The Grace Athletic Department is headed by Mr. Robert Blackman. Robert teaches PE classes. He also coaches several of our athletic teams. He has a wonderful vision for our current facilities, equipment, and athletic teams. Coach Blackman will coordinate the various team schedules, coaches, and practices.

Over the past few years we have expanded our athletic department and are now able to offer a wide variety of team sports to our Gators.

When your children take part in team sports they develop:

  • friendship and camaraderie
  • cooperation and teamwork skills
  • leadership skills
  • appreciation of different abilities
  • respect for team mates/ opponents/officials
  • a sense of belonging/team membership
  • social interaction skills
  • physical skills
  • self-esteem and self concept
  • team goal-setting skills
  • self-discipline, patience and persistence
  • resilience through sharing positive and negative experiences

(NSW Education and Communities, 2014)