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.

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Weekend Sports Roundup – Tennis teams ace Waverley

Trinity tennis players completed a clean sweep of 12 wins against Waverley, led by a 7-1 victory for the firsts, with the squad’s only two losses coming in make-up matches against Knox. The football teams also had a winning weekend, with no losses in the Year 7-10 matches, although the firsts and seconds both went [...]

Weekend Sports Roundup – Manners maketh the men

Trinity rugby players have won plaudits for their conduct off the field, as well as their sportsmanship on it. Two busloads of students arriving at McDonald’s Lithgow on the way home from a Saturday rugby trip to Bathurst-Orange is a sight that might cause dismay to some other patrons. But one lady, who had considered [...]

Weekend Sports Roundup – Records tumble at CIS swimming

Trinity swimmers have set four records at the NSW CIS championships. Jonathan Nam (11St) broke two in winning the 16 years 50m and the 15-16 years 100m breaststroke. Grayson Doig (10He) set a new mark in the 15-16 years 100m butterfly, and Sterling Tuxford (9WH) did the same in the 12-14 years 200m butterfly. They [...]

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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.

Years 7 and 8 train Wednesdays and Fridays in timetable. Years 9 and 10 train Tuesdays and Thursdays, in timetable. Firsts also conduct strength and conditioning sessions Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime as part of their athletic programme.

All field training sessions are conducted at Wagener Oval in Ashfield.

Games take place on Saturdays.

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Since Trinity’s original 1st V formed in 1969, Basketball has flourished at Trinity to become one of the most participated sports in the School. Across the Senior, Preparatory, and Junior School campuses, there are no fewer than 72 teams.

‘Team before self’ is the Trinity motto, which has propelled the School’s firsts team to an impressive 16 CAS titles, two NSW CIS Championships and two NSW All Schools final four places. Trinity Basketball has enjoyed continual success built on team first mentality and a relentless defensive mindset and Trinity is considered one of the best Basketball schools in NSW, regularly producing representative players for Australian and NSW under-age and schoolboy teams.

Trinity offers plenty of development programmes at the School, from morning individual sessions, to a Specialist Squad for the elite players which is part of the Co-curricular programme.

Basketball is offered from Year 4 to 12 with a number of teams in each year group. Training sessions vary depending on which year group they play in with games against other Independent Schools each Saturday.

Basketball is not only the most popular sport at Trinity – it can also provide a pathway to coveted US college scholarships and professional careers.

Please get in touch with Mr Ben Morrissey if you would like to find out more about Basketball at Trinity.

2021, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2012*, 2011*, 2010*, 2009, 2004*, 2003, 2002, 1991*, 1990*, 1988*, 1974* (*undefeated)

2003, 1991

2017, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2004, 2003, 1991

2021, 2020, 2008* (*undefeated), 2020, 2021


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.

Training for boys in Year 7-10 is conducted during the timetabled day. Open’s training is after School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Primary Training sessions are conducted Tuesday mornings before school and in the first session of the day on Thursdays.

Games of varying length and format are played on Saturdays during Terms 4 and 1 of the academic year.

CAS Premiers
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
2017, 2019

Cross Country

Trinity Cross Country has a proud history of competitive participation in inter-school, community, and representative running events. While many students have come to school eager runners, others have learned to master latent talents, and still others have cultivated a lifelong passion for the sport. We are fortunate to have the opportunities, facilities, coaching, and experience to cater for every level of runner.

The programme focuses on middle- to long-distance running on a variety of terrain. Trinity participates in the CAS and GPS Winter Cross Country season across three age categories: U14, U16, and Open. Depending on their age group, students run from 3-8 kilometres in Saturday competition. We participate in the schools pathway to the National Cross Country Championships through CAS, CIS, and NSW All Schools representation.

Students engage in a carefully structured training programme throughout the season, with off-season training offered as part of the Middle Distance Squad in the Track and Field Programme. Participating in Cross Country is the perfect lead in to the CAS Track and Field season – particularly for those in the Middle Distance Squad – which starts the week after the Cross Country season finishes.

All students in Years 7-12 are encouraged to take part in Cross Country.

Of note is that those students who already partake in another sport are heartily encouraged to sign up for Cross Country as a second sport. We gladly welcome any such athletes to attend extra training sessions during the week if they wish (although there is no obligation to do so) and to run at Saturday invitationals whenever possible.

Training is on Wednesday and Friday afternoons for Years 7-8, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for Years 9-10, and Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for Years 11-12.

Invitational meets are held on Saturday mornings at various parks and school grounds around Sydney, in suburbs as various as Alexandria, Ryde, Parramatta, Centennial Park, and Hurlstone Park.

CAS Cross Country Champions: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Trinity has runners on a regular basis who earn selection for the representative CAS, CIS, and NSW teams.


Launched at Trinity in 1975, Football is now the largest winter sport 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).

Training for boys in Year 7-10 is conducted during the timetabled day. Open’s training is after School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Primary Training sessions are conducted Monday mornings before school and in the first session of the day on Thursdays.

Saturdays. Year 4-12 have a ten round season, with Year 7-12 having additional trial matches that are of internal/external nature.

The Independent Schools Cup, Bill Turner Cup, and Inner West Tri Series are played on other days and can include the April or July holidays.

  • > 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 & ClassAchievement
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 & ClassAchievement
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


Rugby has been played at Trinity for more than 100 years with the inaugural Trinity team competing for the first time in 1916. Currently more than 300 students in Year 7-12 represent Trinity during the winter season. Rugby at Trinity focuses on providing all participants, regardless of skill level, with a holistic sporting experience that fosters resilience, teamwork, and the ability to achieve individual success within the team framework.

Those in Primary (4-12) and Senior years (7-12) are welcome to participate in Rugby.

Training for boys in Year 7-10 is conducted during the timetabled day. Open’s training is after School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Primary Training sessions are conducted in the first session of the day on Thursdays.

Games take place on Saturdays. Year 7-12 take part in 6  trial games against a variety of schools from the CAS, ISA & GPS associations before taking part in a 5-game CAS season. Year 4-6 take part in a 10 round IPSHA season.

The 1st XV has won the Henry Plume Shield for CAS Champions in 1935, 1937, 1938, 1953, 1956, 1962, 1964, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1986, 1990, 2000 and 2011.

47 students have represented Trinity at NSW Schoolboys level with 17 of those young men going on to represent the school at Australian Schoolboys level.

The school currently has 7 old boys who represented the 1st XV now playing Rugby Union or Rugby League at a professional level, they include: Scott Sio (2011) – Wallabies & Exeter Chiefs, Jack Debreczeni (2011) – ACT Brumbies, Cameron Orr (2012) – Melbourne Rebels, Lachlan Illias (2017) – South Sydney Rabbitohs, Tane Edmed (2018) – NSW Waratahs, Thomas Lambert (2018) – NSW Waratahs, Malachi Hawkes (2020) – Stade Toulousain (France), Paulo Tauiliili-Pelesasa (2022) – Section Paloise (France).


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.

Our swimmers train all year round, with daily sessions available both before and after

School. We utilise up-to-date and highly specified training programmes that cater for individual swimmers’ needs.


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.

Swimming is an all-year round sport, with the majority of the School sport Swimming pathway competitions being held during Terms 4 and 1. Trinity’s own in-house club provides a pathway to compete at inter-club events, including Area, State, and National competitions in both the Summer and Winter seasons.

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).

(CAS Premierships)

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). We are confident of adding many more swimmers’ names to this list in the future.


Tennis has been played at Trinity since 1913. Today, Tennis is played across the Preparatory, Junior, Middle and Senior School campuses, and, unlike many sports at Trinity, is enjoyed across both Winter and Summer seasons.

Trinity’s Tennis program is designed so that every student can have an opportunity to participate, regardless of their ability.

32 students per year group are selected to play tennis per season. Unless a student is selected as one of the top 4 players in a year group, they are unable to compete two seasons in a row, this is designed to allow more students to participate.

Training sessions are held during School hours for Years 7-10. For the Opens age group (Year 11 and 12) training sessions are held after School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The School uses two venues for training sessions – Trinity Tennis Centre and Cintra Park, Concord. Primary Training sessions are undertaken on Thursday mornings.

Matches are played on Saturday during competition weeks.

Summer competition runs in Terms 4 and 1, comprising 10 matches – 5 at home and 5 away.

Winter competition runs in Terms 3 and 4, comprising 10 matches – 5 at home and 5 away.

There is a CAS Representative team and a CIS team for top players to work towards. There is also an annual School Tennis Championship for the Middle and Senior Schools, held in Term 1 every year.

Please get in touch with Mr Jeremy Dykgraaff for more information about Tennis at Trinity.

1960 – An unofficial inter-school competition begins between Trinity and a group of other CAS and GPS schools.

1972 – Tennis was acknowledged, for the first time at Trinity, as an inter-school sport in its own right.

1999 – Trinity’s 1st IV enjoyed its most successful CAS season, finishing second to Knox by a single point. The 15As were also undefeated CAS Premiers.

2000 – Trinity broke Knox’s seven-year domination of the CAS Premiership, winning the School’s first tennis title.

2001 – Trinity became the first team in the competition’s history to pass 100 points, scoring 103.

2015 – Trinity win the Summer CAS Premiership 2015 – Trinity win The CAS Winter Premiership

2017 – Trinity win the CAS Summer Premiership

2020 – Trinity win the CAS Winter Premiership

2020 – James McCabe (2020) won the Pizzey Cup (Best Schoolboy Tennis Player in Australia) and was selected in the Australian Schoolboys Merit Team in the number 1 position.

Track and Field

Track & Field at Trinity Grammar School is available to students all year round, with quality coaching available for:

● Sprints
● Hurdles
● Middle distance
● Long jump
● Javelin
● Shot put
● Discus

Trinity has a very proud athletic history, with athletes 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.

Training takes place on various days after School, either at Trinity Grammar School’s Summer Hill Campus or at Sydney Olympic Park.

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

Champion School
1932, 1940, 1941, 1955, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

State Nitro
Have been competing at State Nitro (called Schools Knockout) since 2009
Gold Medals – 10
Silver Medals – 15
Bronze Medals – 5

In 2021 we got two gold medals and 1 silver medal, which would have qualified three teams to National Nitro – however it was cancelled due to COVID-19

National Nitro

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.

World Schools
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

Oceania Athletics

Silver Medal – U20 Javelin
Bronze Medal – U18 Shot Put
7th Place – U16 Teams Challenge

Gold Medal – U20 Triple Jump

CAS Premiers

1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 (joint with Sydney Grammar), 2012, 2013 (joint with Sydney Grammar), 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, (CAS winners SBHS Overall winners), 2020 (CAS only competition)


CAS and GPS – Joint Winter Competition





Volleyball is offered year-round, where students have the opportunity to enjoy volleyball as their sport. Volleyball was first officially introduced at Trinity as an inter-House sport in the mid-1970s. Since then, it has grown to become one of the most successful spots at Trinity. Volleyball is a combined GPS and CAS sport during Winter and CAS-only during Summer .

Volleyball is offered to Years 9-12, where the main season is in Winter. In Summer, there are three Opens teams, where in Winter there is an additional offering for u16s teams.

During the summer season, training is Monday and Wednesdays after School.

In Winter, teams train on Tuesday and Thursday, with Years 9/10 training during timetable and Years 11/12 training after School.

Games are played on Saturdays, with 10-12 rounds being played in a given season. During the Summer season, matches are more likely played in the afternoon, while during the Winter, matches are more often played in the morning.

Throughout each season, boys are encouraged to attend Volleyball specific strength and conditioning sessions to supplement their on-court training, while also following the TGS Physical Syllabus.

There are also many opportunities for students to trial for the CAS Opens Volleyball team and the CIS Opens Volleyball team. Representative Volleyball generally takes place throughout May/June each year.

CAS Premiers

1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

CAS Premiers
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 (joint with Sydney Grammar), 2012, 2013 (joint with Sydney Grammar), 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, (CAS winners SBHS Overall winners), 2020 (CAS only competition)

CAS and GPS – Joint Winter Competition


Water Polo

Water Polo was introduced as a competitive sport at Trinity in 1986, officially expanding the water sports programme to become what we know today. 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.

All training is held on site in a state of the art pool and training facilities, on differing weekdays depending which year group students are in. Training for boys in Year 7-10 is conducted during the timetabled day. Open’s training is after School on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

All Trinity Water Polo is played in the 50m TGS Centenary Pool which is 2m deep, allowing for two games to be played at the same time.

Games are played on Saturday mornings, with occasional games for the 1sts and 2nds taking place on Friday afternoons.

CAS Champions

CAS / GPS Champions

Numerous players have been selected in representative teams, including Australian junior teams.


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Trinity has a long and strong history of Diving. The School competes in a number of invitationals and competitions, culminating in the CAS Diving Competition where they compete for the Stephen Barnett Shield. Trinity has won in excess of 35 CAS competitions.

Of the three Fencing codes, Trinity students learn to fence with the foil: a short blade descended from the smallsword of the 17th and 18th centuries. Unlike other solo competitions, Fencing places less emphasis on endurance and the ability to move quickly for long periods. Instead, foil fencing is akin to chess, where the competition is determined by preparation during the bout and in reading one’s opponent rather than in the execution of an attack.

This Co-curricular activity provides an opportunity for students who are already involved in Golf to further develop their skills and understanding of the game. It is open to those who have an AGU Handicap or are part of a Cadet Programme through their local Golf Club. There is also an Inter Schools Golf Series Competition that students participate in.

Lawn bowls is a predominantly non-competitive sport that Senior students in the School undertake each week. At times the School participates in an invitational competition against other CAS schools.

Based on Boxercise, RAW Sports is a non-competitive activity. The group engages in some physical activity early in the day before School and as the first activity on Saturdays.

A non-competitive activity where students do lap swimming for fitness.

This sport has two streams, a competitive group that competes in the Independent schools Table Tennis Competition, plus a non-competitive group. All boys do three sessions across the week.

A relatively new sport at Trinity, Touch Football competes in weekly games against other schools, however, there is no formal competition at a centralised age group venue at this time.