St Patrick’s College has a proud sporting tradition and each year participates competitively in more than 20 different sports.
While the likes of football and cricket may attract many headlines, the College has a proud history in many Olympic sports, particularly rowing and athletics.
Among our alumni we have ten Olympians, including four medallists.
Please see below for the full list of SPC Old Boys to have represented Australia at the Olympics.
Old Boy Olympians
|Number||Name||Years at SPC||Olympics attended||Events||Results|
|1||Brian Vear||1952-60||1960 Rome Olympics||Rowing – Coxless Four||10th|
|1964 Tokyo Olympics||Rowing – Men’s Eight||8th|
|2||Tony Benson||1957-61||1972 Munich Olympics||Athletics – 5000m||20th place|
|3||Bryan Thomas||1974-78||1988 Seoul Olympics||Canoe/Kayaking – K4 1000m||4th place|
|4||Paul Reedy||1975-78||1984 Los Angeles Olympics||Rowing – Quad Sculls||2nd, Silver Medal|
|1988 Seoul Olympics||Rowing – Quad Sculls||5th|
|5||Steve Moneghetti||1975-80||1988 Seoul Olympics||Marathon||5th|
|1992 Barcelona Olympics||Marathon||48th|
|1996 Atlanta Olympics||Marathon||7th|
|2000 Sydney Olympics||Marathon||10th|
|6||Anthony Edwards||1985-90||1996 Atlanta Olympics||Rowing Lightweight Double Scull||3rd, Bronze Medal|
|2000 Sydney Olympics||Rowing Lightweight Four||2nd, Silver Medal|
|2004 Athens Olympics||Rowing Lightweight Four||2nd, Silver Medal|
|2008 Beijing Olympics||Rowing Lightweight Four||9th|
|2012 London Olympics||Rowing Lightweight Four||4th|
|7||Christian Ryan||1992-95||2000 Sydney Olympics||Rowing Men’s Eight||2nd, Silver Medal|
|8||James Marburg||2000-05||2008 Beijing Olympics||Rowing Men’s Four||2nd, Silver Medal|
|2012 London Olympics||Rowing Men’s Pair||5th|
|9||Joshua Coward||2015||2021 Tokyo Olympics||Rugby 7s|
|10||Nathan Sobey||2008||2021 Tokyo Olympics||Basketball|