GIO Schoolboy Cup

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NRL Schoolboy Cup
GIO Schoolboys Cup Logo.jpg
Sport Rugby league
Instituted1975
CountryAustralia (ARLC)
Holders Palm Beach Currumbin State High School (2018)
Most titles St Gregory's College, Campbelltown (9 titles)
Website GIO Schoolboy Cup website
Broadcast partner Fox Sports, Power Productions

The NRL Schoolboy Cup is the premier secondary schools rugby league competition in Australia, held annually since 1975. Formerly known under such names as the Amco Shield, Nutri-Grain Cup, Arrive Alive Cup and GIO Schoolboy Cup nearly 450 schools from throughout Australia compete in the knock-out competition. [1] The player of the tournament is awarded the Peter Sterling Medal, renamed in 1996 after Peter Sterling, who won the medal in 1978. The competition is televised on Fox Sports.

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Peter Sterling Australian rugby league player

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The competition celebrated its 40th year in 2015. [2]

History

The competition started in 1975 as the Amco Shield. The inaugural winners were Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield who defeated Blacktown High School in the final, 16-8. The match was played at Leichhardt Oval as a curtain raiser to the 1975 Amco Cup final between Eastern Suburbs and Parramatta. [3]

Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield is a systemic Roman Catholic, secondary, day school for boys, located in Fairfield, a western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Blacktown Boys High School

Blacktown Boys High School (BBHS) is located in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia. It is a boys' high school operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training with students from years 7 to 12. The school was established in 1959.

Leichhardt Oval

Leichhardt Oval is a football stadium in Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia. It is currently one of two home grounds for the Wests Tigers National Rugby League team, and is the former longtime home of the Balmain Tigers, who used the ground from 1934-1994 and 1997-1999.

Originally, the televised matches of the competition were played and recorded as the curtain raisers to mid week Amco Cup games. After the midweek competitions died out, the televised matches were played prior to Friday Night Football and were shown on Channel 9 in the weeks leading up to the NRL Grand Final. The games are currently played and recorded midweek and shown on Fox Sports, with commentary by Andrew Voss.

Amco Cup

The Amco Cup was a mid-week rugby league competition held in Australia between 1974 and 1989. The format was usually a straight knock-out, but various group formats were used between 1979 and 1982. It aired on Channel Ten with Ray Warren and Keith Barnes the commentators for many years. The concept was created by Colin McLennan.

Friday Night Football is an Australian sports broadcast of National Rugby League games on Friday evenings.

Nine Network Australian broadcast television network

The Nine Network is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network, that is a division of Nine Entertainment Co. with headquarters in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, Australia. The Nine Network is one of three main free-to-air commercial networks in Australia.

In 1978, Padua College, Brisbane were the first Queensland school and first school from outside of New South Wales to make the final. They lost 19-3 to Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

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New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

In 1980, St Gregory's College, Campbelltown became the first school to win back-to-back titles. They later became the first school to win three titles in a row from 1989 to 1991.

St Gregorys College, Campbelltown Catholic, secondary, day and boarding, agricultural school for boys

St Gregory's College is a Catholic, K-12, day and boarding, agricultural school, located in Gregory Hills, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The K-6 primary school is co-educational, and the secondary school is a single-sex school for boys.

In 1982 Holy Cross College, Ryde became the first school to play in four consecutive finals from 1979. They lost three of their four finals, with their only victory coming against Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield in 1981.

In 1996, Erindale College, Canberra became the first school from the Australian Capital Territory to reach the final. A year later they became the first school from outside of New South Wales to win the competition. They won the competition again in 1998, beating Parramatta Marist High School in both years.

In 2001, Palm Beach Currumbin State High School became the first Queensland school to win the competition. Brisbane's Wavell State High School became the second a year later in 2002.

Endeavour Sports High School won the competition three years in a row from 2004 to 2006, becoming the first school to do so since 1991.

In 2015, Townsville's Kirwan State High School became the first school from North Queensland to win the competition, defeating Patrician Brothers' College, Blacktown, who were in their fourth straight final, losing the last three in a row.

In 2016, Westfields Sports High School won the competition for the first time.

In 2017, Keebra Park State High School became first Queensland school to win the competition three times, becoming the most successful school in the state.

Champions

Champions by each Season
SeasonChampionsScoreRunners-Up
1975 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield 16–8 Blacktown High School
1976 Blacktown High School 16–7 Ashcroft High School
1977 Ashcroft High School 16–3 Parramatta Marist High School
1978 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield 19–3 Padua College, Brisbane
1979 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 16–14 Holy Cross College, Ryde
1980 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 11–9 Holy Cross College, Ryde
1981 Holy Cross College, Ryde 15–11 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield
1982 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield 18–15 Holy Cross College, Ryde
1983 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield 14–2 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown
1984 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 16–10 Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham
1985 Ashcroft High School 13–6 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield
1986 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 26–0 Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham
1987 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield 21–0 Keebra Park State High School
1988 Parramatta Marist High School 14–6 Holy Cross College, Ryde
1989 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 12–10 Holy Cross College, Ryde
1990 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 18–4 St John's College, Woodlawn
1991 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 28–12 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield
1992 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield 17–16 Harristown State High School
1993 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 27–6 Wavell State High School
1994 John Paul II Senior High School, Marayong 34–4 Eagle Vale High School
1995 Parramatta Marist High School 24–0 McCarthy Catholic Senior High School [ disambiguation needed ]
1996 John Paul II Senior High School, Marayong 12–6 Erindale College, Canberra
1997 Erindale College, Canberra 26–12 Parramatta Marist High School
1998 Erindale College, Canberra 27–14 Parramatta Marist High School
1999 Terra Sancta College 16–14 Palm Beach Currumbin State High School
2000 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 16–0 St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton
2001 Palm Beach Currumbin State High School 16–4 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown
2002 Wavell State High School 22–20 Terra Sancta College
2003 St Dominic's College, Penrith 28–0 Endeavour Sports High School
2004 Endeavour Sports High School 16–7 Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown
2005 Endeavour Sports High School 20–10 Keebra Park State High School
2006 Endeavour Sports High School 16–7 Keebra Park State High School
2007 Matraville Sports High School 32–10 Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown
2008 Palm Beach Currumbin State High School 24–22 Matraville Sports High School
2009 Keebra Park State High School 18–12 Matraville Sports High School
2010 The Hills Sports High School 18–14 Keebra Park State High School
2011 The Hills Sports High School 22–20 Matraville Sports High School
2012 Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown 32–6 Endeavour Sports High School
2013 Keebra Park State High School 28–4 Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown
2014 Endeavour Sports High School 22-12 Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown
2015 Kirwan State High School 28–10 Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown
2016 Westfields Sports High School 26-24 Keebra Park State High School
2017 Keebra Park State High School 25-12 Westfields Sports High School
2018 Palm Beach Currumbin State High School 20-12 Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown
Titles
SchoolTitlesRunners-Up
St Gregory's College, Campbelltown 92
Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield 63
Endeavour Sports High School 42
Keebra Park State High School 35
Palm Beach Currumbin State High School 31
The Hills Sports High School 20
John Paul II Senior High School, Marayong 20
Ashcroft High School 21
Erindale College, Canberra 21
Parramatta Marist High School 21
Kirwan State High School 10
St Dominic's College, Penrith 10
Blacktown High School 11
Terra Sancta College 11
Wavell State High School 11
Westfields Sports High School 11
Matraville Sports High School 13
Holy Cross College, Ryde 15
Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown 16
Eagle Vale High School 01
Harristown State High School 01
McCarthy Catholic Senior High School [ disambiguation needed ]01
Padua College, Brisbane 01
St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton 01
St John's College, Woodlawn 01
Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham 02

Peter Sterling Medal

The Peter Sterling Medal is awarded to the most outstanding player in the competition. Sterling, one of rugby league's most decorated players, won the award in 1978 while attending Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield. In 1996, the medal was renamed in his honour.

SeasonPlayerSchool
1976Steve White Blacktown High School
1977Alan Emery Ashcroft High School
1978 Peter Sterling Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield
1979 Ivan Henjak St Gregory's College, Campbelltown
1980 Ben Elias Holy Cross College, Ryde
1981 Ben Elias Holy Cross College, Ryde
1982 Paul Langmack Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield
1983 Greg Alexander Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield
1984 Paul Osborne Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham
1985David Rowles Ashcroft High School
1986Damien Kenniff St Gregory's College, Campbelltown
1987David Danes Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield
1988 David Bayssari Parramatta Marist High School
1989 Jason Taylor St Gregory's College, Campbelltown
1990Troy Dicinoski St John's College, Woodlawn
1991 Damien Chapman St Gregory's College, Campbelltown
1992 Andrew Dunemann Harristown State High School
1993Kris Flint St Gregory's College, Campbelltown
1994 Michael Withers John Paul II Senior High School, Marayong
1995 Nathan Cayless Parramatta Marist High School
1996Chris Smith John Paul II Senior High School, Marayong
1997Greg Keary Parramatta Marist High School
1998Peter RoseErindale College
1999Christian OrsiniTerra Sancta College
2000Riley Mullins St Gregory's College, Campbelltown
2001Mat Brown Palm Beach Currumbin State High School
2002Aaron Lewis Wavell State High School
2003Michael Carl St Dominic's College, Penrith
2004 Beau Champion Endeavour Sports High School
2005 Ben Te'o Keebra Park State High School
2006Matthew Mundine Endeavour Sports High School
2007 Adam Reynolds Matraville Sports High School
2008 Ryan James Palm Beach Currumbin State High School
2009 Jordan Kahu Keebra Park State High School
2010Gerard McCallumThe Hills Sports High School
2011Kem SeruMatraville Sports High School
2012Jaden Clarke Endeavour Sports High School
2013 Marion Seve Keebra Park State High School
2014 Joey Tramontana Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown
2015Julian Christian Kirwan State High School
2016 Payne Haas Keebra Park State High School
2017 David Fifita Keebra Park State High School
2018 Tom Dearden Palm Beach Currumbin State High School

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