The representative school sport pathway

The representative school sport pathway is open to all students, aged between 8 and 19 years of age. It offers students the opportunity to compete and progress from a school level through to international competition, commensurate with their ability.

School sport provides a representative pathway for students with disabilities in athletics, cross country and swimming. Gymnastics, rowing, sailing and trampolining are also offered as competitive sports for secondary students.

To be eligible to participate and progress along the representative pathway in Multi Class events, students with a disability must have a current sporting classification. Not all disabilities are recognised in the sport classification system for each sport.

Below is information about the competitive sports on offer for students with a disability.

For more information see our Classification and Multi Class pages.

 

Athletics is a representative pathway in School Sport for students with a disability. Classification is required to compete in Multi Class events at Athletics Championships.

Events for PSSA and CHSSA: 100m, 200m, 800m, long jump, shot put and discus (javelin - CHSSA only).

More specific information in regards to the rules is available for primary students in the NSWPSSA Athletics Handbook and for secondary students in the NSWCHSSA Athletics Handbook.  

For more information see Classification.

 

Cross Country is a representative pathway in School Sport for students with a disability. Classification is required to compete in Multi Class events at Cross Country Championships.

Event distances: PSSA 8-13yrs 2km, CHSSA 13-18yrs 3km.

More specific information in regards to the rules is available for primary students in the NSWPSSA Cross Country Handbook and for secondary students in the NSWCHSSA Cross Country Handbook

For more information see Classification.

  

Gymnastics is a competitive sport for students with a disability. It is only available to secondary students via the CHSSA program. Classification is required to compete in Multi Class events at Gymnastic Championships.

Events include: bar, beam, floor, high bars, parallel bars, pommel, rings and vault.

More specific information in regards to the rules is available for secondary students in the NSWCHSSA Gymnastics Handbook.

 

Rowing is a competitive sport for students with a disability. It is only available to secondary students via the CHSSA program. 

More specific information in regards to the rules is available for secondary students in the NSWCHSSA Rowing Handbook.

 

Sailing is a competitive sport for students with a disability. It is only available to secondary students via the CHSSA program. 

More specific information in regards to the rules is available for secondary students in the NSWCHSSA Sailing Handbook.

 

Swimming is a representative pathway in School Sport for students with a disability. Classification is required to compete in Multi Class events at Swimming Championships.

Events for PSSA and CHSSA: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly (individual medley - CHSSA only).

More specific information in regards to the rules is available for primary students in the NSWPSSA Swimming Handbook and for secondary students in the NSWCHSSA Swimming Handbook

For more information see Classification.

  

Trampolining is a competitive sport for students with a disability. It is only available to secondary students via the CHSSA program. 

Events include: trampoline, double mini, single mini and tumbling.

More specific information in regards to the rules is available for secondary students in the NSWCHSSA Trampoline Handbook.