For the Grammar Community, full contact details for the Support Group Committees are available under the particular sport in the Sports and Activities section of MyGrammar.ArtThe President of The Art Committee is Nicola Rahman.Email: email@example.com
The main role of the committee is to organise the annual BGS Art Show, a highlight of the school cultural calendar and a major fundraiser for the School, namely the Art Department resources and supporting the Artist in Residence program. The committee is also custodian of the School art collection. The volunteer support group also assists with art events and student exhibitions when required. In recent years the group has provided funds for photography equipment, a ceramic kiln and 3D printer. We are a friendly and fun group that welcome all parents from Years 5-12. If you wish to be involved don't hesitate to get in touch.
Basketball – The Hardwood Club
The President of The Hardwood Club is Richard Perry.Email: Support.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cricket – The Willow ClubThe Willow Club is a volunteer based parents group which supports the School funded cricket program. The club was established in 1990 by well known Grammar and local cricket tragics Mr Ian Reeves and Dr Graham Bell. Since its inception, the Club has called on parents and friends to volunteer time to help in various fundraising and social activities. Funds raised by the Willow Club are donated to the School to assist in the program run by the Director of Cricket and targeted at boys from Years 5 to 12.In recent years our donations have been used to:
refurbish the nets on BGS No 2
purchase bowling machines, training aids and other equipment
contribute to the restoration of cricket memorabilia at Northgate
provide uniforms and hats for the coaching staff
resurface the nets in the Indoor Sports Centre.
The President of The Willow Club is Terry Fleming.Email: email@example.com
Fencing - The Musketeers
The Musketeers is the support group for parents and friends of Grammar fencing.
Our roles include:
Fencing was first introduced to Brisbane Grammar School in 1892 and we, the Musketeers, are proud to support one of the strongest school fencing programs in the country.
Meetings are held once a month beginning in February and run throughout the fencing season (Term 2). We welcome all parents from Years 5 to 12 to become involved in the fencing support group and contribute to the ongoing success of this unique sport.
The President and treasurer of Musketeers is David Hassum.
Secretary is Peter Patchen
Gymnastics - Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Supporter’s (MAGS) GroupThe MAGS group is a team of interested parents who are prepared to raise the profile of the sport of gymnastics within the school community. MAGS do not actively fundraise but provides assistance, support and information to the Master in Charge of Gymnastics, gymnasts and parents. The MAGS group runs the canteen on competition days and organises events such as the Open Day display and end of season dinner. For any parent interested, supporter shirts are also available for $25. All gymnasts’ parents are welcome and encouraged to join the MAGS group.The President of MAGS is Anne Wilson.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMoogerahThe President of the Moogerah Support Group is Carl Pritchard.Email: email@example.com
Joining the Music Support Group (MSG) is a great way to support your son's musical endeavours, get involved, meet other parents and contribute meaningfully to the cultural life of the School.
The MSG raises funds to support the music program through the purchase of instruments and music and provides logistical support at concerts and music festivals.
The MSG meets at 7.00pm on the third Tuesday of every month in the Strings Room, ground floor of the Music Block and everyone is most welcome to attend – we have parents of Years 5 to 12 boys involved. Our AGM is held with our February meeting and all parents are very welcome..
The President of the Music Support Group is Zoe Connolly.
Rowing – The Tipperoo ClubThe Tipperoo Support Group consists of a large group of parents who assist in a number of roles to support the boys, Director of Rowing and coaches throughout the rowing season. This group was founded in the mid 1970s and plays a major role in the success of this sport.Throughout the rowing season we:
prepare & serve food for the boys (all boys training in the mornings are fed a hot breakfast before they go to school);
transport equipment to and from Regattas; and
support in the organisation of rowing activities (eg: camps).
Throughout the year we fundraise for the purchase of BGS approved capital equipment and for maintenance of existing equipment. Most of these tasks are done alongside your son’s activities. This is the privilege of being a rowing parent. There is also a social side to Tipperoo which is recompense for all the early mornings! There must be commitment from both the boys and the parents and this is reflected in the close friendships that are formed.We pride ourselves on being an energetic, active and welcoming group of parents and invite all rowing parents to join us in whatever capacity they can. Whether it be baking muffins, helping at a breakfast each week, loading a trailer or being a committee member, every person contributes.The President of Tipperoo is Kevin Holt.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rugby - Normanby Blues
The Normanby Blues Rugby Support runs the canteen and BBQ on home game days at Northgate throughout the rugby season. The club financially supports the rugby program by providing funds for various activities and equipment to assist with training or on game days. Recent support has seen assistance with extra coaching, providing equipment, such as water bottles and carriers, touch judge apparel and flags and printing of game day programmes for home rugby days.
The club sells BGS Rugby supporters gear and apparel on each home game day at Northgate.
The club welcomes all parents who are interested to participate either on the committee, as year volunteer coordinators or as volunteers on home game days.
The President of Normanby Blues is Dr Richard Theile.Email: email@example.com
Sailing – SpinnakersThe President of Spinnakers is Steve Girdis.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Football – The Wembley ClubThe Wembley Club is the parents and friends' support group for Brisbane Grammar football. Our role is to support the Director of Football, coaching staff and all boys who play football for the School. Activities carried out by the Wembley Club range from operating the Canteen at the Northgate Playing Fields in conjunction with the rugby support group, hosting social events for parents, to helping undertake some of the administrative activities associated with the football program. Funds raised through the canteen in recent years have enabled us to purchase such items as portable shade tents and portable stands for the Northgate playing fields, landscaping of the facility as well as making a substantial contribution towards a medical buggy for use at Northgate.I invite all parents from Year 5 to 12 to become involved in the Wembley Club. There are no membership fees. We meet monthly and meetings are relaxed and convivial. Your involvement would be very welcome and will contribute to the continued and impressive sporting success of all BGS football teams. I am sure you would find it rewarding and the Committee look forward to welcoming you.The President of The Wembley Club is Stephen Wilson. Email: email@example.comTennis – The Wimbledon ClubTennis was one of the first sports played at the School. The role of the Wimbledon Club is to:
support the tennis program and coaches
liaise with the executive of the P & F
liaise with academic and administration staff
organise social functions
GPS Tennis is played in Term 2, however tennis coaching, training, competitions and activities are spread over the entire school year. The Brisbane Grammar School Championships for singles and doubles are held in February each year. The Wimbledon Club provides a barbecue for players and friends on these days.The President of the Wimbledon Club is Cameron Early. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org