9 November 2023

A century of loving Carey Sport

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The much-anticipated celebration of 100 years of Carey Sport dinner at the mighty MCG on Friday 20 October could well go down as one of the great nights in Carey’s history. With over 350 staff, alumni, family, friends and special guests in attendance, the night showcased Carey’s rich and proud sporting history in a way so unique to Carey – it was fun, informal, informative and memorable in so many ways.

Guests arrived for pre-dinner drinks in the magnificent MCC Members Long Room before taking their seats in the Dining Room overlooking the vast expanse of the world’s most hallowed turf. Masters of Ceremonies Tiffany Cherry (1989) and Ian Cohen (1984) led the festivities brilliantly, ably supported by former Olympian and our Head of Athletics, Tamsyn Lewis-Manou, who played the role of roving reporter, interviewing some of Carey’s former sporting stars in attendance, including Jack Viney, James Tomkins, Noel Donaldson, Laura Barden, Jess Hansen, Ahmed Kelly, Graham Yallop and David Wansbrough. Other highlights of the night included video presentations which encapsulated our magnificent sporting history, a stirring musical tribute by Richard Thomas (1992), a fun Kahoot! sporting quiz and the calling down of the years to celebrate our long serving alumni in attendance on the evening.

Notwithstanding the formalities and brilliantly researched and produced content, the chance for guests to re-acquaint themselves with former colleagues and teammates was what made the event so special. Past Carey APS Premiership teams were celebrated and those in attendance took the opportunity to take photos of the APS premiership cups on display throughout the night.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the organisation of this magnificent event, particularly Julianne Brandon, Kim Major and Benita McLeod, who were ably supported by Erin Boyd and the Community Engagement team. A shoutout goes to Helen Wolff and Felix Lam who, along with Kim, assembled the incredible booklet documenting the history of Carey sport – a brilliant keepsake for everyone who attended. Thanks you also to Gavin Blue for once again taking the amazing photos on the night. We are also grateful to our Centenary Sponsors for the evening, particularly our Centenary Partners – ANZ, Bob Stewart and Moores – and our Major Event Sponsor, OnTrack Sportswear.

The 100-year celebration was a stunning success, fully encapsulating our famous slogan: ‘Carey Sport – We Love It!’

Paul Jepson
Head of Sport

Thank you to our sponsorsCentenary Sport Dinner Sponsors
Centenary Partners
ANZBob StewartMoores
Sport Dinner Major Sponsor
OnTrack Sportswear


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