Tag: Sports

  • Western Sydney Wanderers come to HBHS

    On the 31st of March Western Sydney Wanderers came to Homebush Boys to run their Soccer in Schools Program. The Soccer in Schools program sets out to engage students through football and provide them with a positive football experience. It continues Wanderers commitment to making sure football programs are accessible to schools in the Western Sydney region.

    Two professional coaches came in the morning and took a group of 20 keen Homebush Boys students. Throughout the day our boys were put through a variety of drills and modified games focusing on all aspects of Football. With a number of good footballers involved it was a pleasure to see the quality on display with many boys excelling at the different activities.
    Overall it was a great day with all of the boys highly engaged and enjoying this fantastic opportunity.  

  • Sydney Thunder Leadership Program

    For 4 weeks, a group of 12, cricket loving boys from years 9-12, participated in the Sydney Thunder Leadership program. With some video help from the programs ambassadors, Gurinder Sandhu, Usman Khawaja and Fawad Ahmed, we learned what it means to be a leader and how to set goals. Hameed Kerkhah ran the Sydney Thunder program for us and he told us about his story in becoming the rookie player for Sydney Thunder. It was an inspirational story as he did not think he would be playing cricket alongside Mike Hussy, Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson. Along with the theory, we played some enjoyable cricket drills and games, to improve our batting and bowling skills.

    On the first week of the program we were issued with a workbook to complete. Along with working through the book, we were taught how to deal with ups and downs in life with some personal insights from Usman Khawaja and Fawad Ahmed’s international cricket hardships.

  • Wests Juniors AFL 2017

    You're been invited to play AFL in 2017 with Wests Juniors.

    About Wests

    • U5s to U17s
    • Ultra low registration fees
    • Socks and shorts included
    • Playing jerseys provided
    • Qualified coaches
    • Family atmosphere at games
    • Licensed club & restaurant

    Homebush Boys AFL footballer Aydin Bremner won the ANZAC Day Medal for being best on ground in the Western Suburbs verse Miranda u17s game on Sunday.  Aydin plays AFL with other Homebush Boys from his year Todd Dale and Hugh Macarthur. Other Homebush Boys AFL footballers include  Tommy Neiser (Year 8), Harris Totidis and Hayden Carrol (Year 11), and Johnny Neiser (Year 12).

    The club has room for three more players in their u15 and u17 teams and it is not too late to join.

    Register now at www.westsjuniorsafl.com.au

    For more information please contact Richard on 0408 409 200 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     
     
     
  • Swimming Carnival Report 2017

    On Tuesday 14th February Homebush Boys held the 72nd annual swimming carnival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. It was an early morning start with students filling in the seats in the Aquatic Centre according to their houses. The seating was filled with a sea of house colours: Hayes (red), Vaughan (blue), Greening (green) and Howe (yellow). The competitive swimmers were warming up with stretches while the many spectators were finding seats and making themselves comfortable. The races kicked off and the whistles were blown. Every swimming lane was accompanied by volunteers in year 11 who were the timers. Teachers were scattered everywhere to ensure the smooth running of the event. As part of the year 12 tradition of “dressing up” to carnivals, there were a few highlights, in particular, a costume of Donald Trump which received some attention and Teletubbies.

    The races were competitive and fun with long distance swims as well the 50 metre freestyle blue ribbon swim. Students who received ribbons wore them proudly, even standing up on the podium and photographs were taken professionally by Mr Letsios. The relay swimming races at the end attracted the attention of everyone in the grandstand including parents, many screaming and cheering for their houses.

    Click here for the photos from the 2017 Swimming Carnival.

  • Swimming Carnival 2017

    The school is holding its annual swimming carnival on Tuesday the 14th of February 2017. We are fortunate to have been able to book the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre at Homebush for our 72nd Swimming Carnival. Students will be able to use the most up-to-date equipment and compete in the actual pool that was used by competitors in the 2000 Olympic Games.

    All students are expected to attend, either as spectators or participants. Admission to the carnival has been paid out of the voluntary school fees. Students will be marked present before entering the Aquatic Centre based on Houses. Students are encouraged to wear clothing in their house colours or wear their school sports uniform.

    Students are to make their own way to and from the venue. Rolls will be marked at 8.40 am just inside the main entrance. When marked present students are to go to their House Areas clearly marked with House Banners. At the end of the carnival, students will be marked off in their House Areas by their Roll Call teachers.

  • HBHS 15’s Basketball beats North Sydney

    The Homebush Boys 15’s Basketball team played the undefeated North Sydney Boys team this week. We were certainly the underdogs leading in to the game and had no expectation that the score would be so close. However, the boys really pulled together as a team. They defended exceptionally well, forcing errors and shots from outside. The boys kept the score tight throughout the game and, when they led during the final minutes, they had no intention of letting North Sydney come back. Daniel Dutton (team captain) scored a final basket in the last minute ensuring that North Sydney Boys’ chance to extend their winning streak in to next year was shattered. Congratulations on your win boys! I hope the great sportsmanship, teamwork and skill continues into early next year.

     

     
     
  • HBHS Crowned Rugby Sevens Champions

    Homebush Boys completed a highly successful rugby season by winning the 15 Years Division of the Endeavour sevens Championships. Homebush entered 13 and 15 Years teams which were held at Foreshore Park, Sylvania.

    15 Years Champions
    Mr. Khurshed capped an outstanding coaching career with a dominating display, going through undefeated and beating De La Salle seven tries to one in the final. The team displayed high skill level, athleticism and game awareness but it was the ‘Khurshed’ experience which moulded the team into such a formidable outfit.

    The team comprised mostly 14 year olds with the boys rising to the occasion and conquered all before them ‘Upright and Strong.”

  • Cricket - 1st Grade Report

    Homebush’s 1st X1 cricket captain, Lachlan Beattie has been in sensational form this season which was demonstrated by his 116 not out against Asquith BHS in their current grade match. Lachlan opens the bowling and bats at first drop is also playing grade cricket for Sydney where he is one of the leading wicket taker in Fourth Grade.

    The 1st X1 have won the opening three Wednesday matches with wins against Epping, Normanhurst and Asquith. The team has great depth with Nivethan Radhakrishan, Nivethan Radhakrishan, Ryan Wu, Todd Dale, Shrihari Nair and Dylan Powell contributing strongly with the bat and bowling sprearheaded by Ryan Wu, Rahul Thileeprahul, Sree Sista, Omar Warisi, Nivethan Radhakrishan and Sanjit Selverajoo, Amaan Ansari.

  • New South Wales Combined High School (NSWCHS) Carnival

    My name is James Wark, I’m 13 years old and one of the best shot-putters in the state. That may be a slight exaggeration, but of the thousands of kids in NSW, I am the 15th best. But that didn’t happen by chance.

    It all began at the School Athletics Carnival. A throw of 9.70m got me first and into zone, along with a few other events. At the zone carnival I came 2nd and qualified for the regional carnival. This was one step closer to CHS which was very exciting for me. At regional, after a throw of 10.78m, I came away with a bright green jacket and another 2nd place, a sure spot for CHS. In the mail came my second jacket, the black and red Sydney North representative one. Finally, the day came. A decent throw and an OK position was good, but just the idea of being at the CHS made me ecstatic. With the last jacket, light and dark blue, came the end of the adventure. After 4 months and 3 jackets later, I am pleased to have reached this level in my first year at Homebush Boys High School and look forward to next year where I hope I can improve.

    James Wark, Year 7

  • European Handball

    Joseph Shankar and James Yates from year 11 and 10 represented Homebush Boys High School and New South Wales in the Under 18s Men's division for European Handball at the Australian Junior Handball Championships last weekend.

    They traveled to Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast where they played against Queensland and Wellington winning 3 out of 4 of their games making them the U18s men's champions for 2016.

    Both boys have played for over 3 years and are proud to represent their state in the age group above their own. 

  • Try Baseball - Concord Baseball Club

    Concord Baseball Club invites all boys and girls aged 4+ years to come down to the park and try Baseball! A range of exciting games based around the skills of hitting, throwing and base running. There will be a free sausage sizzle!

    Dates: Sunday 24th July and Saturday 30th July
    Time: 11am-2pm
    Location: Majors Bay Reserve, Concord West

    Website: www.concord.baseball.com.au

  • Homebush takes on King’s School Rugby

    Homebush Boy’s 13 Years Rugby TeamHomebush Boy’s 13 years rugby team played a ‘friendly” match against The King’s School at Parramatta on Monday 20 June.  The game was vigorous, competitive and played in great spirit and provided our boys a wonderful rugby experience. King’s eventually won 33-39 but not before the lead changed hands several times.

  • Sporting Update and Marvellous achievement

    Congratulations to Bakis who attended the Australian National Judo Championships in Melbourne recently. It seems his persistent and hard Judo training finally paid off. 

    Bakis won GOLD at the Australian National Championships in Melbourne on the weekend.

    He won Gold in the under 81 kilo under 18 years Cadet division. He is now ranking number 1 in Australia.

    He also won Bronze in the under 21 years division and Bronze in the open age division. He was on fire.

    Bakis' dream is to go to the the next Olympics in 2020 TOKYO. 

     
  • Cricket Nets Grant

    I am thrilled to announce to our school community that we have gained a grant from our local member and Sport NSW to refurbish our cricket nets on the back oval.

    As you might be aware our nets are in a poor condition.

    I would like to thank our local Strathfield Cricket Club President, Daryl Chappelow for his support and the support of our Local member Ms Jodi McKay.

    Mr Kennedy
    Principal

  • Athletics carnival 2016

    The stands of the Sydney Olympic park athleticscentre were once again filled with eager students and competitors itching to see who the fastest in their year group was. The day began with hurdles which never fails to entertain the crowd, and throughout the day track and field events continued.

    All students once again had the opportunity to use state of the art facilities on the track used by Olympians during the Sydney Olympics. The tradition of a year 12 dress up saw the arrival of a few animal onesies, a few people even claimed to have seen the Flash and an army of Spartan soldiers arrived and demonstrated how to throw a javelin.

  • Cross Country 2016

    School Carnival
    This annual event was held on 1 April at Airey Park, Homebush on a glorious Sydney Autumn day.

    Competitors ranged from years 7-12 with all Year 7 competing and students from Years 8 to 12 nominating to run or qualifying as a result of their 1.6 km time trials recorded in PDHPE lessons. Over 300 students participated with the top ten in each age group qualifying to for the Champion of Champions race. Principal, John Kennedy proudly walked the new course with his students. ‘Bushie Boys’ pride themselves as being inclusive and looking after their mates and this was demonstrated
    on the day as the boys competed wholeheartedly cheered on by fellow students, teachers and parents.

  • Cricket - Davidson Shield CHS Knockout

    Homebush BSH played Killarney Heights HS on Thursday 18m February at Hudson Park.
    Captain Lachlan Beattie won the toss and elected to bat on a good wicket. Nikethan and Nivethan Radhahrishnan provided a sound foundation for the innings with an opening partnership of 36, scoring 15 and 12 respectively.
    Killarney Heights bowled tightly and fielded well on a hot day making runs hard to come by. Lachlan Beattie was the mainstay of the innings with a well compiled 32. Lachlan was the last batsman dismissed with Todd Dale (14) the only batsman to provide resistance with most Homebush batsmen surrendering their wicket meekly through poor shot selection. Homebush was dismissed for 111 in thirty two overs from a maximum of 40 overs.

  • Swimming Carnival - Friday 19th of February

    The school is holding its annual swimming carnival on Friday the 19th of February 2016. We are fortunate to have been able to book the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre at Homebush for this, our 71st Swimming Carnival. Students will be able to use the most up-to-date equipment and compete in the actual pool that was used by competitors in the 2000 Olympic Games.

    All students are expectedto attend, either as spectators or participants. Admission to the carnival has been paid out of the voluntary school fees. Students will be marked present before entering the Aquatic Centre based on Houses. Students are encouraged to wear clothing in their house colours or wear their school sports uniform.

    Rolls will be marked at 8.40 am just inside the main entrance. When marked present students are to go to their House Areas clearly marked with House Banners. At the end of the carnival, students will be marked off in their House Areas by their Roll Call teachers.

  • Bi Annual Netball Match 2015

    NetballOn Friday 11th of September some Year 12 and Year 10 boys went to Burwood Girls High School to play our biannual netball match. YES NETBALL. The boys always have a great time- we did not win but that is not the point. It is always a hard fought match with the girls giving no quarter and the boys come away with a realisation that netball is a very physically demanding game- new found respect. No backboard and lots of rules make it difficult for us to win, despite our height advantage. We walk away from this with gains no matter the result. We wish the boys and the girls all the very best for their HSC and what lies beyond and hope that they remember this opportunity to step outside of their comfort zone.

  • Australian Youth Football Institute & HBHS

    Press Release from Australian Youth Football Institute

    Australian Youth Football Institute (AYFI) and Homebush Boys High School (HBHS) are pleased to announce a new partnership that is designed to integrate football and High School education.

    AYFI has been working on the idea to offer football students a full time program for the past 4 years after witnessing the elite programs of European and UK clubs, AYFI wanted to design a program that would work within Australia’s culture.

    George Lazarou company director “It’s been a long term goal of mine to design a full time program within the high school system. The partnership with Homebush boys is integral to the program as the school has a great history of educational success, and our staff can provide the football tuition that is designed for footballers to maximise their potential.”