Victoria Moves on Australian Schools Championships

The Victorian Schools Rugby Union held its first trials on Sunday, 24 March, starting the process of selecting teams to compete at the 50th Australian Schools Championships to be held on the Sunshine Coast in 1-5 July. 

The boys have competed in every Australian Championship since 1975 and attended the trials in great numbers. Manager Tony Hollamby is very optimistic, saying registrations for the Vic Schoolboys were at an all-time high this year. “The players come from far and wide in the private school and state school systems, We all look forward to travelling to the Sunshine Coast in July” he said. The squad will have a comprehensive three month training program. 

The even bigger news is that the inaugural Victorian Schoolgirls teams will represent in both the U16 and U18 Girls Sevens competitions.

Aidan Ryan (Haileybury College), Director of Victorian Schoolgirls Rugby, said: “It is amazing and gratifying to see the girls trial for the inaugural teams. They come from all over Melbourne and Victoria and are enthusiastic to be trialling to represent Victoria. 

“Every girl hopes to be on the Sunshine Coast in July and has given a great account of themselves today,” he said

Melbourne University Rugby Club will be the Vic girls’ training base over the next three months. 


2024 ASRU Championships

The ASRU would like to formally invite State and Territory affiliates to participate in the 50th Australian Schools Rugby Championships. … Continued