Sport Program is partnered with the Physical Education Program, which provides students the opportunity to learn about the importance of health and fitness and develop skills in a variety of different sports. TAS students also have a rich history of participation and success in both Inter-House and Inter-School competitions, which provide additional sporting opportunities and further enhances school spirit.

While being competitive, performing at our best and demonstrating a ‘never give up’ attitude is key to being successful in life and while winning in sport is the goal, TAS places a high importance on providing participation opportunities for all students and developing team and school spirit.

Sport Handbook 2024

The Sporting Path

The TAS Sport Program offers an exciting and challenging variety of competitive school based and      Club sporting opportunities. The sports offered reflect both the extensive sporting history of the school along with current and student orientated sport options. The major school team sports offered include Basketball, Football, Netball, Rugby Union, Rugby 7’s, Tennis, Touch Football, and Volleyball. Other potential school sport options include Cricket, Futsal, Rugby League, Triathlon/Aquathlon and Water Polo. Squad and training opportunities are also offered in Cross Country, Strength and Conditioning, Swimming, and Track & Field.  Strength and Conditioning programs are included as part of training programs for selected TAS Sports and age groups.


TAS provides a variety of Track and Field participation opportunities for both beginner and experienced primary and secondary athletes. TAS participates in several Athletic Carnivals including the TAS InterHouse, TSSS, Range Zone, QCIS, and Andrews Cup Carnivals, with a further opportunity to trial for the Darling Downs School Sport Track and Field representative team. Dependent on age, TAS students are given the opportunity to both train and participate in the following events:

• Track – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m

• Field- HighJump, LongJumpTripleJump, Shot Put, Javelin, Discus.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.





TAS students are provided an Aquathlon and Triathlon pathway through specific training sessions and an annual Intra-School Aquathlon competition for both primary and secondary students (U9 to Open). Students can attend school-based training sessions prior to the Aquathlon under the guidance of qualified and experienced coaches The TAS Aquathlon gives students an opportunity to combine their running and swimming skills, with no cycle leg involved. Students can enter as both an individual and as a team. Successful students at the TAS Inter-House Aquathlon may be selected to represent TAS at the Darling Downs School Sport Aquathlon and Triathlon trials.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.


TAS enters teams into both primary and secondary Friday night Inter-School competitions that are hosted by the Toowoomba Basketball Association, TSS, and TSSS. With both indoor and outdoor training and playing facilities available, TAS basketballers and teams have access to high-quality coaching opportunities with TAS boosting a strong coaching team involving several highly experienced current coaches and players. TAS also enters secondary age teams into the mid-year TBA Club competition as affiliated teams of the Toowoomba Saints Basketball Club. Basketball is also part of the HPE curriculum for Year 5, 6 & 9 students with an additional primary school coaching program offered in Term Three.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.


TAS currently enters a small number of school-based teams into in the Toowoomba Junior Cricket Association Club Competition, with players affiliated with the Metropolitan East Cricket Club. Where a TAS team is not available, TAS students are encouraged to register with the MECC and if required, are provided with support to train and play. The MECC and Toowoomba Girls Cricket Hub (girls-only cricket teams) also use the extensive TAS facilities for selected training sessions throughout the cricket season.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.

Cross Country

To complement the TAS Track and Field program, TAS offers Cross Country participation, training, and competition opportunities for both primary and secondary athletes. TAS participates in several CrossCountry Carnivals including TAS Inter-House, Range Zone, QCIS, and Andrews Cup Carnivals, with a further opportunity to trial for the Darling Downs School Sport Cross Country representative team. TAS offers training opportunities including endurance, speed, and technique training. TAS will also be supporting students participating in the Qld All Schools Cross Country event in 2023.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.


TAS Equestrian has significantly grown over the past several years to accommodate both our primary and secondary, day and boarder student’s aspirations. The TAS Equestrian Team is affiliated with Equestrian Queensland and the Australian Campdrafting Association which enables our students to participate in the Interschool Queensland competitions run by Equestrian Queensland and Equestrian Australia. Disciplines that the team can compete in are Dressage, Showjumping, Show Horse, Showman, Combined Training and Eventing, Pony Club, Gymkhanas, Cutting and Campdrafting.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.

Football - TAS United

Football is a very popular sport at Toowoomba Anglican School with the school program centered around the TAS United Football Club which competes in the Football Qld – Darling Downs Competition. The TAS United Club operates as a committee with volunteer parents working with TAS Sport to provide the best experience for players and parents throughout the season.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.

TAS United Website


TAS Netball encourages students of all ages and abilities to experience, enjoy, and compete in various Netball participation opportunities. Our coaching team are highly qualified and experienced in both coaching and umpiring which enables players at all levels to fulfill their potential. Sessions are both skill and game based, focusing on technical and tactical elements whilst also having fun. Boys are provided playing opportunities through both the Vicki Wilson Competition and the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball Carnival.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.

Rugby/Rugby 7S

TAS Rugby prides itself on developing individual players in an enjoyable and challenging team environment. Through a strong volunteer base involving parents, teachers, and students, plus assistance from Downs Rugby and the QRU Reds, TAS can provide our students with a variety of participation and pathway opportunities. Primary aged students represent TAS in the Downs Rugby Junior Club Competition and play in the Downs Junior Rugby Carnival, while male secondary students can represent TAS in the Super Schools Cup (15 a-side) and the South-West 7’s Competition. Female secondary students can play Rugby 7’s for TAS in various competitions and carnivals including the QCIS Rugby 7’s and Scot’s Rugby 7 Carnivals, and the Independent Schools Rugby 7’s and the South-West Rugby 7’s competitions. In 2023, both secondary Boys Rugby (Sunshine Coast) and Girls Rugby 7 (Gold Coast) teams will tour and play against various schools from other regions.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.

Swimming Academy

TAS Swimming Academy offers professional coaching from Learn to Swim lessons (LTS) to Advanced Training Squads. Sessions are held before and after school with swimmers allocated in groups relevant to their ability. The various programs available are tailored for all levels of participation ranging from recreational and fitness swimmers through to those with a competitive focus. TAS swimming facilities include a heated pool, multiple training resources, and attractive shaded spectator areas. We encourage all students to not only join the TAS Swimming Academy but also represent TAS as a member of the school representative swimming team at the various Inter-School Swimming Carnivals held throughout the year. Discover more about the Learn To Swim & Squad Programs in the 2023 Sport Handbook.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.


The TAS Tennis Academy is fully equipped to meet the demands of students of any age and ability. Recreational players have the chance to represent Toowoomba Anglican School in games against local schools and to train all year round. Competition focused players can become a member of the TAS Performance Squad and compete in various tournaments against other schools, regions, and Clubs, with TAS tennis teams regularly contesting the State Finals of both the Tennis Qld Primary and Secondary Schools Cup.

TAS Tennis Programs

The TAS Tennis Programs are a great way for students and the wider community to stay active and learn under the guidance of our new and experienced Tennis Program Manager and Head Coach, David Bunn. TAS Tennis offers the following:

  • Private, semi-private and group lessons (open to TAS students and to the public)
  • Developments and hot shots tennis program (open to TAS students and to the public)
  • Saturday squads (open to TAS students and to the public)
  • Tournament and performance pathways (open to TAS students)
  • Adult and social programs (open to TAS students and to the public)

For more information, please contact  Tennis Program Manager and Head Coach, David Bunn

Make sure to follow the TAS Tennis Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up to date with all things tennis:


For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.

Touch Football

TAS primary and secondary students are offered a variety of Touch Football participation opportunities throughout the year, both Club and school based. TAS has a strong history of successful and competitive touch football teams with extensive training and support provided to all participating teams. TAS are the current Andrews Cup and Queensland Primary All Schools Touch Champions after victories in 2022.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.


TAS participates in various secondary school and Club based volleyball competitions run by Toowoomba Volleyball Association (TVA). With indoor training and playing facilities available, TAS secondary volleyball players and teams have access to consistent and high-quality coaching opportunities with skill development aligned to the HPE curriculum. Primary school students Years 5 & 6 may also participate in volleyball training as part of the Term Four Sport Activity Program or PE lessons.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.

Water Polo

To complement the TAS Swimming Academy, students are offered the opportunity to represent TAS in the Toowoomba Water Polo Club competition. The team trains during lunch hours at the TAS Aquatic Centre under the guidance of accredited coaches, with sessions aligned to the HPE curriculum. Primary school students Years 5 & 6 may also participate in Water Polo training as part of the Term Four Sport Options Program.

For more information, please view the 2023 Sport Handbook.

Other Sports

Throughout the year, TAS participates in a variety of one day sporting events, competitions, and carnivals. Selection trials are communicated to parents and students with selected players participating in training sessions prior to competition. TAS are extremely proud of all students who represent TAS in these sports and ensure any further representative pathways are supported. These sports and events include:


  • Andrews Cup Primary
  • Girls TSSS Secondary Girls


  • QCIS Secondary Boys and Girls
  • SWQ School Titles Boys and Girls
  • Football Qld School Futsal Championship Boys and Girls


  • Boys and Girls DD School Sport


  • Andrews Cup Primary Girls


  • NRLGala Day Primary & Secondary Girls


  • Golden Gloves Secondary Girl


For more information, please contact the Sports Office.

Inter School Sport


QCIS was founded on the Darling Downs to provide a tier secondary school competition where students can represent their school in a friendly yet competitive environment. School’s include Scots PGC, Our Lady of the Southern Cross College (OLSCC), Concordia, Toowoomba Christian College (TCC), Downlands and TAS. The three key sports in this competition are Swimming, Cross Country, and Athletics. Other sports have included Cricket, Basketball, Futsal, Rugby 7’s and Tennis.


TSSS is a combination of 20 schools in the Darling Downs for Secondary students Yrs. 7 to 12. TAS competes in two key sports: Swimming and Athletics.


Throughout the year, primary school girls participate in the QPGIS Andrews Cup against schools from both the Toowoomba and Brisbane Regions. Sports include Swimming, Touch Football, Athletics, Tennis, Gymnastics, Cross Country, Football, Netball, Basketball, and Cricket


In Terms One and Three, Year 5 and 6 students participate in TSS Inter-School Sport on Friday afternoon during school hours, with sports including Touch Football, Cricket, AFL, Softball, Tennis, Hockey, Rugby League, Netball, Soccer, and Volleyball. Basketball is also included however the TSS competition is held on Friday night in Term Four.

Sporting Associations

Through our links with a variety of associations, we can deliver a broad range of experiences for our students. These associations include:

Strength & Conditioning

TAS has developed a partnership with former National Hockey representative and State Athletics participant Mrs Keryll Wicks. As an accredited Personal Trainer and former owner/trainer of 12 Round Toowoomba, Keryll will provide strength and conditioning support and guidance for TAS students. Keryll will deliver a variety of performance training sessions, both non-sport bias and sport specific, which are designed to enhance athletic ability, fitness levels, training confidence, and quality of movement, for all students regardless of experience or current aerobic and anaerobic capacity.

S&C sessions will be available to all TAS students regardless of their sporting commitments with training plans created for all participants. Members of various TAS sporting teams including Secondary Rugby and Rugby 7, will hold full squad S&C sessions while agility, speed, and endurance sessions will be offered to students participating in sports such as Football, Basketball, Netball, and Volleyball. Additionally, Keryll offers private and small group training sessions including core-specific and boxing-based sessions.

For further details, please refer to the TAS App for updates or contact the Sports Office [email protected] 

Coaches, Volunteers and Officials

We appreciate the involvement of the many parent and student volunteers in TAS sporting activities. Any parents interested in volunteering or coaching are welcome to be involved, with education and accreditation opportunities offered. Any TAS students interested in coaching, refereeing, and umpiring are also encouraged to participate and support junior teams through coaching and officiating opportunities. For further details please contact Tom Bradbury (Director of Sport [email protected]).

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