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Oakhill College Sports Lunch Kicks Off for 2019

Oakhill College Sports Lunch Kicks Off for 2019
May 28, 2019 Oakhill News

On Friday, 21 June 2019, Oakhill College will be hosting the annual Oakhill College Sports Lunch at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf Pyrmont.

In its second year, the lunch will provide an opportunity for both past and present students and parents to catch up with friends and staff, and to continue its fundraising campaign (3-5 years) for the continued improvement of the College’s sporting facilities. The 2019 event will specifically raise funds to improve spectator seating on both Lawrence and Hermann ovals.

Oakhill College Sport has a longstanding and proud tradition in our community. Over the years, many students at Oakhill College have excelled in sport both during their time at the College and post-College life, including Luke Keary of the NRL Sydney Roosters, Cath Cox (ex-Australian netballer) and Kieran Jack of the AFL Sydney Swans.

Sport is one of the many co-curricular activities that plays an important part in the life and the development of young men and women at Oakhill College. The enthusiastic involvement of our students and parents within sport has created quality values in our graduating students and a bond that our alumni and parents have to our College that is proudly unique.

Former Oakhill College Principal (1991-1998) Brother Ambrose Payne OAM will be the Master of Ceremonies on the day. He will be joined by many College alumni sports stars including Mark Leslie (Australian Wheelchair Rugby representative), Dean Uthoff (Sydney Kings Basketball and Oakhill College Basketball coach), Anthony Griffin (NRL coach and Oakhill parent), and Ryan Papenhuyzen (NRL player Melbourne Storm) in a Q & A sports panel.

Former Oakhill student and Australian Wheelchair Rugby representative, Mark Leslie, said “I’m honoured and excited to be part of the Oakhill College Sports Lunch panel in 2019.  Sport was a big part of my life at Oakhill, and after a match injury in Year 12 which resulted in a diagnosis of quadriplegia, the support that the Oakhill sporting community provided was an integral part of my rehabilitation. It really showed the unique role the sporting fraternity at Oakhill plays in student’s lives well after they leave the College”.

“Sport is one of the many co-curricular activities that plays an important part in the life and the development of young men and women at Oakhill College. A wide range of sports are offered, designed to provide challenge, teamwork, commitment, loyalty and reliability. Sport helps to form character and builds friendships, it also provides opportunities to set and achieve goals and develop leadership.” said Brother Steve Hogan, Principal of Oakhill College.

Each year Oakhill College fields over 150 sporting teams. Representative students have the opportunity to participate in the Independent Sporting Association (ISA) competition. They can then progress to the Combined Independent Schools Team (CIS) and eventually to represent NSW and Australia. Each year the College has several State and National representatives in a variety of sports including: basketball, swimming, rugby, soccer, tennis and athletics.

To purchase a ticket or a table to the Oakhill College Sports lunch visit www.trybooking.com/BBWYR

If you are a local business and are interested in supporting the Oakhill College Sports lunch fundraiser via a donation of an item or goods/services to be used as a prize/auction item at the lunch, please contact Susannah at WiseHart Events susannah@wisehartevents.com