Great spirit for JMB Cup

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The 2016 JMB Cup football match between Caulfield Grammar and Carey Grammar turned out to be a great game, as always, and one that was played in excellent spirit. Held on Saturday 30 April at Caulfield Grammar’s Glen Eira Road campus, Caulfield used their home advantage and were too strong for Carey on the day, finishing up 20 points ahead.

But this game, held annually and alternating between Caulfield and Carey grounds, is not really about who wins. It’s more an opportunity to spread the anti-violence message and raise awareness of the all-too-often tragic consequences of social violence – because what happened to James Macready-Bryan could happen to anyone, and we all need to work towards changing that.

This year Richard Harris, a Director of the JMB Foundation, represented the Foundation and spoke at half time to players and supporters about what we do and why we do it. James’ father Andrew Macready-Bryan made a heartfelt speech after the game and presented the JMB Cup to the winning team. Everyone was pleased to see James in attendance, and there was a wonderful feeling of community goodwill all round.

Our thanks to both the Caulfield and Carey communities, staff and teams for the effort they put into making this event a success again this year.

JMB Director Richard Harris (l) and James' father Andrew Macready-Bryan with James.

Andrew Macready-Bryan presents the JMB Cup to Caulfield captain Ashley Krakauer.

James and JMB Foundation Director Richard Harris who addressed players and supporters.

Andrew Macready-Bryan addressed players and supporters after the game.

Team captains Henry Chapman (l) and Ashley Krakauer with Andrew Macready-Bryan after the JMB Cup presentation.