The PE teacher who took 3/14 at the SCG
Brendan Duffy (Mr Duffy to his students) is an avid cricketer and PE teacher at SFX with a penchant for playing putt-putt golf through the school halls on a Friday afternoon.
For Mr Duffy, cricket started as a way of keeping social and getting some summer sun. But 22 years later he’s honed his technique as a spin bowler and has had the opportunity to showcase his skills on many levels, including representing the ACT in the 2020 Australian Country Championships in Toowoomba and the ACT Aces in the NSW T20 Regional Bash over the summer.
After his team won the Thunder conference final, they moved on to play at the SCG. Unfortunately his team lost by six runs, but Mr Duffy came away with 3/14 from four overs.
Mr Duffy said playing at the SCG was an “awesome experience and opportunity”.
Asked about cricket and his career, Mr Duffy said his passion for sport, enthusiasm for passing on knowledge and his desire to watch young minds learn and grow made becoming a PE Teacher a no-brainer.