2022 Southern Cross Regional Winners
The Barker Redbacks are a high school FRC robotics team based in Sydney's North Shore in Australia. Founded in 2013, the team has officially competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition from 2015 onwards, successfully qualifying for the World Championship in each season.
The final stage of the cocurricular robotics program at Barker College, students learn and demonstrate various interpersonal and technical skills required to compete in a rigorous competition.
Team 4613 was inducted into the FRC Hall of Fame in 2021, being one of only two teams outside North America to receive the honour since its inception in 1992, and the only high school team to do so. The Redbacks join a decorated list of FRC teams and share their vision to shape a world where STEAM is celebrated and young thinkers can dream of becoming leaders.
Our mission is to:
Establish a space for technically minded, business-focussed and innovative students to work together in a team-oriented environment, creating the leaders of tomorrow; and
Maximise the creative and intelligent capacity of the students through a rewarding and enriching program, challenging them to become better so they have the skills and confidence to do what they never thought they could.
What we do:
Students are led through an engineering process that involves designing, prototyping, constructing and testing their robot so that it can complete the tasks required to be a competitive player.
Students can also work on photography, website design, business planning, outreach presentations, marketing strategies and promotional material.
Barker Robotics provides a rounded educational experience, equipping students with skills that few other high school programs can offer. Teaching communication, teamwork, leadership, and initiative, whilst having fun and pursuing their passion whether it be technical, business, or artistic.
The Barker Redbacks qualified for the FRC World Championship in Houston, Texas, captaining the 4th seed alliance but bowing out in the quarterfinals. Relive team 4613's first-seed victory in Australia which booked the ticket to the World Championship here:
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Barker College Robotics relies on external support from mentors and sponsors. We are seeking individual and corporate sponsors that can help by dedicating time to mentor students, donating materials and services or by providing financial support. Businesses can benefit through targeted brand exposure across a national and international competition schedule, community engagement and enhanced staff morale.
For more information, please visit our Sponsorship page.