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The department supports sport through policy development, curriculum initiatives, professional development opportunities, resources, and a statewide sport program via Sapsasa – Primary School Sport and Secondary School Sport SA.
Sapsasa – Primary School Sport is responsible for administering primary school sports programs throughout the state. Sapsasa works in consultation with Secondary School Sport SA to run school sport programs for the department. Affiliation with Sapsasa is open to every government and non-government school with a primary component in the state. Primary school children aged 10 to 13 are eligible to participate in Sapsasa programs.
Secondary School Sport SA is a committee of the department which provides students (years 6 to 13) from government and non-government schools with quality educational opportunities through sport, from grass roots competitions through to international championships.
School Sport Australia is the national body responsible for interstate championships. Both Sapsasa and Secondary School Sport SA, and all state and territory school bodies except for Tasmania, are affiliated with it. Tasmania participates if School Sport Australia has an arrangement with individual state sporting associations. On behalf of School Sport Australia, both Sapsasa and Secondary School Sport SA host national championships. These are the result of quality state-based programs and offer talented students the chance to take part in high level school sporting competitions.
Sapsasa – Primary School Sport
Phone: 8416 5900
Email: decd.sapsasa [at] sa.gov.au
Secondary School Sport SA
Phone: 8416 5920
Email: decd.sasssa [at] sa.gov.au