Patrician Brothers’ hope it's third time the charm in GIO Schoolboy Cup
Patrician Brothers’ College Blacktown continue to build on their strong reputation in rugby league, recently qualifying for the final of the nationally televised GIO Australian Schoolboy Cup.
In 2012, close to 450 schools across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria competed in the prestigious rugby league competition with Patrician Brothers’ games including convincing wins against St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown; Farrer Agricultural High, Calala; Hills Sports High, Seven Hills and Holy Cross College, Ryde.
The Patrician team will meet Endeavour Sports High, Caringbah in the final on Sunday 2 September at Toyota Park before the NRL game between the Sharks and the Cowboys.
Patrician Brothers’ principal, Santo Passarello, said he is proud of the team’s achievement and hopes it's third time lucky for the school who have reached the final twice before.
‘Through faith, courage and perseverance the team has conquered the knock-out phase of the competition to get to the final and we couldn’t be prouder,’ said Santo. ‘We are hoping the entire school and community will attend and cheer on our boys as they represent us for the ultimate rugby league glory in this premier schoolboys competition.’
The GIO Schoolboy Cup final will be played at 11am on Sunday 2 September at Toyota Park, Cronulla.
The last time a school from the Parramatta diocese won the championship was St Dominic's College, Kingswood in 2003. Terra Sancta College Schofields-Quakers Hill won in 1999.
More information about attending the game can be found on the Patrician Brothers’ College website.
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