Churchie old boy John Millman (2006) has been awarded the Australian wildcard into the men’s single draw at the 2013 French Tennis Open. Earlier this year John made headlines when he played valiantly against Andy Murray, the current world number two, in the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament. Shortly after, he competed in the Australian Open losing in the first round after a tough five set battle with Japan’s Tatsuma Ito. Recently, John competed in the ATP BMW Open in Munich, Germany. John is currently sitting at number 141 in the world rankings. Tennis Australia have a reciprocal agreement with the[...]
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Churchie old boy, David Cox, who graduated from the school in 1966, is the managing director of Cox Architecture. In 2005 his company began a research project aimed at designing buildings which could withstand bushfires, an initiative made all the more important by Australia’s often volatile climate. “Every year houses are burnt out and people re-built in the same way, which is dangerous as well as a gross waste of resources,” he said. “I was convinced you could build in a fire zone and this structure has proven you can.” In late 2012, David opened the Xanthorrhoea 1 multi-function display[...]
Over Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August, 2013, the newly formed Churchie Service Cycling Team will be participating in the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. The team members are (L-R) Will Breit, Ben Miles, Mr Paul Andrews, Sebastian Kebby and Ben Lake. They will be assisted by their support team consisting of Mr John Collins and old boy Mr John Miles (1978-1983). Participation in this event is a new initiative of Churchie Service and involves a 250km ride through the Brisbane Valley to Somerset Dam. In addition to training, the team is[...]
At 92 years of age, Dr Bob Goodwin (1935) is Churchie’s 19th oldest living Old Boy. Impressively, on Saturday 20 April, Bob embarked on a trip returning to Hellfire Pass in Thailand where he was held as a prisoner of war for more than four years during the Second World War. Attending a commemoration on April 25, Bob is being accompanied by his two nephews who are also Churchie Old Boys. They are John Boyd (1959-1966) and Donald Boyd (1962-1967). Bob returns to Thailand with three other Australian Second World War veterans, all formerly held as prisoners of war. They[...]