Pulteney’s approach to sport is anchored to our values and reflects our commitment to supporting each student to follow their passion and develop their confidence.

Pulteney supports its promise of a balanced education with a wide range of competitive and non-competitive sporting activities for every level of ability.

Students are encouraged to participate in whichever sport they have a passion for, whilst our sports department is committed to delivering a sporting experience that fosters an appreciation of the benefits of competition and the spirit of fair play, the pursuit of excellence and fulfilment of individual potential.


Our fantastic facilities and dedicated coaching staff ensure that no matter where their sporting interests lie, that each students’ enthusiasm, passion and dedication will be wholeheartedly supported.

Sporting Facilities

Pulteney’s footbridge to the Adelaide Parklands gives students unrivalled access to sporting facilities, including five ovals, 15 tennis courts, a full-sized synthetic hockey pitch, basketball and netball courts, all set amongst 18 hectares of uninterrupted green sporting and recreational space. 

A gymnasium on campus and boat sheds on the Torrens and at West Lakes extend the range of facilities available to every student.

Sports Program

Age-appropriate sporting programs are available for all students from Reception to Year 12, allowing everyone the opportunity to participate, to challenge themselves physically and to achieve their personal bests. Our students enjoy Physical Education lessons right from the Early Learning Centre (ELC) and have the option to participate in competitive summer and winter sport.

The range of sports and activities cater for all skills and interests, and include athletics, basketball, volleyball, cricket, cross country, Australian Rules football, hockey, soccer, netball, rowing, swimming, softball, tennis as well as options including yoga, chess and debating.

I also took up the opportunity to play for the First XI soccer team under the guidance of experienced players and coaches. I was ushered into the community with open arms and friendly faces of which I am still thankful for today.

Isaac, 2018 Graduate

Pathways in Sport at Pulteney - Coaching

At Pulteney, our sport coaches are trained to function as sport educators borrowing from the basic principles of sport, developing problem solving and critical thinking skills in their players and teams.

We cultivate a player centred approach whereby our students are encouraged to take risks and are taught the concepts of responsibility, humility and accountability.

Read more about our coaching development framework below.