|16 Mar 2021|
|United Kingdom | Australia|
My name is Jeremy Whitaker and I have lived in Australia since 1969.
I was in the undefeated u15 rugby side of 1962 (we think)
Attached is team picture, I am featured in the bottom left hand corner.
I have recently come in contact with another team member (Mick Fullerton) by sheer luck and we thought it would be great to try and trace other team members. (since writing some have come through from The OJ Community on Facebook, thank you!)
Any help you could provide to name the remaining members would be greatly appreciated.
I was born October 1948 and went to The Judd School from September 1960 after being at Sundridge Primary.
I have school reports from Sept 1960 to Autumn 1965 in class 5B.So this must be the year we played U15 rugby. My last report was from Form VI Science. I did not complete this year as I accepted a job with IBM UK which began my lifelong career in IT.
In 1969 May I married Pauline Smith from Brasted Chart and St Hilary's school in Sevenoaks. One month later we were on a boat to Australia as 'ten pound poms'. We settled in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and had 3 sons who all now have families of their own. The boys shared my passion for Rugby and all played.
Ben is now General Manager of Rugby Australia After being a teacher and GM of rugby Queensland
Chris is Coaching the NSW Waratahs rugby team after hanging up his boots. Played for the Wallabies for 10 years including a successful World cup win in 1999 (search Wiki Chris Whitaker for more info) then Played for Leinster in Ireland where he help to secure their first Heineken Cup
Tom could have been successful in Rugby also but claimed he ran like a duck so became a professional surfer. He was a World Surf League (WSL) surfer for 10 year and now still works for Oakley helping their sponsored surfers.
Pauline and I retired in 2000 and sold up to move to the coast near Coffs Harbour about half way Between Sydney and The Gold Coast where the boys are now.
We have a small farm with a Horse, Sheep Goats Cows, Chickens, Ducks and a Dog called Dougal.
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