Girls’ Sport Victoria

Girls’ Sport Victoria Inc. (GSV) is one of the largest independent girls’ school sporting associations in Victoria. It was formed in 2000 to create a uniform entity through which girls’ sport in participating schools could be supported, conducted, promoted and administered. It is for students in Years 7 to 12.

Guiding principles

The guiding principles for GSV are:

  1. the promotion of girls’ sport
  2. enhanced opportunities for participation in elite, competitive and recreational sport and physical activity
  3. accessibility to a diverse range of programs
  4. the fostering of individual talents, team spirit and commitment
  5. the pursuit of excellence
  6. a commitment to the highest standard of ethical behaviour
  7. a commitment to the promotion of health and wellbeing for all girls.

Sports played

  • badminton
  • basketball
  • cricket
  • hockey
  • indoor cricket
  • netball
  • soccer
  • softball
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • water polo.

Students are given the opportunity to trial for all of the above sports. If selected for a team, they train one lunchtime, before school or after school, and play one match after school every week for a term.

All interschool matches are played on weeknights after school.

Participating schools

The 24 participating schools, representing over 16,500 young women, are:

  • Camberwell Anglican Girls’ Grammar
  • Fintona Girls’ School
  • Firbank Grammar
  • Genazzano FCJ College
  • Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar
  • Kilvington Baptist Girls’ Grammar
  • Korowa Anglican Girls’ School
  • Lauriston Girls’ School
  • Loreto Mandeville Hall
  • Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar
  • Melbourne Girls’ Grammar
  • Mentone Girls’ Grammar
  • Methodist Ladies’ College
  • Our Lady of Mercy College
  • Presbyterian Ladies’ College
  • Ruyton Girls’ School
  • Sacré Coeur
  • St Catherine’s School
  • St Margaret’s School
  • Shelford Anglican Girls’ Grammar
  • Star of the Sea College
  • Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School
  • Tintern Anglican Girls’ Grammar School
  • Toorak College