Sydney Boys’ visits for annual sporting pilgrimage

Posted 19th June 2018

It will be city versus country in rugby, football, basketball and tennis matches when around 150 students from Sydney Boys’ High make their annual pilgrimage for sporting fixtures against The Armidale School this weekend (22-23 June).

Teams from both schools will be looking for wins to claim the Hannon & Harris Cup named for long-time staff members at each school and currently held by TAS.

The visitors will arrive on Friday afternoon, with tennis being played by a Junior IV (Years 7-10) and a Senior IV (Years 11-12) on TAS courts at 6.15pm and then basketball games between a Year 9-10 team (6.30pm) and the schools’ Firsts teams at 7.30pm.

Seven rugby games from the 13As upwards will be played on Saturday, culminating in the First XV clash at 1.30pm – round 3 of the GPS Third Grade competition. Preceding the main game will be a rugby relay event featuring five runners per school in each age division.

The TAS First XI Football team will face High’s Thirds, on the school’s Adamsfield (front of school) on Saturday at 9am, followed by an under 15s fixture at 10.30am.

“This the seventh year the two schools have competed for the Hannon & Harris Cup and the weekend is a highlight of the sporting calendar. For many of our visitors it is also significant as being the first time a number of them have ventured into regional NSW,” TAS Director of Co-curricular Will Caldwell said.