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Old Boys in the News – September 2022

Our Old Boys have been busy, including: Good luck to Ryan Maher (SPC 2017-20, PY2022), who is lining up alongside his five brothers across all three grand final-bound teams tomorrow with the Springbank Football Netball Club. Ryan will be lining up in the under 18s match for the Central Highlands FL. To read more on…

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Where are they now – James Ryan (SPC 1965-70)

We recently reconnected with Old Collegian James Ryan (aka Basil Ryan) (SPC 1965-70), who has kindly permitted the College to share his story, which was published in a reunion book produced by the Class of 1970 in readiness for their 50-Year Reunion back in 2020. Due to COVID, their reunion has been repeatedly rescheduled, but we…

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Mark Waddington (former staff)

  Vale Mark Waddington. The College is very sad to share the news of the passing on 25 August 2022 of long-serving and much-loved former member of staff, Mark Waddington, after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. We extend our sympathy and send a loving embrace to Mark’s family, his wife Jacinta and their children Declan,…

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Tom Ellis (SPC 2009-2012, PY2014)

We extend our deepest condolences to the Ellis family on the tragic passing of Old Collegian Tom Ellis (SPC 2009-2012, PY2014) on 1 September 2022 in a vehicle accident at Cardigan, aged 26 years. Tom was a day student at SPC and started in Year 7 and 2009 and completed Year 10 in 2012 before…

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Where are they now – Sam Butler (SPC 2016-21)

The College recently reconnected with Sam Butler (SPC 2016-21) who has had an action-filled year since finishing Year 12 last year after being recruited by the Hawks in the AFL and making his debut early in the season. Sam reflects on his time at SPC and how he “will always be a brother of the…

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Where are they now – Chris Milroy (SPC 2010-15)

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian Chris Milroy (SPC 2010-15) who is working as an occupational therapist at Austin Health and has fond memories of Head of the Lake, completing the Kokoda Trail and four square and soccer with his mates at lunchtime.     Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? I…

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Where are they now – Colin McDonald (SPC 1967-70)

We recently reconnected with Old Collegian Colin McDonald (SPC 1967-70), who has kindly permitted the College to share his story, which was published in a reunion book produced by the Class of 1970 in readiness for their 50-Year Reunion, which has been repeatedly rescheduled over the past two years due to COVID. We are now…

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Carmichael footballing success all in the family

We were delighted to learn of a SPC connection when Josh Carmichael was recently selected to make his debut for Collingwood earlier this season. It turns out Josh’s father, Wayne, pictured above, was the Captain of St Patrick’s College’s unbeaten First XVIII Football team in 1978. Wayne, a boarder from Ouyen, enjoyed much success in…

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Old Boys in the News – August 2022

Our Old Boys have been busy, including: Fabulous to see SPC OCA Legend and Bombers fan Michael Kearney (SPC 1962-67), along with great mate Phil Hoey, use their encyclopedic knowledge of the Essendon Football Club for good by producing a book telling the little-known story of an VFL/AFL legend John Coleman. To read more and…

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Michael (Mike) Phillip Brady (SPC 1956-62 and former staff)

The St Patrick’s College community mourns the passing of one of our most loved and respected Old Collegians and teachers, Michael (Mike) Phillip Brady (SPC 1956-62). Mike passed away on 24 July, 2022 surrounded in the care and comfort of his wife, Robyn and his three daughters, Yemimah, Emily and Zarah and their families. A…

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