|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.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.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
Peter Maxwell John Sterling OAM nicknamed Sterlo, is an Australian rugby league commentator and former player. He was one of the all-time great halfbacks and a major contributor to Parramatta Eels' dominance of the New South Wales Rugby League premiership in the 1980s. Sterling played eighteen Tests for the Australian national team between 1982 and 1988. He also played in thirteen State of Origins for New South Wales, winning man of the match on four occasions. He played in four premiership-winning sides with Parramatta in 1981–1983 and 1986 and has been inducted into the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame. His time spent playing for English club Hull F.C. also earned him membership in their hall of fame.
The competition celebrated its 40th year in 2015.
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.
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 (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 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.
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.
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 is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).
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 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.
|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|
|St Gregory's College, Campbelltown||9||2|
|Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield||6||3|
|Endeavour Sports High School||4||2|
|Keebra Park State High School||3||5|
|Palm Beach Currumbin State High School||3||1|
|The Hills Sports High School||2||0|
|John Paul II Senior High School, Marayong||2||0|
|Ashcroft High School||2||1|
|Erindale College, Canberra||2||1|
|Parramatta Marist High School||2||1|
|Kirwan State High School||1||0|
|St Dominic's College, Penrith||1||0|
|Blacktown High School||1||1|
|Terra Sancta College||1||1|
|Wavell State High School||1||1|
|Westfields Sports High School||1||1|
|Matraville Sports High School||1||3|
|Holy Cross College, Ryde||1||5|
|Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown||1||6|
|Eagle Vale High School||0||1|
|Harristown State High School||0||1|
|McCarthy Catholic Senior High School [ disambiguation needed ]||0||1|
|Padua College, Brisbane||0||1|
|St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton||0||1|
|St John's College, Woodlawn||0||1|
|Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham||0||2|
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.
|1976||Steve White||Blacktown High School|
|1977||Alan 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|
|1985||David Rowles||Ashcroft High School|
|1986||Damien Kenniff||St Gregory's College, Campbelltown|
|1987||David Danes||Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield|
|1988||David Bayssari||Parramatta Marist High School|
|1989||Jason Taylor||St Gregory's College, Campbelltown|
|1990||Troy Dicinoski||St John's College, Woodlawn|
|1991||Damien Chapman||St Gregory's College, Campbelltown|
|1992||Andrew Dunemann||Harristown State High School|
|1993||Kris Flint||St Gregory's College, Campbelltown|
|1994||Michael Withers||John Paul II Senior High School, Marayong|
|1995||Nathan Cayless||Parramatta Marist High School|
|1996||Chris Smith||John Paul II Senior High School, Marayong|
|1997||Greg Keary||Parramatta Marist High School|
|1998||Peter Rose||Erindale College|
|1999||Christian Orsini||Terra Sancta College|
|2000||Riley Mullins||St Gregory's College, Campbelltown|
|2001||Mat Brown||Palm Beach Currumbin State High School|
|2002||Aaron Lewis||Wavell State High School|
|2003||Michael Carl||St Dominic's College, Penrith|
|2004||Beau Champion||Endeavour Sports High School|
|2005||Ben Te'o||Keebra Park State High School|
|2006||Matthew 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|
|2010||Gerard McCallum||The Hills Sports High School|
|2011||Kem Seru||Matraville Sports High School|
|2012||Jaden Clarke||Endeavour Sports High School|
|2013||Marion Seve||Keebra Park State High School|
|2014||Joey Tramontana||Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown|
|2015||Julian 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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