1918 QLD GPS Head of the River
The first Head of the River run under the auspices of the GPS, (then known as the Queensland Metropolitan Secondary Schools' Association), was conducted in Brisbane on 1st June 1918. Four schools competed, The Southport School, Brisbane Grammar, Clayfield College and Central Technical College.
The Queensland Metropolitan Secondary Schools' Association was formed in 1918 to control sports between the associated schools. Therefore this is the first official rowing event.
The Queensland Metropolitan Secondary Schools' Association
All Schools Race - Fours
Margin: 4 lengths
1st - The Southport School - Bow: T.E.D. Marks, 2: Y.O. Yates, 3: T.L. Sparkes, Str: C.R. Dixon, Cox: I.F. Champion
2nd - Brisbane Grammar School
3rd - Clayfield College
4th - Central Technical College
Queensland Rowing 1880-1995 by Jack Pritchard, published by Rowing Queensland