Melbourne Football Club
The Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is a professional Australian rules football club, playing in the Australian Football League. It is named after and based in the city of Melbourne and plays its home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Melbourne is the world's oldest professional club of any football code; the club's origins can be traced to an 1858 letter in which Tom Wills, captain of the Victoria cricket team, calls for the formation of a "foot-ball club" with its own "code of laws". An informal Melbourne team played that winter and was formed in May 1859 when Wills and three other members codified "The Rules of the Melbourne Football Club"—the basis of Australian rules football; the club was a dominant force in the earliest Australian rules football competition, the Challenge Cup, was a foundation member of the Victorian Football Association in 1877 and the Victorian Football League in 1896, which became the national Australian Football League. Melbourne has won 12 VFL/AFL premierships, the latest in 1964.
The club celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008 by naming "150 Heroes" as well as creating a birthday logo which appeared on its official guernsey. The football club has been a sporting section of the Melbourne Cricket Club since 2009, having been associated with the MCC between 1889 and 1980. In the winter and spring of 1858, a loosely organised football team known as Melbourne played in a series of scratch matches in the parklands outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground; this team was captained by Tom Wills, a prominent athlete and captain of the Victoria cricket team, who, on 10 July that year, had a letter of his published by the Melbourne-based Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle, in which he calls for the formation of a "foot-ball club" with a "code of laws" to keep cricketers fit during winter. Other figures associated with this embryonic Melbourne side include cricketers Jerry Bryant, William Hammersley and J. B. Thompson, teacher Thomas H. Smith. During meetings held on 17 and 21 May 1859, Hammersley and Smith met near the MCG at the Parade Hotel, owned by Bryant, to draft "The Rules of the Melbourne Football Club".
The resulting ten codified rules are the laws. The first mention of an interclub match played under the new code was between Melbourne and South Yarra in July 1859, with Hammersley as Melbourne's inaugural captain. In 1861, Melbourne participated in the Caledonian Society's Challenge Cup, but lost the trophy to the Melbourne University Football Club; the club pushed for its rules to be the accepted rules, however many of the early suburban matches were played under compromised rules decided between the captains of the competing clubs. Although some Melbourne players and officials were associated with the cricket club, the football club was not allowed to use the MCG, so it used a nearby field at Yarra Park as its home ground instead. By 1866 several other clubs had adopted an updated version of Melbourne's rules, drafted at a meeting chaired by Wills' cousin, H. C. A. Harrison. Harrison was a key figure in the early years of the club. Due to his popular reputation and administrative efforts, he was named "Father of Australian Football" in 1908, the year of the sport's golden jubilee.
During the 1870s, Melbourne fielded teams in the Seven South Yarra Cup competitions. After a visit to England by one of the club's officials, the colours of red and green were adopted by the club. Shortly afterward, the club began wearing a predominantly red strip and became informally known by supporters as the "Redlegs"; the name "Redlegs" was coined after a Melbourne official returned from a trip to England with one set of red and another of blue woollen socks. Melbourne wore the red set while the blue set was given to the Carlton Football Club; this may be the source of Carlton's nickname,'The Blueboys'. In 1877, the club became a foundation member of the Victorian Football Association. During the same year the club took part in the first interstate football match involving a South Australian side, defeating the home side 1-0. During this time, the club was known as the "Fuchsias". Melbourne never won a VFA premiership, although they were one of the stronger teams in the competition, finishing runner-up four times, to Carlton in 1877, to Geelong in 1878 and twice to Essendon in 1893 and 1894.
In 1889, the MFC was reincorporated into the MCC, for many years the two organisations remained unhappily linked. The MFC's close association with the MCC allowed it to claim the MCG as its home ground and gave it access to a wealthy membership base, but Melbourne's reputation as an "establishment" club was not always an advantage. MCC members have the automatic right to attend all events at the ground, including MFC football games; this meant many potential members had a reduced incentive to join the football club, Melbourne's membership remained one of the lowest in the competition. In 1897, the MFC was part of the breakaway Victorian Football League, has been a part of the competition since; the team became known as the "Redlegs". This nickname is still used by some members and supporter groups within the club. In 1900 Melbourne won its first VFL premiership. Melbourne's greatest player of these early years of the VFL was Ivor Warne-Smith, who in 1926 won the club's first Brownlow Medal, the League's annual award for the fairest and best player.
In that year Melbourne won its second flag. Warne-Smith went on to win a second Brownlow in 1928. Frank'Checker' Hughes became Melbourne's coach in 1933, a
Victoria Australian rules football team
The Victorian Australian rules football team known as the Big V, is the state representative side of Victoria, Australia, in the sport of Australian rules football. The Big V has a proud history, dominating the first 100 years of intercolonial-interstate football, being the most successful state in State of Origin. After the change to State of Origin rules the results with the other main Australian football states became more even. Victoria has a intense rivalry with South Australia and Western Australia; the Victorian and South Australian rivalry was characterised by the catchcry in South Australia called "Kick a Vic", fans would bring signs of the cry to the games. Some of the games between Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia in the 1980s and 1990s have been regarded as some of the greatest games in the history of Australian football. After State of Origin ended in 1999, Victoria last played in 2008 in the AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match to celebrate 150 years of the sport; the game was a high scoring game with 39 goals scored, Victoria winning 21.11 to the Dream Team 18.12.
Victorian representative teams have participated in games against other Australian states since the 1870s. These games were played between teams representing the major leagues of each state. For Victoria this meant the Victorian Football League. Between 1977 and 1999 senior state football was played under State of Origin rules; the first intercolonial representative game of football was played between Victoria and South Australia in 1879 with teams made up of Victorian Football Association and South Australia Football Association players. Interstate matches came to be viewed as the highest tier of Australian football, with each state's ultimate goal being that of beating Victoria; the most important of these games were the Australian National Football Carnival games which were played intermittently between 1908 and 1993. Victoria has a dominant record in the carnivals, winning 17 and coming runner-up in another 6. Between 1950 and 1966, these carnivals were contested by separate teams representing the Victorian Football League and the Victorian Football Association.
The final senior level State of Origin game, participated in by AFL, players was played in 1999 with Victoria beating South Australia by 54 points. Since this game, all Victorian representative teams, except the team that participated in the 2008 AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match, have consisted of a VFL Victorian team and other amateur state teams competing against other state league teams and amateur state teams. There is great pride in wearing the Victorian jumper. Ted Whitten, a former Victorian selector and coach, said that "the players would walk on broken glass to wear the Victorian jumper". Many players have spoken about the honour of playing for Victoria. Matthew Lloyd has said "immense pride - you feel like you walk a bit taller when you pull on the Big V". Paul Roos has stated "there seemed to be an aura about that navy blue jumper with the big white V". Gary Ablett Sr has said "I've always found it a tremendous honour to represent your state, in a State of Origin game." Garry Lyon has stated about playing for Victoria that he "loved it", has been quoted about captaining Victoria saying "it was a great honour".
Tony Lockett is known as a big supporter of Victoria, said after he won the E. J. Whitten Medal that "this will go down as one of the happiest days of my life, I'll treasure it forever". Brent Harvey, Gerald Healy, Greg Williams and Simon Madden are big supporters of Victoria; the Victorian State jumper design is navy blue with a large White "V" on the chest. The Victoria and South Australia rivalry was the strongest in interstate football. Although there is a bitter rivalry on both sides, the make up of the rivalry is different. Victoria being the most successful state in interstate football, meant protecting that reputation was of prominent importance. For South Australia, the rivalry stemmed from dislike, the feeling that Victoria don't give them the credit they derserve. In 1991 John Cahill the coach of South Australia commented on Victoria after they had some injuries saying, "they make excuses and they're quick to rubbish people", he claimed that the Victorians were "loud mouths and dishonest".
Before the game a newspaper in Adelaide had printed a headline "SA will smash these pansies". After Victoria won Ted Whitten a Victorian selector showed the paper to the camera. Garry Lyon has commented on games in South Australia versus Victoria, that fans in Adelaide loved those games, and the fans in attendance were "hostile and maniacal", "by the time the games came around they were whipped into a frenzy". Paul Roos has described the first state game he played in South Australia saying "when walking up the entrance and onto Football Park was an experience in itself. I realised how much hatered existed towards Victorians and their football; the 1989 Victoria versus South Australia game at the MCG, was the highest-attended interstate match, with 91,960 attending and 10,000 people turned away at the gate. After South Australia had won the last three encounters, including the final of the Interstate Carnival the year before, the game had the build up of a grand final, with high anticipation. After the game famous former Victorian player Bob Skilton said "Victoria can be proud it put football in this state back where it belongs".
Neil Kerley has stated. After stating that the interviewer said "you've got premierships as a player and coach", but Kerley followed up with "they were great" but continued to state it was the ultimate achievement. Neil K
Devonport is a city in northern Tasmania, Australia. It is situated at the mouth of the Mersey River. Devonport had an urban population of 23,046 at the 2016 Australian census During the 1850s the twin settlements of Formby and Torquay were established on opposite banks at the mouth of the Mersey River. Torquay on the eastern shore was the larger community with police, magistrate, at least three hotels and stores. A river ferry service connected the two communities. Between 1870 and 1880 the shipping industry grew and work was undertaken to deepen the mouth of the river; when the mouth of the river could support a shipping industry the first regular steamer services commenced, operating directly between the Mersey and Melbourne. In 1882 the Marine Board building remains the oldest standing building in Devonport. In 1889 the Bluff lighthouse was completed and the turn of the century saw the railway make a significant difference to the Formby community, it combined a port facilities in the one place.
A wharf was created on the west bank, close to warehouses. The railway brought a building boom to Formby. In 1890 a public vote united Torquay and Formby, the settlements became the town of Devonport; the Victoria bridge was opened in 1902 which enabled a land transport link between Devonport and East Devonport. Devonport was proclaimed a city by Prince Charles of Wales on 21 April 1981 in a ceremony conducted on the Devonport Oval; the cross river ferry service was discontinued in 2014 after 160 years of continuous service when the vessel the "Torquay" was taken out of service. It has since resumed operating. Areas within Devonport as a suburb include Highfield Areas within East Devonport as a suburb includes Pardoe Downs, Pannorama Heights The full list of Suburbs of the City of Devonport are: List of suburbs The main CBD is on the west side of the Mersey River and includes a pedestrian mall, speciality stores, chain stores such as IGA and hotels. There are several local cafes. Local theatre and Conventions are held at the Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre in the city's CBD.
The Devonport Regional Gallery evolved from the inception of The Little Gallery, founded by Jean Thomas as a private enterprise in 1966. The Gallery presents an annual program of exhibitions and public programs including events and workshops. Another smaller gallery is the Blue Apple Gift Gallery. A selected range of local artisan works are displayed at the North West Regional Craft Centre in the CBD. Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and Museum displays petroglyphs, designs in rock and exhibits that depict the traditional lifestyle of Tasmanian Aboriginal people; the Bass Strait Maritime Centre housed in the former Harbour Master's House has objects and photographs that tells the stories of Bass Strait and Devonport. A Railway Museum is situated at Don; the former Devonport Maternity Hospital was demolished and the land sold to a developer for building affordable housing. The Mersey Community Hospital at Latrobe serves the Devonport community for their health needs. Devonport's night club was known as "City Limits" in the 1980s, "The Warehouse" from 1991, re-branded as "House" in 2014.
Kokoda Barracks is an army barracks in Devonport. Annette Rockliff was elected mayor of the City of Devonport in 2018. There are 9 aldermen that govern the Devonport City Council Devonport AirportDevonport Airport is located at Pardoe Downs 7 km to the east of the city of Devonport, about a 15 min drive by car; the airport is serviced by Bombardier Dash 8 turboprop aircraft, operated by QantasLink, with four daily services to Melbourne, Victoria. There are several bus companies serving Devonport including Mersey Link, Redline Coaches and Phoenix Coaches. Metropolitan Devonport bus services are limited on Saturdays and there are no services on Sundays or Public holidays. Freight Searoad Road Shipping operate two roll on roll off vessel of general freight between Devonport and King Island; these vessels include MV Searoad Mersey II and MV Searoad Tamar. Cement Australia has exported cement products produced from Railton to Melbourne since 1926. Other exports via ships include tallow. In early days coal was an export product.
Imports include petroleum, bunker fuel and caustic soda. RailA rail line still services the ports area of Devonport. Devonport once had a railway maintenance yards on the foreshore of the Mersey River. A park exists there today. Passenger Ferry TerminalDevonport is the southern terminus for the Spirit of Tasmania ferries – Spirit I and II travel the 11 hours to Melbourne. Melbourne – Devonport Passenger Ferry History The Devonport area has rich red soils that are ideal for producing vegetable crops and significant values of cereals, oil poppies and other crops. Hillcrest Primary School Devonport Primary School Miandetta Primary School East Devonport Primary School Nixon Street Primary School Spreyton Primary School Devonport Christian School Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School Devonport High School Reece High School St Brendan-Shaw College The Don College St Brendan-Shaw CollegeA TasTAFE campus, an adult training institution, is situated in Valley Road. Devonport has an oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and moist winters and high humidity all year round.
Most days from January to March are pleasantly warm. The warmest and driest days can reach up to 28 °C. Unlike the south and east coasts of Tasmania, humid northerly winds prevent heatwaves and temper
The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is awarded to the "best and fairest" player in the Australian Football League during the home-and-away season, as determined by votes cast by the officiating field umpires after each game. It is the most prestigious award for individual players in the AFL, it is widely acknowledged as the highest individual honour in the sport of Australian rules football. The medal was first awarded by the Victorian Football League, it was created and named in honour of Charles Brownlow, a former Geelong Football Club footballer and club secretary, VFL president, who had died in January 1924 after an extended illness. Although the award is spoken of the "best and fairest", the award's specific criterion is "fairest and best", reflecting an emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play, as the 1924 somewhat illuminated citation expressly states: Mr. Edward Greeves Geelong Football ClubTHE CHARLES BROWNLOW TROPHYDear Sir, On behalf of the Victorian Football League, we desire to place on permanent record the appreciation of your excellent play during the Season 1924.
You were selected as the fairest and best player and we have pleasure in presenting the accompanying Gold Medal in recognition of those sterling qualities. Trusting that you will be long spared to interest yourself in the adancement of the Game. We are, yours sincerelyW. Baldwin Spencer, M. E. Green, E. L. Wilson The VFL was the last of the four major mainland leagues to strike an award for league best and fairest: the SANFL's Magarey Medal had been awarded since 1898, while the WAFL's Sandover Medal and the VFA's Woodham Cup had been struck more recently. Over time, all of these awards have migrated towards similar rules regarding eligibility, but for the change of the monogram from VFL to AFL in 1990, the design and size of the medallion itself has remained unchanged from that of 1924. To determine the best player, the three field umpires confer after each home-and-away match and award 3 votes, 2 votes and 1 vote to the players they regard as the best, second best and third best in the match respectively.
On the awards night, the votes from each match are tallied, the player or players with the highest number of votes is awarded the medal. The current voting system has been used for the vast majority of Brownlow Medal counts. There have been different voting systems for short periods in the past: until 1930, only one vote was cast in each game; this was changed to the current 3–2–1 system after the 1930 season saw three players tied on four votes apiece. Since the rules were changed in 1980, if two or more eligible players score the equal highest number of votes, each wins a Brownlow medal. Prior to 1980, if two or more players were tied, a single winner was chosen on a countback: up to 1930, the winner was the player who had played the fewest games. With these considerations, these countbacks failed to separate Des Fothergill and Herbie Matthews, who tied for the medal in 1940; the league decided to keep the original award replica medals to the two winners. In 1989, the eight players who since the inception of the award had tied on votes but lost on a countback were awarded retrospective medals.
The fairest component of the medal is achieved by making ineligible any player, suspended by the AFL Tribunal during the home-and-away season. An ineligible player cannot win the Brownlow Medal, regardless of the number of votes he has received. A player remains eligible for the Brownlow Medal under the following circumstances: if he is suspended during the finals or pre-season; the application of the ineligibility criteria has remained consistent throughout the history of the award, with some subtle changes. For example, from 2005 until 2014, whether or not a player was ineligible was based on the penalty determined by the Tribunal's Match Review Panel before applying adjustments based on a player's good or bad record, or for accepting an early guilty plea or a player's existing good record – meaning that a player could be ineligible based on an infringement, worthy of a one-game suspension, but still avoid suspension by taking an early guilty plea on the charge. Since 2015, the criteria has been based upon whether or not the player is suspended during the season.
Umpires cast their votes for each game independent of eligibility criteria of the players. Prior to 1991, votes could not be awarded to a player in a match in which he was reported, but this rule was eliminated in 1991 so that a player would not be disadvantaged if he would have gained votes in a match in which he was reported but cleared by the tribunal. On three occasions, an ineligible player has tallied the highest number of Brownlow votes: In 1996, Core
Australia international rules football team
This article concerns the men's team. The Australia international rules football team is Australia's senior representative team in International rules football, a hybrid sport derived from Australian rules football and Gaelic football; the current team is made up of players from the Australian Football League. Although Australian rules football is played around the world at an amateur level, Australia is considered far too strong to compete against at senior level. Hence, selection in the Australian international rules team is the only opportunity that Australian rules footballers have to represent their country; until 2004 the majority of the men's Australian squad was composed of members of the All-Australian team, as well as other outstanding performers from the season. In 2005 the decision was made to select players best suited to the conditions of the hybrid game, which resulted in a younger and quicker team being selected; however this was reverted to the All-Australian model ahead of the 2014 series.
For the 2013 Series only, the decision was made to select an all-Indigenous team, known as the Indigenous All Stars. Competing in the International Rules Series, the only team Australia plays against is the Ireland international rules football team; the series has been played intermittently since 1984. Australian under-age teams have been represented in the past, as well as a women's team in 2006. Australia last hosted the International Rules Series in 2014. 1 Travis Boak 2 Paddy Ryder 3 Michael Hibberd 4 Jack Gunston 5 Kade Simpson 6 Zach Merrett 7 Nat Fyfe 8 Brendon Goddard – Goalkeeper 9 Shaun Burgoyne - Captain 10 Scott Pendlebury 11 Rory Sloane 12 Robbie Tarrant 14 Joel Selwood 15 Dayne Zorko 16 Ben Brown 17 Neville Jetta 18 Eddie Betts 20 Chad Wingard 21 Luke Shuey 22 Shaun Higgins 29 Rory Laird 35 Patrick Dangerfield Toby Greene withdrew from the squad after breaking his toe and Gary Ablett withdrew for personal reasons. Selwood missed the first game due to an ankle injury and Ryder only played the first game, Higgins was added to the team for the second game.
Hayden Ballantyne Eddie Betts Grant Birchall Luke Breust Patrick Dangerfield Dustin Fletcher – Goalkeeper Andrew Gaff Brendon Goddard Robbie Gray Dyson Heppell Luke Hodge – Captain Sam Mitchell Leigh Montagna David Mundy Robert Murphy Nick Riewoldt Tom Rockliff Jarryd Roughead Nick Smith Jake Stringer Harry Taylor Easton Wood Coach – Alastair ClarksonJim Stynes Medal: Harry Taylor Grant Birchall Travis Boak Luke Breust Patrick Dangerfield Dustin Fletcher – Goalkeeper Nathan Fyfe Brendon Goddard Robbie Gray Brent Harvey Luke Hodge Kieren Jack Steve Johnson Jarrad McVeigh Sam Mitchell Leigh Montagna Nic Naitanui Nick Riewoldt Tom Rockliff Joel Selwood – Captain Brodie Smith Harry Taylor Jobe Watson Chad Wingard Coach – Alastair ClarksonJim Stynes Medal: Luke Hodge Tony Armstrong Dom Barry Eddie Betts Aaron Davey Alwyn Davey Shaun Edwards Cam Ellis-Yolmen Lance Franklin Jarrod Harbrow Josh Hill Leroy Jetta Lewis Jetta Nathan Lovett-Murray Ashley McGrath – Goalkeeper Steven Motlop Jake Neade Mathew Stokes Lindsay Thomas Sharrod Wellingham Daniel Wells – Captain Chris Yarran Coach – Michael O'LoughlinJim Stynes Medal: Ashley McGrath Richard Douglas James Frawley Robbie Gray Brad Green – Captain Shaun Grigg James Kelly Jake King Ben McGlynn Trent McKenzie Stephen Milne Angus Monfries Robin Nahas Mark Nicoski Mitch Robinson Liam Shiels Zac Smith Matt Suckling – Goalkeeper Andrew Swallow Jack Trengove Bernie Vince Callan Ward David Wojcinski Easton Wood Joel Patfull Coach – Rodney EadeJim Stynes Medal: James Kelly Todd Banfield Eddie Betts Matthew Boyd Daniel Cross Patrick Dangerfield Paul Duffield Dustin Fletcher – Goalkeeper James Frawley Bryce Gibbs Sam Gilbert Tyson Goldsack Adam Goodes – Captain Brad Green Garrick Ibbotson Kieren Jack Jarrad McVeigh Leigh Montagna Liam Picken Jack Riewoldt Kade Simpson Dane Swan Travis Varcoe David Wojcinski Coach – Mick Malthouse Jim Stynes Medal: Dane Swan Nathan Bock – Goalkeeper #1 M
Melbourne High School
Melbourne High School is a selective-entry state school for boys in years 9 to 12 located in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra. The school is known for its strong academic reputation. Melbourne High School had the leading rank based on VCE average, with its 2009 cohort achieving a median ATAR of 95.85, the highest of any Victorian school in recorded history. The school was founded in 1905 as the first coeducational state secondary school in Victoria. Melbourne High School was located in Spring Street in Melbourne. In 1927, the boys and girls split, with the boys moving to a new school at Forrest Hill in the inner city suburb of South Yarra which retained the name Melbourne High School; the girls moved to the Mac. Robertson Girls' High School on Kings Way, Melbourne. Throughout this history, enrolment for year 9 has been determined by an entrance examination, held in June each year; the entrance examination consists of an assessment of the applicant's mathematics and English skills. In 2007, 308 Year 9s entered the school, out of over 1,200 students.
Students have achieved strong results in the VCE examinations, placements at tertiary institutions are at a rate well above Victoria's average. The school has a compulsory involvement program, including involvement within school and within the broader community, its ethos encourages investment of effort into academic, musical and personal pursuits. It was the first school in Australia to establish a Student Representative Council, with the assistance of Sir Robert Menzies. In addition, the school owns an outdoor education facility in Millgrove, which lies near the Warburton ranges. In 2010, The Age reported that Melbourne High School ranked equal tenth among Australian schools based on the number of alumni who had received a top Order of Australia honour. Under controversial circumstances arising from the opposition of private schools, on 15 February 1905, Frank Tate, the first Director of Education, established Victoria's first state secondary school, the Melbourne Continuation School, with 135 girls and 68 boys.
Tate's motivation for establishing the school was to allow students from state primary schools to continue their education, which would otherwise have ended if they could not afford to enrol at one of Melbourne's private schools. The school's original campus was that of the Old National Model School in Melbourne. Joseph Hocking, an inspector of schools, was named the first principal, emerging from a large number of varied applications for the job. Hocking followed Tate's vision and moulded the school to produce students of high quality as evidenced by their final year results. By 1919, it had the greatest number of students at Melbourne University from any school. Sport, cadets, the school magazine and social events became important areas of the school. In 1910, the first sporting exchange with Adelaide High School occurred; this was followed by an exchange with North Sydney Boys' High School. In 1914, with the school just nine years old, the school's growth and development was disrupted by World War I, in which over 500 Melbourne High students served.
The school has since developed a special association with Anzac Cove, sending cadets and students to participate in ANZAC Day ceremonies every year. Hocking spoke of the students as: "...so many upstanding, fearless-eyed Australians, full of the joy of life, physically fit and with mind-power and heart-power, duly exercised under favourable conditions" The school's growth soon resumed, but the building they occupied was beginning to feel dilapidated. In the 1920s, it was announced that the school would split and the boys and girls would move to alternative locations. In October 1927, the boys moved to Forrest Hill in South Yarra and formed Melbourne Boys' High School; the old campus was renamed Melbourne Girls' High School. Between 1931-34, the girls of the old Melbourne Continuation School moved from Government House, to the King Street Central School and to Albert Park, renaming the school as the Mac. Robertson Girls' High School; the boys’ new campus at Forrest Hill soon developed and traditions like the house competition began.
The Depression did not prevent the expansion of sporting facilities. Old traditions in music and debating continued, with the addition of house chorals, now an important event in the school calendar. New traditions emerged, such as a house system, with competition in various sports, debating and, with the strong music tradition of the school, house chorals. A Memorial Hall paid for by past students was a feature of the new school. Just as had occurred in World War I, World War II disrupted the school's proceedings greatly; the school building itself was requisitioned by the Royal Australian Navy. The students of the school moved to either the new Camberwell High School or the Tooronga Road State School, it was only in 1944 that students returned to Forrest Hill under the new principal Major-General Alan Ramsay. Ramsay was former student, to become principal. Since all but one of his successors have been Old Boys. In the 1950s, Brigadier George Langley set up reviving the school, laying down the plans for a swimming pool and physical education centre while reestablishing the Tecoma camp.
This led to an upgrade in the school's facilities. In 1960, the physical education centre and swimming pool opened. In 1965, a new library was established. In 1968, portable classrooms were built. In 1970, the Junior Science Block was opened. In the 1980s, the ageing buildings needed refurbishment and new facilities were needed to meet the changing demands of a modern education, most notably the need for computers. Neville Drohan, pri
Edward Joseph McGuire AM is an Australian radio and television presenter, journalist, media businessman and sporting president known for his long association with Australian rules football and the Nine Network, with company JAM TV. McGuire is the current president of the AFL Collingwood Football Club and Melbourne Stars Twenty20 cricket franchise, the current host of Channel Nine program Millionaire Hot Seat, he is the host of Triple M Melbourne's breakfast show The Hot Breakfast with Wil Anderson and Luke Darcy, as well as being an Australian rules football commentator for Fox Footy. He has his own show on the channel, Eddie McGuire Tonight, broadcast on Wednesday nights, as well as being a columnist for the Herald Sun, he has worked as a sports journalist, sports game show host. McGuire was the host of the Nine Network's The Footy Show from its original air date in March 1994 until 2006, before returning for a year in 2017, he is host of the networks Australian version of game shows Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and 1 vs. 100.
He is a former CEO of the Nine Network, resigning on 30 June 2007. He returned to commentating Friday night football in August 2007 when he began a new contract with Melbourne radio station SEN 1116 to commentate one match a round, he is a director at the Victorian Major Events Company. McGuire grew up in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows, he and his older brother Frank McGuire both won scholarships to Christian Brothers' College, St Kilda. Frank McGuire, who worked as a newspaper sports reporter, helped McGuire to get his first job in the media as an Australian Rules Football statistician and cricket reporter for The Herald, he became a cadet sports reporter for Network Ten and transferred, in 1993, to the Nine Network, where he became the host of a sports variety program. McGuire's role at Nine expanded when he became the host of The Footy Show in 1994, he remained on the show until 2005. In April 1999, he began hosting the Australian edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, a successful Australian franchise of the globally exported television game show.
He hosted the program from its première on 18 April 1999 until 3 April 2006. He returned to the show after an 18-month hiatus in 2007. McGuire hosted the annual Australian Logie Awards show in 2003 and 2004 and co-hosted in 2005. McGuire hosted the Sydney New Year's Eve 1999–2000 telecast. McGuire was a football radio caller at Triple M, a station which had concentrated on rock music, he wrote a football review for The Herald's successor The Herald Sun, as well as becoming involved in a variety of sports and media-related business ventures. McGuire was a prominent campaigner for Australian republicanism, he was elected as a delegate to represent Victoria at the 1998 Constitutional Convention, which led to the unsuccessful 1999 referendum. In January 2007, McGuire returned to the TV screen, hosting the Australian version of the quiz show, 1 vs. 100. On 9 June 2008, McGuire temporarily took over hosting duties of A Current Affair while regular host Tracy Grimshaw was on leave; this saw the ratings of the show increase with 1.42 million viewers tuning in to watch on his first night of hosting.
Rival program Today Tonight still beat ACA with 1.470 million viewers. The ratings for ACA slumped to 1.217 million viewers the following Tuesday whilst Today Tonight achieved 1.549 million viewers. In February 2009, McGuire hosted a telethon for the victims of the Victorian bushfires, he hosted a telethon from Brisbane on 9 January 2011 for the 2010–2011 Queensland flood victims alongside Leila McKinnon and Karl Stefanovic at the Suncorp Piazza. Since April 2009, McGuire has hosted; this show airs at 5.00pm. In early 2011, McGuire hosted another prime time quiz show, The Million Dollar Drop, lasting only for six episodes, he became the host of the sports-themed quiz show, Between the Lines. His return was short lived when the show failed in the ratings, being axed by Channel 9 after only three episodes had been to air; the fourth and final episode was broadcast on 2 June 2011. During 2011 he hosted. McGuire joined Fox Footy in 2012 in an AFL commentary and program panellist role, while still remaining at the Nine Network to host Millionaire Hot Seat and the station's Olympic coverage.
In July 2017, amid poor ratings, he was returned to The Footy Show, replacing Craig Hutchison alongside long-time fellow co-host Sam Newman and Rebecca Maddern. His company, JAM TV, produced the show. In 2018, he co-hosted the show with Sam Newman. In December 2018, McGuire announced The Footy Show had all but been axed by Nine Network and JAM TV, to be replaced by an new formatted Football show in 2019; however and Sam Newman will host 4 Footy show "specials" in 2019. On 29 October 1998, McGuire was elected by the vote of the members as president of Collingwood Football Club, an Australian Rules Football club, in financial and on-field difficulties. Results were quick to follow, with Collingwood playing in back-to-back grand-finals within three years of his appointment. 2010 brought "tears of joy" for McGuire when Collingwood defeated St Kilda in the AFL Grand Final replay. The first match resulted in a draw, prompting McGuire to say before the replay that "he had seen more drawn Collingwood Grand Finals than he had seen premierships".
Despite Tim Lane's resignation, Friday Night Football proved a huge success for Channel Nine, in no small part due to the presence