For the third time in three consecutive years, the Barker College Firsts Debating team has won the CAS Debating Cup.

In an incredible feat, this particular team, with various team members across their six years, has only lost one CAS debate during this period. The team of Catherine Ku, Felicity Macourt and William Solomon (c) defeated St Aloysius 3-0 (winning all three adjudicators) to win the CAS Debating Cup 5-0 and end an undefeated CAS season.

“It was a fantastic effort from a great team who debated with genuine fluency and teamwork through the season, climaxing with a wonderful CAS series,” Head of Barker’s English Department, Andrew Hood, said.

Barker Debating also won the CAS Shield (the most victories across the 55 round debates of the CAS competition) with 37 victories, narrowly beating St Aloysius by one win (secured with the final debate of the night, in the Firsts). This is Barker's fifth win of the shield in the last six years (and six wins in eight years).

A number of teams - the 8As and 9Bs – also went undefeated through the CAS season while a significant number of other Barker teams lost only one debate.