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SBHS Win GPS Basketball

SBHS Equal First in First and Second Grade GPS Basketball

The 2014/2015 GPS Basketball season has been a stellar one for Sydney Boys High School, coming equal First in both the First and Second Grade competitions.

Under the watchful eyes of coaches Ben Hayman and Tom Neal the strength of the school’s two teams has taken them to the top of a highly competitive ladder.

SBHS Basketball 2014/2015
SBHS Basketball 2014/2015

Here is a brief match report from Ben:

This is the first time in the history of the school that SBHS have reached the top two spots in the GPS competition. Continue reading SBHS Win GPS Basketball

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An informal reunion

Class of 1974
(Michael Jarvin, Rod Mitchell, Ron Loewy, Ross Bowey, Michael Della Marta, Stephen Clarke and Rob Gordon)

Some of the Old Boys (Class of ’74) popped along to an informal reunion watching the Rugby Firsts in a wonderfully entertaining game against Grammar. They were also joined later by Paul Almond ’81) and his wife Susan.

Class of 1974
Michael Jarvin, Ron Loewy, Ian Bray and Ross Bowey discuss venues for the post match discussion.

Such a good time was had by all we decided to support the school at the next Head of the River (9 March 2013) to be followed by a lunch at a venue yet to be decided. Supporting the School and catching up with school mates – an excellent way to spend a day. Such a good time was had we are also holding another informal reunion next competition match when High plays Grammar.

Lots more photos of the game are available at http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/rugby/

Australian Schools Championship
Australian Men’s Champion at the Australian Schools Championship, December 2010

Our GPS premiership-winning basketball program needs your help!

The SBHS Basketball Committee is currently asking for donations to purchase a Basketball “Gun” in order to raise the standard of training and development of our talented young athletes. More details on the “Gun”, or ball return shooting system, may be found at http://www.shootaway.com/Gun1.htm

Director of Basketball Ben Hayman said “My opinion is that this piece of equipment is invaluable to our boys’ development and would bring our facilities and equipment to the same standard as any GPS Basketball program in Australia.”

The project was started by Old Boy and Basketball Committee Chairperson, Nima Sedaghat (2004). Old Boy, Nikhil Autar (2011) followed in Nima’s footsteps and then a few parents followed suit. However, the Committee is some way off the $10,000 total cost.

“Our basketball program/school is, by far, the best value for money in Australia and I wish for this continue”, said Ben Hayman. “I have never asked for donations before and can’t see myself asking again in the near future. The Basketball school budget and committee funds simply are not enough to cover an expense of this nature.”

The committee urges Old Boys to make donations by using the Australian Sports Foundation’s Equipment and Facility Donation Form on the School’s website: http://www.sydneyboyshigh.com/publications/document-library/doc_download/7793-asf-equipment-and-facility-donation-form

Please ensure that you enter the amount of your donation at the intersection of the “Equipment (982132)” column and the “Basketball” row.

If you get your donation to the School by 25 June you will be able to take advantage of tax deductibility in this financial year.

Please return the form, with payment, to:

Sydney Boys High School
Cleveland Street,
Moore Park,
SURRY HILLS NSW 2010

And please send Ben Hayman an e-mail when you send in your form so the Committee can track the donations and gauge whether they will reach their goal by the project date of 26 August 2012: HaymanB@sydneyboys-h.schools.nsw.edu.au