D'Arcy represented GGS in chess.
Was in the GGS Prep School Math's
Received a distinction in the Westpac Math's Competition
1977 - 1991
Only child of Bill Slater and Christina Slater.
D’Arcy was a 6th generation descendant of the pioneering Slater family of Goomalling.
He was born at St John of God Hospital in Subiaco and was confirmed at St Brigid’s Catholic Church in Midland.
D’Arcy’s great love was tennis and he was coached by David Culley. At home D’Arcy was very involved in the racing and riding school interests of his parents and had a regular race day tipping competition with former Olympian Richard Sands.When asked what he wanted to be for the Year 7 year book D’Arcy’s caption read to go to uni and then be a racehorse trainer.
Equestrian – own horses Nugget, Casper, Friar Tuck
AFL club – Hawthorn
Racing Hero – Jimmy Taylor
Tennis Heroes – Bjorn Borg, Gabriella Sabatini, Pat Cash
Malaysia, Bali, USA and New Zealand
Received a Year 7 Academic Honour Award presented on speech night.
Tennis – Captain Year 8
Football – Under 14 first 18Swimming – interschool
Was the Year 7 Sports Monitor
D’Arcy represented the school in chess
Was in the Prep School Maths Olympiad team
Gained a Distinction in the Westpac Maths Competition
Football - Under 14 first 18/
Swimming - Interschool
D’Arcy received a year 7 Academic Honour Award presented on Speech Night.
D’Arcy’s early schooling was at Mary’s Mount Primary School in Kalamunda from Year 1–3 where he was an eager participant in sport and all school activities.
D’Arcy then moved to Guildford Grammar School from Years 4-9 where he represented the school in