From CADAS to London

July 9th, 2018

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CATCHING UP: CADAS Kids coordinator Jenny Roberts, hosted Ian Brash while he was back in the district this week. Many, many former CADAS Kids return to see Jenny speaking highly of their time with the group and the benefits and skills it afforded them. NOW working for Sky Sports in London, Ian Brash developed his love of presenting right here with CADAS Kids.

Ian was back in town this week to meet up with old friends and join in the 50 years of RVN/Prime celebrations in Wagga last weekend.

A student of Cootamundra High School, Ian graduated in 1987.

He always had an interest in television but being a boy from Cootamundra had no idea how to break into the industry.

High School careers advisor at the time Neil McDonald recommended that he join CADAS Kids as a way of learning about lighting, sound and other aspects of entertainment.

He took to acting like a duck to water and ended up in the Raggedy Anne and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performances, however it was the backstage aspect which interested Ian the most.

From Cootamundra he landed his dream gig working as a ‘broadcast production trainee’ at RVN in Wagga.

He started the day after Australia Day 1988 meaning he was launched right into the the Bicentenary celebrations.

During his two year traineeship he, like all trainees of the day, did six month rotations through different departments experiencing film, sound, studio camera and video camera.

“I realised this is for me,” Ian said and his career was born.

Ian was around for aggregation in 1989 when extra television channels were introduced. Prior to aggregation there were only two television stations in the district, RVN and ABC so the advancement certainly opened up a whole new world of television to the viewing public.

“At Wagga, we worked hard and discipline was a key,” Ian said.

“That discipline is something I have carried with me my whole career,” he added.

Always proud to be a Coota boy, Ian said he has been honoured to fly the flag for Cootamundra in his time working in Wagga, Auckland and London.

“In Wagga, Cootamundra, and in particular Coota High, had a really good reputation,” Ian said.

This grounding in media made Ian a perfect candidate when he decided to spread his wings and head to Auckland to work for TVNZ.

From there he headed to London – widely regarded as the hub of television.

With Sky Sports, his behind-the-scenes role involves looking out for new technology. He spends time travelling the world to different trade shows to see the latest items on the market.

His job has given him the opportunity to see plenty of sports events live

including the first ever Super League game.

As an Aussie and a New Zealander he was automatically allocated rugby league and fell into this niche well.

“Australians and Kiwis in the UK have a reputation for being hard workers,” Ian said.

He flew home to London last week.

Others familiar RVN faces

A HOST of Cootamundra people made their way through RVN over the same years as Ian including James Baker, a cameraman. James was captain of Cootamundra High School in 1985 and went on to be a newsreader at Channel 10 before studying journalism and later returning to Wagga as a presenter. Ian Cartwright was in the same year as James and also worked as a cameraman. Sean Daly, a Catholic School boy before heading off to boarding school, worked in advertising sales at RVN. With a committment to hiring junior staff from the local district back in the day, these were just some of the local people who made their way through RVN, which is celebrating 50 years.

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