Sport Report – 28 Mar 2017

April 13, 2017

It has been a great few weeks for Newington sport with some impressive performances particularly in Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo


The 2017 AAGPS Swimming Championships concluded the Summer Sports Season. The final placings were:

Senior Premiership

Place School Total
1st Newington 446
2nd Saint Ignatius’ 442
3rd Shore 393
4th King’s 339
5th Scots College 298
6th St. Joseph’s 290
7th Sydney Boys High 282
8th Sydney Grammar 194

Intermediate Division

Place School Total
1st Saint Ignatius’ 467
2nd Newington 456
3rd Shore 415
4th Sydney Grammar 372
5th Sydney Boys High 268
6th King’s 267
7th St Joseph’s 229
8th Scots College 205

Junior Division

Place School Total
1st Scots College 589
2nd King’s 527
3rd Newington 521
4th Saint Ignatius’ 430
5th Shore 398
6th Sydney Boys’ High 354
7th Sydney Grammar 319
8th St Joseph’s 303

We would like to acknowledge all the boys who participated in the 2017 season and represented themselves and the College in such fine style. To Mr Ryan Moar and his team, we thank you for your time and efforts over the season.


Three Newington Tennis players were selected to represent CIS at the NSW All Schools tennis trials in Bathurst last week, Mark Papadopoulos (12/LE), Jun Sasagawa (11/LE) and Paul Howe (11/ME). We believe this is the first time three Newington boys have gone to the Pizzey Cup trials.

Mark Papadopoulos saved seven match points in his last match to win and gain selection in the NSW All School team. Jun and Paul were eliminated in their last match. Jun, however, was selected as a reserve for the team.

All three boys were selected to play for GPS, against CAS. Unfortunately, Jun and Paul could not take their place in the team due to injury and illness respectively. Mark did play for the GPS 1sts, who defeated CAS, 17 matches to 1, to win the John Brown trophy.

Congratulations boys on your achievements.

Water Polo

Two Newington Water Polo players were selected to represent CIS at the recent NSW All Schools Water Polo Championships. Harry Dickens (12/LE), and Matthew Sharpe (11/MA) both played pivotal roles in CIS reaching the final which they lost to CHS. At the conclusion of the tournament Harry and Matthew were selected in the NSW All Schools team to contest the National Championships in May.

Congratulations to Harry and Matthew on your selection.