Inspiring co-operation and mutual respect,
competitiveness is encouraged for the sake of students
giving their best, rather than for the sake of winning.
From Year 7, all students are required to participate in a Summer and a Winter sport which involves mid-week training and a Saturday commitment of inter-school competitions, under the authority of the Combined Associated Schools (CAS).
Coaching is provided by members of staff, external coaches, and specialist personnel. Testimony to the value of these programmes is the School’s history of success across all sports.
The Trinity AFL programme provides an opportunity for students to play in the Independent Schools Competition.
All AFL footballers are encouraged to join the Trinity Grammar School AFL program, where they compete in the the Independent Schools Championship. Trinity plays against both CAS and GPS schools in a combined competition.
Students in Years 9 and 10 chasing representative football, are eligible to nominate to trial for the CIS representative team. Open to all players under the age of 15 at 1 January of a given year.
In the Opens Division, Trinity students are eligible to trial and potentially represent the combined CAS team, when they take on the combined GPS team in the yearly fixture. To date, several Trinity students have been selected for this representative team and been valuable contributors on the day of competition.
Those in Years 7-12 are welcome to participate in AFL.
Cricket is one of the traditional and founding summer sports at Trinity. The first CAS Premiership awarded to the School was in 1931, with the team regularly being awarded the Premiership in the years since, with the most recent Premiership being in 2018. Trinity enters teams into each of the age group competitions from Year 7, all the way up to the 1st XI.
Students who choose Cricket as their Co-curricular sport reap the benefits of high level coaching, which aims to improve every individual both as a player and as a person. Cricket is open to boys of all ability levels and each boy is given the opportunity to thrive in a team environment.
Cricket is available for boys from Year 4 onwards.
1931, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1999, 2006, 2017, 2018
NSW All Schools semi-finalists
Australian Schoolboys representatives
1967, 1969, 2015, 2016
Australian Underage Representatives
Launched at Trinity in 1975, Football is now one of the largest winter sports with over 700 players in Year 4-12 participating (500+ students in Years 7-12). Trinity Football focuses on catering for all ability types and to create lifelong Football participants (be it players, officials, coaches or supporters). This is achieved through the development of Coaches who in turn facilitate the development of student ball mastery, teamwork, physical coordination and an understanding of principles of attack/defence.
Primary (Year 4-6) and senior years (Year 7-12).
The First XI has won:
the CAS Championship in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2010.
the Independent Schools’ Cup in 1986, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006 & 2011.
Non-Government Schools Cup in 2001, 2006 and 2011.
NSW All Schools Cup in 2011.
St Andrews Cup in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2013.
Kanga Cup in 2007.
Kings Cup in 2006, 2008 and 2011.
Inner West Tri Series (2021, 2022)
Bill Turner Cup in 2013 (U15’s)
Kanga Cup in 2008 and 2012 (U13’s)
|Name & Class||Achievement|
|David Cave (Class of 1986)||NSW Schoolboys|
|Russell Cotton (Class of 1994)||NSW Schoolboys|
|Adam Dapuzzo (Class of 2005)||NSW Schoolboys|
|Hamish McDonald (Class of||NSW Schoolboys|
|Ben Vidaic (Class of 2006)||Australian U17|
|David Dapuzzo (Class of 2007)||Australian U17|
|Jason Madonis (Class of 2013)||NSW & Australian Schoolboys|
|Thomas Stobierski (Class of 2021)||Australian U15|
|Name & Class||Achievement|
|Adam Dapuzzo (Class of 2005)||Newcastle Jets, Western Sydney Wanderers, Australian Olyroos|
|Ben Vidaic (Class of 2006)||Sydney FC|
|David Dapuzzo (Class of 2007)||Central Coast Mariners|
|Connor O’Toole (Class of 2014)||Brisbane Roar, Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC, Australian Olyroos|
|Chris Marques (Class of 2015)||Stoke City FC, Nottingham Forest|
|Nicholas Sullivan (Class of 2016)||Western Sydney Wanderers, Perth Glory|
|William Todd (Class of 2017)||Columbia University (New York) Scholarship Holder, captained Sydney FC U18’s|
Swimming has been synonymous with Trinity since its foundation. Trinity is fortunate to host and facilitate a sporting programme that can cater for our young mini-squad swimmers, through to our developing and ambitious junior swimmers, all the way to those competing in National and International arenas.
The CAS Swimming Championships bring together everything great about Swimming at Trinity – the racing and competition is the benchmark for School boy Swimming in both NSW and Australia, but the atmosphere of the crowd and their relentless demonstration of School passion is on display.
All swimmers are encouraged to join the Trinity Grammar School Swimming Club, as this enables them to represent the School at various inter-club carnivals, along with Area, State and National Championships. The Swimming Club is currently regarded as a powerhouse in both NSW (2016 State Point Score Champions), and in Australia (2018, 2019, 2021 National Age Top Ten Club Point Score). Once students have completed their secondary schooling at Trinity, they are again encouraged to continue training at the School whilst competing for the Trinity Grammar School Swimming Club and undertaking their tertiary studies.
The Trinity Swimming programme has multiple levels and squads. This affords all students from Years 3 to 12 the opportunity to swim with other students of similar ability, and for a similar purpose. This may be for competition, fitness or a combination of the two.
The Trinity Swimming Team is privileged to train onsite at either of the two indoor aquatic facilities. Trinity’s 50m, 8 lane Olympic standard Centenary Aquatic Centre is a World-Class training facility with state-of-the-art video technology, consistent 2m depth and the ability to convert into two 25m pools short course pools within minutes. In addition, our indoor 25m 8 lane swimming and diving pool provides our students with ample water space to ensure their individual needs are met.
The Trinity Swimming Team has enjoyed remarkable success over many decades, culminating in being crowned as the Combined Associated Schools (CAS) NSW Swimming Champions an incredible 23 occasions since its inception in 1932. Most recently, Trinity set the record for the most consecutive championship wins of 13 years in succession (2004-2016).
1936, 1937, 1938, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1966, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Trinity Grammar School is honoured to be facilitating a pathway that develops swimmers into world-class athletes, as they earn the highest accolade of representing Australia on the International arena.
This list is ever growing, and includes five former Captains of the Trinity Swimming Team. Namely, Angus McDonald (class of 2019), James Traiforos (class of 2014), Kenneth To (class of 2009), Theodore Pasialis (class of 2007) and Wayne Shillington (class of 1984).
Track and Field
Track & Field at Trinity Grammar School is available to students all year round, with quality coaching available for:
● Middle distance
● Long jump
● Shot put
Trinity has a very proud athletic history, producing outstanding results at the CAS Track & Field Championships, NSW and Australian All Schools, NSW and Australian Nitro, and NSW and Australian Junior Championships.
Many Trinity boys have gone to represent Australia in Track & Field at the highest level, including most recently, Rohan Browning, Oliver Hoare, and Alex Kolesnikoff.
Track & Field is available for those in Years 3-12, with age-appropriate activities and sessions planned and delivered in line with both the Little Athletics Australia and Athletics Australia development guidelines.
August/September – CAS Track & Field season
Mid-September – CAS Track & Field Championship
November – NSW All Schools & NSW Nitro
December – Australian All Schools & Australian Nitro
February/March – NSW Junior Championships
March/April – Australian Junior Championships
CAS Champion School
1932, 1940, 1941, 1955, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,
Have been competing at State Nitro (called Schools Knockout) since 2009
Gold Medals – 10
Silver Medals – 15
Bronze Medals – 5
In 2021 we won two gold medals and 1 silver medal, which would have qualified three teams to National Nitro – however it was cancelled due to COVID-19
Every year since 2009, we have taken a team of athletes in all categories to National Nitro – Junior, Intermediate and Senior, achieving medals in at least one of the categories each year.
Our Intermediate team gained the right to compete at the World Schools through winning the Gold Medal in 2017 and 2018 in the intermediate division. In 2019, Trinity was the first boys’ school to gain the gold medal in all three divisions – Junior, Intermediate, and Senior.
2017 – 5th place
2019 – Gold Medal – World Schools Champion
NSW All Schools representatives
Over 40 athletes each year compete in NSW All Schools, with up to 15 medallists each year to then compete at National All Schools
National All Schools representatives
15 athletes compete each year at National All Schools
Silver Medal – U20 Javelin
Bronze Medal – U18 Shot Put
7th Place – U16 Teams Challenge
Gold Medal – U20 Triple Jump
Water Polo was introduced as a competitive sport at Trinity in 1986, officially expanding the water sports programme. Since the very beginning, Trinity has been seen as a leader in the sport amongst Independent Schools.
Trinity currently has 11 teams entered into the combined CAS / GPS Water Polo Competition. In December 2019, Trinity held an international fixture between Croatia and Australia.
Waterpolo is offered as a competitive sport for boys in Years 7-12
A Primary School training programme is on offer and provides students with an opportunity to learn the basics of the sport.
CAS / GPS Champions
Numerous players have been selected in representative teams, including Australian junior teams.