30 March 2021

STATEMENT – GPS Association Sport and Activities Premierships Term 1, 2021

The Great Public Schools Association Office is pleased to announce the Term 1, 2021 Premierships.    Six (6) schools celebrated the glory and prestige of GPS Premierships, showcasing the depth and diversity across our programs and schools.

Amongst the celebrations was a 19-year drought-breaking victory for Brisbane Boys College Crew, rowing to victory in the prestigious Head of the River First VIII race.  Back-to-back premiership for Nudgee College (swimming), Gregory Terrace (Volleyball) and Anglican Church Grammar School (Rowing Old Boys Cup).  A return of the premiership to Brisbane Grammar School (Debating) and The Southport School (Cricket) and a seventh consecutive Sailing premiership to the Southport School.

Congratulations to all nine (9) member schools contributing to premiership success through individual determination and grit, leading to team success and healthy competition.  Many thanks to the students, coaches, teachers, staff, parents and school administration for a successful start to 2021.

With a planned commencement of 23 April, term two will see Cross Country, Football and Tennis premierships contested.  After a disrupted and delayed 2020 season, our student-athletes will be keen to return to expected timing, where Brisbane Boys College will defend an eight-year Tennis Premiership run and Brisbane State High School a first-ever Cross Country Premiership.

The GPS Association continues to monitor the implications of the global health pandemic (COVID-19).  It will adjust restrictions in line with QLD Health advice with member school support and update our communities as needed.

The Association congratulates the achievement of term 1 premiers and extends wishes to the nine (9) member schools for Term 2 Sport and Activities.


2021 Term 1 Premierships

Sport and Activity School
Cricket The Southport School
Debating Brisbane Grammar School
Rowing – O’Connor Cup (HoR) Brisbane Boys College
Rowing – Old Boys Cup Anglican Church Grammar School
Sailing The Southport School
Swimming St Joseph Nudgee College
Volleyball St Joseph College, Gregory Terrace