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Sir Richard Hadlee

Sir Richard Hadlee is undoubtedly one of the world’s leading fast bowlers and allrounders in the game of cricket. He held the world record for most test wickets in 1988 when he beat Ian Botham’s previous record of 373 wickets. In 1990 he became the first bowler in test history to capture 400 test wickets. When he retired from test cricket in 1990 he had taken 431 test wickets an average of 22.29 and scored over 3000 runs at an average of 27.

Daniel Herbert

Daniel Herbert is an Australian Rugby World Cup Champion and Marist Old Boy. As an integral part of the 1999 Champion Australian Wallabies team, Herbert established himself as the world’s premier outside centre, earning himself a position in the 1999 “Team of the World Cup” and the coveted International Player of the Year. Having won 67 caps playing for Australia and 124 caps for Queensland, Daniel is a legend of Australian Rugby. Daniel is Chief Executive Officer of SSKB and sits on the Board of Rugby Australia after serving as both Chief Commercial Officer and Executive General Manager for the QLD Reds.

Nova Peris

Nova Peris OAM OLY MAICD was Australia’s first Aboriginal woman elected to Federal Parliament and the first Aboriginal Australian and Northern Territorian to win an Olympic Gold Medal. She is one of a very few athletes who have represented their country in two different sports; hockey and athletics in separate Olympic Games. She is the only person in the entire world to make back-to-back Summer Olympic Games finals in two different sports.

Lawrence Mooney

Lawrence Mooney is a stand-up comedian, radio broadcaster and television host, widely regarded by fans and peers as one of Australia’s funniest. As a radio broadcaster, Lawrence is considered one of the best in his field. He took Triple M Brisbane’s breakfast radio show to number#1 in the market and the following year won an Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) for Best Entertainment Presenter in a metro market. No stranger to television, Lawrence is well known as the host of Dirty Laundry Live that ran for 3 seasons on ABC, as well as his work on Agony Uncles, Agony of Life and Modern Manners. Lawrence is a regular on The Back Page, as hand-picked to host a new comedy-driven footy show, Up The Guts, on Fox Sports following on from Friday Night Footy.

Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh, widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of his generation, left an indelible mark on the sport. Waugh’s career spanned over nearly two decades, during which he showcased exceptional skill, unwavering determination, and a gritty spirit. Known for his steely resolve, he earned the nickname “Iceman” for his ability to stay calm under pressure. As a batsman, Waugh was renowned for his solid technique and impeccable timing, allowing him to accumulate an impressive number of runs. As a leader, he captained the Australian cricket team with distinction, instilling a strong sense of resilience and teamwork within his squad. His tenure as captain saw Australia dominate world cricket, culminating in a historic 16 consecutive Test victories. Off the field, he displayed a compassionate and empathetic nature, engaging in philanthropic endeavors and supporting various charitable causes. Steve Waugh’s legacy as a cricketer and an ambassador of the sport remains unparalleled, leaving an enduring imprint on cricketing history.

Noel Pearson

Noel Pearson is a prominent Australian Indigenous leader, lawyer, and activist. Hailing from the Guugu Yimithirr community in Far North Queensland, Pearson has dedicated his life to advocating for Indigenous empowerment and closing the gap in education, employment, and wellbeing. He co-founded the Cape York Partnership, an organization that strives to overcome systemic disadvantage and create positive change in Indigenous communities. Pearson is known for his powerful oratory skills and his ability to articulate complex issues surrounding Indigenous rights with clarity and conviction. His work has garnered both national and international recognition.

Event Partners

Gower Production is a Video Production company owned and operated by Marist Old Boy and past staff member Dylan Gower (2013). They specialise in marketing and promotional videos, live streams and motion graphics. You will get to enjoy their work all throughout the Champagnat Trust Sports Lunch!

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants is focused on becoming a leading independent premium wine merchant recognised for the quality of the wines we offer and for the services we provide to our customers. We are committed to offering the flexibility of representation that meets your venue’s specific needs.

All of our producers are independent and family owned, where heritage and authenticity are key. We work in partnership with the wineries we represent with a commitment to deliver wines of the highest quality and standards. We will continue to evolve the portfolio of wines we offer to ensure we meet the challenges of a constantly changing market and evolving consumer preferences.

Stone & Wood began in 2008 when three friends – Brad, Ross and Jamie – decided, after many years in the brewing industry and with a passion for good beer, they wanted to start their own thing. Inspired by the idea of the ‘village brewery’ – that is, a brewery that brews quality beer while giving back to the wider community – Brad, Ross and Jamie founded Stone & Wood in a modest shed in Byron Bay’s industrial estate and began following their vision of creating a conscious local business.

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Champagnat Trust

The Champagnat Trust was established in 2005 by the College Foundation with Old Boys’ John Eales as Patron and later Matthew Hayden as co-patron. Named in honour of the Founder of the Marist Brothers, the Champagnat Trust emphasises and expresses those Marist traditions we hold dear. Each year the Trust provides bursaries for boys from families that are financially disadvantaged and might never have the opportunity to experience a Marist education.

Continuing Marist’s proud tradition of not providing scholarships for sport or academic merit, the Champagnat Trust bursaries enhance and celebrate the diversity of the College community and generates opportunities for students to make friendships with boys from all walks of life.

The Champagnat Trust Bursary is for tuition, boarding and compulsory fees for day boys and boarders.