Cameron Dickson’s Caulfield Campus days
Cameron Dickson was at Caulfield Campus from 2002 to 2007 (Years 7 to 12). A member of Barnett House, he was involved in a wide range of school activities, including music and sport, as well as academic classes. While he made many lifelong friendships at Caulfield, and enjoyed Yarra Junction and the China study tour, Cameron’s favourite memory from school is playing the clarinet in the Gillespie Band that won Battle of the Bands in 2004. “The school offers its students a vast array of amazing experiences and being gifted the opportunity to learn to play an instrument was certainly one of the best experiences of my journey.”
Finding a passion for law
Cameron is currently Group Legal Counsel for efm Logistics. He was admitted to practise as an Australian lawyer on 7 August 2018 and has previously worked at Mills Oakley, Hutchinson Legal and Hall & Willcox. He holds degrees in Arts and Law from Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. Cameron has also had an 11-year involvement in the Army Reserve and is currently a Section Commander.
“Cameron says that being a lawyer is “not as glamorous as depicted on the ‘silver screen’ but a part of my job that I really enjoy is the opportunity to help people find solutions to complex problems (especially if that solution helps someone benefit their life personally in the long term)”
Getting involved with the Grammarian Cricket Club
The Caulfield Grammarians/North Caulfield Glenhuntly Cricket Club fields a number of teams in one-day competitions each year, including a couple of teams in the MCC Club XI competition. Cameron Dickson has been a member of the club for a number of years.
“The best thing about being involved with the Cricket Club is that I have been able to maintain a connection to the school that provided me with some of my foundation life skills, and I have been able to create friendships with other Caulfield Grammarians who attended different campuses and finished in different year levels.”
While Cameron believes that those who want to play really serious cricket after school might have allegiances away from the Cricket Club he advises that “if you’re over the more serious forms of the game and you’re looking for something which is still competitive but has more of a “social vibe”, then please feel free to join”! He is now 31, and finds that life is getting pretty busy, so his main aim for the upcoming season is just to enjoy the experience of playing each weekend. Nevertheless, he adds that “an ever-elusive grand final victory would significantly add to the fun!”
Away from work and cricket, Cameron enjoys good food and wine with my friends and family. He says that he also plays (‘terrible’) golf and supports the Collingwood Football Club.
In answer to the question, “What’s your superpower/spirit animal and why?”, Cameron responded that for him it is the turtle. “They might be slow on land/struggle in circumstances, but ultimately when they are in their natural element, they thrive! Very relatable.”
We hope that Cameron Dickson and the members of the Cricket Club get plenty of chances to thrive both on and off the field during their 2021/22 season.