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Cath Cripps: Patrick Cripps Mother Works At High School

By Sriyukta Pradhananga | September 19, 2022 01:59 PM

Patrick Cripps of the Blues celebrates with his parents Brad and Cath after winning the Brownlow Medal during 2022 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 18, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia
Patrick Cripps of the Blues celebrates with his parents Brad and Cath after winning the Brownlow Medal during 2022 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 18, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia( Source : com )

Patrick Cripps's mother, Cath Cripps, works at Northampton District High School. She has raised three sons with her husband, Brad Cripps. 

Cath was beaming with pride last night. The skipper of Carlton Blues won the prestigious Brownlow Medal and had his mother with him to celebrate the momentous occasion.

Cath and her husband, Brad, also run a farming business and have played an active role in the Northampton community.

Patrick not only had his mother by his side but his fiancee Monique Fontana to celebrate his dramatic victory, which he won by just one vote.

It was an emotional moment for the Cripps family last night, who have seen their son become a star in Australian football in the last few years.

Cath Cripps Quick Facts

Full NameCath Cripps
AgeMid 50s
Spouse's NameBrad Cripps
Children3 (Patrick, Josh, Daniel Cripps)
EducationEdith Cowan University
Instagram handle@cathcripps

Some FAQs

Who is Patrick Cripps's mother?

Cath Cripps is mother to the skipper of Carlton Blues, Patrick Cripps

Who is Patrick Cripps's partner?

Monique Fontana is Patrick Cripps's partner

Does Patrick Cripps have siblings?

Patrick Cripps has two brothers-Josh and Daniel

Where does Cath Cripps work?

Cath Cripps works at Northampton High School and is involved in agriculture business

Who Is Patrick Cripps Mother? Cath Cripps Works At High School

Patrick Cripps's mother, Cath Cripps, works at Northampton High School and is involved in the agricultural business. 

Cath and her husband, Brad Cripps, a fourth-generation farmer, took over the business in 2004. They are proud parents of Patrick Cripps, the skipper of Carlton Blues and the winner of the Brownlow Medal. 

The three-time All-Australian winner Patrick Cripps was recruited by Carton in 2013 and became the sole captain of the side in the 2022 season.

In 2015, Patrick Cripps was named the face of Blue's rebuild, and after seven years, he is their leading man.

So get to know more about the woman who has supported the 2022 Brownlow Medal winner on his journey to becoming one of the best Australian rules footballers.

Six Facts On Cath Cripps - Mother Of Australian Rules Footballer Patrick Cripps

Patrick Cripps of the Carlton Blues celebrates with parents Brad and Cath, brother Josh and partner Monique after winning the Brownlow Medal during the 2022 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 18, 2022
Patrick Cripps of the Carlton Blues celebrates with parents Brad and Cath, brother Josh and partner Monique after winning the Brownlow Medal during the 2022 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 18, 2022 ( Source : gettyimages )

1. Cath Cripps Is Involved In Family Business Of Agriculture

Cath with her husband Brad at Bluff Knoll, the highest peak of the Stirling Range in Western Australia, one of the places on their bucket list
Cath with her husband Brad at Bluff Knoll, the highest peak of the Stirling Range in Western Australia, one of the places on their bucket list ( Source : instagram )

Cath Cripps and her husband, Brad Cripps, have been involved in community and agribusiness organizations for many years. Brad Cripps comes from a family of farmers, and their original farm was located in Mumby, 25 km northwest of Northhampton.

The Cripps family had taken up the farming business almost two centuries ago and had seen many changes to it. Brad's father Ernie later expanded the property after buying land 18km east of Mumby. 

And in 2004, the husband-wife duo of Cath and Brad took over the business, which they further expanded in 2009. Now the business is a 3600 ha all-cropping enterprise. 

2. Cath Cripps Is A Mother Of Three Sons

Cath Cripps with her three sons Daniel Cripps(front), Josh Cripps (Right)and Patrick Creeps(behind) celebrates Josh graduation with a pint
Cath Cripps with her three sons Daniel Cripps(front), Josh Cripps (Right)and Patrick Creeps(behind) celebrates Josh graduation with a pint ( Source : instagram )

Many might know Cath Cripps as the mother of Patrick Kripps, the skipper of Carton Blues. But he is not the only athlete Cath has raised. She has two more sons, Josh Cripps and Daniel Cripps. Josh is also an Australian rules footballer.

Daniel Cripps is the oldest son of Cath Cripps and her husband, Brad. The 30-year-old runs a racing service in his family name called Cripps Racing that provides tips, previews, and investment staking plans on all Western Australia racing.

The youngest of the family, Josh Cripps, was a draft hopeful in 2020, but an ACL tear shattered his dreams of playing against his brother in the league. But in 2022, the younger brother of Patrick Cripps signed with the Carlton Blues VFL side and looks to bring stability in his career.

3. Cath Cripps's Husband Ran For CBH Board

Cath Cripps with her husband Brad Cripps ready to attend WA Racing Hall of Fame in 2017
Cath Cripps with her husband Brad Cripps ready to attend WA Racing Hall of Fame in 2017 ( Source : instagram )

Brad Cripps ran for the election of CBH Board, as he represented District 1 in 2017. But sadly, Cath's husband didn't win the election.

Brad believed that the CBH board had to be more proactive and commercially viable in the current competitive world. He looked to bring more transparency to the decision-making processes in CBH and develop strategies to meet the challenges faced by the board.

He believed that reducing corporate overheads from its initial mark of $191 million would be one of the biggest challenges. But the man never really got the chance to do so. 

4. Cath Cripps Works At Northampton High School

Cath Cripps, alongside her husband, works at Northampton High School. Though it's unclear what position Cath holds, her husband Brad previously worked as its president for two years.

Brad, in an interview, revealed that he had been an active member of the Northampton Junior Football Club for more than ten years. The family also has property near the Northhampton area.

Other notable works for the Cripps family in the Northampton area include being part of the agricultural society, where Brad served as a treasurer and president for five years.

5. Cath Shares An Amicable Relationship With Her Soon To Be Daughter-In-Law, Monique Fontana

Cath Turnbull with her family from (Left To Right):Brad Cripps, Josh Cripps, Mon Turnbull, Patrick Cripps, Monique Fontana, Brit Turnbull and Daniel Cripps
Cath Turnbull with her family from (Left To Right):Brad Cripps, Josh Cripps, Mon Turnbull, Patrick Cripps, Monique Fontana, Brit Turnbull and Daniel Cripps ( Source : instagram )

The daughter-in-law of Cath, Monique Fontana, is a registered nurse who has been in a relationship with her son for the past five years. 

And earlier this year in March, the couple were engaged in a lowkey family event, and soon, Cath and her family might be seen rushing to prepare for their son's wedding. 

Cath has shared several pictures of Monique with her family at social events and looks comfortable with her. So, Monique has safely entered the good books of her mother-in-law.

6. Cath Studied At Edith Cowan University

Students seen in the premises of Edith Cowan University located in 270 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup WA 6027, Australia
Students seen in the premises of Edith Cowan University located in 270 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup WA 6027, Australia ( Source : studyabroad )

Cath completed her education at Edith Cowan University in 1985. Though it's not clear what major she took, it would've been certainly helpful if she had one in agriculture. 

Edith Cowan University is one of Western Australia's most renowned and popular schools of education. It was ranked 401 in the World University Rankings 2022 by Times higher education.



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