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Swimming for a cause

BGS Old Boy Nick Mauger '96 completed the English Channel swim in August in a time of 10 hours and 42 minutes. The swim raised money for brain cancer research.​​

Umpiring on the big stage

BGS Old Boy Andrew Stephens '05 was appointed to one of the highest-pressure jobs in the country – umpiring an AFL finals match at the MCG. He oversaw the Geelong v West Coast match earlier this month.

NRL debut beckons

BGS Old Boy Tom Gilbert '17 was named Blackhawks player of the year in the Queensland Cup. The lock missed just one match during the season while in camp with the Queensland U20s team and ran for an average of 140m a game and scored five tries. A debut for the North Queensland Cowboys could be the reward in 2020.

Rowing for gold

BGS Old Boys Miller Rowe '17, Logan Ullrich '17 and Tom Williamson '16 won gold for Australia in the U21 Men's Eight during the second leg of the Trans-Tasman regatta in August. Miller and Logan also won gold in the Men's Coxless Four, while Tom won gold in the Men's Quadruple and Lightweight Double Scull races.

Australian volleyballers

BGS Old Boys Max Senica and Steven MacDonald were selected in Volleyball Australia's U23 men's team. The pair played in the Asian Championships in August.

Violin virtuoso

He plays a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin, reportedly worth $10 million. He's featured in Vogue Magazine, had a contract with Armani and has a large social media following. But he remains a Brisbane boy at heart. BGS Old Boy Ray Chen is returning home to play at QPAC in October.

UNHCR Consultation

BGS Old Boy Raziq Qasimi '14 attended the UN in Geneva to represent the Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) at the annual United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Consultation.​

​​Human Rights Council Internship

BGS Old Boy Brandon Perkins '14 is in his final year at ANU in Canberra studying Law and PPE  (Philosophy, Politics, Economics). He is in Geneva on a six-week internship with the United Nations Human Rights Council. The 22-year-old is one of just three Australian interns. Positions are rarely granted to students before completing their studies.

  • The Grammarian - September 2019

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