Old Boys of Churchie
First XV coach and Athletics Performance Officer, Jason Gilmore (1995) is leaving Churchie, again. Jason will finish on Friday 31 October 2014 to take up a full-time coaching opportunity with the Queensland Reds where his primary role will be Head Coach of the Under 20’s. As a former student of Churchie, Jason is part of a strong family legacy of Old Boys that started with his grandfather Alan Edwards (dec’d), who attended the school from 1946 to 1949. Jason is pictured wearing Alan’s Vintage Vikings tie. The rugby pedigree in the family is certainly not a new thing. Before going on to play for Australia, Jason’s great uncle, Owen Edwards (1959), played in the Churchie First XV for two years…
We fondly remember past teacher, Mr Bill Logue who passed away on Friday 24 October, aged 92. On staff from 1948 to 1987, Bill remains one of the school’s longest serving staff members with 40 years of service. Generations of Churchie Old Boys were taught History, Social Science and Economics by Bill. He also coached many of those in rugby and cricket. His funeral is on Thursday 30 October 2014 at 11.30am in the East Chapel of the Mt Thompson Crematorium, 329 Nursery Road, Mt Gravatt East. RIP Bill.
Click this story to see a terrific recap of the Churchie 2014 year. Track and Field is on this Friday and all old boys are welcome to attend to support the blue and grey.
We arrived at the shed around 12:30 – it wasn’t the old Elder Hunter Boathouse anymore, but the new and vastly improved Graham Fowles. It had been a sunny morning, but the clouds had come over and the wind had whipped up the water. The shed was open and inside were a few of the lads I hadn’t seen in 30 years – Mudgey, Jon, and Tim were there, then I saw a fit gentleman I didn’t recognise at first – George Petelin, the coach. In straggled Richo, I saw Pete, Hewy arrived, Tom, and Berkeley. All the lads back together again at the shed – the last First VIII to row for the Church of England Grammar School, and…