28 Nov 2019

Achieving Alumni

Cameron Murray (ON 2015) introduced Australian Story on the ABC on 29 October. It also featured former Newington Headmaster, Dr David Mulford. Click on this link: https://www.abc.net.au/austory/eye-of-the-storm/11611600

Reed Nottage (ON 2018), playing for California Baptist University, Riverside recently took on Grant Anticevich (ON 2016), playing for University of California, Berkeley.

Both Old Boys are in Division I in the NCAA. Grant’s team won on the night and he top scored with 23 points. Grant now plays in the number one team.

CONGRATULATIONS – Dual 1st VIII rower Mark Whittaker (ON 1983) is the new national champion in the 50-54 years lightweight male 500m sprint at the Australian Indoor Rowing Championships.

Angus Beer (ON 2019) Multiple NSW and Australian junior athletics champion, has announced his commitment to the University of Missouri.

Nathan Roye (ON 2011) along with his inspirational girlfriend Meggie Draffin, climbed Africa’s biggest mountain this year for a great cause. Meggie suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and along with Nathan’s support became the first Australian with CF to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. To read more, click here.

Cricketer, Lawrence Neil-Smith (ON 2017) on debut for Tasmania, claimed three wickets on a closely-contested opening day against Western Australia at the WACA.

Congratulations to Max Solling (ON 1959), a long-time Royal Australian Historial Society member, who was awarded the 2019 Annual History Citation in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the study and practice of urban social history.

Joey Lussick (ON 2013) appeared in the UK Super League Grand Final on Saturday 12 October. Joey played for Salford who were up against St Helens.  This was Salford’s first appearance in a Grand Final.  Victory to St Helens 23 – 6.

Congratulations Dane Rampe (ON 2008) named Sydney Swans Best and Fairest for 2019.

Newington was recently gripped with Footy Finals Fever, congratulations to the following Old Boys and Parent:

Tepai Moeroa (ON 2013) – Parramatta Eels
Cameron Murray (ON 2015) – South Sydney
Bailey Simonsson (ON 2016) – Canberra Raiders
Leon Cameron – Head Coach – GWS Giants

Newington’s 2019 Rugby World Cup participants: Allan Alaalatoa (ON 2011) – Australia, Michael Alaalatoa (ON 2009) – Samoa, Vuni Fifita (ON 2014) – Tonga, and Ben Volavola (ON 2010) – Fiji

Congratulations to Nick Kay (ON 2010) a member of the Australian Basketball team (Boomers).  Australian Boomers defeat Czech Republic to advance to FIBA World Cup semi-final.

Congratulations Sam Hardy (ON 2013) for his Olympic qualification and Bronze medal at the Rowing World Championship in Austria in the Men’s Pair.