Barker has a fine tradition on the sporting field and has produced many State and National champions, including Captains of National teams. Our school teams are renowned for the dedication and commitment.
At Barker all students are involved in sport and Saturday sport is often the highlight of a student's week at school, as it brings a healthy balance to their life. Our aim is to provide students with an enjoyable sporting experience, where excellence is pursued and individual potential realised.
A wide range of competitive and non-competitive sport is available to Middle and Senior School boys. These include Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Equestrian, Football, Fencing, Mountain Biking, Physical Conditioning, Rugby, Swimming, Squash, Surf Lifesaving, Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Volleyball and Waterpolo. We have a number of National Level 3 Coaches on staff and our students benefit from their experience and coaching.
Barker also provide its students with the opportunity to travel to other countries and interstate to compete at invitational sporting tournaments. In the past our students have travelled to South Africa, South America, USA, the West Indies and New Zealand, representing their School in a variety of sports.
The School also has a full time Strength and Conditioning coach and Physiotherapist on hand, to assist in the recovery of students who may sustain injuries during the playing season.
The participation in a wide variety of sports provides an opportunity for students to take responsibility for their personal growth by developing qualities, such as self sacrifice, commitment, dedication, courage, self discipline, team work, cooperation and fair play.