Wesley College Melbourne Australia
Wesley College Melbourne

Our Sporting History

Wesley's sporting history has a long and proud tradition. To see and hear more about the first 150 years of Wesley sport, please view the videos below.

1866 to 1946

During this first period, Wesley College enjoyed a golden age in sport winning a total of 45 Associated Public Schools (APS) Premierships in the following sports:

Athletics – 6
Cricket – 9
Football – 14
Rowing – 16

1946 to 1986

Another significant period in the life of Wesley with three Headmasters, the changing role of sport post-World War Two, further success and the changing face of Wesley and the APS competition.

A total of 24 APS Premierships were won in the following boys' sports:

Athletics - 1 (1947)
Cricket - 7 (1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1969)
Football - 6 (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1972, 1979)
Rowing - 8 (1947, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1984)

1987 - 2016

This last 30 years has seen four Principals, changes in the delivery of the sport program, an increase in the number of sports offered and the three sporting seasons (summer, winter, autumn) now running over the four school terms. The introduction of coeducation at Wesley, saw girls now participating (with great success) in the sport program.

The following 100 APS Premierships have been won since 1987: 

Boys
Football - 1 (2010)
Soccer - 1 (2001)
Water Polo - 1 (2010)
Cricket- 2 (1993, 1999)
Tennis - 2 (1990, 2006)
Basketball - 3 (1998, 1999, 2010) 
Hockey - 3 (1993, 1994, 2010)

Girls
Athletics - 7 (1989, 1994, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Basketball - 5 (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014)
Badminton - 6 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014)
Cross Country - 13 (1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Diving - 2 (2015, 2016)
Hockey - 3 (1998, 2006, 2014)
Netball - 9 (1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
Rowing - 1 (1987)
Softball - 10 (1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2016)
Swimming - 12 (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Tennis - 13 (1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Water Polo - 6 (2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)