Hale School is well known for its involvement in sport and nurturing sporting talent. Many professional sportsmen are Old Haleians who honed their talents on Hale’s fields and in the PSA interschool competitions.

Hale caters for every sporting ability, with a focus on participation and sportsmanship. All students participate in interhouse sport throughout the year, competing with and against their peers.

Interschool sport takes place once a week and is compulsory for all students from Years 5 to 9. There are multiple levels to allow all boys to participate in their chosen sport. In Years 10 to 12, PSA sport is optional at Hale. However, Hale’s success across many sports shows the passion of our boys to keep playing. In 2019, Hale School teams proudly took out the premierships for cricket, volleyball, badminton, soccer, football and hockey – a PSA record season.

During the summer season (Terms 1 and 4), students can participate in basketball, cricket, rowing, swimming, tennis, volleyball and water polo, as well as one-day events such as surfing and golf. During the winter season (Terms 2 and 3), boys compete in badminton, cross country, football, hockey, rugby, soccer and athletics.

Hale is fortunate and proud to be able to host most of our sporting fixtures on our own grounds. Our boys can walk straight from the classroom to our expansive, world-class sporting facilities and, as a result, training time is maximised.

Having our own staff as the primary source of coaches also distinguishes our Sport programme. The multi-dimensional relationships formed between staff and students is a bedrock of Hale School and allows staff and students to interact in a different environment outside the classroom.

Weekly PSA fixtures, team selections, results and further information on sport at Hale are available on the Hale Sport website

Hale Sports Podcasts

During COVID-19, when our students did online learning from home, we were very aware that co-curricular was one of the things the boys missed the most. So one of the initiatives we came up with was a series of sport podcasts, where Year 12 students interviewed notable sporting identities. It came to take on a life of its own and gained some media notoriety in its own right. Below you can access the interviews for your listening pleasure.

Adam Gilchrist – cricketer

Adam Selwood – AFL player

Alan Stein Jr – basketball coach

Alex Carey – cricketer

Ashton Brinkworth – swimmer (Old Haleian)

Brendon Julian – cricketer

Bruce McAvaney – sport broadcaster

Cameron Schwab – AFL CEO

Caroline Wilson – AFL journalist

Chris Goulding – basketball player

Dane Haylett-Petty – rugby (Old Haleian)

Daryl Mitchell – cricketer (Old Haleian) 

Ed Cowan – cricketer

Emma Swanson – AFL player

Harry Kewell – soccer player

Hattie Taylor – rower

Jack Maddocks – rugby player

Jason Cadee – basketball player

Jason Norrish – AFL player (Old Haleian)

John Worsfold – AFL player/coach

Jono Lance – rugby player

Josh Gibson – AFL player

Joshua Edwards-Smith – swimmer (current Haleian)

Justin Langer – cricketer

Justin Turner – rugby (Old Haleian)

Luke Burton – rugby player (Old Haleian)

Marcus Stoinis – cricketer (Old Haleian)

Mark Hickman – hockey player

Matt de Boer – AFL player

Matt Ebden – tennis player (Old Haleian)

Matt Hornsby – AFL high performance manager 

Mitch Georgiades – AFL player (Old Haleian)

Nathan Gibbs – sport doctor

Neroli Meadows – sports journalist/commentator

Rhett Ayliffe – rowing coach

Sam Powell-Pepper – AFL player

Sarah Jamieson – athlete

Shawn Redhage – basketball player

Theo Doropolous – cricketer (Old Haleian)

Tim Widdicombe – rower

Tom Mitchell – AFL player (Old Haleian)

Trent Cotchin – AFL player

Will Langford – AFL player

Will Somerville – cricketer

Xavier Duursma – AFL player


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