From June 2020 RugbyWA and the Minderoo Foundation have been working towards the establishment of a elite WA school competition that produces talented athletes to graduate to represent the Western Force and RugbyWA's Women's team in the years to come.
In planning RugbyWA have envisioned five major goals to build this program to be one of the leading school rugby competitions in the country. Establish a graduated and self-sustaining secondary schools competition targeting six to eight schools.
- Form a direct linkage between RugbyWA's Pathway programs, schools and local clubs to support player, coach and referee development.
- Allow more school aged participants to play competitive rugby union in high level competition all year round.
- Be the leading competition in both state and nationally to produce homegrown WA elite athletes.
- Provide support to school management, coaches and players to enable their programs to grow to national and international recognition.
- The schools competition is scheduled to launch in Term 3 2021 with year 7/8 age groups (Male and Female) being RugbyWA's first target group.
Development for this competition is still in it's early planning stages for more information please contact Regional Development Manager Dane Lazarus at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rugby became a PSA Sport in 1961, and in 1963 the Rugby cup was renamed the Brother Redmond Cup, in honour of Brother M F Redmond, who was an influential teacher and sports master at Aquinas College over a span of 45 years. Although the Trophy was first presented in 1963, the PSA Headmasters decreed at a meeting in 1962, that because all PSA schools had competed in Rugby since the first competition in 1961, then the original two years would also be included on the trophy. The PSA is contested between sevens schools: Aquinas College
Christchurch Grammar School
Guildford Grammar School