The former Test cricketer Adam Dale and 1984 Olympic Silver Medallist in the long jump Gary Honey will be amongst fellow Old Paradians in the house for the much-anticipated Madden-Bedford Shield Luncheon prior to the match between the Parade and St Bernard’s 1st XVIII teams on the Garvey Oval on Anzac Day eve (Wednesday, April 24).

Adam and Gary were amongst those recently in attendance at the Bundoora Campus for the formal unveiling of panels of 14 prominent Old Paradians in sport, politics and the arts, now featured in College Hall. Both were honoured with panels in acknowledgment of their outstanding achievements within their respective sporting professions.

With the Luncheon’s RSVP date looming next Wednesday, April 17, you are urged to join Parade's 1970 Brownlow Medallist Peter Bedford (himself honoured with a panel) at the Luncheon in the Frank Mount Social Room.

The Old Paradians’ Association has also turned to any footballer who was part of Parade's Premiership-winning teams in ACC or Herald Sun Shield to relive past glories and support the College's current players as they do battle with St Bernard's for the Madden-Bedford Shield.

Old Paradian Leo Collins has homed in on the College's Premiership-winning teams of 1962, '64 and '67 (all shared with St Bede's). But the Association also welcomes former players from each of Parade's 22 victorious 1st XVIII teams since the Second World War - including the College's most recent Premiers of 2009 and 1999 who this year celebrate their respective 10 and 20-year reunions.

The Tony McKay-coached '99ers, which included the College's current Teacher Health and PE Ben Shelton in their ranks and was ably led by their captain the late Daniel Sage, knocked St Bernard's over in the big one to secure Parade's 1st XVIII Premiership hat-trick in the ACC.

Ten years on, Parade again prevailed, this time with a shock and awe showing against St. Joseph's Geelong, with William Botoulas the recipient of an Old Paradians Football Club award for his best on ground showing in the 29-point win. Also part of the team was Ben McNiece and Adam Marcon, future League footballers for Essendon and Richmond respectively.

Former 1st XVIII Premiership players wishing to attend the Bedford-Madden Luncheon, commencing 12 noon, Wednesday, April 24 in the Frank Mount Social Room, is urged to register here -…/2019-04-24-bedford-madden…

Cost is $40 (inc. carvery, tea and coffee, with drinks at bar prices) and dress is neat casual. RSVP date is strictly Wednesday, April 17.

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