The Briars Sports Collection

The Briars Sporting Club was founded in 1918 by a group of fourteen boys ranging in age from nine to thirteen years. From these humble beginnings Briars Sports has grown into the great club it is today fostering amateur, junior and women’s sports from the grassroots. Throughout the club’s history, significant sporting artefacts, written archives, ledges, trophies, photographs and memorabilia have been collected. This valuable collection has been digitised and is now available online for the club’s many members and guests to explore Briars Sports history.

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Cricket - Sydney Shires Club Champions 2002-2003 - 3rd grade semi-finalists; 2002 - 2003; P0130
Cricket - Sydney Shires Club Champions 2002-2003 - 4th grade semi-finalists; 2002 - 2003; P0131
Photo: Burwood Briars Under 24s Premiers 2003; 2003; P0148
Photo: The Briars Sports. Second Grade Cricket Premiers (Municipal and Shire) Grade Competition, 2002 - 2003; 2002 - 2003; P0162
Hockey - Sydney Hockey Association Division 2 - 1st Grade Minor Premiers; 2003; P0030
Hockey - Sydney Hockey Association Division 2 - 3rd grade 2003; 2003; P0032
Bowls - Greenlees Park Women's Bowling Club - Yaralla District No.4 Pennant 2002; 2002; P0041
Bowls - Australian Blind Bowlers Association - 30th National Championships, Perth 2009 - NSW winning team; 2009; P0042
Bowls - Group M Fours winners 2009; 2009; P0043
Rugby - 1st grade 2006; 2006; P0069
Plaque: Sydney Central Bowling Association, A Grade - Mid-Week Triples Runners Up, (Zone 11), 2002; 2002; OB0193
Trophy: Briars Hockey Club, 'Men's Rising Star', 2002 - 2011; 2002 - 2011; OB0197
Trophy: Briars Hockey Club, 'Briars Junior Hockey Goal Keeper of the Year, 2007 - 2015; 2007 - 2015; OB0199
Trophy: Briars Hockey Club, 'Women's Rising Star', 2002 - 2011; 2002 - 2011; OB0201
Netball - Inner Western Suburbs Netball Association Winter Competition - A Grade Minor Premiers & Premiers 2007; 2007; P0018
Plaque: Sydney Central (Pennant Winner), Zone 11, Grade 3, 2008; 2008; OB0189
Plaque: Sydney Central, Zone 11 - Summer Shield Division 2 Winner, 2007; 2007; OB0190
Shield: Sydney Central, Zone 11 - B Grade Mid Week Triples, 2006 - 2007; 2006 - 2007; OB0191
Pennant: SHA Premier League 2nd grade winner 2007; 2007; T029
Pennant: SHA Minor Premiers - 2nd Division 1st grade 2003; 2003; T030
Pennant: SHA winner - Minor premiers - U17 B division 2002; 2002; T032
Pennant: SHA winner - Runners up - U17 B Division 2000; 2000; T033
Cricket - Municipal & Shires 2nd grade Premiers, Minor premiers & Club Champions 2002-2003; 2002 - 2003; P0102
Object: Bespoke table clock featuring a black and white clock face, Cricket and Stumps, Rugby Goals, Golf Clubs and Snooker Cues. Text reads, 'TO BOB CLARK, IN APPRECIATION BY THE MEMBERS OF THE Briars Sports, 21ST ANNIVERSARY, 1939'.; 1939; OB0195
Pennant: Briars RUFC - Club Championship Premiers 1952; 1952; T145
Trophy - Mal Blair and Bill McLaughlin Junior Rugby trophy and label; OB0052
Men's Rugby; 2006; F0002
Rugby - International Golden Oldies Rugby Festival - Sydney 1983; 1983; P0057
Rugby - Golden Oldies Rugby International Festival, London 1986; 1986; P0059
Rugby - Golden Oldies Rugby International Festival, Auckland 1987; 1987; P0061
Rugby - Merivale - Papanui Rugby Football Club - Australia Tour 1967; 1967; P0051
Squash - B2 Premiers Autumn 1977; 1977; P0005
Squash - B3 Premiers Autumn 1979; 1979; P0006
Rugby - Whiddon Cup Premiers 1971; 1971; P0127
Rugby - Whiddon Cup Premiers 1975; 1975; P0055
Squash - B2 Premiers Spring 1976; 1976; P0003
Small Plaque - Hong Kong C.A. Australia, April 1979; 1979; OB0134
Squash - Tour to New Zealand 1973; 1973; P0117
Rugby - New Zealand tour 1977; 1977; P0126
Pennant: SHA Premiers 2nd grade, 2nd division 1979; 1979; T048
Pennant: SJHA Parramatta Hills Zone B grade Premiers 1974; 1974; T051
Squash - B4 Premiers Spring 1972; 1972; P0001
Pennant: Brisbane Boys College; T003
Pennant: The Armidale School; T001
Pennant: Cranbrook; T005
Pennant: Drummoyne High School; T007
Pennant: Homebush Boys' High School; T011
Pennant: Hurlstone Agricultural High; T012
Pennant: Lincoln College; T014
Pennant: Princeton; T020
Pennant: St Joseph's College Hunters Hill; T022
Pennant: The Scot's College; T023
Pennant: SCEGS; T024
Pennant: Sydney University; T026
Pennant: Trinity Grammar; T027
Plaque - Bargoed RFC with crest 'GELL-Y GAER GALL-EI
-GWERIN'; OB0081
Cap - Briars Golden Oldies; OB0097
Photograph - Black and white reproduction of original 
Briars Boys photograph; OB0103
Textile - Blazer with A. Land on label; OB0104
Cap - The Briars Sports Cap; OB0105
Cap - The Briars Sports cap with tassel and gold 
trim; OB0109
Small Plaque - Cowra Twilight Tens, (Plate Runners Up), 2020; 2020; OB0129
Small Plaque - Johore Cricket Council Malaysia; OB0131
Plaque - Scottish Rugby Union with crest and text ' With compliments of the Scottish Rugby Union'; OB0137