What is Sports Plus Perth?
Sports Plus is an intense week of specialist sports coaching and team competitions for young athletes who are serious about sport and play regularly in a club or team. Choose one of seven sports to get coaching in: cricket, hockey, tennis, netball, soccer, AFL footy, or basketball. Sports Plus is a 6-day fully residential camp. In 2018 it will run from Sunday 3 pm 1st July til 12 pm on Friday 6th July. You can watch videos of Sports Plus here. Sports plus is being backed by Churches of Christ Sport and Recreation Association (WA) and has been run for over 20 years in the UK by Christians in Sport. Registrations typically open in February each year. You can read and watch testimonials from Sports Plus Leaders and Athletes here.
Hear more about Sports Plus in an interview with Coordinator Dr Laurence Houghton on Sonshine FM.
Who is Sports Plus for?
Sports Plus is for young people (School years 7 to 12) passionate about improving in their sport and is the perfect way to explore the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian sports player.
Sports Plus is for young people who are serious about sport and play regularly in a club or team. There is over five hours of sport a day and so we want to ensure that young people have the stamina to meet the demands of the week, enabling them to progress in their sport. Typically the young person will choose their main sport to be coached in but don't worry there will opportunities to try new sports. If a young person does not play regularly in a club or team we will contact the parent/guardian to discuss whether Sports Plus is a suitable camp for the young person and may request a reference from a coach/PE teacher to support the booking. If a young person applies who does not play sport regularly or only at a recreational level we will contact the parent/guardian to discuss whether Sports Plus is a suitable camp for them.
Where is Sports Plus Perth?
Sports Plus Perth is held at Guildford Grammar School (11 Terrace Rd, Guildford, Western Australia, 6055). Sports Plus is a 6-day fully residential camp.
When is Sports Plus Perth?
In 2018 it will run from Sunday 3 pm 1st July til 12 pm on Friday 6th July.
What Sports are on offer?
Athletes chose a main sport to be coached in for the week. First sports on offer are: Aussie rules footy, soccer, basketball, netball, tennis, hockey and cricket. You can read more about our quality coaches here.
What is the cost?
The cost for Sports Plus Perth 2018 is $495 for young athletes and $375 for leaders and coaches. Please note that these costs are very reasonable for a fully residential, fully catered, sports coaching camp. Unlike many sports coaching camps our leaders and coaches actually pay to come to Sports Plus to help keep the costs down for young athletes. In 2018 there is a $50 discount if you refer a friend and they register for Sports Plus 2018 (please make sure your friend tells us that you referred them on their registration form). If you refer 2 or more friends and they register for Sports Plus 2018 you can get a $100 discount.
If finance is an issue for you please get in touch. We never want to turn someone away because they can't afford it and so have a bursary fund available.
How do I register?
Registrations close Friday 24 June 2018 here on our online sign up portal. Places will only be confirmed to the venue if outstanding fees have been paid by close of registrations on Friday 24 June 2018. In the case of sponsored athletes, places will only be confirmed if at least $100 has been paid by Friday 15 June 2018.
Less than 1 week - no refund
More than 1 week but less than 3 weeks - 25% of total fees refunded
More than 3 weeks and less than 6 weeks - 50% of total fees refunded
More than 6 weeks - 100% of total fees refunded
A full refund will be given in the unlikely event of Sports Plus Perth being cancelled. Sports Plus Perth reserve the right to change/cancel any programme elements in the unlikely event of unforeseen circumstances.
In the case of sponsored athletes, if cancellation is made with less than 2 weeks before start of camp (taken from the date we receive written confirmation of the cancellation) a minimum of $100 will be charged as a cancellation fee to cover expenses already paid out.
Sports Plus uses Churches of Christ WA Childsafe training which leaders are required to read. Each leader will be required to adhere to these policies at all times. These are available on request.
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