OHA Outstanding Young Alumni AwardsPosted: Wednesday, 27 August 2014
OHA Outstanding Young Alumni AwardsPosted: Wednesday, 27 August 2014The Old Haileyburians Association were delighted to announce the 2nd annual awarding of their Outstanding Young Alumni Awards yesterday. In 2013, we were delighted to announce the inaugural award winners. In Sport, our first female Olympian, Victoria Na was honoured. The Community category was won by Tom Cross and Arts category was won by international musician, Charlie Lim. In Business they winners Jared Hopping and Ben Sze.
Winners of each category were;
Joanna Hawley (2009)
Joanna combines working full time for Channel Seven, in the Sport Production team with running her own business - Dreamcatcher Candles So alongside her Network Seven position, she uses her spare time to make, package and post approximately 50-100 candles Australia wide each week. Joanna’s candles are now stocked in 8 stores across Australia, with more to be confirmed in the coming months
Sahil Shekhar (2007)
Sahil started as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Since November last year, Sahil has been working in India with the Mumbai School Excellence Program – a public private partnership between the local government, leading NGOs, aid agencies and the private sector seeking to improve quality of education for the 400,000 children in 1,300 government schools across Mumbai. Sahil worked closely with local government officials to manage the program and to build government capabilities to run the program independently over time. Currently Sahil is completing his Masters in Public Administration in International Development at Harvard University and as such cannot be with us today.
Tom Bainbridge (2008) – radio presenter.
Tom is currently on air at the Student Youth Network (SYN) creating an hour long comedy show called Tom & Olly's Afternoon Breakfast Show. They are currently in conversation with Nova Entertainment and Southern Cross Austereo, the two largest commercial radio groups in Australia, for career opportunities and are being mentored by Andy Lee from Hamish & Andy. Tom also had a Sold Out season at this years’ Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his sketch show that he wrote, performed and produced with two of his friends.
Madison Griffiths (2012) – artist.
After graduating in 2012, an installation of Madison’s was exhibited in the Top Arts 2013 exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, following her acceptance into Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Madison was invited to exhibit her work into 'The Scribble Project', an international exhibition held at the City Library in Melbourne. She was given the opportunity to design logo-art for Sydney surf brand, 'I AM NONE' clothing, and is currently in the process of being commissioned to contribute four large paintings to the redesigning of the Arrowfield Vineyard in New South Wales. Madison’s work has also been featured in Spanish magazine, 'Ruby Star' and she has designed album-covers for many musicians.
Jack Gunston (2008)
Jack Gunston is just the fourth Old Haileyburian to play in a VFL/AFL Premiership team. He achieved this feat when Hawthorn defeated Fremantle in the 2013 AFL Grand Final. Jack kicked four goals in that match.
Jack was drafted in 2010 at pick 29 to the Adelaide Crows. After two years at the Crows he sought a trade home and it was Hawthorn who came knocking. This move has proven particularly successful given that Jack has now played in the past two Grand Finals, achieving the ultimate dream in 2013.
Rebecca Hibbert (2007)
On graduating from Haileybury in 2007 Rebecca started on a path to becoming an international aid medic. In the final year of her nursing degree she decided to travel to a remote village Africa. Here she worked as a medic for three months in a small village. On returning to Australia Rebecca started designing a program for health professionals who wished to volunteer their skills in remote areas of Africa. This led to the Nurses In Action program, which runs today through World Youth International. Rebecca underwent an intensive Team Leader training program and at the end of 2013, led two teams of Australian health professionals on a three-month program to a small village. Rebecca is now studying full-time for a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at Deakin University and dreams of the day when she can take her degree overseas.
Congratulations to all of our award winners.
Hockey girls are finals boundPosted: Thursday, 21 August 2014
Hockey girls are finals boundPosted: Thursday, 21 August 2014Round 16 Summary
Result: 3-1 Win
Against: Mentone Hockey Club
Venue: Home (Haileybury)
This week the OHAHC women's team lined up against our opponents from the other side of the road, Mentone. Mentone fielded a much improved side this round than the last time we met, with some young Junior players mixed in with their more experienced Seniors. OHAHC had most of the attacking play in the first 20 min but couldn't get the ball through Mentone's defence with most balls harmlessly defended back out of our attacking circle. They also had several quick turnovers which saw us on the back foot and only through solid defence by Lisa Emery, Claudelle Salter and goalie Milly Rowett were we able to stop Mentone from scoring. OHAHC scored first with a nice goal from Adele Lucas, followed shortly after by Vy Nguyen who put a pass by Lauren Barnes past the Mentone goalie to put us 2-0 up at half time. After the break, Mentone had several short corners and unfortunately an own goal by Lisa Emery pegged one back for them. As the game wore on with both sides tiring, Vy was able to really hurt Mentone with several punishing plays up the right hand side and was rewarded for her hard work by giving a goal assist to Liching Li. The 3-1 win by the OHAHC women's team has now cemented our top 4 position for the season and we look forward to preparing for finals
Tough end to the year for the BloodsPosted: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Tough end to the year for the BloodsPosted: Tuesday, 19 August 2014This report is brought to you by Hotel Brighton - now open for business as a sponsor of Haileybury Football.
Round 17 saw the Bloods take on Old Carey at the Carey Sports complex in Bulleen. Both sides had plenty to play for with Carey sitting in second position on the Premier B ladder and looking to secure the double chance whilst the Bloods needed a victory to be any hope of remaining in B grade in 2015.
Conditions were good and it was Carey who dominated for the first 10 minutes of the opening quarter with a number of forward moves. The opposition’s midfield were getting on top and booted the first 3 goals of the game before Gleadhill charged thru the midfield and kicked a long ball to Captain Weekes who marked strongly and goaled from 40 metres out. Soon after Nashy made his presence felt to boot the Bloods second major however game ending injuries to key players Meehan and Pinot made the challenge significantly harder. The first quarter belonged to Carey who led by 23 points at quarter time. The Bloods started well in the 2nd qtr with Weekes kicking his second goal from a set shot and Dawson and Witherow getting on top of their opponents. However Carey’s hard running off half back was difficult to contain and we allowed the opposition to kick another 7 goals for the quarter. Carey led by 46 points at the half time break and it was going to take a herculean effort by the Bloods to claw back the margin with only 2 fit players on the bench. Carey stretched the lead to 66 points at 3 qtr time however the boys fought hard in the last quarter to outscore the opposition. The final margin was a 45 point victory for Carey relegating OHAFC to C grade in 2015. Best for the Bloods was Dawson, Gooda, Gleadhill, Alkemade, Paul and Witherow who all battled hard along with Nicolopoulos who chimed in with 4 goals.
The reserves and Under 19’s were both soundly beaten.
Our last game for the season is this Saturday versus Old Ivanhoe at home. We encourage all supporters to make a special effort to attend our last game and a reminder that there are still a few spots available for the luncheon
OHAFC Round 15 resultsPosted: Tuesday, 5 August 2014
OHAFC Round 15 resultsPosted: Tuesday, 5 August 2014Round 15 saw the Bloods take on our old foes Old Melbournians at Princes Park. It was a big game for both sides with OHAFC sitting in ninth position on the ladder on 14 points and OM’s fighting for a position in the top 4. Old Melbournians were coming off a heavy loss to top of the table Uni Blues whilst the Bloods went down to Caulfield in round 14 and are fighting for our survival in Premier B grade. Old Haileyburian adventurer and mountaineer Paul Hameister gave the seniors an inspiring speech pre game and the lads were pumped up and ready to play.
The Bloods kicked to the city end in the opening term and were competitive in the opening 15 minutes. Meehan and Nicolopoulous both converted however we allowed the opposition to kick 6 goals for the quarter. Following some errant kicking for goal the margin could have been a lot closer at the first break. We were again outscored in the 2nd quarter with OM’s half backline starting to get on top, repelling the ball forward and placing huge pressure on our backline. It was more of the same during the 3rd quarter with the OM’s midfield getting becoming dominant allowing them to kick 5 goals for the term. The last quarter was the Bloods best and we outscored the opposition by 21 points to 18. Our backline of MacLauchlan, Weekes and Alkemade toiled hard all day and were well supported by Gleadhill, Johnson, Taylor and Toy.
This Saturday we take on Mazenod at our home ground of Princes Park. A win is a must to keep our hopes alive of remaining in Premier B grade and we encourage all supporters to make the effort to get to the game.
The reserves and Under 19’s were both soundly beaten.
Old Haileyburians dominate in GlasgowPosted: Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Old Haileyburians dominate in GlasgowPosted: Tuesday, 29 July 2014Laetisha Scanlan (2007) and Josh Beaver (2011) have done Australia and the OHA proud at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Laetisha has defended her Delhi 2010 Gold Medal with a win in the womens trap shooting, whilst Josh has medalled twice, winning silver in the 200m backstroke and bronze in the 100m backstroke.
Congratulations to Laetisha and Josh - we look forward to welcoming you home soon.
Haileybury Networking Night - Stay Connected!Posted: Thursday, 24 July 2014
Haileybury Networking Night - Stay Connected!Posted: Thursday, 24 July 2014Following the success of our last networking event, the OHA can’t wait for the HAILEYBURY NETWORKING EVENT on Wednesday 20 August. Book now at http://is.gd/reQTXV
Join us at the newly renovated Savoy Tavern in the heart of Melbourne for a sensational night of networking.
This is an opportunity for ALL members of the Haileybury community to come along and meet other professionals. Click here for more information.
Guest Speaker Andrew Ryan (OH ’94) promises to enlighten attendees on the importance of networking. Andy is currently the Managing Director of Mitchelton Wines (Nagambi, VIC) where he contributes a wealth of marketing and business management experience to the Mitchelton Team. As Mitchelton's owners, Andrew and his father Gerry Ryan aim to preserve Mitchelton’s integrity as a leading Victorian fine wine producer whilst growing the brand and winery location. Andrew has previously held managerial roles with Orica-GreenEDGE Cycling, Seven Nightclub, Rise Developments and Jayco Corporation.
Need more convincing? Here’s what attendees from the last Networking Event had to say …
“It was an excellent night … I look forward to next time”
Alex Luong (OH 2008)
Senior Freedom of Information Officer, Legal Services, VicRoads.
“The next day I awoke with a pocket full of business cards... that equals success to me”
Cameron van den Dungen (OH 1998)
Non-Executive Director, Forty Winks.
“Great opportunity to meet with other from the Haileybury community… I was certainly made to feel most welcome at what I believe was a very valuable event.”
James Nilsson, Current Haileybury Parent
Business Development Director, BI Worldwide
Director of Development and Alumni Relations