As a GPS school, Sydney High is able to offer Rugby as a winter sport. This is a wonderful opportunity for High students to be able to compete in one of the best schoolboy rugby competitions in the Southern Hemisphere.
For details of weekly games, wet weather updates and any last minute game detail changes please refer to the school's home page where the calendar is regularly updated. Students and families should check this before games each Saturday morning for any last minute changes.
While rugby is physically and mentally challenging, it is also very rewarding and enjoyable. It is one of the ultimate team sports promoting strong friendships and camaraderie, a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and the discipline necessary for good HSC study habits.
The High Rugby program takes place at the home of High Rugby, The McKay Fields, Centennial Parklands, with training also at the Moore Park West fields located next to the School.
There are not many words that can describe slipping on the brown and blue but I did feel an immense sense of satisfaction walking out onto the field. This is a feeling that needs to be experienced to be fully understood.
Students may join the rugby program in any year but it is a sport which takes time to learn and is best started in Year 7.
Saturday – Game Day
All players are expected to make themselves available for the games. Games may be played at the home fields (Centennial Parklands) or at the opposition fields (which vary from Bathurst to Armidale). Each year the Home and Away roster alternates.
Match results and reports are published in High Notes on a weekly basis.
The Armidale Trip
Each year Sydney Boys High School makes the trip to Armidale to play The Armidale School in each age group. The students leave on Friday morning and return on Sunday night.
The Melbourne Trip
In alternate years the Senior Rugby squad travels to Melbourne to play Melbourne High School and one to two private schools in Victoria. It occurs in the July holidays and works as a building block to the GPS season.
It is important that the boys build strength and endurance. All rugby players are encouraged to use the gym at school. A tailored program for rugby has been developed to ensure students at Sydney Boys High School can perform at a level of excellence and minimise injuries.
MIC Rugby – Mr M Cotton
Fundraising is undertaken by the Rugby Committee. Parking for nearby sporting fixtures on the school grounds is a major source of income for rugby as well as the canteen on game day.
Rugby would not operate without the support of parents. Parents are requested to assist in the canteen and barbecue operations at the games and are also asked to assist with parking days.
McKay Fields, Centennial Parklands:
Contact SBHS Rugby
MIC: Mr Matthew Cotton