Executive Committee

The Old Virgilians Association Incorporated is managed by a committee of four executive members and five ordinary members who are all elected at the Association’s Annual General Meeting.

All members of the committee are eligible for re-election.

The Immediate Past President continues as a member of the committee until the following AGM.

Committee members must be financial members of the Association and are elected at each AGM by the financial members in attendance.

Committee  Members



Michael Harvey

SVC 1983-88



Declan Waddington 

SVC 2012-2015



Michael Sylvester 

SVC 1989-94

OVA Chaplain

Fr Michael Tate

SVC  1958-62


  • Sean Kelly (SVC 1959-63)
  • Kevin Midson 
  • Bill Roach (SVC 1950-57)
  • Brad Canning  (SVC 1995-2000)
  • Graeme Rainbow 
  • Michael Sylvester (SVC 1989-94)
  • Declan Waddington (SVC 2012-2015)
  • Bruce Woods (SVC 1955-61)
  • Mark Waddington (SVC-OVA Liaison)

Sincere thanks to the hard working committee who continue to manage the OVA in a professional and highly effective manner.

If any OV’s would like to assist the new committee in any way they should email the Secretary

All contributions to The Old Virgilian are greatly appreciated.

The Founding OVA Committee – circa. 1917

“St Virgil’s Old Boys Association was formed on May 20th 1917 and was first known as St. Virgil’s Collegians Association.

The Committee consisted of eleven old scholars who were elected by a representative meeting of the former pupils of the College.

From the very outset the members displayed that spirit of loyalty and co-operation which is essentially indicative of the sons of St. Virgil’s, and by sheer grit and determination began to achieve the object of their unanimous ambition.

In its first year the Association claimed seventy members in Hobart alone, it has extended its way as far as Launceston and whilst it may proclaim members even so far distant as the Victorian capital.

The Committee is now on the point of opening for the benefit of the members an up-to-date suite of club rooms comprising billiard and bagatelle rooms, a gymnasium and reading room. Such results as these but six months after inauguration are gratifying and augur well for the future of the Association.”

Extract from the St. Virgil’s Record – 1917

Insets (from Left):
G. Risby, F. Ulbrich

Standing (L-R):
F. Westbrook, F. Dunn, C.W. Owen, R. Higgins

Sitting (L-R):
T.M. Lowry (Assistant Secretary), L.W. Johnson (Vice-President), A.G. Ogilvie, LL.B (President),
H. C. Broderick (Vice President), H. S. Warren (Hon. Secretary-Treasurer)

100 Years

Celebrating 100 Years in 2017


Old Virgilians Association Inc. 
PO Box 257, North Hobart, 7002, Tasmania


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