Welcome to the official web site of the Old Ignatians' Union (OIU). An Old Boy of Riverview, or an Old Ignatian, is a man who has been educated by the Jesuits at St. Ignatius' College, Riverview on the banks of the Lane Cove River in Sydney, Australia.
Established in 1897, the mission of the OIU is to "Sustain and strengthen the connection between Old Ignatians' and to further the interests of the College".
The connection between members is promoted by various means and includes the Old Ignatians’ Sports Association which has Old Boys’ Teams playing basketball, cricket, rowing, rugby, touch football, water polo and more recently the new soccer club. OIU sponsored Golf days and bowls are also organised.
The Old Ignatians Union continues to also work within the community and strives to ensure that it stays close to the roots of Ignatian Service and understanding that there are many needs within our community. The OIU continues to drive the co-ordination of volunteer community service work for many of the college boys and old boys through their involvement with Cana Community and St Canice’s Church, two inner Sydney groups providing shelter, food and care for those who live on the street. Many father/son and family teams are involved in this wonderful experience of creating a warm and welcoming community for some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised in our city. There is always more to be done and more volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
Country and class reunions, the Annual Long Lunch in the city and barbecues at the College, Gold Cup Regatta and home football games also provide great events for social gatherings with other fellow Old Boys and a chance to reconnect with old class mates as well as also establish new connections with other fellow old boys.
If you would like anymore information in relation to any of these projects listed above, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.