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 Education Network, the Sports College integrates sporting and academic aspirations

Elite Athlete Program Benefits

Through dedicated assistance from Griffith Sports College, over 550 student athletes successfully balance the high demands of elite sport and university life each year.

  • 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
  • Tutoring assistance may be available


Griffith Sports College proudly supports champs such as Emma McKeon, Madison de Rozario, Cameron McEvoy, and Ashleigh Gentle.

The College’s distinguished alumni spans 82 Olympians, 13 Paralympians  and many Commonwealth Games athletes.

Elite athletes


A record number of Griffith University students, staff and alumni have qualified to compete at the Olympic & Paralympic Games

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.

Graduate Ready Program

The Griffith Sports College Graduate Ready Program is here to assist elite athletes in your transition through graduation and the job search process.  Just like how GSC offers you support during your degree, we can now offer support to transition to life after your degree.

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Discounted physiotherapy

Griffith Sports College members can access heavily discounted physiotherapy sessions at both the Gold Coast and Nathan Campus clinics. Follow the links below to make a booking and mention you are a Griffith Sports College member to take advantage of these discounts.

Gold Coast campus

Griffith Health Clinics (G40) Level 4, Gold Coast campus, Cnr Parklands Drive and Olsen Avenue, Southport QLD 4215 are happy to offer $50 physiotherapy sessions for all Griffith Sports College members.

To take advantage of this discount follow the link below or call 1800 188 295 to book.

Mention you are a Griffith Sports College member at the time of booking.

Nathan Campus

Allsports Macgregor, with its clinic at Griffith Nathan Gym (N11), are happy to offer $50 physiotherapy sessions for all Griffith Sports College members.

There are several ways to book your appointment on campus:

Appointments are available at the Nathan campus on Wednesdays and Fridays only.


Griffith Sports College has put together a series of videos to assist you to stay motivated and train.

Griffith Sports College guide

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


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

Sports facilities

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


Dentistry, Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Psychology clinics available

Latest news

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Titans player graduates

NRL star Ryan James made his name with the Gold Coast Titans at the same time he was completing a business degree at Griffith University. He speaks to us about how he balanced the two challenges in his life with the help of the Griffith Sports College and the GUMURRII Student Support Unit.

Griffith Uni Women's National Sevens University Series

Griffith announces Sporting Hall of Fame

HOF will honour and recognise students and staff who have achieved success and personal accomplishment in their chosen sport