HISTORY OF THE QLD GIRLS PRIMARY INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS,
ANDREWS CUP ASSOCIATION
In 1938, there were many long-established girls independent schools in Queensland but few had junior or primary grades.
Two sisters, Isabel Andrews (1898-1981) and Jessie Andrews (1910-2008) both teachers at Somerville House, felt the younger students who competed in inter form sports competitions with senior students, though very enthusiastic, were never going to be successful.
The Andrews sisters approached Miss Jarrett, Principal of Somerville House (1910-1940) to see if they could donate a trophy for sporting activities between Somerville House and sister school Clayfield College at the junior school level. In 1938, the Andrews Cup competition became established.
At the end of each year the Andrews Cup was awarded to the School which had achieved most points in the sports of swimming, athletics, ballgames, tennis and basketball. Additional Andrews Cup trophies for lifesaving, “The Wilson Kerr Cup” and for an open swimming relay, “The Mabel Springfield Cup”, were also introduced in the 1940’s.
In 1944 Moreton Bay College joined the Andrews Cup Association and in 1962 St Aidan’s, St Hilda’s and St Margaret’s also became members. Later, Toowoomba schools, The Glennie School and Toowoomba Anglican School joined the competition and in 2012 Ipswich Junior Grammar School and Fairholme College also became members. Today, the Andrews Cup Association has ten member schools located in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Toowoomba all competing in the sporting program.
In 1965 a new Andrews Cup was required due to ‘wear and tear’ and this trophy lasted until 1992. The third replacement cup was engraved with the names of the schools which won individual sports. In 2007, it was agreed by schools that trophies for all the individual Andrews Cup sports should be introduced and in 2017 the Noel McBride Cup for Cross Country and the Sue Pavish Cup for Athletics were introduced for new relay events.
2019 saw the last softball competition between member schools. The range of sports in the Andrews Cup Program today is enjoyed by hundreds of primary school girls every year and includes: swimming, tennis, touch football, cross country, netball, athletics, basketball, cricket, football, and artistic gymnastics.
In 2017 the inaugural Sue Pavish Athletics Trophy was introduced for the winners of the Open 4 x 100m Circular Relay. Ms Pavish is currently the Director of Sport at Moreton Bay College and achieved wonderful results in her athletics career. Sue Pavish is a very well respected member in both the Andrews Cup and […]
In 2017 the inaugural Noel McBride Cross Country trophy was introduced with the addition of a new race – the Open 3 x 1km relay event. Mr McBride has been a coach at Clayfield College in the sports of Athletics and Cross Country since 2009 & has a strong connection to the Andrews Cup Program, […]
2008 Clayfield College 2009 Clayfield College 2010 Clayfield College 2011 Clayfield College 2012 Clayfield College 2013 Clayfield College 2014 Somerville House 2015 Clayfield College 2016 Clayfield College 2017 Clayfield College 2018 Moreton Bay College 2019 Clayfield College Awarded to the winner of the A Grade Gymnastics competition
Donated by Jessie Andrews 2007 St Aidan’s 2008 Moreton Bay College 2009 St. Hilda’s 2010 Toowoomba Prep 2011 Moreton Bay College & St. Hilda’s 2012 Moreton Bay College 2013 Moreton Bay College 2014 Moreton Bay College/St. Hilda’s 2015 St. Hilda’s 2016 St Hilda’s 2017 Event not contested 2018 The Glennie School 2019 The Glennie School […]
An inter-school trophy presented by Jessie Andrews for competition in primary and intemediate ahtletics, basketball, tennis and swimming. Winners 1967 St Hilda’s 1968 St Hilda’s 1969 Clayfield College 1970 Somerville House 1971 1972 St Hilda’s 1973 St Hilda’s 1974 St Hilda’s 1975 St Hilda’s 1976 St Hilda’s 1977 St Hilda’s 1978 St Hilda’s 1979 St […]
2000 St Margaret’s 2001 Moreton Bay College 2002 Moreton Bay College 2003 St Margaret’s 2004 Moreton Bay College 2005 Moreton Bay College 2006 Moreton Bay College 2008 St. Hilda’s 2009 St. Hilda’s 2010 Clayfield College 2011 Clayfield College 2012 Clayfield College 2013 Clayfield College 2014 Somerville House 2015 Somerville House 2016 Moreton Bay College […]
2002 Toowoomba Prep 2003 Toowoomba Prep 2004 Toowoomba Prep 2005 Toowoomba Prep 2006 Toowoomba Prep 2007 St. Margaret’s 2008 St. Margaret’s 2009 Toowoomba Prep 2010 The Glennie School 2011 Toowoomba Prep 2012 Fairholme College 2013 Fairholme College 2014 Fairholme College 2015 St Aidan’s AGS 2016 Fairholme College 2017 […]
2002 St Aidan’s 2003 Clayfield College 2004 St Aidan’s 2005 Toowoomba Prep 2007 St Margaret’s 2008 St Margaret’s 2009 St Margaret’s 2010 Clayfield College 2011 Toowoomba Prep 2012 Somerville House 2013 […]
2002 St Margaret’s 2003 Clayfield College 2004 Clayfield College 2005 St Aidan’s 2006 St Margaret’s 2007 St Margaret’s 2008 St Margaret’s 2009 St Margaret’s 2010 St Margaret’s 2011 St Margaret’s 2012 Fairholme College 2013 St Margaret’s 2014 Fairholme College 2015 St Margaret’s 2016 […]
2002 Toowoomba Preparatory School 2003 Toowoomba Preparatory School 2004 Toowoomba Preparatory School 2005 Moreton Bay College 2006 Moreton Bay College 2008 Toowoomba Prep (B Grade) 2009 Clayfield College (B Grade) 2010 Toowoomba Prep (B Grade) 2011 Toowoomba Prep (B Grade) 2012 Toowoomba Prep/Somerville House 2013 Somerville House 2014 St Hilda’s 2015 St Hilda’s 2016 The […]