Licensed Estate Agent
Yarra Old Grammarian (YOG), Stephen Le Get, Class of 1986, spent many hours on the School sports fields. His passion for cricket, and his cricketing skills, took him to the UK for several years before he returned to Melbourne and began a career in real estate.
“Sport at Yarra was the main driver for me. I was a left-arm spinner and the cricket coach, Dennis Carroll, picked me for the First XI team when I was in Year 9. I think I was the youngest person to play First XI cricket at that time,” says Stephen.
Stephen finished HSC (equivalent of VCE) and started university, but cricket was his focus until the age of 30.
“It took me a while to find the right career, but I gained life experience and I knew eventually I’d be where I wanted to be. While I worked that out, my school friends and the Yarra community were always there for me,” he says.
Stephen began his Real Estate career at Carters and now owns his own agency Jellis Craig in Blackburn. But his ties to Yarra and sport remain. He has been part of the YOG Football Club since it began and enjoyed several premierships and he enjoys catching up with former classmates at the Annual YOG Golf Days.
“When you are invested in your local community and clubs, it’s a big part of growing yourself,” says Stephen.
The School motto Levavi Oculos still resonates with Stephen, too, and he sees it as urging students to challenge themselves and have self-belief.
“I think this School gives students solid principles to live by, a breadth of knowledge and an understanding of the impacts of their decisions,” he says.