Spartan Athletics and Cross Country

The Spartan Athletics programme covers the full range of Track and Field events with training and competitions available at all levels from Inter House Athletics right up to international competitions. Our Cross Country programme allows students of all ages to build their fitness and develop their running skills.

The Somerset College Athletics Programme is fast becoming one of Australia’s leading School Athletics Programmes. With an international standard athletics facility, a high-performance coaching staff and one of the best climates in the world, Spartan Athletics offers students a wonderful opportunity to fulfil their athletic potential in conjunction with their academic studies. Students have the ability to compete in athletics in our inter-house carnival and if selected, represent the school at the APS meet, regional, state and national level.

Athletics Pathway

We are justifiably proud of our coaching staff, who are some of Australia’s finest - highly qualified and experienced in their area of expertise. Our athletics programme makes use of a world class 10 lane synthetic track, alongside facilities for long jump, high jump and more niche field events such as hammer throw and pole vault. 

With so much on offer, we encourage students to get involved. Athletics is a fantastic sport that has something to offer for everyone, from our youngest students at a grassroot level with our Trackstar programme, through to students training and competing at local, state and national competitions.

Our Cross Country programme runs concurrently with the all year round athletics programme. The House Cross Country Carnival is run together with the whole school for Pre-Prep through to Year 12 and is a fantastic day for everyone involved. From the House Carnival students are then selected to compete at the APS Cross Country Carnival and beyond through to regional, state and national level.

Cross Country Pathway

Students can train year around for both Athletics and Cross Country with early morning sessions, holiday sessions and training camps offered.