Fairhills participates in a wide range of sports, frequently achieving excellent results at interschool, zone, regional, state and national levels.
Summer sports include cricket, volleyball, tennis, softball, baseball and athletics.
Winter sports include football, soccer, netball, basketball, hockey, table tennis, cross country and indoor soccer.
Athletics Sports Day is held in March – a fun day where all students attend in house colours and participate in various events.
Specialised Basketball Program
The Fairhills Basketball Program aims to develop the leadership, athletic and academic potential of our players. Players are provided with an opportunity to participate in an elite basketball development program, compete in two major school competitions and be invited to try out for state school sports teams.
Senior players have an opportunity to participate in refereeing, coaching, strength and conditioning, running events, competitions and VET Sport and Recreation.
Students are expected to attend school regularly, uphold our school values, and honour the Student Code of Conduct.
Fairhills High School, in association with the Knox Basketball Association, built a $2 million, state-of-the-art Sports Stadium on the school’s property which has now become known as: W.H. Glasson Stadium. During business hours the stadium is used for Physical Education and Sports classes, and after-hours the courts are used by the Knox Basketball Association for domestic competitions and training purposes. This highly impressive building has been designed for elite basketball programs and competitions.
As part of the Physical Education Elective Design, students in Years 7-10 may enrol in the Basketball Program. Each semester, students in Years 7-8 will participate in two x 30-minute training sessions per week at lunchtimes, whilst students in Years 9 and 10 train two times a week for 75 minutes.
During training, players are encouraged to build fundamental motor skills, improve their personal fitness levels, develop sound offensive and defensive structures whilst positively contributing to the team environment.
There are NO ADDITIONAL FEES of enrolling into the Basketball Program
Who runs the Basketball Program?
Mr Jesse Harberger is the Head Coach of the Basketball Academy. With more than 15 years of basketball experience including being a player in the Big V Youth and State Championship Men’s teams for Werribee, Victoria University Men’s basketball team, and Victorian Christian Schools Basketball team. Junior Coach with the Werribee Devils and Head Coach of under 15s Boys and Girls Victorian Christian Schools Team in 2015 and 2017 winning the championship with all teams.
Jesse also has access to many like-minded coaches who assist in developing and coaching groups as needed.
Who can join?
Students that are interested in the Basketball Program can attend a tryout session with a gift given to those students who are successful in making the team.
Enrolments are accepted throughout the year. Applicants are not expected to have any previous experience in playing basketball, however, they are encouraged to be involved with organised sport outside of school if not basketball at club level.