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Cups and trophies

Cups and trophies that have been donated to Christ Church Grammar School and that are currently awarded to students are listed chronologically by activity.

LW Parry Preparatory School

  • The Athletics House Champion Shield was awarded to the winning House of the Years 3 to 6 House Athletics Carnival.
  • The Cross Country House Champion Shield was awarded to the winning House of the Years 3 to 6 House Cross Country Carnival.
  • The Giles Shield for the Champion House in the Preparatory School was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr ECB Giles in 1956.
  • The Swimming House Champion Shield was awarded to the winning House of the Years 3 to 6 House Swimming Carnival.
  • The McPherson Cup was awarded to the winning House of the Years 5 and 6 House Basketball Carnival.
  • The Potters Cup was awarded to the Most Outstanding Sportsman from Years 5 or 6.

Senior School

  • The Beatty Cup for Inter Section Competition was presented to Christ Church School by Mr RL Beatty in 1925. Sections, the forerunner to Sporting Houses, were introduced in 1921 “to arouse more interest in games”. The School was divided into three Sections: Highbury, Romsey and Queenslea. The Beatty Cup is awarded to the Champion House.
  • The Beatty Cup for the Individual with the Highest Annual Aggregate of Points was presented to Christ Church School by Mr RL Beatty in 1925. It is now awarded to the Best All Round Sportsman.
  • The Calthrop Cup for the Best All Round Sportsman was presented to Christ Church School by Mr KH Calthrop in 1926. In 1945 it was awarded to the boy with the Most Influence in the School. Three years later the Cup was awarded for Leadership and Influence and this continues to be the case.
  • The Eagling Cup for the Best House Scholastically was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mrs Eagling in 1945. Mrs Eagling taught at the School from 1942-1945.
  • The EB Kerby Trophy for the Outstanding Sportsman was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr EB Kerby in 1949. Mr Kerby was a great supporter of the School from 1945-1955. His son, Peter, was Captain of School in 1954 and 1955.

Athletics

  • The Akos Kovacs Shield which is awarded to the House gaining the highest aggregate of points in the Inter-House Athletics Competition was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by the Staff in September, 1988. The Shield honours Akos Kovacs’ contribution to the School.
  • The Henderson Cup for the U/13 Athletics Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1962.
  • The Ipoh Cup for the School Athletic Champion was presented to Christ Church School by Mr Jack Jennings, Editor and Proprietor of the Times of Malaya, on behalf of his sons, Eric and Harold Jennings in 1919. At the time his two small sons were boarding at the School. The Cup which is presented to the Open Athletic Champion is known as the Jennings Cup.
  • The U/16 Challenge Cup for the U/16 Athletics Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by CF Maclaren Esq. in 1931. It is known as the Maclaren Cup.
  • The RG Lynn Challenge Cup for the 220 yards Open Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr Lynn in 1933. It is known as the Lynn Cup and is awarded to the winner of the Open 200 metres.
  • The Staff Challenge Cup for the 100 yards Open Champion was first awarded in 1937. It is awarded to the winner of the Open 100 metres.
  • The Warren Carter U/15 Challenge Cup for the U/15 Athletics Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1938. It is known as the Carter Cup.
  • The Mrs EB Kerby Cup for the Distance Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mrs EB Kerby in 1950.
  • The Lattice Cup for the U/14 Athletics Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1950.
  • The P Bowers Cup for the U/17 Champion Athlete was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr Peter Bowers in 1959, the year in which he was President of the Old Boys’ Association.
  • The TM Thomson Cup was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr and Mrs DS Thomson in 1983. It is awarded to the Open First Division Competitor who gains the highest aggregate points in High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump and Hurdles.
  • The Shirley Family Cup is awarded to the Open Throws Champion in Discus and Shot Put in the Inter-House Athletics Carnival. David Shirley (1998 – 2002) presented the cup to Christ Church Grammar School in 2003 as an expression of his gratitude for the wonderful and fulfilling experience he had enjoyed as a student at the School. David’s older brothers, Brett (1988 – 1993) and Mark (1995 – 1999) also attended Christ Church.

Basketball

  • The Blackwood Trophy for Sportsmanship and Skill in Basketball was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr Alan Blackwood MC in 1982. Alan Blackwood MC joined the Staff at Christ Church in 1949. He taught Physical Education and Mathematics and coached the First XI, the First XVIII and the Athletics Team. He was also Officer in Charge of Cadets. During his thirty five years service at Christ Church Alan Blackwood MC held the positions of Master of the Middle School, Senior Master and Deputy Headmaster. He was also the School’s representative on the Public Schools Sports Association Committee, 1956-1983.

Badminton

  • The R H Dixon Cup for the Fairest and Best Badminton player was awarded to Christ Church Grammar School by Anne Dixon, widow of Roger Dixon in 2013. Roger was a long serving member of staff who was the first teacher in charge of badminton.

Cadets

  • The Norrie Challenge Cup for the Best Rifle Shot was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr Athol Norrie in 1947.
  • The Alexander Todd Memorial Trophy was presented to the Christ Church Grammar School Senior Cadet Detachment in 1950. It is awarded annually under the following headings:
  • Attendance and turnout at each parade, bivouac, range practice, annual camp.
  • General bearing, qualities and capacity for leadership.
  • Skill at Arms
  • Performance at NCO and/or Officers’ Courses.
  • The HMS Benbow Sash was presented for the first time in 1962. The Sash was given to the School by Major HMS Benbow, a former Staff Captain of 5 Cadet Brigade for many years, to be awarded to the best NCO in the Unit. The sash has some history, as it was worn by Major Benbow’s father, the colour sergeant of the 2 Battalion Gordon Highlanders, before the 1914-1918 war.
  • The Beresford Memorial Prize for the Best Cadet Under Officer was first awarded in 1966. The Prize was endowed by friends of the family in memory of Major Brian Beresford who was an Old Boy of Christ Church and St. Peter’s College, Adelaide. Major Beresford was Brigade Major of the 30th Infantry Brigade and was killed in action during the Kokoda campaign in New Guinea. His son and grandson attended Christ Church.
  • The CUOs Cup was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Lt. Toby Moore in 1990. Toby Moore taught Science at the School, 1985-1990.
  • The Mick O’Sullivan MM Award for Determination is awarded to a Year 10 cadet who has shown determination in all cadet activities, been enthusiastic and a team player. Willingness to work with cadets from all ranks is a major criteria in determining the award as is attendance at weekly parades, weekend bivouacs and the annual camp. A perpetual shield was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by the West family in 2000. Mr Ray West is a member of School Council. His son, Brayden, attended Christ Church from 1992 to 1997.

Cricket

  • The Dr Hill Cup for the Best Fieldsman was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Dr HM Hill in 1943. It is known as the Hill Cup.
  • The Cramer Cup for the Best All Round Cricketer was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr WG Cramer in 1950. Mr Cramer was very actively involved in the School in the late thirties and early forties. His son, Gerard, was a Prefect and Captain of Cricket in 1943.
  • The Old Boys’ Association Trophy for the Best Batting Average was first presented in 1951.
  • The Old Boys’ Association Trophy for the Best Bowling Average was first presented in 1951.

Cross Country

  • The Parents’ Association Cup for the Junior Cross Country Championship was first awarded in 1984.
  • The Parents’ Association Cup for the Senior Cross Country Championship was first awarded in 1984.
  • The Duncan Sullivan Cup for Outstanding Performance in the PSA Cross Country was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Duncan Sullivan in 1984. Duncan Sullivan was an outstanding athlete who Captained the Athletics Team in 1977. In the same year, he was House Captain of Noake and Vice-Captain of the Swimming Team.

Football

  • The Flintoff Cup for the Best Footballer was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr T Flintoff in 1936. Tom Flintoff was President of the Old Boys’ Association, 1935-1936.
  • The Michael Anastas Trophy for the Most Determined Player in the 1st XVIII was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by the Anastas family in 1991.
  • The 1971 1st XVIII Alcock Cup Team Trophy for the Fairest and Best Player in the First XVIII v. the Old Boys was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1991.
  • The CCGS First XVIII Coaches Trophy for consistent effort was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by the Queenslea Club in 1994. The Club, which was formed in the mid 80s, consists of a group of past and present parents who have contributed to a fund for the development of sport at Christ Church.

Hockey

  • The EP Andrews Cup for the Best Hockey Player, was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1964. It is known as the Andrews Cup.
  • The Webster-Mellor Trophy for Commitment to PSA Hockey was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Chris Webster (1995-99) and Andrew Mellor (1989-96). The cup is awarded to the player in the Senior School (Years 10-12) who is judged to have displayed an exceptional attitude towards training, an exceptional attitude towards his teammates and an exceptional attitude towards his opponents and officials. The recipient must have played hockey for the School for at least three years, though not necessarily for the First XI. Chris Webster was Captain of School and Captain of the First XI Hockey Team in 1999. Andrew Mellor played in the First XI in 1996 and coached the First XI in 2003.

Rowing

  • The Captains of Boats Cup for the Best Oarsman was first presented in 1968.
  • The Robert Bell Trophy for the Most Improved Oarsman was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr Robert Bell in 1993. Robert Bell coached the winning Head of the River Crew in 1992 and the First VIII in 1993.

Rugby

  • The Lord Cup for the Most Outstanding Rugby Player was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr JH Lord in 1963. Joe Lord was an Old Boys’ Representative on the School Council for twenty nine years and Chairman of the Council from 1967-1983.

Sailing

  • The Jon Sanders Cup For Sailing for the Best All Round Sailor was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Judith Riley and the Christ Church Grammar School Mothers’ Auxiliary in 1990. The Cup honours Old Boy, Jon Sanders, who circumnavigated the world alone. Jon is the grandson of the founder of the School, Canon WJ McClemans.
  • The Ron Jensen Trophy for Best All Round Sailor was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Ron Jensen in 2005. Ron, a former staff member initiated the current sailing program at Christ Church.

Soccer

  • The Akos Kovacs Soccer Trophy for the Best Soccer Player was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr Akos Kovacs in 1988. Akos Kovacs taught Physical Education at the School from 1955-1987.

Swimming

  • The Challenge Cup for the Champion Swimmer was presented to Christ Church School by AJ McGlew Esq. in 1927. It is known as the McGlew Cup.
  • The Centenary Cup for Champion U/17 Swimmer was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by the Sport Department in 2000. The cup celebrates the centenary of the School and was required because of the addition of Year 7 to Senior School.
  • The HN Giles Challenge Cup for the Junior Champion Swimmer was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by HN Giles in 1933. It is awarded to the U/16 Champion Swimmer.
  • The J Healy Cup for the U/15 Swimming Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1950.
  • The Curtis Burking Cup for the U/14 Swimming Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr and Mrs Burking in 1954. Their two sons, Charles and Robert, are Old Boys of the School.
  • The Staff Cup for the U/13 Swimming Champion was first awarded in 1964.
  • The Jack Mah Cup which is awarded to the Best First Division Competitor in Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly at the PSA Inters was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Jack Mah in 1983. Jack Mah, who was an outstanding swimmer for the School, held numerous PSA Inters Records, 1980-1982.
  • The Lapinski – McCoubrie Cup for the Champion Swimming House was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr and Mrs L. Lapinski and Dr and Mrs SJF McCoubrie in 1989.
  • The Lidbury Cup for the Open Butterfly Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mr and Mrs John Lidbury in 1991. Their son, Lachlan, was Captain of the School’s winning PSA Inters Swimming Team in 1990. In that year he was also a School Prefect, Vice-Captain of Queenslea House and Vice-Captain of the Athletics.
  • The van Hazel Team Trophy for the best Christ Church relay performance on the night of the PSA Inter-School Swimming Carnival was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by the van Hazel Family in 1996. Dr and Mrs Guy van Hazel were great supporters of swimming at Christ Church while their son, Jonathan, was a student at the School. Jonathan was Vice-Captain of Swimming in 1995.
  • The JE Moffat Trophy for the best breaststroke performance at the Inter-House Swimming Carnival was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by Mrs and Mrs Moffat, parents of James Moffat, who was Captain of Swimming in 2004. The trophy was first presented in 2005.
  • The McCarthy Family Trophy for the most improved swimmer in the PSA Season was donated to Christ Church Grammar School by Bob McCarthy in 2006. Bob, who was a talented sportsman, attended Christ Church from 1952 to 1957. He was a School Prefect, a member of the School Committee (Student Council) and Captain of Hockey and Swimming in 1957.

Tennis

  • The Tennis Challenge Cup for the Open Singles Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by the WA Hockey Association Inc. in 1939. It is known as the W.A. Hockey Association Cup.
  • The Old Boys’ Association Tennis Trophy for Outstanding Sportsmanship and Contribution to PSA Tennis was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by the Old Boys’ Association in 1980.
  • The Rickey – Draper Tennis Cup for the Indoors Doubles Championship was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by teachers, Mr PJ Rickey and Mr PM Draper in 1993.

Water Polo

  • The Jasper Cup for the Most Valuable Water Polo Player was awarded to Christ Church Grammar School in 2002 by Jennifer Gates, the Teacher-in-Charge of Water Polo.

Other cups and trophies

Cups and Trophies that have been donated to Christ Church Grammar School and that are not currently awarded to students are listed below.

  • The Maclagan Cup for Gymnastics was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by C Maclagan in 1933.
  • The Fielding Cup was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1935.
  • The Russell Challenge Cup for Junior Boxing was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1938.
  • The Tucker Cup for the Open Boxing Champion was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1940.
  • The Walker Cup for U/13 Gymnastics was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1943.
  • The Walker Cup for Junior Gymnastics was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1943.
  • The Currie Cup for the Best U/16 Footballer was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1948.
  • Captain Benbow’s Trophy for the Best First Year’s Rifle Shot was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1950.
  • Parker Cups for Outstanding Service in the Preparatory School and in the Senior School were first awarded in 1951.
  • The Payne Cup for Gymnastics in the Preparatory School was first awarded in 1972.
  • The Alan Blackwood MC Junior Golf Trophy was donated to Christ Church Grammar School by former parent, Mr Ainslie Lamb, in 1987. The cup is awarded to the winner of the annual School 18 Hole Golf Competition.
  • The Headmaster’s Golf Trophy was presented to Christ Church Grammar School by the Bryn Meadows Golf Club (Wales) on the occasion of the Bi-centennial visit of the School’s Midnite Drama Company. The 9 Hole Golf Competition between Staff and Year 11 students is played annually under lights. The trophy is presented to the winning student.
  • The Norris Cup for the Outstanding Golfer in the School was presented to Christ Church Grammar School in 1999 by a parent who wished to recognise the contribution of Mr John A Norris, Senior Master, to the development of golf at Christ Church Grammar School and in the Public Schools Association.