From debating to target rifle shooting, and in four other sports, students from city and country will compete in a range of disciplines when The Armidale School hosts its annual visit from Sydney Boys’ High School this weekend (22-24 August).
On Friday evening, junior and senior tennis matches will be held on school courts, before the action moves to the TAS gym where a Year 9-10 basketball clash will be the curtain raiser for a rousing game between the TAS First VIII and the Sydney High First VIII.
On Saturday morning shooters from the two schools will take part in the annual Tank Shell Match, a competition comprising two different disciplines to be held at the school’s smallbore range in East Armidale. Football will be played on the Adamsfield (front field) at midday, with 11 rugby fixtures from the 13s upwards being played from 9:00am, culminating in the TAS and SBHS Firsts at 2.15 on Backfield, the last home game for the season.
Following its introduction to the program last year, debating will also take place, four junior teams from Years 7-10 taking to the rostrum from 4:00pm and the senior showcase debate, in the TAS Sports Centre at 7.30pm.
“Debating was a very popular addition last year and it was the first time TAS debated one of its fellow GPS schools,” TAS Director of Co-curricular Jason Lincoln said.
“TAS thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to host Sydney Boys’ High School on this special weekend as we compete for the Hannon and Harris Shield, named after long serving Sydney High staff member Mr Tony Hannon and former TAS deputy headmaster Mr Grant Harris.”
The visitors will depart for Sydney on Sunday morning.