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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 ...

First Captain of CGFC – Jack Robinson

John Ware Robinson attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1902 to 1911. Known to his family as “Jack”, Robinson was born in St Kilda on 28th December 1891, the son of the Rev. Samuel Robinson and Annie Robinson (née Ware). Robinson pass the Junior Public Examination (equivalent to the matriculation) in 1909 but remained at Caulfield for two more years before entering the University of Melbourne. He was a prefect in 1910 and Captain of the School in 1911. He studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree at university but his studies were interrupted by war and he eventually graduated with a BA (in absentia) in 1921. Robinson was a talented sportsman who represented Caulfield in football, cricket and athletics. He was captain of both the first football and cricket teams in 1910 and 1911, and won two...

CGA Cross Country 2020 Race Fixture

The race calendar for the 2020 Cross Country season is now out and can be accessed here. The first event is on Saturday 4thApril a 5km race around the Scotch College grounds. There are 12 races over the season (April- September) including the inaugural CGS Hare & Hounds 8km race starting on the main oval at Wheelers Hill and then through Jells Park. Date Event Venue Time 4th  April Jamieson – 5km Scotch College, Hawthorn 2:30pm 25th  April Churchill Park Handicap – 6/12km Churchill Park, Rowville 2:30pm 2nd  May Dyson Relay – 3.8km The Tan 2:30pm 16th May Orchard Handicap – 10km Albert Park 2:30pm 30th May Wise Findlay- 5/10/21.1 Westerfolds Park, Templestowe 2:30pm 6th June McPhail – 8km Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield 9:30am 20th June Alan Hooley Relay – 2 x 3.3km Norton’s Park, Wantirna ...

2019 Thank You Function

Over 150 people spent a pleasant afternoon in the garden at The Gables in East Malvern at our Thank You Function last month. Guests heard from our President, Mr Andrew Aitken and Principal, Mr Ashleigh Martin, and were introduced to the 2020 School Co-Captains (both Wheelers Hill and Caulfield Campus). A big thank you to ‘The Fields’ band who entertained our guests with some live music. Grant Poulter, head of the Awards Sub-Committee handed out Affiliate Service Awards to our very deserving 2019 winners. Without the following individuals and their outstanding service the smooth running of our affiliate clubs would not be possible: Mia Antonopoulos (Football) Janee McEvoy (Football)  Graeme Diggle (Football) Anne Martin (Athletics)  Keiren Tilbrook (Rowing) Cameron Dickson (Cric...

2019 Affiliate Service Award Winners

The CGA would like to congratulate the 2019 Affiliate Service Award Winners. Without the following individuals and their outstanding service the smooth running of our affiliate clubs would not be possible. Mia Antonopoulos (Football) Mia is an important player in the CGFC women’s team. Off-field she has organized a number of events for the women players, including Wednesday night team dinners and birthday cakes for those players celebrating a birthday. She also ensures that representation from the women’s team is strong at all club events. As she has a sports medical background, Mia assists with the tapping & treatment of players when required, without hesitation. She is also actively involved with recruiting new players to the club, mentoring the younger female players and the general...

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...

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...

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