Old Boys in the News – October 2022

October 19, 2022

Our Old Boys have been busy, including:

Jacob Hopper is a new Tiger.

  • As the latest addition to Richmond’s playing group, Old Collegian Jacob Hopper (SPC 2014-15) has shared some secrets to help his new Tigers’ fans get to know him a little better, including the stint where he was known by the nickname “The Raging Bull” among many other things, to read more, click here

    Steve Bracks.

  • We welcomed Old Collegian and former Victorian premier Steve Bracks AC (SPC 1968-71) back to the College earlier today as guest speaker of the 2022 MENtal Brekky, which raises important funds for the Chris Yeung Fund, which supports current families suffering mental health struggles. To read more, click here

    Marty Gleeson. Photo: Amy Paton

  • Great to see former Essendon footballer and boarder Marty Gleeson (SPC 2012) talking about his continued love of footy, playing with University Blues in 2022 and growing up playing country footy with Koroit in this story here
  • Great to Old Collegian and rising Aussie star Jack Jenkins’ (SPC 2006-11) dreams have come true recently with a UFC contract after a dominant win in the US recently.
  • Great to see business is on the move for Old Collegian Mark Dunne (SPC 1992-97) who is planning to build a brand new Elaine Farm Gate Shop, which will also house an Australian Post Office, in a bid to help his Elaine district community. To read more, click here
  • Great to see Rebels’ graduate Aaron Cadman (SPC 2016-2020, PY2021) rising to the top of draft boards after a break-out NAB league season with the Greater Western Rebels. We wish Aaron the best of luck! To read more, click here

    Aaron Cadman. Photo: The Courier

  • Old Collegian and CEO of Headspace Jason Trethowan (SPC 1987-91) speaks about the importance for young people to have a safe place to turn during tough times in this story here

    Jacob Brown. Photo: The Courier

  • Old Collegian and dual East Point premiership player Jacob Brown (SPC 2011-16) is on the move after signing with Essendon District Football League premier division club East Keilor, where he will line up beside former Collingwood and GWS Giants defender Heath Shaw. To read more, click here
  • Old Collegian Steve Moneghetti (SPC 1975-80) is naturally elated at the recent news that Ballarat has been announced as the host for the marathon during the 2026 Commonwealth Games. Steve is on the Commonwealth Games committee. To read more, click here

    Chris Banwell. Photo: The Courier

    In other news, Steve talks about turning 60 and his ongoing love for running in this story here

  • Old Collegian Chris Banwell (SPC 1999-2004) has come out of a short-lived retirement to lead emerging power Skipton in the Central Highlands FL next year. Chris stood down as Newlyn senior coach at the end of the season. To find out why he is returning to the coaching fold, click here
  • Former Essendon midfielder Nick O’Brien (SPC 2006-11) is returning home to line up for Carngham-Linton for the 2023 Central Highlands FL season, with brother Dean (SPC 2013-18) returning alongside him. To read more, click here
  • Kevin Elliott (SPC 1965-70) has his running shoes on as he promotes the city’s Run for a Cause event in Ballarat, which will raise funds for the Ballarat Christmas Appeal, read more here
  • Old Collegian Marcus Hovey (SPC 1984-88, PY1989) shines the light on gender equality in the nursing workforce in this story here
  • Great to see Old Collegian Tex Jennings (SPC 2014-17, PY2019) speaking up about mental health around young men in Victoria’s west. To read more of his story, click here

    Brett Bewley. Photo: Lachlan Bence

  • Old Collegian and Darley captain Brett Bewley’s (SPC 2008-13) dominance this year was clear after he was crowned winner of the Ballarat FL Henderson Medal as well as the The Courier’s player of the year, to read more, click here and here

    Joe Carmody. Photo The Courier

  • While Old Collegian and Ballarat Swans’ outgoing senior coach Joe Carmody (SPC 1992-97) signed off in style by winning the Mick Malthouse Coach of the Year Award at the Ballarat FL night of nights, there were a number of Old Collegians also named in the Team of the Year; Riley Constable (SPC 2016-20, PY2021) won the Rookie of the Year Award and Brock Reid (SPC 2014-19) took home the Umpire of the Year Honours. For the complete list, read here

    Chris Tudor, pictured far right. Photo: Adam Trafford

  • Great to see Gordon local and 1966 premiership player Chris Tudor (SPC 1961-62, PY1965) celebrating the Eagles’ 2022 premiership win recently in this story here
  • Former Moorabool Shire Council mayor and Ballan businessman Paul Tatchell (SPC 1974, PY1979) has been named the Liberal candidate for the new seat of Eureka and says he remains an advocate for regional and rural areas. To read more, click here

    If you have any news on our Old Collegians, please contact Alumni and Foundation Officer Lorrie Liston via email at lliston@stpats.vic.edu.au