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Olympic Athlete – Tamsyn Lewis

Tamsyn Manou (née Lewis) came to Caulfield Grammar School in 1994 in Year 10. She attended the Wheelers Hill Campus initially but transferred to Caulfield Campus to complete Years 11 and 12. She was a member of the School athletic team during each of her years at Caulfield, winning multiple events at the APS Combined Athletics Sports in 1994, 1995 and 1996. In 1996 Tamsyn was captain of the girls’ athletics team that was victorious in the APS Combined and was also appointed School Co-Captain, the first female to hold this position at Caulfield Campus. Tamsyn came to prominence on the national athletics scene in 1994, winning several junior events at the Australian Championships. She was selected, at aged 15, in the Australian athletics team for the 1994 Commonwealth Games in...

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...

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 ...

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 – Bru...

CGFC Report – December 2018

The 2018 season started with much optimism around the Club: elevation to B grade for the senior men’s teams; a second year in Premier Division for the Under 19s and the introduction of our women’s reserves team. Six teams, ten coaches and over 170 players were set to represent CGFC. Add to this our four netball teams with around 40 players. Collectively, we carried the CGFC name with pride and purpose. As a group, we represent a significant number of past students and the CGA. At the end of the season, three of our teams featured in finals action. Our senior men’s team fought bravely against University Blacks in the first semi-final under difficult circumstances with some significant injuries on the day. They went down narrowly in the end. Our Under 19 team played in the Premier Division f...

Netball Club Report – December 2018

The Netball Club has been running for over two years now and is proudly affiliated with the Caulfield Grammarians’ Football Club. We formed the club so that we could share our passion for the game of netball, maintain a healthy lifestyle and continue our relationship with CGS. We are pleased to now have four teams playing throughout the year in competitions at Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre and in the Richmond Netball Association. We were extremely excited to have had two teams make grand finals for their respective sections during the first season of the year. Recently, we were fortunate enough to be supplied with all necessary equipment for game days and training, with thanks to the CGFC and CGA. We are in the process of organising an optional training session to supplement and furt...

Athletics Report – December 2018

The 2018 APSOC season has drawn to a successful close for the Caulfield Grammarians’ Athletics Association (CGAA). This has been one of our most successful seasons, especially in the area of individual results. Marc Cassidy (1992) finished the season in tremendous style, winning his second handicap event for the year in the Churchill Park 12km event. Not to be outdone, Jane Davey won the women’s handicap in the Cooke-McClelland 8 km. We are also proud to report that our team dominance of the Brighton by the Sea 9km run has continued with our 2018 team (Marc Cassidy, Kieran Lewis, Daryn James and Anne Martin) taking out the team event for a third consecutive year. The outstanding efforts of our runners were recognised at the APSOC 2018 Dinner. Mark Frater (1992) achieved outstanding success...

Lawn Bowls Report – December 2018

Our season commenced in early October with the first game played on the beautiful greens at the MCC Bowls Club in Hawthorn. Most of the games will be played at MCC Hawthorn this season. The Grammarians were opposed by old foes in Old Scotch and Old Melburnians. All games were keenly fought out with close results. Caulfield’s best rink on the day was ably skipped by Tony Bagnall and was well supported by Bob Loader (on loan from MCC), Jan Geyer and Bev Allen, who finished eight shots up. We welcomed three new bowlers to our ranks, Jan Geyer, Ted Geyer and Dean Harding, who I am sure will add strength to our team. We are always looking for new bowlers to join us. Male or female bowlers who are past students or are the parents or grandparents of past and present students, would be most welcom...

Cricket Report – December 2018

The Caulfield Grammarians’/NCG Cricket Club is fielding three teams again this season, in the same grades as last season (Divisions 1 and 3 of the MCC Club XI competition, and Division 1 of the Cricket South Bayside One-Day competition). At the time of writing, the club had just completed round one of the 2018/19 season. Our team in Cricket Southern Bayside had a strong victory against Bayside Cricket Club, our MCC Division 1 side was defeated by Old Melburnians by eight wickets, and our third division team had a bye to start the season. Two of our three teams made finals last season (both of our Division 1 teams) and our expectations are to improve on that result this season. Whilst the Club will continue with three teams, as reported in the 2018 May edition of Labora, we are focused inte...

Rowing Report – November 2018

2018 Rowing Camp Thank you everyone who made this years rowing camp such a success. Yes, it was cold, but we were very lucky with the water conditions. We had one ergo and three on water sessions which culminated in the running of the inaugural Caulfield Cup. We welcomed former Caulfield Grammar students Michael Stoltenburg and Marcus Brandt. Michael gave it his all, setting a new standard in the ergo relay by vomiting after each set. One of my funniest moments was coxing a crew during the passing rain shower. We were at the other end of the lake and I received a text. Pheris had sent me a photo (below left) with the comment “Glad we are not out there”. Her crew had seen the rain coming and scampered back to the sheds citing “equipment failure”. Very convenient. We got wet. But the showers...

Food is Fuel – Elly McLean

Elly McLean’s curiosity with nutrition began when she was 17 – a Caulfield Grammar student obsessed with watching tennis, football and ironman. She was fascinated with the idea that by changing what these elite athletes put into their bodies they could change their performance. After studying a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science majoring in Exercise Science and Nutrition at Deakin University, Elly felt a bit lost. She knew what she wanted to do but lacked the confidence and life experience to do it. In the meantime Elly got a job at Global Corporate Challenge and worked in business development for eight years. In some ways this was a great next step for Elly as it gave her the opportunity to learn about corporate life. She also spent some time working in the U.S. working with some of the ...