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Colin Davey ( '44) is familiar to many, both for his involvement in life at Scotch, and in Sport beyond the Monash Gates.
Colin Davey '44
Following Year 12 in 1944, and subsequent university studies, Colin came back to Scotch to teach in 1948, and 1951-52. Later, he taught Physical Education at tertiary level at the University of Melbourne, and as Head of Department at Deakin University.
His sporting prowess is exemplified in his playing tennis and squash (a tricky balance) for the University of Melbourne. Formerly he competed in A Grade athletics for Old Scotch, football with the Old Scotch Football Club, also for Victoria and for Collingwood. Colin also played cricket for the University of Western Australia.
Despite his own sporting abilities and achievements, Colin's proudest involvement in sport came many years later in 1990, when he was sport psychologist for the Collingwood Football Club, the year they won their first Premiership since 1958. For his services to Australian Football, Colin has been made a life member of the Australian Football League.
He was involved in the instigation of the research about the origin of Australian football for Geoffrey Blainey's book, A Game Of Our Own.
Colin has put one son through Scotch, Alistair ('85) and now has three grandchildren at the School. Grandparent's day in the junior school is a real highlight to bring some of the Old Boys back. "It is a great event to reunite with the school."
In his retirement, Colin is still involved as Vice President of the Asian South Pacific Association of Sports Psychology, as well as in Rotary since the early 1990s. In August this year, he spoke on the Origin of Australian Football at the match luncheon for the annual Cordner Eggleston Cup match between Scotch and Melbourne Grammar.
Bill Tingate('55) and Margaret have "retired" down to Blairgowrie to be close to the water (and sailing) and the coffee shop! This allows plenty of time in Melbourne for Old Scotch "things", Hawthorn Probus, and croquet (Margaret only). Also time for touring to Queensland in June, including visiting Leigh McGregor ('56) & Ros, Duncan McMurtrie ('55) and Margaret - we were all 1950's Old Scotch Footy Club - and David Hosking (Staff '70 -'94) and Jill - formerly Scotch Vice-Principal, and now Principal of the most impressive Ormiston College, all in Cleveland, Brisbane. In September Bill and Margaret tour to the west and will visit Brian Bult ('56 ) and Dorothy. Before this they will have a little skiing at Thredbo. Gee, retirement must be tough !!!
Kathy Tingate (Korowa '91) married Simon Twitt ('88) in glorious sunshine at the Scotch Chapel on 14 February this year, and afterwards at the Port Melbourne Yacht Club. Kathy and Simon had been working in Sydney for several years, but moved back to Melbourne during 2002, and have now settled in Melbourne.
Peter Tingate ('85) and Jenny, Matt (4 y.o.), and Lachie (2 y.o.) are still in Philadelphia, USA. Pete is busy as Captain of the Philadelphia Hawks (Aussie Rules) football team which competes in the US east coast AFL competition. He also finds time to play ice hockey, golf, and ski. The family hopes to spend this coming Christmas "down under".
Trevor Tingate('81) and Louise are well settled in Sydney, having recently moved to Balmoral, but spend much of their spare time at Sunny Corner on the upper Hawkesbury. Trevor is now the Medical Director for Australasia with Abbott Pharmaceuticals. They also find time for some skiing.
Andrew Tingate ('79) and Cindy, Campbell ( 11 y.o.), Madison ( 9 y.o.), Georgia ( 7 y.o.), and Charlotte ( 4 y.o.) are well settled in Queenstown, NZ, where skiing is also high on the program for all during winter. Andrew is General Manager of the Queenstown Events Centre (sports & entertainment centre), where he has hosted international cricket, world challenge ski events, and in December 2003, the World Triathlon Championships.
Tom Carty ('97) was at the recent Old Scotch Brisbane Branch Dinner and is working with AFL Queensland after recently moving to Brisbane. He completed a Sports Administration/Business Management Degree at Victoria University and despite working for the Brisbane Lions he still supports his beloved Essendon in the AFL.
Cameron Smith ('93), is now 'Mine Host' at the Prince Alfred Hotel in Bay Street, Port Melbourne. Having completed his degrees in Hospitality (RMIT) and Wine Marketing (Uni. of Adelaide), Cameron has now decided to put this knowledge to profitable use. He welcomes all Old Boys for a convivial ale, or to share a bottle from the imaginative wine list whilst enjoying the delectable cuisine.
Cameron's father, Russ Smith ('66), after 30 years in the chemical industry, has decided on a 'change of scenery' and has been working in the building supply industry for the past two years as Projects and Export Manager for Unitex, a private firm specialising in external wall coatings and facade effects. He is greatly enjoying the change and the new challenges.
Cameron's grandfather, Bill Smith ('39), is still very active from his Emerald home enjoying the Dandenong Ranges which he paints plein-air and in his home studio. After retiring from his dental practice over 10 years ago, Bill has put those well-honed manual skills to good use, firstly with wood carving and then painting - pastels, oils and watercolours. He has a number of awards attesting to his continuing dexterity.
Cameron's uncle, Rob Smith ('64), recently celebrated 20 years of business in his chartered accountancy practice,
Smith & Gilbert, in Bacchus Marsh. As well as attending to the needs of the many clients in his local area, Rob also spends 2 or 3 days a week, in his Melbourne office, looking after the taxation and other financial needs of his city-bound clients.
Andrew Krumins ('02) has just returned to Australia from a stint in the United States and Europe, where he was Cathy Freeman's athletics training partner. Leaving Scotch at the end of last year, and deferring his Commerce Degree at Swinburne, Andrew headed to California for 12 weeks where he and Cathy trained at UCLA. During this time Cathy competed in Mexico and finished 3rd in the 400 m final. They left for London in June where Andrew continued to train with Cathy up until mid-August.
Matthew Krumins and Cathy Freeman
Andrew now hopes to focus on his own athletics career, with his ultimate goal being to represent Australia in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His first goal is to make the squad for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Andrew has already represented Australia in the World Junior Championships in Hungry in 2001 where he was ranked 13th in the world over 800m as a 17yr old in the under 20 age group. In 2000 he competed in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Scotland where he came 3rd in the final. His fastest time for the 800m is an incredible 1min 51sec. It is in his own athletics career that he hopes to utilize the skills and experiences learnt whilst training with Olympic Gold Medal champion Cathy Freeman - the 100% focus, drive and commitment required to succeed at the top level. He is also a member of the Old Scotch Athletics Club (APS United) where a lot of hard training and racing over the next few years will give him the best possible chance of making his first senior team.
Andrew had a great time with Cathy Freeman and could sense her imminent retirement from the sport after her April race in Portland. She had competed in the sport for 12 years and become an Australian hero along the way. As Andrew said, "Her childhood goal was to win one Olympic Gold Medal, and she has done that". It will be interesting to watch as Andrew pursues his own goal of Olympic Gold.
Matt Welsh ('94) continues to make waves in the swimming world. At the recent World Championships at Barcelona Matt surprised everyone (including himself!) when he not only won the 50 metres butterfly, but broke the world record! The 26 year year old backstroke world champion clocked 23.43 seconds and achieved his feat in lane 8.
"I was in lane eight and the only other person I could see was the guy in lane seven. I knew I was in front of him, so I thought, At least I'm not going to come last," Welsh said. "That was pretty much it. I felt really good off the start, really good during the swim and I don't think I could have done anything that much better. Then it sort of dawned on me that I'd won the damn thing and a world record to boot. I was very happy, but I had to calm myself down and get ready for the next race." Matt then returned to Melbourne in early August where he completed the backstroke treble for the fifth consecutive year at the Australian short-course championships.
Tom Fraser ('01) has recently returned from a six month stint overseas. From January to March he was working at Bridgehouse School in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of a gap year. He then met up with Tom Polk ('01), Ed Batrouney ('01) and Sam Lilley ('01) and toured around Europe. He is now back at Deakin University completing his Commerce/Sports Management Degree.
Tim Fraser '01
Adam Sher ('99) has just returned to Australia after completing a Degree at Oxford University where he achieved first class honours and the prize for commercial law. He has secured a place on the BCL and will return to Oxford University for another year. Adam has achieved the highest possible assessment at an age when most would be commnecing the three year course. The BCL that he is about to undertake at Oxford is one of the world's most prestigious post-graduate law degrees and is extremely selective in its intake. This is indeed an outstanding achievement by an outstanding Old Boy.
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