Where Are They Wednesday – Corey Gray

A versatile mid and half-backman, Corey played junior and senior football for Sturt from 1987 to 1996. He’s now CEO of LVX Global, an strategy, advisory, engineering, technology and project management firm operating around Australia, Asia, the USA and Europe.

He and his wife Raelee still live in the Unley area with their six children. In his spare time (!), Corey isan active painter, with an exhibition launching in Adelaide in May, before touring to Los Angeles and Poland. He has a play in production for 2020 and is also writing a TV show pilot.

On his best memories at the club 

“Beating North in ’93 for our first win in over a year. Belting Centrals in ’94 when they were finals bound and we were bottom again. Thrashing South on ANZAC Day ’94 at Adelaide Oval in front of a monster crowd.”

On advice for current players 

“Don’t leave anything on the table. the memories and friendships you make now last a lifetime, so make them great…also, look out for dogs on Unley Oval!”

If I had my time again, I’d…

“-have tried to manage my work & football life balance better so that I didn’t retire from all football at 24 years old. Apart from missing the game I love, I also missed the resurgence of Sturt through ’97 to ’02, and I would love to have had a more personal sense of accomplishment for the tough times we went through during my 10 years at the club.”

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