Why Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre?
We can help you enhance the physical education of your students giving them access to our venues and an array of different sports that they may not be provided within the school grounds. Each sport offered is under the guidance of qualified coaches & instructors.
Our venue and facilities
Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre: Gymnasium Road, Macquarie University, North Ryde
A multi-purpose fitness venue offering everything from a state of the art health club to swimming pools, martial art mats and squash courts. Want to know more?
Macquarie University Sport Fields: Corner of Talavera Road & Culloden Road, North Ryde
The Macquarie University Sport Fields provide over seven hectares of specialist playing areas, including one of the largest AFL ovals in Sydney. Want to know more?
Macquarie University Lighthouse Theatre: Gymnasium Road, Macquarie University, North Ryde
A space for theatre productions, rehearsals, workshops, seminars, comedy nights or presentation evenings, the Lighthouse Theatre is located adjacent to the Sport and Aquatic Centre.
Macquarie University Tennis Centre: Corner of Talavera Road & Culloden Road, North Ryde
Macquarie University Boat Shed: Lane Cove River
Wet weather policy: In the circumstance of a School Sport outdoor facility booking and wet weather, notice when possible will be given a minimum of two hours prior to the session should it be cancelled. If the session is cancelled on behalf of Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre no charge will incur. If the booking is forfeited on behalf of the School, the fee will remain as quoted originally.
What sports and activities are on offer?
The emphasis of the School Sport program is on the acquisition of gross motor skills as well as teaching the students the basic skills specific to the chosen sport through fun games and skills development. There are team sports which encourage the students to work together to accomplish an ultimate goal, or singular activities which focus on individual skill progression. All sports/activities offered with the School Sport program are fully adaptable to the needs of the School.
Sports and Activities
- Group Fitness – Aqua, Bootcamp, Body pump, Cycle, Hula Hooping, Yoga and Pilates, Zumba and many more.
- Martial Arts
- Rugby League
The team of coaches and teachers will teach an ideal balance of swimming skills, water safety and water confidence in a safe, friendly environment. The team will take into account the different levels of swimming skills shown by the students.
Our Swim School is a Swim Australia registered swim school and all of our teachers are AUSTSWIM accredited and hold First Aid Certificates.
- Squash/Raquet Ball
- Table Tennis
- Touch Football
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Waterpolo/Flipper ball
Coaches and instructors
With over 16 Sport Clubs on campus and a strong University Sport representative program we have access to a number of qualified and accredited coaches who can deliver a wide variety of school sport and recreational activities. Students will be taught the skills, drills and requirements of the selected Sport or Recreational activity as well as encouraging team work, friendship, motivation to improve their technical skills. All coaches have current First Aid certifications as well as Working with Children Check’s.
Who can I contact to find out more?
Please contact our Social Sport and School Sport Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our centre on 9850 7636.
A Booking Application form is the first step to securing your booking with Macquarie University’s School Sport program.
View the campus map to get familiar with the venues and facilities.
A School must submit a Public Liability received from the Department of Education and the Sport and Aquatic Centre Terms and Conditions of Hire.
Prices are based on per student with a minimum of 20 students per sport and there are no additional costs for instructors. If groups are below the minimum 20 students, a price on application is provided in order to cover venue costs, administration costs and contractor costs. Higher priced activities reflect a higher staff to student ratio, specialised instructor or equipment costs or facilities.
More information on pricing.