CBC OLD BOYS HOCKEY
The CBC Hockey side is known as the 12 Apostles. The Apostles came into being in 1961, when four CBCOB stalwarts – Peter Harvey, “Squash”, Paddy and Max decided to do something about the club’s waning hockey fortunes.
Each of them undertook to recruit three club members and this, then, is how the concept of the “Twelve” came into being.
An enormous pig named Tobias, who lived in a sty on the premises and whose diet consisted mainly of peanuts and beer, became the club mascot. Today, the Apostles wear their own tie and do not rely on mascots to win their games.
As “Squash” so succinctly put it. “These days, we rely on skill and experience. We may not have the speed, but we certainly have the brains.