In March 2015 a St Augustine’s College team competed in the Year 10 students “eights” race in the New South Wales School Boys Championship, which is also known as the Head of the River. It was the first time that this college of the Order at St Augustine at Brookvale in Sydney has fielded a squad in this race, and the second placing (silver medal) they earned qualified them for the Australian Schoolboy Championships in three weeks’ time. (Photo at left immediately hereunder.)
The second race in which the College had an entry was the School Boy Single Sculls, which the College’s contestant won gold by completing the course six boat lengths ahead of any other competitor. The Year Ten “fours” won by over twenty seconds, meaning that the College finished the competition with two gold medals and a silver medal.
The College’s rowing prowess goes back at least to the year 2103. The Sydney Morning Herald on 7 December 2013 reported that St Augustine’s College First IV rowing team won the Sydney University Cup for the best schoolboy rowing IV at the prestigious Riverview Gold Cup. This is only the second win in thirty years by a non-GPS school. The team from St Augustine’s College 1st IV won the final by three lengths, defeating Shore, Riverview and Kings.
On 15th February 2014 at the International Rowing Regatta at Penrith, St Augustine’s First Four maintained their form to win the NSW Schoolboys Championships with a time of 6.43 minutes over 2,000 metres, making them the fastest schoolboys IV in NSW. They qualified to compete at the Australian Championships in Penrith in March 2014, and won third place at the Australian Championship (Schoolboys' Coxed Four) in March 2014
Two members of the College’s 1st XV joined forces with two rowers from Riverview to compete at the National Team trials under Coach Matthias Ungemach. They competed in a rigorous national Team trials' schedule, winning every race against strong GPS Crews and Sydney University over the course of the week. The two St Augustine's students were announced as part of the Australian Junior Rowing Team as the Junior Men's Coxless Four with coach Matthias Ungemach on 29 April and will represent Australia at Hamburg in August 2014.
Early in 2014 the College purchased a new rowing skull which is named ‘Communitas’ (the Latin word for community). As per tradition, the new boat was blessed and named at the Mass of the Holy Spirit prior to being put in the water.