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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...

Diversity Champion – Jayde de Bondt

Alumnus Jayde de Bondt has combined her love of people with her passion for sport to forge a rewarding career with North Melbourne Football Club. Jayde de Bondt (pictured centre) graduated from Caulfield Grammar’s Wheelers Hill Campus in 2010, esteeming herself in her senior years as a leader, sportswoman, and academic. She was Shaw House Vice Co-Captain, a School Committee member, and was awarded the Ashley M L Takacs Prize for English Literature, the Simon Barnet Joel Prize for Service, Citizenship and Leadership, and Double Colours for Athletics. Following graduation, Jayde’s sights were originally set on a career in reporting the news, but after enrolling in and completing a Bachelor of Communication degree majoring in advertising and journalism at Bond University, she soon realised a ...

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 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 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...

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...

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 bowling figures in Caulfield co...

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,...