Tag: Sports

  • Stand Tall All-Star Basketball Tryouts

    What: Free Tryouts
    When: Saturday 23rd September
    Time: 4-6pm
    Where: Kevin Betts Stadium Ralph Pl, Mount Druitt
    Register: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR just drop in

    Eligibility

    • Males aged 14 – 17 years old, Years 9-11 - State Public High Schools
    • Players currently not participating in private school basketball programs
    • Players currently not participating in basketball association representative teams in 2016-2017
  • Baki takes double gold!

    Congratulations to Baki Redzeposki on taking double gold at Sydney International Open Judo Championships!

    On the weekend of 19th-20th August, Baki competed in the Sydney International Open Judo Championships. He won the GOLD in the young men's division which is under 21 years of age and also won the GOLD in the senior men's which was a massive result. Baki was the youngest competitor in the senior division. A very proud moment. He is now training at a three day judo camp in Olympic Park which finishes Wednesday.

  • SSP Athletics Carnival

    Letter to the Principal, 

    I am writing on behalf of the Sydney Sports Committee for students with additional needs. We held our annual athletics carnival last Friday (25th of August), where we had over 300 students from Special Schools and Support Units (24 schools in total) compete against each other. The carnival is a highlight of the year for the majority of students and staff as it provides opportunities that many students with additional needs do not regularly get. Students come away with new made friendships, higher self esteem and some even get a ribbon for the first time in their lives.

  • James Yates continues his success at the Handball World Championships

    Recently James Yates took part in the Worlds U17 Beach Handball World Championships in Mauritius and the U21 Men's Indoor Trophy Championships in Mauritius.

    At the U17 Worlds Beach Handball Championships in Mauritius their result was tenth out of sixteen nations represented.

    The U21 Indoor Trophy Championships took place in the Cook Islands Rarotonga. Their result was third place.

    A link to some of the ongoing results during the games and more photos can be found at

    www.ihf.info

    www.facebook.com/handballaustraliamain

     

     

  • Great achievement for Baki Redzeposki

    Baki Redzeposki won a silver medal at the Judo National Championships in Queensland recently. Baki trained 6 days a week for 6 weeks before this event. He now ranks number 1 in the young men's u/81 kilo division. Baki was invited to compete in 3 European cup titles in July which is held in Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany.

    Well done Baki!

  • Goalball Report

    On the 15th June my team and I (accompanied by Mr Howard and Ms Hankinson) played goalball.

    Goalball is a sport that is played in the Paralympics by players who can’t see. It can also be played by many people such as people who don’t have any issues in their body or people who just like to play. It is a worldwide sport for many countries and many people to enjoy.

    We drove to netball central at Sydney Olympic park to play goalball against schools across NSW.

  • Inner West Little Athletics Centre

    Registrations for the Inner West Little Athletics Centre 2017/2018 season are open!

    • Register online at www.iwlac.org.au/information/registration/
      • Select Inner West as your centre & follow the prompts
      • Family discounts for 2 or more children.
    • Register online, then collect your Info Pack & Season Numbers and buy uniforms on the Collection & Information nights
    • Just bring a copy of:
      • Your printed online receipt
      • Your child’s Birth Certificate or Passport (new members only)
    • Registration Pack Collection nights
      • Fridays 18th & 25th August, 6pm to 8pm St Luke’s Oval, Concord
    • Information night for New Members & Age Managers
      • Friday 1st September, 6pm to 8pm St Luke’s Oval, Concord
    • Season starts 6pm, Friday 8th September
      • For boys and girls age 4-17 – St Luke’s Oval, Concord
      • For Further information, 0469 843 096 or www.iwlac.org.au
  • Western Suburbs JAFC AFL High School Initiative

    Last term, a group of year nine and ten boys participated in the AFL skills program. The program was run by the AFL (Sydney Swans) and supported by Western Suburbs Junior Australian Football Club. The program took place during period four Tuesdays for five weeks on the Western grass.

    Over the course of five weeks, we learnt and developed different skills such as kicking, handpassing, marking and evading. We did so using drills, competitions and games, incorporating skills that we had learnt.

    The skills we learnt are beneficial, providing us with necessary skills to play AFL for a local club or even in other sports.

  • ACC Cricket Club

    Ashfield Cricket Club is a not for profit organisation which assists disadvantaged children in the community play cricket and is run entirely by volunteers.

    ACC-Cricket Club
    Ashfield Croydon Centenary CC
    Minis, Juniors & Seniors,

    Cricket with Friends

    Registrations open online from July

    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: www.acc.nsw.cricket.com.au

  • Powell Creek Tennis

    It was with a heavy heart that we had our last day of Tennis for Wednesday sport at Powel Creek Tennis Courts as we will be moving on to Summer sport next week. We gave Brett, our coach, a thank you card for all his hard work and effort with the group this semester. He organised regular competative games such as "Hot Shot" and "First to 21" which the students enjoyed immensely. His enthusiasm and encouragement on the court also meant that everybody's tennis game improved, too. We look forward to the next time we can play under his tutelage. 

  • Concord Comets Baseball Club

    Concord Comets Baseball Club is a local community Baseball club. It is run by parent volunteers to provide kids in our local area with the opportunity to play Baseball. We have a proud history in grass roots sport. We put player participation first and work hard at not only developing the skills of our players, but also instilling the values of good sportsmanship.

    The physical and social benefits of playing sport are well documented. Playing Baseball is a good way to develop hand-eye coordination, quick thinking and reaction skills. Playing Baseball is an ideal way to make friends while at the same time getting a healthy dose of exercise. Running, catching, throwing and swinging a bat have benefits for your whole body.

  • Travel to Sport Requirements

    Year 11 and 12 students have been issued with the following letter to clarify our School policy regarding Student Travel to Sport.

    The Homebush Boys High School Sports Policy 2017 clearly states that “walking/public transport/organised school bus are the ONLY forms of transport to and from sport. Students are NOT to drive and/or be a passenger in their private vehicle or someone else’s vehicle when travelling to and from sport”.

    Student behaviour and travel to sport is also addressed in the School’s Safety. Learning and Respect framework and in our 2017 Bushy Boys behaviours.

    Additionally, our student insurance policy does not cover student drivers and their passengers for travel to and from sporting venues in private vehicles.

    If you or your son have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Paleothodoros (Rel Principal), Mrs Shadwick (Rel Deputy Principal) or Mr Carrozza (Sports Coordinator) on 97643611.

  • St Anne’s Athletics Carnival

    On the 19th of May, 11 passionate volunteers from Homebush Boys High School went to the St Annes Athletics Carnival at Campbell Oval. We ran several activities and events for the students of St Annes that involved: chicken races, basketball and skipping games, mini hurdles, shotput, tunnel ball and relays. We gained strong leadership, communication and management skills. The experience enriched our outlook into our local community and enhanced the opportunity for us to network with the local schools in the area.  This event gave us the opportunity to partake in a fun day with the students of St Annes. We encouraged, motivated and inspired the students to get involved with the activities and to try their hardest.

  • Athletics Carnival 2017

    On the 28th of April, Homebush Boys High School hosted the annual 2017 Athletics Carnival held at Sydney Olympic park. A great day to see the four houses Vaughan, Hayes, Greening and Howe cheering and supporting the competitive athletes whilst plenty of volunteers maintained their role and supported students to take part and represent their colours. All students once again had the opportunity to use state of the art facilities on the track used by Olympians during the Sydney Olympics. 

    Throughout the day we witnessed many close races, long throws and jumps and a lot of healthy competition. It was great to see many boys demonstrating ‘Bushy Boys’ pride by having a go or cheering their mates on.

    Thankfully the weather was beautiful, the majority of the school students attended and was very well behaved. I thank the house captains and vice captains for contributing and the organisers.

  • 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.