Monivae College Sports Academy (MSCA) is a full time integrated academic and sporting program for male and female students. Specialist sports covered are: cricket, basketball, football (AFL), netball and swimming.  The program is planned to allow student athletes to develop their sporting talent at a state-of-the-art training facility, under the tutelage of expert sport and fitness coaches, while receiving their secondary education in an innovative and integrated approach. 

MCSA is available for students in Years 7 to 10 from 2023. 

MCSA students will have a portion of their lessons devoted to core curriculum (including English, Maths, Science and Religion). Depending on their year level a balance of their remaining electives are devoted to the MCSA program consisting of the following:

  • sport specific skills coaching
  • strength and conditioning coaching on their general fitness and sport specific fitness
  • working with high performance specialists including dietetics, psychology and physiotherapy

Students in Years 7 & 8 complete 6 periods per cycle in the MCSA and are also able to complete all elective options. Students in Year 9 complete 10 periods per cycle in the MCSA and are able to choose a compulsory elective from the  Performing Arts and Visual Arts and Technology subjects and select a Minor elective for Semester 1 & 2. Students in Year 10 complete 10 periods per cycle in the MCSA.

The MCSA support team consists of:

    • Head of Cricket: Keith Jansz -Former Vic Premier Head Coach for Frankston Peninsula CC and Sri Lankan Women’s T20 Assistant Coach. Level 3 High Performance Cricket Coach
    • Head of Basketball: Matt Sutton - Current WNBL1 Head Coach for Mt Gambier Pioneers and former NBL player for 36’ers
    • Head of Football: Brendan McCartney - Former AFL Coach, Western Bulldogs and Assistant Coach, Richmond, Geelong, Essendon and Melbourne Football Clubs
    • Head of Netball: Sarah Wall - CEO and Founder of NetFit and Former player with NSW Swifts, Melbourne Vixens, Queensland Firebirds and Melbourne Phoenix 
    • Head of Strength & Conditioning: Sam Carr  - Senior Strength & Conditioning coach with Fed University, Masters of S&C
    • Swimming Technique Coach: James Magnussen - Dual World Champion, three time Olympic medallist, Commonwealth Gold medallist, fifth fastest 100m freestyle swim of all time
    • Sports Dietitian: Ola Luczak - Accredited Sports Dietitian, specialising in elite and junior athletes. Former nutrition roles at Melbourne Victory and St Kilda Football Clubs
    • Physiotherapist and Podiatrist: Gen Health, Hamilton

For enquiries regarding MCSA, please contact Clinton Thomas, MCSA Co-ordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To download a MCSA Prospectus, click here.