Monivae College Sports Academy (MSCA) is a full time integrated academic and sporting program for pre-elite male and female student cricketers and basketballers. Football (AFL), netball and swimming will be added as specialist sports in 2023.  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 in 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

Applying students for the 2023 intake should make contact with Clinton Thomas, MCSA Co-ordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible, to discuss any opportunities for second round applications. Currently enrolled students should refer to the Prospectus (link below) to register their interest. 

Monivae College is offering a number of generous MCSA Boarding Scholarships. For information on scholarships and application forms click here   

To download a MCSA Prospectus, click here.

Please direct any enquires to MCSA Co-ordinator, Clinton Thomas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.