Bathurst High prepares for 100 Years of Astley Cup

As the Astley Cup approaches it’s 100th Year of Competition, Bathurst High Campus is preparing for what is anticipated to be the most highly sought title in the 100 year history of the Astley Cup. 

Started in 1923, the Astley Cup is an interschool competition contested between Bathurst High Campus, Orange High School and Dubbo Senior College (formerly Dubbo High School).  Each school plays a home round and an away round.  This year Bathurst’s home round will be on Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June.  

The sports played have varied over the years, in line with popularity.  In recent years the sports played are Hockey, Netball, Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Tennis, Rugby League and Athletics.  In addition to physical sports there is also fierce competition in debating for The Mulvey Cup.  

In view of the significance of the 100th anniversary, Bathurst High Campus will be sourcing Astley Cup team uniforms for each team member to keep after the competition.  Bathurst High is seeking team sponsorship from local businesses with just nine opportunities available for a business to have sole sponsorship of a team. These team sponsors will also be able to promote their business at the various sports venues during the home game.  A spare uniform of each sport will also be presented to the school archives where they will be displayed in all future Astley Cup special anniversaries, so these sponsors will be recorded in Astley Cup history. For sponsorship enquiries please contact

1979 Basketball Team

Our first sponsor is Kennards Hire who are sponsoring the Basketball team.  Basketball was first introduced into the Astley Cup in 1979 and continues to be a strong sport for Bathurst.

Bathurst High Campus thanks Craig and the team at Kennards Hire for their generous support of the 2023 Astley Cup Basketball Team.

In addition to the two days of exciting, top level school sporting competition, on Thursday 22 June Bathurst High Campus is hosting a reunion afternoon with alumni sporting matches, BBQ, school tours and 100 Years of Astley Cup memorabilia display and on Friday 23 June, the 100 Years of Astley Cup Ball, to be held at Bathurst Goldfields.  All former students, former staff and school supporters are invited to join us to celebrate this milestone event.  

Tickets for the Ball are available at and for more information about 2023 Astley Cup see the Bathurst High School Facebook page or contact Bathurst High School on 6331 3755.

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