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  • When Trent Cotchin joined Senior Coach Damien Hardwick in hoisting the silverware in the euphoric aftermath of Richmond’s 2017 AFL Grand Final triumph on the MCG, he became the first Old Paradian to captain a Premiership team.

    Two years later on the hallowed turf, Trent bettered that statistic in becoming the first Old Paradian to twice captain a Grand Final-winning outfit.

    Then on Saturday night at the Gabba, Trent not only completed the captaincy threepeat, but made further history in becoming the only OP in 123 years of competition to feature in three Grand Final victories.
  • ​Pictured here in his South Melbourne strip, handballing the Sherrin to the legendary South full-forward Bob Pratt and the equally legendary Laurie Nash alongside by the pickets is Parade’s very own Peter Bedford (1964), the League’s Brownlow Medallist of 50 years ago.

    Peter, who was recently inducted to the Old Paradians’ Association Hall of Fame, and whose name graces the newly-built sporing facility at Parade College’s Bundoora Campus, recently recalled this moment at the old Lakeside Oval - home to him through his 178-game in nine seasons – five of them club best and fairest seasons - for the mighty Bloods.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • OPA Luncheon

    Held on every second Wednesday of the month since 1936, the OPA Monthly Luncheon is quite possibly the oldest luncheon of its type in the world. Join Old Paradians over a sumptuous meal and a glass of vino within the idyllic surrounds of Melbourne's RACV City Club in Bourke Street.
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  • GOLF DAY 2020

    Fancy Swinging a club? Then Heidelberg Golf Club in leafy Lower Plenty beckons as the idyllic backdrop for this years Annual Golf Day.

    Join fellow OP's in a friendly round concluding with lunch
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  • OPA Christmas Luncheon

    Held on every second Wednesday of the month since 1936, the OPA Monthly Luncheon is quite possibly the oldest luncheon of its type in the world. Join Old Paradians over a sumptuous meal and a glass of vino within the idyllic surrounds of Melbourne's RACV City Club in Bourke Street.
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ABOUT

The Old Paradians' Association seeks to foster links with all past students, whose formative years were shaped by the Christian Brothers of Parade College.

Formally established in 1914, the Association’s inaugural 13-man committee included the President James Kennedy (who completed his Matriculation class at Parade in 1890), Reverend Brother JM Dwyer and the Rush brothers Robert and William, all of whom maintained a continuing interest in the Association for the rest of their lives.

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