​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At Ironside, students have a number of opportunities to participate in sporting activities to complement weekly Health and Physical Education classes. Regardless of skill or experience, there is something for everyone.

Each semester, Year 5 and 6 students select from a variety of activities as part of the Friday sport program. Students may choose sports such as basketball, netball, soccer, touch football and water polo among others and travel to other local schools and venues to compete in organised fixtures. Alternatively, students may choose to participate in intra-school activities such as dance, yoga, chess and the Intra-House Cup.  The Friday sport program provides an opportunity for students to try a new sport or activity that interests them, with a focus on participation, sportsmanship and fun.

Further to this, we encourage our more elite 10 -12 year old athletes to seek additional opportunities through the Queensland School Sports Representative Program.  Throughout the year, Northern Eagles district trials are held across a range of team and individual sports.  Students and parents are notified of these trial dates through daily notices, student emails and the school newsletter.  Importantly, these district trials are highly competitive and only for students who have extensive experience in their sport outside of school.  If selected in a district team, students then have the opportunity to display their talent at the regional, state and national level.

Semester 1 also provides the opportunity for students to try out for Ironside's championship futsal teams and Semester 2 is when the 'ever popular' 3 pin competition occurs.​

ISS Athlete Development Program

The Ironside Athlete Development Program offers select students the chance to improve their overall athleticism by developing key components of fitness that are important to young athletes regardless of the sport they play.  It will help students improve their movement, strength, fitness, agility, balance, stability and co-ordination, whilst also developing resilience, confidence and knowledge about how to train and look after your body and mind.  The program, based on the world-leading “Brand X Method" and specifically designed for youth, is designed to help students thrive not only in the sports they love, but also in life.

For more information please see the Ironside State School Athlete Development Program Charter in the links on the right of this page​, and visit

To apply for a place on the Ironside ADP, please complete the form at IADP Application Form.

​This link can not be accessed on the Ironside network and must be completed at home."

Key dates:

8th March


Information webinar and Q&A for parents & students with Samantha Mathers, Founder and Head Coach of Fitter Futures.  Learn more about the Athlete Development Program and what to expect.

Meeting room link: Click here

11th March

7:15AM – 8.15AM

Trial session for any interested students at Fitter Futures training facility at Indooroopilly - Cnr Clarence Road & Allwood St, Indooroopilly (formerly the site of the Indooroopilly Bowls Club).

Parents are responsible for transport from Fitter Futures to Ironside after this session.


Please register for the Trial Session by 10th March using this link.

18th March


Closing date for applications

28th March


Successful applicants notified of inclusion in IADP Squad

19th April


First IADP training session at Fitter Futures.

Please contact Jamie Henderson (G&T Coordinator) at if you have any questions.

Last reviewed 23 March 2022
Last updated 23 March 2022