Co-curricular Sports - Caboolture

In 2015, Grace Lutheran College had over 100 different teams competing in wide variety of sporting disciplines ranging from 9, 15 and 18-a-side Australian Rules Football, Basketball, 20 over Cricket, Equestrian (multiple events), Fishing, Futsal, Hockey, Indoor and Outdoor Netball, Rugby League, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch Football, Beach Volleyball, Indoor Volleyball and Waterpolo.


These sporting opportunities are offered to both male and female students across all grades that also compete in the Interschool Sporting programmes.  Together with a large number of experience and dedicated staff/coaches and Sports Assistants, these opportunities extend from local one day tournaments, once a week for a term competitions, through to week long State championships. 

Some of the recent successes that athletes at the College have achieved include: Girls AFL CaSSSA Champions, Girls AFL Youth Girls Champions, Queensland State Futsal Champions, Open Girls UhlSport Soccer State Champions, BOSTL  Basketball Champions, Girls Volleyball CaSSSA Champions and Girls Year 10 Volleyball State Champions.


We are excited to announce the launch of the Grace St Paul’s (GSP) Sports Academy, starting in Term 1, 2016. This new initiative will harness the existing talents of athletes at Grace Caboolture and St Paul’s Primary. Our aim is to increase ability levels, attract new students to sport and to strengthen the partnership between the two schools.

GSP Sports Academy will begin with 3 sub-branch programmes as outlined below:

GSP Soccer
Coach - Matt Nicholls
  • Available for Yr 3 to Yr 12 students.
  • Afterschool training clinics will be held on St Paul’s or Grace ovals.
  • Opportunity to enter an U14 Boys team into the ISSA State Wide Competition and Open Boys team into the UHL Sport State Wide Competition.
GSP Netball
Coach - Makayla Krosch
  • Available for Prep to Yr 12 students.
  • Afterschool training sessions held in the under cover at Grace Caboolture Netball Courts.
  • Opportunity to enter into the Caboolture Netball Association competition held on Tuesday nights at Apex Park, representing Grace Netball Club.
GSP Running
Coach - Kiarra Walters
  • Available for Yr 5 to Yr 12 students.
  • Before and after school training sessions.
  • Tailored training programmes designed for individual student needs and abilities.

Coach Profiles


Matt Nicholls (Soccer)

Qualifications:
  • FA Coaching Certificate
  • (English Football Association)
  • Australian Junior & Youth Soccer Licence
  • First aid certificate & CPR Qualification
Coaching Experience:
South Australia clubs

Junior/Youth/senior coaching

European Football Institute

Elite academy (pathway to professional)

Victorian Soccer Federation

Coach and selector

Britannia Soccer USA (USA)

Regional Manager Mid-West
Business promotions and summer clinic operations

University Of Glamorgan

Women's soccer Head Coach

Playing Experience UK:
  • AFC Rhondda
  • Somerset County SFA
  • Bristol City FC – Youth Trialist
  • Yeovil Town FC – Youth Trialist

Kiarra Walters (Running)

Competition History:
  • 1st place District and Regional Cross Country (2014 & 2015)
  • 7th at Queensland School Sport Cross Country Championship (2014)
  • 1st in District and Regional 1500m (2014 & 2015)
  • 6th in 3000m at Queensland School Sport Track and Field Championship (2014)
  • 1st in Regional 3000m (2014 & 2015)
  • 1st in Open 6 x 12km Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series (2014 & 2015)
  • 1st U18 QLD Junior Track and Field Championships(2015)
  • 2nd in QLD Open 10000m Championships (2015)
  • 11th in 3000m Australian Junior Athletics National Championships (2015)
  • 3rd in U18 Gold Coast Marathon - Sunshine Coast 10km (2015)
  • 4th at Queensland School Sport Cross Country Championship (2015)
  • 2nd in QLD State Cross Country Championships (2015)
  • 13th in Australian National Cross Country Championships (2015)
  • 4th in 3000m at Queensland School Sport Track and Field Championship (2015)
Other Achievements:
  • Running Club Captain (2014, 2015)
  • Sports Carnival Coordinator (2014 & 2015)
  • Cross Country Age Champion (2014, 2015)
  • Represented Queensland in Cross Country and Athletics (2014, 2015)
  • House and Sports Captain (2015)
  • Sports All-rounder Award, Grace Lutheran College (2015)

Makayla Krosch (Netball)

Playing History
  • Competed and captained as a representative player for Caboolture Netball Association
  • Played and captained in the Cadbury Schweppes (now SEQ Queensland) State Netball competition
  • Played and captained Grace Lutheran College’s Vicky Wilson Cup Netball team
  • Selected in State merit team as a result of Vicky Wilson Cup
Coaching History
  • Coached at Grace since 2012-present
  • Coach of the Grace division 1 team 2015
  • Certified Level 1 coach
  • Coached, trained and mentored under/by experienced netball coaches Christine Look and Kym Marks
  • As an aspiring Physical Education Teacher, I have undertaken many university classes on coaching and training.