Life at Grammar


Sport at Grammar is structured so as to support the School’s liberal academic focus and not drive or influence it.

Boys are expected to play a summer and winter sport and to treat their School team obligations as the priority. As a general rule, year-round organised team coaching for one particular sport is not permitted. The School strictly enforces limits on the amount of time allocated to training.

The School has excellent facilities for sport. Most cricket, rugby, football and tennis games are played at Weigall, Grammar’s ground at Rushcutters Bay which is about two kilometres east of College Street. Swimming takes place at Cook and Phillip Park adjacent to the School. The boatshed, with full rowing facilities, is located at Gladesville. At College Street there is a large gymnasium and facilities for basketball, volleyball and fencing.

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This Week's Fixtures

Fixtures last updated:

AAGPS Online - Please follow this link for general advance information about the year's fixtures.

Link to View Sport's Fixtures


- New Time    - New Venue    RED - Cancelled Event     # - Indoor Venue




Details of Saturday sports fixture are uploaded to the website after the Sports Office has received confirmation of the venue and time for each game from the relevant opposition school.  The School will endeavour to upload the Saturday fixture each Tuesday by 4pm, but this will not always be possible. 

The date and time at the top right hand corner of the fixtures page indicates when the page was last updated.  The Sports Office will only update the information if there has been a last minute decision to change the venue or time.  Venue and time information will not be changed after 3pm Friday. However, cancellations due to the prevailing weather conditions at the venue may occur after this time, and will be marked on the website as soon as possible.

Each Saturday, please check the information on the fixtures page before leaving home.  Cancellations of games due to weather conditions will start to appear from 7.15am Saturday morning. 

This Week's Training

Weekday training arrangements 

Practice Arrangements during the Examination Period

Sports Calendar



Wet Weather

Wet weather announcements are made through the Sydney Grammar School App or via fixtures click here.

The Sydney Grammar School App is now available for download. The App includes Sports Fixtures and associated Venue Information, Events and Calendar Listings and Latest News for each School.

If weather is wet and training has not been cancelled boys should bring sandshoes in their sports kit so that they can train indoors.

Heat Policy

Training:  The Sportsmaster will cancel outdoor training if the ambient temperature at 2.00pm (as measured at College Street and/or Weigall) is at 35 degrees Celsius or above and is not expected to decrease soon. If the ambient temperature reaches 35 degrees Celsius during training, it must be suspended or cancelled. If boys cannot be released they must rest (in shade wherever possible), take fluids and receive any necessary attention.

Coaches and Contact

Whom to contact if you cannot make a game

If on a Saturday, a boy is unable to play due to illness or other emergency, please observe the following procedures.

  1. Log onto the Grammar App
  2. Under Sports Fixture – add Sport Absence.
  3. Complete all details and this will then be sent to the Director of the Sport, the Sportsmaster and the Sports Office to notify your son’s absence.

Please do not use the Sports Office number or the Absence email as this will not notify the relevant Sports director on Saturday morning.

Boat Club

Regattas, Courses and Venues

Rowing Calendar

August 28 Form I Boys Introductory visit to boatshed  
Coach Education  
September 2 Rowing Commences  
September 25 Term 3 Ends  
September 30 September Holiday Rowing (OPTIONAL) 6:30am - 9:30am
October 1 Seniors Forms 3,4,5 6:30am - 9:30am
October 2 Seniors Forms 3,4,5 6:30am - 9:30am
Junior Training (OPTIONAL 7:30am - 10:00am
October 3 Seniors Forms 3,4,5 6:30am - 9:30am
Junior Training (OPTIONAL) 7:30am - 10:00am
October 4 Junior Training OPTIONAL) 7:30am - 10:00am
October 9 Senior Rowing Trials for boys (COMPULSORY) 6:00am - 9:30am
Coach Education  
October 10 Trials for position in 1ST - 4TH 1VS and 1ST and 2ND VIII's 6:00am - 9:30am
Year 10 VIII Trials for Boys (COMPULSORY) 6:00am - 9:30am
Junior Rowing Camp (COMPULSORY) 7:00am - 10:30am
October 11 Boys unable to attend will only be considered for lower ranked crews 6:00am - 9:30am
Trials for position in 1ST, 2ND and 3RD VIII's 7:00am - 10:00am
Junior Rowing Camp (COMPULSORY) 7:00am - 10:30am
October 12 Junior Rowing Camp (COMPULSORY) 7:00am - 10:30am
October 14 Term 4 Commences  
The Senior October rowing trials form part of the selection process for the rowing tour to New Zealand in December 2019
December 4 Term 4 Ends  
December 9 December Holiday Rowing for boys in Forms 3 ,4 and 5 6:30am - 9:30am
December 9 - 16 Proposed Rowing Tour to New Zealand for boys currently in Form 4 and 5.
Numbers are limited (KARIPIRO NZ REGATTA)
December 10
December 11 December Holiday Rowing for boys in Forms 3 ,4 and 5 6:30am - 9:30am
Junior Training (OPTIONAL)  
December 12 December Holiday Rowing for boys in Forms 3 ,4 and 5 6:30am - 9:30am
Junior Training (OPTIONAL)
December 13 Junior Training (OPTIONAL)
January 17 Senior Rowing Trials for boys (COMPULSORY) 6:30am - 9:30am
December 13 Junior Training (OPTIONAL)

Sports Uniform

All sports uniforms are available from the Grammar Shop except the rowing uniform which is obtainable from the boatshed.

Click headers below for more information

Sports Awards and Colours

Colours and other awards are given to participants in various official School sports according to the criteria set out below.

The Headmaster makes the final determination and reserves the right to grant or withhold awards on exceptional grounds as he sees fit regardless of the published criteria which may also be altered at any time without notice.

Recommendations for awards are made by a Colours Committee of three experienced masters, chaired by the Sportsmaster. Nominations are made to the Committee by senior coaches and masters in charge of individual sports.

The criteria for awards in individual sports are set out below:

The criteria for awards are set out below:

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