Our sport philosophy

A boys' school understands the need for boys to be active and that they thrive physically, socially and academically when they are engaged in sport. Rostrevor offers an exceptional and diverse Co-Curricular program supported by many top-class Coaches. Rostrevor has a philosophy of encouraging participation in healthy physical activity and developing sporting skills and team spirit across all ability levels from a young age. Research demonstrates a link between fitness and academic performance and suggests exercise is good for perserverence, discipline and focus as well as overall mental and physical wellbeing.

The camaraderie and friendships that develop through sport are invaluable and often remain with our boys well beyond their school years. The bonds formed on Rostrevor's sporting grounds often result in a deep camaraderie and life-long friendships, demonstrated by our many successful Old Collegian teams.

The depth of Rostrevor's sporting talent in AFL, Socccer, Cricket, Athletics, Cycling, Waterpolo, Basketball, Handball and Tennis attests to this. Recent successes include:

  • 7 graduates recruited by AFL clubs in the past 3 years.
  • Numerous cricketers, soccer players and other athletes selected for State and National squads in 2019 and 2020.

Rostrevor offers a Soccer Program which integrates with the College curriculum and helps educate and develop stars of the game. Learn more about the Rostrevor College Soccer Program here

Excellent Sporting Facilities 

Rostrevor has a proud sporting tradition which is built upon our outstanding sporting facilities including five ovals with turf cricket pitches in summer which translates to three AFL and three Soccer pitches in the winter season. Two gymnasiums with three basketball courts also support badminton and table-tennis competitions.

The College pool is used for Physical Education and Outdoor Education lessons as part of the College Curriculum as well as a training venue for Co-curricular sports such as Water Polo.

Rostrevor's six competition-grade tennis courts have been recently refurbished and the College boasts the Southern Hemisphere's only international-grade handball courts that are still used competitively today.

Our Co-curricular Leadership

Rostrevor College's successful Co-curricular program is backed by top-class coaches several of whom have represented their code at State level or higher. Many are teachers are the College which strengthens the student-teacher-coach connection. The enjoyment and respect that flows from these relationships is evident every day at our College and delivers positive benefits both within the classroom and on the field, court and track.

Luke Manuel
Director Co-curricular Activities

Mr Manuel delivers a comprehensive, dynamic and diverse Co-curricular Program which caters for a wide variety of individuals. The primary focus is developing key characteristics and lifelong skills in combination with technical skills and improvements.

Rostrevor College measures Co-curricular success by overall participation, enjoyment and satisfaction of every student, rather than success by way of winning or losing.

Mr Manuel teaches Health & Physical Education, Science, Extension Mathematics and Human Performance in Sport in the Middle and Senior Years. 

Key Accomplishments:

  • Represented SA 4 times for the SAAFL, including being named Vice-Captain of the 2019 team that competed in Queensland.
  • Rostrevor Old Collegians A-Grade Best & Fairest (2019)
  • Two-time Div 1 SAAFL Premiership Player with ROCS (2013 & 2017)
  • Level 2 AFL Accredited Coach since 2018
  • Teaching, Coaching and Volunteering in the UK and Costa Rica


Tim Baccanello
Junior Years Co-Curricular Coordinator


Mr Baccanello oversees all Co-curricular activities in the Junior Years and delivers an inclusive and comprehensive Health & Physical Education Program from Reception to Year 6. PE is a regular and popular part of the Junior Years curriculum and enables students to learn through active participation in a wide range of sports and activities. In addition to the development and refinement of fundamental movement skills, students also problem solve as they develop movement strategies and tactics during a play-based approach to learning.

An important but often understated aspect of the program is the learning that comes from applying rules, playing fairly and demonstrating good sportsmanship.

Key Accomplishments:

  • 2013 & 2015 ROCS A Grade Div 1 Premiership player
  • 2015 Rocs A Grade Div 1 Premiership player
  • 2019 Keith Sims OAM Medal - Best and Fairest Division 1 Adelaide Football League
  • 2020 SANFL Crows Development Squad


James Allan
First XVIII Football Coach


Mr Allan is Rostrevor College's Director of Football with an outstanding sporting resume. He is a three-time winner of the SANFL's highest individual honour, the Magarey Medal. In addition to coaching the First XVIII, Mr Allan oversees the entire football program at Rostrevor ensuring skills development and opportunity for participation across all levels and age groups.

Mr Allan teaches Health & Physical Education, Mathematics and Science in the Middle and Senior Years.

Key Accomplishments: 

  • Norwood FC Premiership Player 2014
  • North Adelaide Football Club Best & Fairest 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
  • North Adelaide Football Club Captain 2012
  • Magarey Medallist 2007, 2010, 2011
  • Norwood FC U18 Coach 2018, 2019


Terry Frangakis
First XI Soccer Coach


Mr Frangakis brings a highly professional and competitive edge to Rostrevor's Soccer Program having played at State level (Victoria) and as the current Technical Director at North Eastern MetroStars for U12 to U18 squads. He has a strong focus on identifying talent early and developing pathways for junior players and led Rostrevor's First XI to victory in the SAAS north-east zone and to the State semi-final.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Skillaroos - State Development Team (2015 - current)
  • Junior Technical Director MetroStars U12-U18 (current)
  • Federation Cup Premiership Coach (MetroStars U18) in 2018 and 2019
  • Assistant Coach MetroStars First Team (2019)



Glen Stuart Rd Woodforde Sa 5072 Australia


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