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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 Prod...

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 b...

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 th...

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...

2018 Affilate Service Awards

The CGA would like to congratulation all of our 2018 Affiliate Service Award Winners. These award recognise significant, voluntary and consistent service throughout the year/season. Without the outstanding commitment of these dedicated individuals our Affiliate Clubs wouldn’t be as successful as they are.  Roger Creed (Grammarian Singers) Roger has given dedicated and passionate service to the Grammarian Singers as its musical direction since its inception in 2017. This has included innumerable hours of planning, research and preparation outside of rehearsal time; teaching, motivation and guidance of the singers; advice and input to the musical and strategic direction of the choir. Roger is the only member of the Grammarian Singers to have attended one hundred percent ...

Reserves Rover – Belle Connor

Having graduated from Caulfield in 2010 Belle Connor was more used to playing soccer than footy but decided to give it a go when the Caulfield Grammarians’ Football Club (CGFC) launched a women’s team in 2017. Perhaps another event that inspired this change of code was a visit by legendary Richmond coach, Tommy Hafey. “He came to speak at one of our year 12 tutorials. His attitude to life in general, and life beyond football, is something I have never experienced from another person before. His speech will stay with me forever and that is why I wear the number 18”, Bell says. [Tommy wore the number 18 guernsey throughout his 67-game playing career at Richmond 1953-58.] Currently a rover for the CGFCW Reserves side Belle Connor is amazed at how far she and her team mates have come over the ...

2018 Christmas & Thank You Function

The CGA was delighted to host around 150 guests at our annual Christmas & Thank You Function this year on Tuesday 11th of December. We were lucky to have so many alumni, affiliates, supporters, friends and staff in the room including Principal, Mr Ashleigh Martin and Chair of School Council, Mr Jim Hayman. Attendees enjoyed entertainment by our talented The Fields Combo band, and the Grammarian Singers also helped everyone get into the Christmas spirit with some carols. Our caterer Toni Gledhill (from Antonietta’s Kitchen) who has been working with us all year made sure that everyone was well fed and went home with some Christmas pudding.    An important part of this event was the recognition of our 2018 Affiliate Service Award Winners. CGA President Andrew Ai...

Rowing Report – December 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service 90km Rowing Marathon What a weekend. What an adventure. Some flew. Some drove. Somehow, we made it to Mildura on the first Saturday in October. Mildura has got both kinds of music – country AND western – and the rowathon coincided with the country and western music festival. It was great to hear the ballads and tunes emanating from the sound stage next door. The day dawned brilliantly, with both air and water conditions perfect for the 90 km trek. After missing out on a seat on the bus, Victor Ng kindly offered to take the first leg crew to the start line in his hire car. Unfortunately, one of the local kangaroos decided to impede our progress. Miraculously, thankfully, and not for the last time that weekend, we were saved by the Driving Doctor Service ...