Former Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove was a special guest at Northern Bay College in February.
The event celebrated the arrival of a new bowling machine donated to the college by the Lord’s Taverners Geelong. The machine is a significant addition to the college’s sport program.
Lord’s Taverners was established in London in 1950 by a group of actors who enjoyed a pint watching the cricket from the Old Tavern pub at Lord’s. In 1982, John Darling established the first Australian branch and Geelong became the 11th branch in 2017.
Lord’s Taverners Australia raises funds for charities, based on its slogan: “Giving the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance”.
At Northern Bay College, Sir Peter, Lady Cosgrove and chair of Cricket Australia Earl Eddings were on hand to see the first ball being bowled by the machine. They joined other guests in enjoying an insight into the schools SEED (Sports, Empowerment, Education and Development) program, with students explaining how they are benefiting from the specialist program.
Sir Peter also took the opportunity to address the 2020 Year 12 student as they began their final year of secondary school. Morning tea followed, prepared by the college’s senior VCAL students, on what was a memorable day for the college.