Three Monaro High School teams participated in a football carnival at Goulburn on 20th July, 1957.
In the open weight division, Monaro High was defeated by Bowral High School 3 to nil. The organiser of the carnival said after the match that it was the best final ever seen at a Goulburn carnival. At half ti e there was no score. After a terrific second half there was still no score.
Under competition rules five minutes extra each way was allowed. At last the superior weight of the Bowral team cracked the Monaro defence and from a ruck near the line the half-back dived over to score.
The 8st. 7lb. team suffered a defeat in the semi-final after winning the preliminary match against Goulburn 5-2.
Bowral won the semi-final 6-nil.
The Monaro High School 7st. 7lb. team suffered a defeat in the preliminary. Westmead defeated Monaro 11-nil.