Old Boys in the News – August 2018

August 7, 2018

Our Old Boys have been busy including:

  • Congratulations to Old Collegian Darcy Coutts (SPC 2012-16), pictured above,– who has been selected in the Mountain Bike Australia elite downhill senior team to compete at the UCI World Championships in Switzerland next month. Great to see another Old Collegian wearing the green and gold and representing his country. Darcy has also been selected to represent Australia in the elite men’s category at the upcoming UCI Downhill World Cup Series in Italy, Andorra, Spain and Canada over the coming months. Well done Darcy! To read more, go to this link– and this link

  • Good luck to Tiernan Somers (SPC 2012-17, current staff) who is playing in the band alongside Roger Knight (current staff) and current Year 7 student Jack Madigan in the BLOC production of The Little Mermaid.

  • Matt Rosa (SPC 2004) announced this week his retirement from AFL football after 207 games with the West Coast Eagles and the Gold Coast Suns. We congratulate Matt on a fantastic career at the highest level and wish him well in the next chapter of his life. To read more, go to this link

  • Congratulations to Waubra brothers Clint Molloy (SPC 1996-2000, PY2001) and Mark (SPC 1998-2003) who will hit special footy milestones tomorrow. The local duo will run out for his 300th open age game for Waubra in the reserves, while Mark will play his 250th in the same clash. To read more, go to this link

  • Former Ballarat basketballer- and Australian Boomers player Nathan Sobey (SPC 2008) has been cleared by FIBA following the on-court clash during a World Cup qualifier between Australia and the Philippines earlier this month. To read more, go to this link

  • Congratulations to AFL footballer Nathan Brown (SPC 2002-06, PY2007) who has inked a new deal with St Kilda for another year, to read more, go to this link

  • It appears Ryan Schorback (SPC 2012-17) is relishing his opportunity in senior soccer ranks for Ballarat City, to read more go to this link

  • Tributes have been flowing for one of our Old Collegian, Lachlan Poulter (SPC 2006-09, PY2010), who tragically died after collapsing during a Central Highlands Football League reserves clash on July 28. Lachie, a much-loved Dunnstown reserves player, reportedly collapsed and could not be revived during the match against Learmonth. Players and supporters paid special tribute to Lachie at last weekend’s footy game. To read more as well as some of the moving tributes, go to this link, this link, this link and this link

  • Don Swinton (SPC 2003, PY2005) could miss the reminder of the National Premier League two west season following a nasty injury of a complete fracture of his ulna and a dislocated elbow. To read more, go to this link

  • Sam Short (SPC 2011-16) was in the losing Ballarat Miners outfit which took on rivals Geelong Supercats in the South East Australian Basketball League semi-finals recently. Read more about Sam’s thoughts on the big match at- this link

  • Western Victorian MP and Old Collegian Joshua Morris (SPC 1995-2000) could find himself at the top of the Coalition’s upper house ticket, following the resignation of disgraced colleague Simon Ramsay. To read more, go to this link

  • Top work by Jesse Palmer (SPC 2013-14) who ignited the Northern Blues with a five-goal haul in a victory over Werribee. Read more about the AFL draft prospect’s form at this link

  • Congratulations to Chris Packer (SPC 1978-83) after his business Chris Packer & Associates was named a finalist in the professional service business award and customer service award in the 2018 Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Also to Chris Jones (SPC 1988-93) from Showbiz Cinemas Ballarat who is also a finalist in the customer service award. The winners will be named at a gala dinner on August 30.

  • Well done to Thomas Zeven (SPC 1979-81, PY1982) who is the author of -So Shall It Be- using the alias Ajax Magnum. Thomas explained he wrote the book -using Christian values to bring hope to the world-.

  • We recently caught up with Paul Brayshaw (SPC 1990-95) who is loving life in sunny Queensland! Paul was working as a manager for Woolworth’s, but has recently taken up a new position as territory manager for Kimberly Clark. Good luck Paul!

  • Peter Blenkiron’s (SPC 1974-77, PY1979) recent exhibition -Putting the pieces of the self back together one moment at a time- was recently held at The Dax Centre in Parkville. The exhibition captured Peter’s journey of healing as a child abuse survivior and advocate through the lens of a smart photo. Watch this short video at this link as Peter talks about the exhibition or read more at this link

  • Fingers crossed for Jarrah Staley (SPC 2008-13) who along with his family, are hoping to transform a derelict fuel stop in Ballarat East into a café. Read more at this link

  • Well done to Old Collegian Tyla Reid (SPC 2014-17, PY2018) who created history in the Ballarat Football Umpires Association recently when he and his brother Brock, who is currently studying Year 11 at SPC, made their Senior debuts on the same weekend. This is the first time in the history of the competition where a pair of brothers have made their Senior debuts at the same time. To read more, go to this link

  • Well done to Nick Stuhldreier (SPC 2012-17) who was named as one of the 23 selected players in the Victoria Country Under 19 squad for the 2018 AFL Victoria Community Cup, which played on July 8 at Mars Stadium in Ballarat. Nick represented Bacchus Marsh FC.

  • Matt James’ (SPC 2005-10) great start to the life as a senior coach has earned him at least another year in charge at Waubra. To read more, go to this link

  • Find out how Oscar McDonald (SPC 2011-13), who played his 50th AFL game against Port Adelaide, has become regarded as a key defender for Melbourne in this good read at this linkand this link

  • We recently caught up with Old Collegians Jake Ainley (SPC 2008-13) who is working as a Sous chef at The Sporting Globe Ballarat, and Adam Murphy (SPC 2008-13), who is working as a civil engineer at Axiom Consulting Engineers, also in Ballarat. Good luck guys!

  • We welcomed back Chris Foran (SPC SPC 1979-81, PY1983) back to the College in late June to show his wife and two daughters the school- where he- spent- very happy years as a boarder from Robinvale. He reminisced on many memories with fellow students and the Christian Brothers, including some very quick bus trips home with a certain Christian Brother at the wheel.