Under Head Coach, Mr Ross Anton, Meriden has nurtured some extraordinary talent in tennis, with players competing in national and international tournaments including the Junior Australian Open. One player competed in four Junior Grand Slams during her time at Meriden. During the past six years, eight Meriden students have competed at the Grand Slam level.
The Meriden tennis team has won the prestigious Tildesley Shield Tennis tournament every year since 2010, the Australian National Schools Tennis Challenge seven times, and has been selected to represent Australia at the biennial World Schools Tennis Challenge on four occasions. Meriden was named World Schools Tennis Champion at the 2015 Challenge held in Qatar.
Tildesley Tennis Champions every consecutive year since 2010
Eight International Grand Slam players
2015 World Schools Tennis Champions
Meriden’s Water Polo players achieve outstanding success at both team and individual levels. Over the past decade, the Senior Firsts have been grand finalists in the highly competitive IGSA Water Polo S01 Division every year since 2010 and have been crowned champions seven times.
Many of the players are selected to represent New South Wales and Australia in competitions. Within the past few years, Meriden has generated more than thirty-five state representatives and fourteen Australian representatives.
Meriden’s Water Polo program develops students from Year 3 through to Year 12 across all levels. Students receive high quality professional coaching from experienced coaches who include current and former Australian and international representatives, as well as Olympians. Ms Chloe Wilcox, Head Aquatics Coach at Meriden, was a member of Great Britain’s Women’s Water Polo Squad at the London Olympic Games and was also Assistant Coach to Great Britain’s Women’s National Water Polo Team for many years.
IGSA Champions seven times
Thirty-five state representatives and fourteen Australian representatives
Olympian Head Aquatics Coach
Meriden’s Athletics program has gone from strength to strength under the guidance of triple-Olympian, Mrs Nicole Boegman-Stewart. The program develops students’ athletic potential across all disciplines with year-round training and competition and access to specialist coaches. Meriden’s athletes compete at the annual IGSA and NSWCIS Athletics Championships as well as NSW All Schools, NSW Schools Relays, NSW Schools Nitro Challenge, Little Athletics and Athletics NSW competitions.
Meriden’s representatives have secured an impressive medal tally at the State Athletics Championships and Australian Junior Athletics Championships in recent years.
Olympian Athletics Coach
Strong record of achievement across NSW and nationally
Training at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre
Badminton is Meriden’s fastest-growing sport and our athletes perform at the top of their school-based invitational competitions across multiple divisions, with a number of girls playing at national and international levels. The School’s Sports Centre hosts badminton training and competitions and, in addition, our girls use tournament-grade badminton facilities in close proximity to Meriden.
Under Head Coach, Mr Patrick Hii, our coaches who are themselves professional players with competitive world rankings, provide invaluable knowledge to all Meriden players of every level of ability, so every girl can reach her on-court potential.
Badminton is much-loved by Meriden girls for its high level of technical skill, healthy competition and camaraderie between players.
Meriden’s fastest growing sport
World-ranked, Olympic and nationally-selected coaches
Meriden girls competing nationally and internationally