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Old Boys and Friends

With a history spanning over 60 years, the Old Boys & Friends Association would like to encourage all Old Boys & Friends of St Edmund’s College to remain involved in the College community, attend College activities and stay in touch or locate lost friends.

Association Objectives

  • Facilitate an ongoing relationship within the greater college community, and establish and maintain a sense of belonging and inclusiveness to St Edmund’s College Canberra
  • Encourage social interaction between its members and the college community, inclusive of the facilitation of College reunions
  • Provide or assist in the provision of facilities for academic, sporting and cultural awareness within the College
  • To preserve, promote and strengthen the ideals, traditions, and history of the College
  • To raise the level of pride in being an Eddies Old Boy
  • Raise the level of pride and awareness amongst current students that former students and friends are involved in the school community
  • Assist those in the Eddies community who are in need, through the College Foundation

Membership 

Membership with the Old Boys & Friends Association is open to anyone associated with the College. This includes former students, families of former and/or current students, as well as past and present College staff. Click here to find out more about membership options and to become a member.

Key Events 2022

The College and the Old Boys & Friends Association are pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting the four annual events in 2022. Everyone within the Eddies community is invited to these events, which are a great opportunity to get involved in the community, as well as meet new people. Of note this year the Blue & White Ball and Heritage Round/Reunion Day are on the same weekend, therefore, it’s a great opportunity for the Eddies community to come together at both events.

Please note as with all Old Boys & Friends Association events, a portion of funds raised is donated to those in-need through the College Foundation. For further information on these events please refer to the college website at www.sec.act.edu.au/old-boys-friends or email the college at development@stedmunds.act.edu.au.

Edmums Soiree

This event is on this Friday 10 June, 6.00pm – 9.00pm at Psychedeli in Manuka. This event is Open to all mothers, grandmothers, and carers of current students and Old Boys. Click here to book your ticket to this evening.

Blue & White Ball  – Friday 29 July 2022, Hellenic Club Woden – 

This is a celebration of the Eddies community. At this year’s event Canberra band Big Boss Groove lead by old boy Kieran Sloane will be playing. Old boy Troy Gray (Class of 1990) is the keynote speaker. Following a career as a professional athlete (played AFL for Sydney and St Kilda) Troy Gray has been firmly entrenched in the television industry since 2001. Troy has created, produced and presented multiple TV shows across a number of formats – both in Australia and internationally. Troy has also been an integral part of the founding team for several global projects. These large-scale ventures have seen Troy work alongside some of the biggest names in television, in addition to luminaries from the international sporting, music and philanthropic landscape. – Tickets are now available and are $130 each. Tickets can be purchased through the link at: https://events.humanitix.com/old-boys-blue-and-white-ball-2022/  

Heritage Round / Reunion Day – Saturday 30 July at the College

This event coincides with the Eddies v Marist rugby matches and is an opportunity to reflect on the heritage of the College, as well as a day that old boys are encouraged to attend and reunite. The day will commence with a Mass at 10am in the College Chapel. This will be followed by a morning tea at 11am and a tour of the College and an opportunity to watch the rugby.

Golf Day  – Friday 28 October at the Queanbeyan Golf Club

This is a 9-hole four-person Ambrose event commencing with a lunch from 2pm and a 3pm tee-off, followed by a presentation of prizes in the clubhouse from 5pm. No golfing experience required, just a willingness to have fun. Further information and ticketing to follow soon.

 

Lifetime Members: John Barilaro, Mike Bresnik, Paul Cooney, Shane Crossman, Curt Fahndrich, Frank Kelly, John-Paul Moloney, Frank Morella, Phillip Ulrich, Anthony Wood, Peter Dzundza, Grant Hourigan, Richard Hourigan, Matthew Le Pavoux, Carlo Sorrentino

Honorary Lifetime Members: Michael Maguire, Bishop Pat Power, Br Bob Wallace, Joe Zavone

Patron: Ms Patricia Doyle