The NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge is a NSW Government initiative that aims to engage young people in sport and physical activity and encourage them to lead healthy, active lifestyles. It includes a range of programs with one common purpose: to have more students, more active, more often!
The program was launched in 2008, with 400 schools and 78,000 students taking part in the inaugural year. In 2009, over 158,000 students from more than 820 schools took up the Challenge.
The NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge is supported by, and works with, many of the state sporting organisations.
It includes the following programs:
- The Premier’s Primary and Secondary School Sport Challenges to encourage students to reach a pre-determined target of physical activity set by each school
- Get Active in the Middle Years Program to enhance the engagement of students through sport and physical activity as they progress from primary to secondary school
- Girls in Sport Intervention and Research Project to promote the participation of girls aged 14-16 years in sport and physical activity
- Sport Leadership Program to support students in developing the skills to organise, administer, coach, referee or train a variety of sports and modified activities
- Sports Equipment to Schools Program to provide tied grants to schools to purchase sports equipment.
For more information on the NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge and how to get involved, visit NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge 2010 website (new window).