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Athletics at Sydney High 
Athletics at Sydney High 
Athletics at Sydney High 

History of GPS Athletics

Official competition commenced in 1892. In 1912 the competition was divided into two levels – Senior and Junior. Trophy Senior: first awarded in 1895. The Shield has Championship Shield for Athletics engraved on it. Trophy Junior: first awarded in 1912. Presented to Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools of NSW 11th May 1895. Junior Athletic Championship AAAGPS is engraved on it. Engraved on the back is The Ladies Challenge Plate. There are now 3 divisions, Junior, Intermediate & Senior.

Sydney Boys and GPS Athletics

Sydney Boys High School offers boys the opportunity to compete in the prestigious GPS Athletics competition. This is the best school Boys Athletics competition in Australia. Standards are high. High School has the reputation of having the largest and most inclusive team in the competition. Athletics has a unique position in the GPS Sporting Calendar, as competition occurs between the Winter season and the Summer season in the latter half of Term 3. The school is lucky to have easy access to an all-weather track in ES Marks Field at Kensington for both training and competition. High has placed as high as 4th in recent years.

The GPS Athletics Finals

The GPS Athletic season is run over 6 weeks at the end of Term 3. The season culminates in the AAGPS Athletics carnival held at Homebush. Here the nine GPS schools compete against each other in three different age division. Boys from each year group represent Sydney Boys in these divisions. They compete in front of nearly 10,000 spectators.

The Staff

Headed by MIC Mr K Rich (since 2013), Athletics is supported by many competent coaches. Ms N Luu has also joined as a staff member to assist with the supervision of the biggest athletics program in the GPS. Mr Rich also runs the school's strength and conditioning program. All boys are encouraged to improve their strength and power for Athletics and other sports.

The Athletics coaching staff are here to encourage, challenge and support the athletes.