Rugby

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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 leaving for 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 connections made during rugby often open doors to some amazing opportunities after student leave High.

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.

1st XV 2019

1st XV 2019 at The Armidale School

Sydney High creates great rugby players and even better people. Playing in the brown and blue, in a game made for all shapes and sizes, means that when you are down, you get up and keep going because there are fourteen other men willing to do the same thing for you. It’s the mateship that will stay with me long after graduating.

— S Gerstl, U16s rugby player

The experiences of playing rugby in the Brown and Blue are one's I'll never forget. There are very few sports that are so influential in shaping a well-rounded character, and in just 6 years I've shed tears, made countless friends, and built resilience and dedication.

— M Marathe, 1st XV Captain 2021

The Program

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.

You should join rugby!

NSW Rugby is keen to increase participation in Rugby and has research to back it up:

 NSW Rugby - Participation Benefits
 NSW Rugby - 参与橄榄球的收益

 NSW Rugby - Pathways to Participation
 NSW Rugby - 新南威尔士州橄榄球之路

Sydney Boys High School fields many parent concerns about students' participation. Rugby is safe and enjoyable for your son:

 SHS Rugby - Common parent concerns and feedback
 SHS Rugby - 关于橄榄球运动的担心

Season Calendar

View the live season calendar.

Training Program

  1st Session 2nd Session 3rd Session Saturdays
Opens Monday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 5.00pm
Wednesday - Rugby Training
1.00 – 3.00pm
Friday - Rugby Training
7:15am
Games
16s Monday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 5.00pm
Wednesday - Rugby Training
1.00 – 3.00pm
Thursday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 5.00pm
Games
15s Monday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 5.00pm
Wednesday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 5.00pm
Thursday - Rugby Training
1.00 – 3.00pm
Games
14s Monday - Rugby Training
3.20 – 4.30pm
Wednesday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 5.00pm
Thursday - Rugby Training
1.00 – 3.00pm
Games
13s Monday - Rugby Training
3.20 – 4.30pm
Wednesday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 5.00pm
Thursday - Rugby Training
1.00 – 3.00pm
Games

 

Rugby at Sydney High 1

Rugby at Sydney High 2

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Rugby at Sydney High 5

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. It is usually the highlight of the season for players, providing a great bonding and character-building experience.

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.

Gym Training

It is vitally important that the boys build strength and endurance. All rugby players are strongly 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. This conditioning prepares the boys beyond rugby, allowing them to maintain a strong and healthy lifestyle throughout their time at High.

Coaching Staff

MIC Rugby – Mr M Cotton (L2)
1st XV Coach – Messrs G Barris (L2) and S Comninos
Teacher Coaches – Messrs G Stein and J James
Specialise Coaches - Messrs A Walters (L2) and D Knox

Fundraising

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. Contact

Parents

Rugby would not operate without the support of parents. Parents are needed to assist in the canteen and barbecue operations at the games and are also asked to assist with parking days.

Rugby P & C Sub-committee President: Greg Gerstyl

For up to date information on games, maps for field locations, news, photos and general resources parent can use the SHS RUGBY Team App: shsrugby.teamapp.com.

Location

McKay Fields, Centennial Parklands:

Fairland Pavilion, Centennial Park   McKay Oval, Centennial Park

Contact SBHS Rugby

MIC: Mr Matthew Cotton This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it