Peak Performance


The Peak Performance Program was established in 2017, with the aim of supporting talented athletes from Horsham College with reaching their full sporting potential. The select entry extension program is for students that are currently competing at regional, state or national level in their chosen sport/discipline.

The Peak Performance program encompasses two separate programs;

  1. Peak Performance Elective (Year 9 and 10 – Select Entry)
  2. West Vic Academy of Sport Membership (Open to all students)


Peak performance is an elective that students complete over 2 years in Years 9 and 10. The program requires an application process. Students need to be competing in representative sport above club level as a minimum requirement. All Peak Performance students will undertake the VET study: Certificate II in Sport and Recreation. This tailor-made VET in-school programs have been designed by iVET for Year 9 and/or Year 10 students. The programs offers students a course with the perfect blend of both physical and academic rigor. It prepares students for working in settings such as sport and recreation centres, assisting with the conduct of recreation activities, and basic facility maintenance and operations.

Strength and Conditioning coaches will support students in designing customised training programs for their nominated sport or discipline. The Horsham College training facility will be used for the majority of the strength and conditioning sessions.

Year 10 Peak Performance 2021 at F45

Students will also have the opportunity to use community facilities to train such as F45 and the Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Note. Students wanting to train for Australian Rules Football are encouraged to apply for the AFL Academy instead of Peak Performance. Students are unable to do both programs.

Click here to Apply for 2022 Peak Performance Program


Established in 2018, the Horsham College and WVAS partnership is now in its fourth year. Building upon the successful early implementation years, the partnership was refined to give a greater variety of coaching and educational opportunities to our 10 high performance athletes. The athletes selected are representing their respective sport or activity at preferably state level.

The aim of the partnership is to provide services to these athletes which they could not otherwise access, therefore completing and complimenting their current coaching, training and competition environments. Membership with the WVAS is for 12 months. The academy management works with the school’s Partnership Leader and associated staff to deliver all services.

Australian Equestrian Athlete – Morgan Lane

A range of education activities are organised for our WVAS members including;

The following services have been previously offered by WVAS and Horsham College;

  • Musculoskeletal Screenings
  • Personalised strength and conditioning programs by Chris Radford (RAD Centre)
  • Guest Speakers eg. VIS Athletes
  • Sports Science Experiences at Biolab, Geelong
  • Federation University – High Performance Day
  • RAD Centre Visit
  • Olympian Dinner – Steve Moneghetti
  • Athlete Education Centre (via WVAS Website)
  • Zoom Education Sessions (Fortnightly)
  • Online Learning opportunities eg. ASADA Anti-Doping Level 1

Victorian Triathletes Ella and Sienna Walsgott with Chris Radford (RAD Centre)


Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled at Horsham College in 2022
  • Currently competing in the chosen sport at regional level of representation level
  • Recommended for students in Year 7-11. Year 12s can apply, but need to be aware of the time commitments and expectations of the program.

Applications for the WestVic Academy are open in Term 4, 2022.

WVAS Membership Application Form


Strength and Conditioning Coaches: Rod Kirkwood (5381 7107) and Liam Offer (5381 7150)

Health and PE Learning Area Head: Jaymi O’Connor (5381 7000)