You've obviously got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning haven't you? Perhaps you might like to ask yourself "What is the purpose of school sport?" Is it to provide a healthy physical outlet for children, learning valuable physical and social skills? Or is it a pathway to elite sport? You still haven't answered the question as to whether or not a longer season equates to a more competitive season. What precisely is to be gained by playing mismatches a second time in a season? It might surprise you to learn that the current one round set-up satisfies many of the participants. Their son can play a game of rugby (or other sports), with their mates against other schools and if they are more serious they can play club rugby where they get more games - hopefully enough games to satisfy you. My son doesn't go to an ISA school, so if push comes to shove, I'll bow to people do have offspring there as they have a greater interest. But I would like a dollar for every St Augustines parent who I saw at club rugby who said something like "thank god school rugby is over" last week. At the open level ISA is able to field teams which are more competitive against the other associations, but a look down at the age groups indicates that the number of teams is shrinking not growing: Only 3 Div 1 schools could field a 15C, Only 2 x Div 1 schools could field a 14D and only 4 Div 1 schools could field at 13D (2 of the 5 teams were from St Aug). Pius and Kinross can only field As and Bs and Gregs can only field an A team. (Source ISA website) The ISA has to deal with a couple of issues that the other associations don't: distance being one, another being that sport doesn't always have the same mandatory requirements as the others - and plenty of other sports they can choose - basketball, water polo, soccer and futsal can all be played at Augustine's with 1 training session a week and all games on the peninsula. I would caution that you may well end up with less boys playing more matches rather than more boys playing less matches. I guess it depends on the answer to the first question; What is the purpose of school sport? Those wanting it to be an elite pathway will play as many games as you put on, it might surprise you to know that those who are in it for participation have other ideas. There's no logical reason for the "third association" as you call it to follow the other two if it doesn't suit its own students. Hopefully this qualifies as a "useful contribution" I'd hate for any of my posts not to reach your benchmark for usefulness.