Armidale Rugby Carnival

Armidale Rugby Carnival

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During the Easter school holidays, 20 excited Pacific boys attended the Armidale School Rugby Carnival. This is the eleventh year we have participated in the carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Australia for Under 12s with over 1000 students from Queensland, Western Australia, Canberra and New South Wales competing. 

The Pacific team began training in Term 4 last year and the skill level of the team has greatly improved as a result of these sessions.


At the carnival all teams play four games on Saturday and one final game on the Sunday. Pacific recorded four wins, one draw and had only two tries scored against them for the entire carnival.

The results from each game were as follows:

  • Game 1: Pacific 0 – Highland Goats 0
  • Game 2: Pacific 29 – Riverview College 12
  • Game 3: Pacific 5 – Padua College 0
  • Game 4: Pacific 63 – The Armidale School 0
  • Grand Final: Pacific 10 – Wollongbar Alstonville 0

At the end of the carnival, Pacific were named overall champions in their division of ten schools and clubs which is a huge achievement. We congratulate all team members on their performance.

A special mention must go to the Pacific coaches who gave up their time training the boys in the lead up to the carnival and over the weekend of the carnival. Thank you to Mr Scott Crompton and Mr Josh Cummins.

Thank you also to the large numbers of parents and supporters who travelled to Armidale for the weekend to cheer on the team. Your support and encouragement were greatly appreciated by the players and coaches.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport