The 2015 JMB Cup goes to …

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JMB Cup day report

It was a grey and chilly day, but there was warmth aplenty as Carey Grammar School and Caulfield Grammar School got together for this year’s JMB Cup on 25 July.

Held at Carey’s Bulleen sports ground, there was a carnival atmosphere as the school showcased its teams in girls’ and boys’ soccer, netball, hockey and football. All first teams wore orange socks to promote the Step Back Think concept – orange highlighting the need to exercise ‘caution’ in any potentially volatile social situation.

JMB Chair Helen Sykes addressed the parent group at half time about the work of the Foundation, and the footballers after the game on the need to think and stay safe when out and about.

The annual JMB Cup is a great way to raise awareness around the issues associated with both young people with acquired brain injury, and the consequences of alcohol-fuelled violence, and we thank both schools most warmly for their hard work and ongoing support. It means a lot.

Caulfield Grammar won the game in convincing fashion, and retains the JMB Cup for another year. The day raised close to $2000, a new record!

The JMB Cup stayed with Caulfield.

Orange socks made a statement.

James and his parents, Robyn and Andrew, Andrew's partner Annette, JMB Foundation chair Helen Sykes and the Carey and Caulfield football captains with the JMB Cup.

Even the umpires donned orange socks to raise awareness.

James with his mum, Robyn, at the JMB Cup day.