Junior programs

At Glen Eira Leisure, we offer a range of junior programs run by external providers in our state-of-the-art stadium. To learn more about any of these programs please contact the providers listed below.

Sports Buzz

SportzBuzz is an educational and developmental sport and gross motor program designed specifically for children aged two to eight.

SportzBuzz has a unique emphasis on developing gross motor skills in young children, but also developing life skills such as:

  • independence
  • self-confidence
  • focus
  • concentration
  • perseverance
  • teamwork
  • self-esteem.

All this learning takes place by means of an action packed program taught through non-intimidating, fun and active sports participation in a variety of sports.


  • Tuesdays:
    9:15 - 10:00am       3 to 5 yr olds

    10:00 - 10:30am      2 to 3 yr olds


Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC).

Learn more

For class times and to book a FREE trial please visit https://www.sportzbuzz.com.au/location-gesac


Ready Steady Go Kids

Ready Steady Go Kids are Australia’s largest multi-sport and exercise program for pre-schoolers aged 1.5 - 6 years and have been running at GESAC since opening. 

About the classes

Classes are structured to build the confidence to “have a go” - even if we are not good at something the first time, we can improve over time!  We focus on listening skills and comprehending instructions, developing gross motor skills and mixing with other kids their own age to share equipment and make sure everyone has a turn.  Over two terms, your child will leave the basics of 10 different sports.

The program objectives are as follows:

  • Introduce pre-schoolers to a variety of sports in a structured, safe, inclusive and non-competitive environment.
  • Show pre-schoolers that sport and physical activity are fun, thus developing a lifelong passion for exercise.
  • Develop and enhance age-appropriate gross motor skills, coordination and correct posture.
  • Introduce and reinforce the importance of warm-up and stretching to help prevent injuries, and proper hydration.
  • Teach the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Decrease childhood obesity.
  • Increase each child’s confidence.
  • Prepare children for school and participation in the broader community.


Ready Steady Go Kids run 5 mornings a week at GESAC from Monday to Friday.  For class times and to book a FREE trial please visit https://www.readysteadygokids.com.au/enrol

Learn more

For further information, give our call centre a call on 1300766892 or visit www.readysteadygokids.com.au.  We offer a free trial that can be booked on our website or over the phone.

McKinnon Basketball Association

The McKinnon Basketball Association is a not-for-profit Community Sporting Association. If you live in the cities of Glen Eira, Bayside or Kingston, it gives you the opportunity to play basketball with a range of development, training programs and competitions, suitable for all ages.

Learn More 

Phone: 03 9579 1200

Email: McKinnon Basketball Association

For further information visit: McKinnon Basketball

Playball Basketball

Playball Basketball is an after-school basketball competition for primary school aged boys and girls. Teams (either mixed or same gender) generally from the same school, compete against other school teams.

When: Wednesday and Friday, 4pm to 6.15pm.

Where: GESAC

Please note: competition and training runs year round except during school holidays.

Skill development

Playball Basketball encourages participation, teamwork, sportsmanship, skill development and most of all, fun.

Learn more: 

For further information visit: Playball Basketball



Hoop Smart specializes in basketball development and welcomes players from the beginner to advanced skill level between the ages of 6-12.

Weekly development programs are offered throughout the school term on Mondays and a special “Girls Only” skills-based program is offered on Thursdays.

When: Monday 4.15pm to 5pm

Where: GESAC

Skill development

In the school holidays, Hoop Smart offers fun and innovative basketball camps. Programs emphasise skill development through drills, competitions, and gameplay.

In addition, the camp focuses on teaching players:

  • teamwork
  • maintaining a positive attitude
  • leadership
  • valuable life-lessons learned through sport.

Learn more

For further information visit: Hoopsmart