AAGPS Sports Update – 4 March 2021
The AAGPS Chairman, Mr Mark Ticehurst, in consultation with the GPS Headmasters’ Standing Committee, wishes to provide the following update regarding GPS sporting programmes in 2021:
AAGPS Swimming Carnival
The AAGPS Swimming Carnival 4 will take place at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Friday 5 March 2021.
Attendance is restricted to two adult spectators per athlete, and all spectators must enter via the designated carnival entry on the map below and QR code on entry. Parking is available in the P2 Carpark.
AAGPS Swimming merchandise by Paladin Sports will be available for purchase on the evening.
AAGPS Head of the River
The 124th Head of the River is to be held on Saturday 13 March 2021 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith.
The event is being conducted in accordance with current NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions and the allocation of numbers of persons on site has been determined accordingly.
Island grandstand tickets for two adult spectators per athlete have been allocated, which are required to be pre-purchased from individual schools. Event programs will be available for collection at the entrance to the grandstand for ticket holders FOC. All ticket holders to the grandstand area must show this ticket to event staff and QR code on entry, or prior to entry via the SIRC code that has been provided, and show the “green tick” to event staff upon arrival. There will be no other general entry into the event other than students, school staff and working officials.
Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM 4th Year 10 VIII
9.08 AM 3rd Year 10 VIII
9.16 AM 2nd Year 10 VIII
9.24 AM 1st Year 10 VIII
9.32 AM 3rd VIII
9.40 AM 4th IV
9.50 AM 3rd IV
10.05 AM 2nd IV
10.20 AM 1st IV 10.35 AM 2nd VIII
10:50 AM 1st VIII
Parking for pre-purchased ticket holders and officials: Parking is available in the P5 carpark for $20 per car for ticket holders. The entrance is via Gate B. Ticket holders are permitted to take the shuttle bus to the grandstand area (island) FOC. As per current government regulations, any patron wishing to use this service is required to wear a face mask. Parking on the island is strictly for officials and designated guests and is accessible by a specific vehicle access pass.
Food and Beverage
The canteen will be open adjacent to the grandstand for ticket holders. No BBQs are permitted.
AAGPS Head of the River merchandise by Paladin Sports will be available for purchase both on the day and via an online sale.
General venue information for pre-purchased ticket holders and officials
The Sydney International Regatta Centre “SIRC” is situated 5 minutes from Penrith; 30 minutes from Parramatta; 40 minutes from Homebush Bay; 60 minutes from the Sydney CBD. For general information about SIRC, please click here.
For a map of the venue, click here (or see below) and directions to SIRC (via Old Castlereagh Road, Penrith)
Directions by Car
If travelling from the city we suggest exiting the M4 Motorway at the Northern Road and following the signs to Sydney International Regatta Centre. The M2 Motorway provides an alternative route whereby visitors can travel to the venue via Windsor and Richmond. The M7 now provides an additional, faster link from the northern suburbs.
Directions by Public Transport
The nearest bus, train and taxi services operate from Penrith Railway Station — about 6km from SIRC. At present there are no regular public transport routes to the venue but taxis should be available if necessary.
Please see the SIRC website for any other venue details.