Annual Rob Webster Lunch
For some years, a group of contemporaries of Rob Webster (OW1963) have celebrated his contribution to Wesley and to its governance as a Council member.
Rob died too young at the age of 57 but his memory lives on. He was captain of the school in his final year, went on to be a successful barrister and was a prominent player and subsequently President of Collegians Football Club.
His presidential year, 1992, was the centenary of Collegians and yielded the premiership in the VAFA A Grade competition, the trophy for which is the 'L.A. Adamson Cup'.
Some 50 guests enjoyed a wonderful lunch in his honour at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in December 2021. For the first time, representatives from the other APS schools, most of whom Rob played cricket and/or football against, joined in the celebrations. It is hoped that this will become a continuing feature of the annual lunch.
Apart from being a reunion lunch, the event serves as a focal point for supporting the Rob Webster Bursary Fund which, as part of the Wesley College Foundation Scholarship program, generates funds for a deserving student who would not otherwise be able to attend Wesley.
This year there was also a display of APS sporting cups and the VAFA ‘A Grade’ Premiership Cup, (L.A. Adamson Cup), which created much interest.
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