Monivae College Sports Academy (MSCA) is a full time integrated academic and sporting program for students in years 7 - 10. 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.

Monivae Sports Academy

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

The MCSA support team consists of:

  • Head of Football (AFL): Brendan McCartney - Current Specialist Coach Coach with Collingwood FC, Former Western Bulldogs Coach, Former assistant Coach with Richmond, Geelong, Essendon and Melbourne FC's. 
  • Football Coach (AFL): Josh Rentsch - 3 years experience SANFL with Sturt FC, Coates Talent League U/18 Best & Fairest, Former Captain GWR Rebels, Vic Country Representative 
  • Cricket Specialist Coach and Coaching Mentor: James Seymour - First class cricketer for Victoria, former Melbourne Renegades player
  • Cricket Coach: Craig Templeton - Level 2 Australian Coach. Association Representative coach past 5 years, Association Junior Co-ordinator and junior coach with over 8 years junior coaching experience 
  • Head of Netball: Tegan Phillips - Former Australian Diamonds netballer, Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Premiership Player with Melbourne Vixens, Melbourne Vixens Vice-Captain
  • Netball Coach: Kerri Jennings - Over 25 years coaching at club and representative levels, 2023 Co-coach Koroit A-Grade
  • Basketball Coach: Zac Dunmore - 4 seasons in the NBL Southern Conference, Current player with Ballarat Miners, Ballarat Rising Star Award 2021 
  • Head of Swimming: Sam Ashby B App Sci (Human Movement) – Former State Squad Coach with MLC Aquatic. Represented Australia in 2011 World Championships.

For enquiries regarding MCSA, please contact, MCSA Co-ordinator on mcsa@monivae.vic.edu.au

MSCA Prospectus