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The Road to Premier A

Radar’s Report: Having recently retired from writing footy match reports, I am moved to ‘come out of retirement’ following the magnificent second semi-final win that ensured participation in Premier A in 2020, during the much awaited centenary year of the club, and the subsequent, stunning and extraordinary performance in the Premier B Grand Final. On Saturday 7th September 2019, we were witness to a thrilling, hard won one point second semi-final win, that not only guaranteed CGFC entry to Premier A in 2020 in what will be a celebratory, milestone season but presented an opportunity to win another senior premiership. I must also mention the fantastic win by the ‘dirty thirds’, as they like to be known, coached by one of CGFC’s most passionate members, himself a senior premiership pl...

Athletics Report – September 2019

The 2019 Athletics season has concluded with both our Division 1 Open and Women’s teams finishing in 5th position. The season was a great success with many individual highlights, most notably Mark Frater winning the M40 for the fourth year running and Anne Martin the W50 for the third year running. .       Over the course of the 12-race season, we had 32 runners representing the CGA. Thank you to everyone who raced for the CGA, we are now a strong and well represented team within the APSOC association. We will be back again next athletics season and as always, we are happy for more runners to join us. Everyone is welcome and all levels of fitness and ability are catered for. Challenge yourself and join us in 2020.

2019 CGFCW Grand Final

The CGFCW senior team are still riding the high after emerging as the 2019 premiers of Premier B after defeating Old Xaverians by 14 points in front of an impressive crowd of supporters last Sunday at Mentone Playing Fields. Xavs were coming off a week’s rest, after defeating us in the semi-final two weeks earlier and progressing straight to the big dance, no doubt feeling confident that they could match it with us once again. However, our seniors were more motivated than ever. We came into the game having beaten Monash the week earlier on the same ground, in similar conditions. The build-up throughout the week leading up to the game was equally as exciting as it was overwhelming, but we were ready. We knew what we had to do. The nerves were evident throughout the first term, with both sid...

2019 Under 19 Season

Expectations were high coming off a strong first season in the Premier Under 19 division and this year’s crop of players hit the ground running, eager to put in a solid pre-season. Numbers were consistently good, players committed to additional Saturday sessions, and 3 good wins in the practice matches had us raring to go. Our first game of the regular season saw our hard work rewarded with a gritty 17 point win away at Parkdale. It was a promising whole team performance with the players exhibiting sheer determination and doggedness to get the team across the line. Harry Baxter, James McGivern and Charlie Ingham were exceptional in the midfield, with Jack Smart, Andy Blaher and Dean Salter playing pivotal roles. Unfortunately significant injuries in the pre-season and the early weeks of th...

Athletics Report – July 2019

The 2019 APSOC cross-country season has reached its half waypoint, with the Men’s Open team sitting in 5th place in Division 1, and the Women’s Open team in 6th place on the Championship Table. CGA has been well represented throughout the season with 36 runners, making up our men and women’s teams, spread across the various age levels including the competitive U23. CGA has many consistent performers who are well placed in the individual standings. Mark Frater 2nd overall championship and 1st M40 Jake Malone 8th overall championship and 5th U23 Annie Martin 1st W50 Natalia Vanzo 3rd U23 Saturday 3rd August is the Brighton-by-the Sea team handicap which has been our pet event, having won it for the last 3 years, here’s hoping we can make it a “Fourpeat”! We are looking forward to a strong fi...

Rowing Report – June 2019

The Caulfield Grammarians Rowing Club is a wonderful collection of past Caulfield Grammar School students, staff, parents and friends of CGS who row for fun, fitness and competition. Every Sunday morning, weather permitting, we row along the beautiful Yarra river, or Albert Park Lake. Some of our members are taking their skills to the next level, with weekly morning coaching sessions — yes, at 6.00 am on the Yarra! We also compete at masters rowing regattas, and in the past six months we have competed in Rutherglen, Essendon, Carrum, Geelong, Ballarat, Albert Park and Nagambie. One hardy crew even made it to Perth to compete in the National Rowing Championships in May. In March we were proud to join The Pennefather Club, in conjunction with the Caulfield Grammar School Boat Club, to celebr...

Lawn Bowls Report – June 2019

Our 2018/19 Lawn Bowls season concluded with the annual APS Past Students Bowls Tournament at the Glen Waverley Bowls Club on Sunday 31 March. Prior to this tournament, we had enjoyed regular competitive matches (one a month) from October through to March. At least a dozen Grammarians represented us in each of these matches, the CGA team showing good form and recording a number of wins. Our opposition included teams from Old Scotch, Old Melburnians, Old Wesley, MCC and the Melbourne Bowling Club. We were pleased to welcome five new bowlers to our ranks this season (Jan Geyer, Ted Geyer, Dean Harding, Ken Dowling and Daryl Moran), who all add strength to our team. Eight of the APS schools entered teams of 16 bowlers in the APS tournament. Our team started magnificently with each of our four...

Big Band Report – June 2019

“The Fields” Big Band consists of past music students of the School. The full band, or members of it, perform regularly at CGA reunions and at other school and community events. The Band’s membership is sometimes supplemented by current school musicians. It is jointly led by School Music Department staff members Joe O’Callaghan and Karen Bouyer. Members of the Big Band entertained guests at a number of CGA class reunions in 2018 and the full band performed at Yarra Campus Open Day in November. Last year the Band also teamed up with the SLAMS Musical Theatre Company to present “Sounds of Swing” at the Knox Community Arts Centre, the show being directed by past students Rob Valk and Marcus Fleming (both Class of 2001). This production later took out Best Musical Direction and Best Production...

Cricket Report – June 2019

The Caulfield Grammarians’ / NCG Cricket Club enjoyed another solid season in both the MCC Club XI and Cricket Southern Bayside competitions, with our three teams competitive throughout. Whilst a Premiership eluded us this year, our team in Cricket Southern Bayside (CSB) made semi-finals for the second consecutive year. Further, our Division 1 side in the MCC Club XI just fell short of finals, denied a bonus point victory in the final home and away round which would have earned them a finals spot. Highlights for the year included Bhumil Patel’s first ever century at any standard of cricket, an even 100 in a win against Old Whitefriars; CSB skipper Nisarg Pancholi scoring his first ever half century in any level of cricket; and Harry Kannan recording his best bowling figures in Caulfield co...

2019 Don Wirth Medal Winners

The CGA would like to congratulate our 2019 Don Wirth Medal winners, Michael Dakic, David Gregor, Chris Mathieson and Warwick Watson, for their outstanding service and support. MICHAEL DAKIC Michael Dakic has been an outstanding contributor to the culture and success of the Caulfield Grammarians Rowing Club (CGRC). Mike commenced his association with Caulfield Grammar in 1992 when the first of his five children attended Wheelers Hill campus. Mike joined the newly formed Rowing Club in 1994, after his son started rowing for Caulfield Grammar. As a founding member of the Rowing Club, Mike then took on the challenge of learning how to row. Mike became a committee member in 1995 and was appointed club boat man in 1999 — a position he held for the next 15 years. Mike’s rowing career blossomed,...

CGFCW – March 2019

As we enter our third season, CGFCW is eagerly anticipating another year of success on and off the field. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mitch Dupljanin as Senior Coach for 2019. Mitch comes to us from Aquinas Old Collegians where he coached their inaugral womens team in VAFA Div 2. He has a passion for helping develop young women into footballers and says that “whether girls play for fun or to make a career out of women’s football it is a responsibility I don’t take lightly” He really enjoys the journey of watching individuals succeed and improve game by game week by week. Mitch has played, captained and coached footy in the VAFA for 14 years and has also coached womens basketball teams He is an old boy of CGS (Wheelers Hill) and told the club “I am very thankful for this...

Athletics Report – February 2019

The 2019 APSOC season is fast approaching with the season officially beginning in April. Our Athletics Open Men’s and Woman’s No 1 teams are again competing in division 1. We have a good group of regular runners combining well to be competitive at all levels, which saw us have considerable team and individual success last season. However, we are always happy to welcome new runners to our group. Runners can be Grammarians, family or friends. The APSOC competition caters for all levels from elite runners to social fitness joggers. The fixture of events slots in between the Athletics Victoria cross country season, so if you are already running in these events and want to run on the alternative weekends come and join us. Races vary from 5km to 8km over paths, trails, flat and the odd hill. APS...