Affiliate Catch Up

Athletics

Affiliate Catch Up

All Affiliate Club members are invited to join our Affiliate Catch Up on Wednesday 15 September from 5.30pm-6.30pm (AEST). This online event will be a fun opportunity to have a casual chat, swap stories over a drink and brainstorm ways we may be able to assist one another. Our Affiliate Clubs are vitally important to us at the CGA and we want to ensure we support you as much as possible. We are keen to help keep your group engaged and connected, and remove any barriers to your activities. Please feel free to invite your members to the catch up – we’d love to have at least two representatives from every group present. RSVP: 5pm Friday 10 September (once we receive your RSVP you will receive a separate email with the meeting link/login details). We hope to see you there.

Private at Gallipoli – Claude Terrell Crowl

Claude Terrell Crowl died at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915. He was born at Stratford in Gippsland on Boxing Day 1892, the son of Richard Terrell Crowl and his wife Jane. Crowl was brought up on the family property at Poowong and enrolled as a boarder at Caulfield Grammar in 1903 or 1904. He was a member of the Chorister Class from the Holy Trinity Church and left at the end of 1905. Although he was too young to make his mark on the football field while at Caulfield, Crowl won the under 14 athletics cup in 1905 and then represented the School in the 1905 School Championship of Victoria at the MCG. Crowl finished third in the under 14 100 yards and helped Caulfield to win the championship ahead of Brighton Grammar. Image courtesy of Korumburra Heroes. Crowl was a talented young footballer and...

Affiliate Catch Up

All Affiliate Club members are invited to join our Affiliate Catch Up on Wednesday 24 March from 5.30pm-6.30pm (AEST). This online event will be a fun opportunity to have a casual chat, swap stories over a drink and brainstorm ways we may be able to assist one another. Our Affiliate Clubs are vitally important to us at the CGA and we want to ensure we support you as much as possible. We are keen to help keep your group engaged and connected, and remove any barriers to your activities. Please feel free to invite your members to the catch up – we’d love to have at least two representatives from every group present. RSVP: 5pm Friday 19 March (once we receive your RSVP you will receive a separate email with the meeting link/login details). We hope to see you there.

Western Bulldogs Legend – John Schultz

High school days John Schultz attended Caulfield Grammar School as a boarder from 1951 to 1955. Previously, he had attended the pre-school at Malvern Grammar School for one year (1944), when his family was living in East Malvern. John’s father served with the AIF in the Middle East during the Second World War and, after the war, moved his family to the country, taking up ownership of the general store at Boort (near Kerang). John was involved in the full range of school activities at Caulfield. He gained the Intermediate Certificate in 10 subjects in 1954 and the Leaving Certificate in six subjects in 1955. In his final year at school, he was a school officer, a Boarding House prefect and Vice-captain of Buntine House. It was in sport, however, that he really shone. John was a member of th...

Body Architect – Lucy McRae

Beginnings Lucy McRae was born in London in 1979 but later moved to Melbourne. There she attended Caulfield Grammar School, where both of her parents, Tony and Wendy McRae, were long-serving teachers. From a young age Lucy studied classical ballet and later competed in netball and athletics (running 100 metre hurdles). At the 1996 Speech Night Lucy was awarded the Benjamin Robert Maresh Prize for Three-Dimensional Art and the ‘Dougie’ Rankin Prize for Progress in Studies and Success in Sport. These pursuits, which pushed her physically and mentally, formed some of her earliest experiences of the body and what it means to be human. This fascination with the body has permeated her working career as a science fiction artist, filmmaker, and inventor. Wearable technology Lucy’s background in fa...

Athletics Club Report – Dec 2020

As with so many things this year, the APSOC Cross Country season was not to be. We are looking forward to getting out there again in 2021. We would welcome any new runners, whether you are looking for some competitive racing or just a reason to stay fit.  We can promise you an enjoyable and very friendly social environment at the Club. Caulfield races against all the other APS schools in the APSOC Association, which has a rich 85-year history. There are ten races over the course of the season from April to September with these being held in various locations in the Melbourne metropolitan area. Some are hilly course, others flat, some are dry paths and others muddy trails. Distances vary from a lap of The Tan to 10 km. All standards are accommodated with each race recognising both the faste...

Team Mate & Triathlete – Anne Martin

Anne Martin is a key member of the CGA Athletics club which competes in the Associated Public Schools Old Collegians Amateur Athletic Association (APSOC) competition. She has a soft spot for the Brighton by the Sea APSOC race, as the club always does well in the team event and the last kilometre of running along the soggy sand is, to her, “hilariously torturous”. Anne loves the friendships she’s made in the team and the sense of camaraderie with people from all circles of life. She is also very passionate about increasing the number of Caulfield alumni participating in APSOC Cross Country events. Anne encourages any interested Grammarian to Put your running shoes on and come along to an event; we are a super friendly bunch who support all levels of ability. You’ll get a CGA singlet when yo...

Football Fanatic – Grace Buchan

Australian Rules Football helps unite people across our nation from all different backgrounds and, with the growth of the women’s game, Aussie Rules is now enjoyed by both female and male players. Playing professionally is a major honour, one Grace Buchan (Class of 2013) was granted following years of hard work and persistence. In 2018 Grace played in Collingwood’s inaugural VFLW side and in 2019 she was co-captain of the team. Grace’s devotion to her club, coach and teammates helped lead her team to premiership success last season. In her football career, Grace loves leading by example and encouraging others to push their physical and mental limits on the field and in their everyday life. She knows that success comes as a direct result of making sacrifices both at training and in competit...

2020-21 CGA Committee

We are delighted to announce that as a result of our AGM on Monday 25 May, we have a newly-elected Committee and President. Our 2020-21 Committee is: President (1 Year Term) – Emily Davis (2007-12) Senior Vice President (1 Year Term) – Henry Jones (1979-89) Vice President (1 Year Term) – Grant Poulter (1998-2001) Honorary Treasurer (1 Year Term) – Samantha Naismith (1984-89) Honorary Secretary (1 Year Term) – Sam Tuck (2011-14) YPS Representative (2 Year Term) – Ella Stonier-Watson (2005-18) Immediate Past President (1-2 Year Term) – Andrew Aitken (1986-92) General Representative (1 Year Term, incumbent) – Sarah Connell (2004-06) General Representative (1 Year Term)  – Fleur Goulding (1981-89) General Representative (2 Year Term) – Louise Lambeth (née Li), (2001-06) General Representative ...

The Four Minute Mile – John Landy

Today (6 May) marks the 66th anniversary of what many consider to be the greatest day in athletics history. On 6 May 1954, running at the Ifley Road track in Oxford, Roger Bannister, paced by his friends Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher, became the first man to run the mile in under four minutes. His time was 3.59.4. Forty-six days later, running at an international meeting in Turku, Finland, the Australian John Landy (Class of 1948) broke Bannister’s record with a time of 3.57.9. This remained the world record until July 1957. Landy and Bannister met later in 1954 at the British Empire Games in Vancouver, Canada, in what was dubbed “The Mile of the Century”. In this race both broke four minutes for the mile – Bannister winning after trailing for most of the race. Bannister retired from at...

Captain at Gallipoli – Herbert Humphreys Hunter

Born in Bendigo on 18 November 1881, Herbert Humphreys Hunter was educated at Caulfield Grammar School before completing his final year of schooling at Melbourne Grammar School. He was an outstanding schoolboy athlete, who later won a double blue in football and athletics while studying at the University of Melbourne. After gaining a qualification in dentistry from Melbourne, he continued his studies at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a Doctor of Dentistry from that university in 1906. He was registered to practice dentistry in the State of Victoria in December 1907 and opened a surgery in Bendigo in 1908. Herbert Hunter made his VFL debut for Essendon in 1900 while still at Melbourne Grammar. His first game was in Round 4 against Collingwood and he played the following two games...

Chaplain Major – Ormonde Winstanley Birch

Ormonde Winstanley Birch was born on 14th May 1879 and was enrolled at CGS on 14th July 1896 as student 580, aged 16 years and living at 68 Sutherland Road Armadale.[1] He had previously attended Bendigo High School and his parents were John Edwards Octavius Birch and Clara Mary Cregoe and who had 4 sons and 1 daughter. Although CGS records are not clear as to his year of leaving school, we can assume that at the latest it was 1898, as the 1899 Speech Night program when reporting on the Annual School Athletics Sports stated that in the Old Boys’ Cup in the 1 mile bicycle race, ‘O Birch gained second place.‘ He undertook militia service as a Sergeant (3701) with the 1st Battalion of the Infantry brigade and with a height of 5’6 1/4’’ he enlisted with the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles (VMR) o...