Peter Schiller has a rich football history, both at Carey Grammar and in his local community. Regardless of where his energy has been directed Peter has always been a football manic and instilled incredible values in his ‘students’ including passion, pride, fierce determination and a never give in attitude.
This is best highlighted by Carey Grammar’s prized annual football award, aptly named The SCHILLER AWARD, in recognition of a player who has demonstrated PASSION, COMMITMENT & DEDICATION to Carey football. By definition, boys who miss 1st XVIII games playing or training with the Vic Metro team cannot win this award (since they get plenty of accolades other boys can never get). It is awarded at the school’s end of season traditional football awards breakfast, and the player receiving the SCHILLER will usually have given six years’ service to Carey football. It was first awarded in 2005.
Recipients so far include:
- 2005 Matthew Laidlaw
- 2006 Jarrod Reid
- 2007 Cameron & Richard Jones
- 2008 Brett de Leijer
- 2009 James Evans
- 2010 Sam Crocker
Peter’s involvement in football is both long and distinguished:
- 1966 to 1971 umpiring in the SANFL, including regular appointments in various country league matches.
- 1970’s Coach of the Heatherton FC and achieved Premierships in 1973, 1974 and 1977.
In 1987 Peter took up a teaching appointment at Carey Grammar and commenced his long standing involvement with the School’s football program.
- 1987 Year 9
- 1988 Year 10
- 1989 to 1994 1st XVIII. Runner-up in 1991 and 1994: third in 1992.
- 1995 to 2003 Year 9. Premiers in 2001.
- 1995 to 1998 Old Carey U-19's. Runner-Up in 1996. Premier Division of U-19 in 1997-1998
- 2001 to 2005 1st XVIII Coaching Panel
- 2007 to 2011 1st XVIII Team Manager
The Committee of the OCGFC is both delighted and proud to be able to name our digital newsletter the SCHILLER REPORT in recognition of Peter’s commitment to Carey Football and we hope you all will enjoy receiving your regular fix of Panther news.