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Grammarian Singers Report – November 2018

The Grammarian Singers have continued to have an exciting year. After a musically challenging and triumphant sacred music program for the winter concert, the choir well and truly welcomed in spring with an action packed and high energy Showtime concert, featuring well known Broadway musical numbers from shows including West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret and Les Miserables. An entertaining and fun-filled night for singers and audience alike, Broadway musicals are likely to be a recurring theme in the Grammarian Singers calendar. Behind the scenes, the committee has been spending time planning the choir’s future as it has become clear there is commitment from the group, the CGA community and from our audience for us to keep singing. Having recorded the Showtime concert (with special th...

CGFCW Report – November 2018

In just its second year Caulfield Grammarians Football Club’s women’s football has seen dramatic growth and enjoyed success both on and off the field. Following the inaugural season in 2017, this year CGFC fielded a senior and, for the first time, a reserves team in the Premier Division of VAFA. The VAFA women’s competition is now the biggest women’s competition in Australia with over 60 teams from 41 clubs over 5 divisions. The rise in interest in women’s football and CGFCW in particular has been astounding. This year 91 women played for CGFCW up from 57 last year. CGFCW has earned a reputation of being a safe, friendly and respectful club where females of various ages enjoy playing football with new and old friends. Testimony to this were the results of a recent end of season survey whic...

CGFC Report – August 2018

The CGFC has been a hive of activity since the 2018 season commenced in April. We were able to re-sign all our coaching panel, whilst adding some additional expertise, which was important for the development and stability of the Club. This was particularly so, given the elevation of our senior men’s team back in to B grade and the introduction of a second women’s team. We were delighted that both our women’s and under 19 teams maintained their position in the Premier division in 2018. This provides a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase the talent we have across the Club to the broader CGFC community and prepare our players for further development. We were pleased that a number of our 2017 women’s team were able to go on to play in the VFLW in 2018 and that some of our under 19 team me...

Cricket Report – August 2018

The Caulfield Grammarians/NCG Cricket Club enjoyed an excellent 2017/18 season on and off the field, with two of our three teams qualifying for finals and our financial position solid thanks to the efforts of our unflappable treasurer Chris Fagan. Planning is well underway for season 2018/19, as the club enters a critical transition period. The committee and members met recently to discuss next season plus our long-term strategy. As many of you will be aware, the Caulfield Grammarians’ Cricket Club was re-formed in 2007 following the 2006/07 cricket season in which the club did not participate in any competition. Since then, the club has survived and prospered thanks to the efforts of club stalwarts Cameron Scholten, Brett Scott, Nathan Guyett, Vishal Brahmbhatt, Harshil Shah, Cameron Guye...

Athletics Report – August 2018

The 2018 APSOC Season is well underway and our team of dedicated runners continue to achieve many outstanding team and individual results. We’re delighted to report that our Division 1 women’s team placed third in the Frank Dyson Relay event at the Tan in May. Our Division 1 men’s team performed admirably at the same event, achieving a very respectable top 10 place. The event featured many Commonwealth Games and Diamond League Athletes competing for other schools. Rick Whitehead (Class of 2011) ran a remarkable individual leg at the relay, recording a time of 12:13 for his lap. In addition, there have been many exceptional individual results achieved in the non-points events this season. Mark Frater (1992) has continued his winning ways, taking out the half marathon held at Westerfold Park...

Lawn Bowls Report – August 2018

On 25 March at the Glen Waverley Bowling Club, the CGA team was unable to repeat last year’s great effort in winning the APS Past Student’s Bowls Tournament. Nevertheless, every bowler put in a great effort and performed well on the day. The results of many games were close, and we finished in a creditable fourth position — Carey taking out the title this year. Caulfield’s best rink was skipped by Scott Wellington supported by Chris Warne, Eliza Wellington and Malcolm Finlayson; each received a trophy for their efforts. Our last game for the season was played at the MCC greens at Swinburne Avenue, Hawthorn, where we were pitted against MCC and Old Melburnians. Caulfield’s best rink on the day was skipped by Tony Bagnall, who bowled well in his first appearance as a skipper; he was ably sup...

Grammarian Singers Report – August 2018

“Everything is awesome!” — The Lego Movie. Fully aware that I am somewhat biased about this group, I think it’s true to say that everything really is awesome for the Grammarian Singers. This year kicked off with great energy and enthusiasm; the group feeling it had established that it truly can create great music. The first performance for the year came at the CGA’s Founder’s Day Dinner in April; the warm reception and interest from the attendees left the ensemble on a musical high and feeling like an established part of the CGA community. The 2018 Winter Concert in May produced a spectacular collection of sacred works. Entering the auditorium in procession, singing a 13th century plainchant and finishing with the vibrant and inspiring Halley’s Freedom Trilogy, the Singers were overwhelmed...

Rowing Report – August 2018

The masters’ rowing sprint season really is a sprint. It begins in April, once the school rowing season concludes, and finishes in May with the National Championships. Regattas are held each week, and crews race over 1000 metres in singles, doubles, pairs, quads, fours and eights. Our mixed quad crew won gold at both the Geelong and Carrum regattas. The Ballarat regatta was cancelled due to storms, and at the State Championships we brought home gold in the mixed D coxed four, women’s F scull, mixed E coxed four and men’s F coxed four; silver in the mixed E coxed four and mixed double; and bronze in the female E-K coxed four. The National Championships were held at beautiful Lake Barrington in Tasmania where we won bronze in the mixed F-G coxed quad. It was an exciting and successful season...

Inaugural CGFCW Pride Match

Saturday 21 July 2018 marked the inaugural pride match for the Caulfield Grammarians Football Club Women’s (CGFCW) teams. The CGFC women’s seniors and reserves sides celebrated the round by donning a specially designed jumper featuring rainbow bands as well as rainbow socks. The day was a huge success, drawing a strong crowd to enjoy some good footy and even better homemade baked goods. With the ground freshly painted with rainbows, the women’s reserves side set the tone for the day and kept their finals hopes ablaze keeping Kew goalless in their 58 point win. With Montana White kicking 4 of 9 goals for the day in her best on ground performance. Shelley Gwynne, Darci Welsh, Kelly Cosgrave, Ruby Hong and Lily Rice were also stand outs for the ressies. Our senior side had their work cut out ...

New CGFC Co-Patron Announced

For the last 20 years, the Club has been benefited by the guidance of Stephen Newton, and in more recent times as Co-Patron, Liz Wilson. Since Liz’s passing at the start of last season, the Club has given a much consideration to who would be a candidate, someone who we could look to about our future, who shares our values and has a desire to see our football club be a place where women and men have equal opportunity. We are delighted to announce that the Principal of Caulfield Grammar School, Mr. Ashleigh Martin, has accepted our invitation to join with Stephen Newton as the Co-Patron of CGFC. This decision has the total support of Stephen, who is similarly delighted to have Ashleigh on board. For background: Ashleigh is the 10th Principal of the School, having commenced in this role in De...

CGFC Report – May 2018

Season 2018 will provide the opportunity for over 200 players to represent the Caulfield Grammarians’ Football Club and affiliated netball club in various competitions around metropolitan Melbourne. After two years of hard work, the effort paid off last September when the senior men’s team won promotion to Premier B Grade in the VAFA. This represents an exciting chance for us to showcase to the competition our collective talents. We are also fielding senior men’s seconds and thirds teams, two women’s teams (Premier Section), an Under 19 team (also in Premier Section) and four netball teams in various metropolitan competitions. To have this many teams on the field each weekend is an outstanding effort from all associated with the Club, which shows the strength of the playing group and of th...

Athletics Report – May 2018

We are delighted to announce that registrations for the 2018 APSOC cross country season, are now open. If you’re a runner, of any talent or age, we would love you to join the CGA Athletics Association. APSOC coordinate a range of challenging and enjoyable events, in some of Melbourne’s most beautiful locations, including The Tan and Brighton Beach. Events typically occur once a fortnight, and cover a variety of distances, from 5km up to a half-marathon. Whether you’re starting out on a health and fitness kick, or are a seasoned runner, there is always a distance and event to suit you. The 2019 Athletics Season is shaping up to another great year of competition, with the CGA now age championship holders in both the women’s and men’s 40+ years. On top of this, we are very much looking forwar...