Join us for a Special Evening!

The launch of the Christian College Geelong Sport Hall of Honour is on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

You are invited to join us as our first two members are inducted. Both are ex-students who attended the College over a number of years and both individually, and as members of elite sporting teams at national/international level, were highly decorated during their careers and are universally recognised as outstanding champions of their sports.



Gary Ablett Jr and Tegan Philip

A new Tradition Begins – be Part of it!

This special gala dinner event on October 5 at Mt Duneed Estate will see the launch of our Sport Hall of Honour and the induction of Gary Ablett Jr and Tegan Philip. Also on the night, a cohort of current students who are excelling in various sports will be honoured as ‘Rising Eagles’ for their outstanding achievements at a national level in their chosen sports – putting them on a pathway to perhaps achieve the type of success required to enter our Sport Hall of Honour in future years.

The night also presents the perfect opportunity to award, for the first time ever, the ‘Gary Ablett Jr’ and ‘Tegan Philip’ medals to the students named as MVP of our Senior Male Football team and Senior Female Netball team from this year’s GISSA Championships. These medals will then be awarded on an annual basis, and are the first of many new awards created by the Christian College Sport Faculty and named after alumni.

Tickets to be part of this unique and memorable dinner and gala evening are priced at $130 each.
Tables are filling fast, don’t miss your opportunity to join us!

If you require further information about this event, please email enquire@ccg.vic.edu.au

Undisputed All-Time Greats in Their Sports

Gary Ablett Jr attended Christian College at primary and secondary levels during the 1990s and early 2000s.

He first played football with a Christian College team, then for local club Modewarre, before being picked up by the Geelong Cats under the father-son rule in the 2001 National Draft. He played his first senior AFL game in the opening round of the 2002 season, his first of a total of 357 games at that level.

After nine seasons with the Cats, which included two premierships (2007, 2009) and a Brownlow Medal (2009), he was recruited to the Gold Coast Suns as the club’s inaugural captain. He remained at the Suns for seven years, winning his second Brownlow Medal (2013), before heading back to the Cats in 2018, playing his final game in the 2020 Grand Final where the Cats finished runners up. It finished a stellar career, which also saw him boot a total of 445 goals.

As well as playing in two premierships and twice taking out the AFL’s highest individual award, the Brownlow Medal, Gary was awarded the Leigh Matthews Trophy five times, which goes to the individual named as the AFL Players Association MVP. Three times he was named the AFL Coaches’ Association Champion Player of the Year and was a member of the All-Australian team eight times.

Christian College Geelong is proud to welcome Gary Ablett Jr – a person universally respected as a champion footballer and exceptional human being – as the first male inductee to the Sport Hall of Honour.

Tegan Philip (nee Caldwell) attended Christian College for her secondary schooling between 2001 and 2006. Her netball career began with the Bellarine Netball Association. As she reached senior levels, her talent became apparent as she played locally and at State League level.

After being selected for Victoria, in 2009 she was named in the Australian Under 21 squad for the 2009 World Championships. She seized her opportunity at that level and her performance earned her a call-up by the Melbourne Vixens to train with them.

Tegan went on to play a record number of games for the Vixens (131) and become their all-time leading goalscorer (2,729 goals). On the international stage, Tegan was part of the Australian team that won gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, and was a member of the Australian Diamonds for the 2018/19 international season. She retired from professional netball in October 2020.

Tegan has been an inspiration to countless young sports fans and athletes – as a preeminent sportsperson and an individual of enormous character. Christian College applauds her outstanding career and we are proud to name her as the inaugural female inductee to the Sport Hall of Honour.