The Sebel Residence Chatswood is joining together with the Australian Schools Rugby Union (ASRU) for a second year, sponsoring the 41st Sebel Australian Schools Championships beginning on 29 June 2015.
Taking place at St Ignatius’ College in Sydney, both NSW teams are defending their titles for first and second place. The rugby matches are expected to bring large local crowds and families from across the state.
“We’re delighted to support such a noteworthy event on the school’s sports calendar and help encourage our youth to get active and participate in Australian sports,” says the General Manager Sandra Crisafi of The Sebel Residence Chatswood.
The Sebel Residence Chatswood has a long-standing relationship with both the families of players who attend local boarding schools and the ASRU, hosting their bi-annual Committee meetings at the hotel, so it’s been a very successful pairing.”
Andrew Elliot, the Executive Officer of the ASRU says “The Sebel Residence have become wonderful supporters of the Australian Schools Rugby Union, the partnership is very important to our organisation and we are very pleased to have them as the naming sponsor of the championships.”
The 41st championships, twelve teams will assemble with eight teams playing in division I – ACT, NSW I and II, QLD I and II, Victoria, Western Australia and a Combined States team will vie for the Jika Travers Shield. New South Wales have held the shield for the past three years, where Queensland previously had a six year run.
The championships were first played in 1975 in Melbourne where Queensland Schools defeated ACT, a result repeated in 1976. Queensland have won the championships 16 times, NSW have 21 wins, while the ACT have three wins.
The major sponsor of the ASRU Championships from 2014, The Sebel Residence Chatswood is an apartment-style hotel which offers immediate access to the areas business district major retail shopping area and Victoria Avenue. The hotel is adjacent to the railway station offering fast regular service to the Sydney CBD. Providing guests with an exceptional range of facilities, The Sebel Sydney Chatswood features elegant conference space, a fully equipped fitness centre, Australia’s first hotel mineral pool and in-room menus. For more information, visitwww.thesebel.com