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OIGFC WOMEN’S TEAM 2018

Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club is excited to announce that it will be entering a Women’s team in the VAFA for the 2018 season.

Currently the VAFA runs a competition with 40+ teams over 5 divisions.

The season commences in April and concludes in August, with the 1st 4 rounds being grading games to ensure that the competition is fair and equal.

We are seeking women over the age of 16 to join this exciting new era of OIGFC football in 2018.

There will be further announcements, but we are in the process of seeking candidates for all positions including coach, in the coming weeks.

Contact can be done via Facebook or email: [email protected] or calling: 0448 844 780

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Soccer wizard - Joey Katebian ‘13

Soccer wizard - Joey Katebian ‘13

You might recognise this name as a Melbourne Victory forward and captain of the Club’s Youth Squad, but Joey’s commitment and passion for soccer has taken him to the sunny state of Queensland where he now plays with Brisbane Roar in the A-League. Whilst excited to see where his professional football career takes him, Joey also dreams of one day opening up a Harry Potter themed café in Melbourne.
French legion of Honour - Jack Down ‘40

French legion of Honour - Jack Down ‘40

Jack was recently recognised by the French Government for his commitment during WW2 as an RAAF Lancaster Bomber pilot by being awarded the French Legion of Honour. The award pays tribute to WW2 veterans who risked their lives for the liberation of France. Geoff Brown and Astrida Cooper visited Jack at home to see his award and wonderfully detailed scrap books compiled throughout his life
Olympian - Richard Merjan ’06

Olympian - Richard Merjan ’06

Congratulations to canoeist Richard who competed in Rio with the Lebanese Olympic team. With remarkable focus and holding dual citizenship via his father, Richard has travelled to the world’s slalom venues for the last decade competing for Lebanon. Interestingly, this is the first time Lebanon has ever made the Olympics in this category!
Sold-out Stand-up - George Dimarelos ‘04

Sold-out Stand-up - George Dimarelos ‘04

Standing ovation for George who sold-out most of his shows at this year’s International Melbourne Comedy Festival and again at the end of July in Melbourne at the Greek Centre. George is a seasoned performer and has generated laughter interstate and overseas. According to one fan, “George sweeps you away with his infectious and obstreperous stage presence, he takes you on a journey of his Greek-Australian upbringing that everyone can relate to in this hilarious show”. George also sheds light on backpacking, finding himself, talking to girls after attending an all-boys School. Stay abreast George’s news, quirks and shows by following him via his Facebook page www.facebook.com/thegdima/
OIG Netball champions

OIG Netball champions

BIG congratulations to the Old Ivanhoe Netball team ‘Storm’ who played in Division 1B and defeated Alphington Netball Club Thrashers by 2 points (33-31) in the Grand-final on Thursday 1 December! All players contributed to a nail-biting, high standard of netball game and waved the Old Ivanhoe flag proudly throughout the season. A special mention to Emily Coen ’10 who was arguably Player of the Match. Thank-you to Coach Lauren Burge ’09 for all her support and leading the OIGNC team Storm and Wildcats superbly in 2016.
Superstar - Alice Teague-Neeld ‘14

Superstar - Alice Teague-Neeld ‘14

Alice, a star goal attack for the Melbourne Vixens will be one of Collingwood’s inaugural signings for the new eight-team domestic AFL competition starting in February 2017. To keep her options open beyond the sporting fields, this trailblazer is also completing a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. What a wonderful role model Alice is for our students and alumni!
Rebecca Styring nee Morton ‘00

Rebecca Styring nee Morton ‘00

The OIGA was thrilled to enlist one of our own creative talents to hand-make this year’s OIGA Transition gifts (which are given to the Year 12s as a transition gift from the OIGA). Known as ‘Up The Garden Path’, Beccy’s accessories are stocked in 15 stores around Melbourne.
Claire Waterman ‘00

Claire Waterman ‘00

On the 12th of September Claire was awarded a Highly Commended in the Excellence in Policing Category at the Australian Council of Women in Policing Awards (ACWAP). Claire received this for her work in Victoria for leading a number of programs and projects to improve the safety of women and children’s lives in Victoria, particularly those affected by family violence, child abuse and sexual assault.
150 games and counting - Michael Saunders ‘03

150 games and counting - Michael Saunders ‘03

Michael came onto the AFL list from obscurity in 2009 with a strong running background but without that core of experience around him it took a few years for him to work out how to get the best out of himself from an umpiring sense. “It took me until 2011/12 to figure out a routine that suited me. I had to run all year and do a lot of things right before that consistency of performance came. All of those pieces had to fit together balancing work and life was critical to my success.”
OIGs at Macpherson Kelley

OIGs at Macpherson Kelley

George Haros ’91 and William Sheehan ’06 first met playing Old Ivanhoe Soccer on the North Ground in 2012. George, the partner of a law firm, offered Will, a law student at the time, a work experience position and the two have been scoring goals at Macpherson Kelley ever since! Now there are four alumni working for this firm including Akshaya Ravi ’08 and Terry Kokkinos ‘89!
Chief Geek - Steven Nicholson  ‘99

Chief Geek - Steven Nicholson ‘99

Steve – a creative designer and lateral-thinking (self-proclaimed) ‘Chief Geek’ knows how to engage an audience, no matter the brief. Steve and his company AIRBAG scored 9 Ad- Fest Awards for the Melbourne International Film Festival ‘The Emotional Trailer’ campaign. Most importantly, they also picked up 3 Cannes Lions - including a gold! Find out more here!
Hometown hero - Matt Zull ‘03

Hometown hero - Matt Zull ‘03

Emergent Melburnian hip hop duo Otis High wear their love of their home town proudly in their debut single Welcome Home, a stylish, scratch-dappled love letter to the (03) area code simply overflowing with infectious energy.
All Star Kids - Tim Walsh '04

All Star Kids - Tim Walsh '04

‘All Star Kids’ Holiday Program will run for the first time at The Ridgeway Campus in Term 1 Holidays aptly led by Tim Walsh and supported by the OIGA. Tim has also enlisted the support of alumni who are fully qualified, experienced and passionate about kids health, fitness and fun to assist with running the various sessions! The Program seeks to grow a range of skills (sporting and artistic) in a supportive atmosphere from Tuesday 29 March – Friday 1 April, then from Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April, and times can be flexible to accommodate working parents. The OIGA encourages alumni with primary-aged children to consider this a great opportunity for both kids and parents to ‘run-around’ and take a day or two for themselves! Contact Tim for further details by emailing [email protected] or call 0407 092 494
Upstanding Kids - Peter Parker '89

Upstanding Kids - Peter Parker '89

In late 2015, the OIGA gave Upstanding Kids (charity founded by Peter Parker ’89) a Grant to install two standing desks – one at Plenty and Ridgeway Campus – to help improve the health and performance of current Ivanhoe Grammar School students. These are being located in the libraries for all students to trial and use. Peter, the OIGA and School look forward to connecting and supporting each other on this important wellbeing front in the future. Please see the Charities section of our website to see how other alumni are creating positive change alongside other charities.
International star - Jack Reid ‘13

International star - Jack Reid ‘13

Based in Sapporo, Japan, Jack is playing rugby professionally for a team called the “AKK Barbarian Bullets” as part of the Top East Competition. Whilst relishing all the playing and travel this adventure affords him, Jack will spend the Christmas period doing volunteer service work with an affiliated charity to IGS.
A new partnership has emerged - Zoe Koulouris '09

A new partnership has emerged - Zoe Koulouris '09

The not for profit organisation 'Share the Dignity' aims to provide homeless and at risk women nationally with sanitary products to allow theme a sense of dignity at a time when they need it most. We are excited to have teamed up with Zoe Koulouris '09 to help propel this worthy cause. During the month of March there will be a collection bin located in the Development Office (2 Merton Street, Ivanhoe) and we encourage alumni to pop by and drop off cottons sanitary items all for this very important cause. We are also thrilled that in April, as one of the only schools in Victoria our students will be running this very special campaign on campus. Alumni are of course able to make contributions in April too. Contact [email protected] for further details.