Griffith Sports College

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We support elite athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence

Griffith Sports College plays a vital role in fostering students who are also elite athletes, helping them devote time to training and competition while they complete their tertiary studies. As part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network, the College integrates sporting and academic aspirations.

Elite athletes program benefits

  • Direct admission
  • Consideration for program admission flexibility
  • Personalised degree advice and course planning
  • Timetabling assistance and class flexibility
  • Assessment and exam flexibility
  • Opportunity to study with other institutions
  • Access to on-campus sporting facilities and gym
  • Funding for specific sporting events
  • Access and special rates for physiotherapy and sports science services

Through dedicated assistance from Griffith Sports College, over 400 student athletes successfully balance the high demands of elite sport and university life each year.

Join Griffith Sports College

If you compete at a state, national or international level in your sport, you might be eligible to join the Griffith Sports College. Elite athletes are identified as participating in an Australian Institute of Sport and Griffith University-recognised sport.

Join Griffith Sports College

Matilda Butt, Matildas mid-fielder

Our staff

The Griffith Sports College team has a wealth of sporting and academic knowledge, with staff including director Duncan Free and manager Naomi McCarthy (nee Castle). Both are Olympic gold medallists and Griffith alumni who understand the demands student athletes face, and provide unique mentoring and support.

Sports scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for elite athletes who have excelled in their chosen sport

Our elite athletes

Griffith Sports College proudly supports champs such as Cameron McEvoy, Ashleigh Gentle and Emma McKeon. The College’s distinguished alumni spans 50 Olympians, Paralympians and Commonwealth Games athletes.

Elite athletes

Griffith University Women's - National Sevens University Series 2017


We partner with leading sports clubs along with state and national sports organisations to enhance and complement elite sport in Australia.


Brandon Borello - Brisbane Roar

Sports facilities

Our world-class sporting facilities include an aquatic centre, athletics track, tennis courts, gyms, fields and recreation halls.

Sports facilities


Griffith University is an official partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games