Rice Rally - Feb 23

Join the Emmanuel College community for a fun day celebrating the fundraiser launch for the Edmund Rice Centre. Watch as Warrnambool's sporting legends go head-to-head in a basketball showdown against Emmanuel College students, all for a good cause. Participate in activities, see student project displays, and see Inspiring Alumni co-hosts Jonathan Brown, Gorgi Coghlan and host Rookie take to the airwaves on Coast FM. BOOK HERE!



Rice Rally - Broadcasting Live and Shooting Hoops for the Edmund Rice Centre

Emmanuel College Launches Learning Centre Appeal with Stellar Basketball Showdown

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Emmanuel College is announcing a capital appeal for its anticipated Edmund Rice Centre with a good old fashioned basketball match - the Rice Rally.

The Rice Rally on February 23 is a day for the College and broader community to come together in support of the new $16 million dollar learning facility.

The Edmund Rice Centre is set to accommodate up to 250 Year 9 students, designed to cater to the unique requirements of the 9@RICE program. Commencing construction in 2023, it is projected to be ready for occupation at the start of the 2025 school year.

The community is invited to attend Emmanuel College to watch the basketball showdown for a good cause, with All Stars Warrnambool local legends up against Emmanuel College students. 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Edmund Rice Centre.

The community will have the opportunity to participate in activities, see student project displays, and see Inspiring Alumni co-hosts Jonathan Brown (Class of 1999), Gorgi Coghlan (Class of 1993) and host Rookie take to the airwaves on Coast FM, courtesy of major sponsor ACE Radio.

The Rice Rally would not be possible without the support of its major sponsors Ace Radio, Watson Media, Canterbury Creative House and Star Printing.


Live radio broadcast from the Emmanuel Centre with Jonathan Brown, Gorgi Coghlan and Rookie on Coast FM, courtesy of Major Sponsor ACE Radio.


Join the fun at the Emmanuel Centre with food stalls, activities and student work displays.


Warrnambool sporting legends will face off against Emmanuel College students in an exciting basketball showdown, with half-time performances and live commentary adding to the fun.

“I’m looking forward to being involved in such an important day for the school. Especially hitting the airwaves with Gorgi for the morning, and regaling in some old stories from our Emmanuel days.”
Jonathan Brown - Inspiring Alumni
“I'm thrilled to be returning to Emmanuel College to support the Rice Rally. My education at Emmanuel gave me so many skills and gifts that I have used throughout my life, and I'm excited to be able to connect to our community to raise much needed funds to continue to support Emmanuel and its community.”
Gorgi Coghlan - Inspiring Alumni

The student and All Stars team players will be announced closer to the event, with half-time student performances and prizes adding to the fun.

Tickets are $15 and include access to all events throughout the day.

“Emmanuel students will be pitting themselves against an All Stars team comprising alumni and celebrities,” Mr Morgan said. “The Rice Rally is an opportunity to learn about the Edmund Rice Centre and the 9@RICE program both of which are unique to Warrnambool and join in the spirit of growth that’s been part of the Emmanuel story for over 150 years.”
Principal Peter Morgan

The College is launching a capital appeal in support of its target to raise $1.5 million towards the cost of constructing the Edmund Rice Centre. Already, the appeal has raised $300 thousand through generous donations from the community. It is approaching ten years since Emmanuel College last asked the community for support to develop the Emmanuel Centre.

Since then, the Emmanuel Centre has become the heart and soul of College events and celebrations used continuously throughout the school day, and by community groups and organisations in the evening and on weekends.

The extensive current works represent the largest investment in improvements in the school’s history. The College is grateful to the Victorian government for a grant of $2 million, while the balance will be funded by the College through its building levy, a bank loan and fund raising. 

The Rice Rally would not be possible without the support of its major sponsors. 

Watson Media Logo
Star Printing
Ace radio
Canterbury Creative House logo

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