Colours and Medallions are awarded by The Headmaster based on recommendations from the TAS Sports Council.
The Sports Council comprises:
The Council meets towards the end of the sporting seasons to vote ‘on’ Colours based on recommendations provided to the Council by the MIC and/or the coach of the 1st team in that sport.
TAS Sports Awards consist of either Medallions or Colours
Sports Medallions are awarded for individual sporting merit or achievement. Often this will be as a member of a team representing the School but this is not a prerequisite.
Three categories of award are recognised:
The medallions are provided by the School and presented to the individuals concerned on a suitable occasion. They are inscribed where possible with an outline of the sporting achievement and the year of award.
Masters-in-Charge of Sports or Sports Coaches may submit the names of individuals for award at any time but normally at the end of a sporting season.
Colours are awarded for School representation at the first team level in sports recognized as colours sports.
First Team Uniform Silver Colours, Gold Colours and Honours Award
In the case of swimming or athletics or any similar sport where the “First Team” is large and involves open and under age group levels, the qualification for eligibility is gaining a place (ie. normally first, second or third) in the GPS Open or U17 championship, or its equivalent or in some circumstances U16 age group division, or aggregating a total number of points through several events deemed to be worthy of such a place.
Silver colours are awarded for membership of a first team. In normal years those students who have played in sufficient games in the first team (as a guide, a minimum of 65%) are eligible to receive at least silver colours provided, in The Sports Council’s opinion:
Recognition of Silver Colours, Gold Colours, Honours and Captains of Sport
These awards will be recognized on the Honours blazer, i.e. any student who has qualified at these levels will be awarded a ‘pocket’ to be sewn on the left-hand side of the blazer. A TAS crest will be embroidered on the pocket and beneath the crest the appropriate lettering and year will also be embroidered on the pocket.
Different colours of embroidery denote the different colours awards
Example of Silver and Gold Colours ‘lettering’: “Swimming 2015”. Note that where a student received the same Colours in a sport, in Years 11 and 12, the lettering would (as an example) be: “Swimming 2011 & 2012”
Captains and Vice-Captains of a Sport will be presented with a badge which can be worn on the Honours Blazer
Who can Wear the Honours Blazer?
The Honours blazer is worn by all students in Years 11 and 12 as part of their School uniform. Additionally, the Honours blazer may be worn by all members of a School ‘1st team’ (when representing the School in that team) and senior teams on overseas tours, even if they are in Year 10 or below.