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Old Boys in the News - December 2018

author: Lorrie Liston

3 Dec

Our Old Boys have been busy, including:

• Old Boy Dominic Hanrahan (SPC 1986-87) got himself into a pickle recently when he was trampled and knocked out by a cow which had been spooked by his cattle dog on his Navigators property. Luckily, his 14-year-old daughter Gemma took control, calling triple-0 and locked up the cows so it was safe for the arriving paramedics. To read more, go to this link

• Great to see Old Boys supporting the Movember cause to help men’s health, including James Westbrook (SPC 2006-11) in this story at this link

• Great to see veteran cyclist Volker Hegert’s (SPC 1970-74, PY1975) story of recovery as a face of a new Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute campaign for the forthcoming Ballarat Cycle Classic. To read more, go to this link

• Bad luck to Kevin Finn (SPC 1993-98 and College Dux) who missed out on the seat of Bendigo West for the Liberals in the recent State election.

• Great to see Old Boy and former Victorian Premier Steve Bracks (SPC 1968-71) will be chairing a newly formed community consultation committee which will oversee the planning for the new Ballarat Base Hospital. To read more, go to this link

• Steve Moneghetti (SPC 1975-80) has officially signed off from his role as team chef de mission, but he will maintain an active role for Commonwealth Games Australia as a skills-based board member to assist Aussie athletes. To read more, go to this link

• Great to see Peter Blenkiron (SPC 1974-77, 1979) shining the spotlight on alarming men’s health figures and need for a health centre in Ballarat. To read more, go to this link

• Jacob Coxall (SPC 2013-17, PY2018), touted as one of Central Highlands FL’s most promising young players, is making the big move from Buninyong to Lake Wendouree in 2019. To read more, go to this link

• Caius Barrenger (SPC 2009-11, PY 2014) is poised to be cleared by Rokewood-Corindhap to play with Central Highlands Football League power Buninyong after a transfer wrangle saw Caius stand out of football last season. To read more, go to this link

• Old Boy Warrick Davison (SPC 1988-93) is a busy man with his role as a homelessness support coordinator with Uniting Ballarat and recent media indicating poverty in Ballarat on the rise. For more, go to this link

• Great to see Old Boy Brian Maher (SPC 1968-70, PY1972) helping Ballarat’s Soup Bus to support the local community through his involvement as Dean Recreation Reserve president, to read more, go to this link

• In more romantic news, Old Boy Daniel Rioli (SPC 2012-15) talks about his relationship with Brendan Fevola’s daughter Mia in this read at this link

• Macneil Group director and Old Boy Paul McCuskey (SPC 1980-85) talks about the plans ahead as developers of the historic St Andrew’s Uniting Church site in Sturt Street. For more, go to this link

• Good to see Old Collegians Dan Nicholson (SPC 1988-93) and Winis Imbi (SPC 1996-97) who are joining forces to coach Port Fairy Football Club next year. To read more, go to this link

• Congratulations to Paul Armstrong (SPC 1969-74) who is Visit Ballarat’s new chairperson and who is aiming to bump up the city’s overnight visitation numbers. For more, go to this link

• Congratulations also to young Ballarat boxer Jack Denahy (SPC 2011-14, PY2016), who is the Victorian men’s lightweight champion. Jack will now compete for the national title in Canberra. To read more and watch Jack’s state-winning bout, go to this link