BGS DRAMA GRADUATE TAKING OVER TV
BGS Old Boy George Pullar '13 is becoming a regular on Australian television, currently starring in Playing for Keeps on Channel 10 as a country kid-turned-AFL star recruit. Since graduating from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) he has also landed roles in Foxtel's A Place to Call Home and Fighting Season. In the latter he stars as a returned soldier dealing with an offensive that goes fatally wrong. It begins Sunday 28 October on FOX showcase.
NRL DEBUT BECKONS
He is less than a year out of school, but BGS Old Boy Tom Gilbert '17 is knocking on the door of a debut for the North Queensland Cowboys, after gaining an NRL contract for the 2019 season. This season the teenager starred for the Queensland under 18s as well as the Townsville Blackhawks, running for huge metres playing in the forwards. Read a terrific article on the Queensland Rugby League website here: Mr 100 per cent: Tom Gilbert.
BGS BOY DEFEATS TENNIS LEGEND
Former BGS student John Millman (2002-2004) stunned the tennis world in early September when he defeated tennis legend Roger Federer in four sets in the US Open fourth round. He came back from a set and a break to beat the five-time US Open champion 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7) 7-6 (3) after midnight in New York. He put up a strong fight in a tight loss to Novak Djokovic, another tennis great, in the quarter final.
HARVARD KROKS VISIT BGS
The significant and enduring contribution of Parents of Past Students was recognised and celebrated during a special BGS150 event in The Great Hall in June. Guests were treated to entertainment from The Harvard Krokodiloes (Harvard's oldest a cappella group) featuring Old Boy Angus Woods '15. Woods, who is majoring in Economics at Harvard, was selected in the famous group last year and this year doubled as the tour manager for the 18-country tour.
ROWING FOR AUSTRALIA
BGS Old Boys Miller Rowe and Logan Ullrich (both '17) claimed the bronze medal for Australia as part of the men's coxed four at the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic in August. After winning their heat and finishing second in the semi, they secured third place in an exciting final. In further rowing news, BGS Old Boy Paddy Holt '16 won three gold medals in the first leg of the U21 Trans-Tasman Regatta against New Zealand in Sydney in June. He stroked the Pair, Four and Eight to victory.
REPRESENTING VOLLEYBALL AUSTRALIA
BGS Old Boys Max Senica, James Takken and Steven Macdonald (above) represented Volleyball Australia in the 2018 Asian Men's Volleyball Cup in Taiwan in August. BGS (and Queensland) provided more players to the Australian team than any of the other states.
In June BGS Old Boy Tom Douglas-Powell (below) played for the Australian volleyball team in an international tournament in Melbourne. He took on current World Champions (Poland) and Olympic Champions (Brazil) as part of the Volleyball Nations League.