Australian Venue Company’s Yarra-side function facility River’s Edge was the scene for the 2019 President’s Dinner on Friday night.

The time-honoured turn was attended by around 120 people, representing, corporate partners, player sponsors and members, as well as committee. Old Xaverian sports host Sam McClure was Master of Ceremonies for an evening that featured plenty of food, wine and bonhomie.

President Matt Cosgrave welcomed the crowd, underlining both the great traditions and the great changes at the Old Xavs.

Special guest Ben Crowe spoke of his dealings with many of the world’s leading athletes and coaches and explained how changes in mindset had turned apparent failure into success. He reminded all about the challenges to self-worth posed by social media.