Old Shebbearians' Association

The organisation supporting, and connecting, the former students of Shebbear College, Shebbear, Beaworthy, Devon

Harry Aspey

It is with great sadness to report the passing of Harry Aspey, an OSA stalwart, ex President and for many years, editor of the OSA section of the Shebbearian magazine.
Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

Gap student vacancy

Shebbear College requires a Boarding Gap Student for the summer term (beginning 18th April and ending on 7th July).

The post is a residential one and would suit either a recent school leaver or a graduate looking for some experience in a school. Duties include helping with all aspects of the school from Pre-School to Year 13 and supporting the boarding staff.

Accommodation and all meals are provided with the post. If you are interested please send your CV with a covering letter asap to the HR Manager, Andrea Stairs at astairs@shebbearcollege.co.uk.

Success for Shebbearians at rugby trials

Shebbear College and the OSA are delighted to announce that three students – Charlie, Sione and Alessandro – have been selected to represent The Lambs U16 National Squad for 2017. This is a fantastic achievement and our congratulations go to them.

 

Shebbearians selected for England Independent Schools Rugby Trial

Having been selected to trial for the England Independent Schools Lambs U16 Rugby Team in Cambridge this Sunday the OSA would like to wish Shebbear students Charlie, Sione and Alessandro the best of luck. Will Cowan-Dickie was also selected but unfortunately he injured his knee playing for Cornwall at the weekend.

Charlie, Sione and Alessandro with Shebbear coach Jamie Sanders

2017 – 109th OSA Reunion Dinner Report

Eighty Old Shebbearians gathered at the RAF Club in London on Saturday 14th January for their annual Reunion Dinner and President Paul Lockyer said he was proud to have served the association, even though he had not attended as many events as he would have liked.

He went on to explain that the annual subscription paid by the members helped to support such diverse activities as Ten Tors, Engineering courses, overseas sports scholarships and the 5th and 6th Form Proms.

Headmaster, Simon Weale, then gave an extremely positive and typically humorous report on the past year, highlighting excellent results for both 1st XV rugby and 1st XI girls’ hockey over West Buckland and then head girl, Lucy Taylor and head boy, Harry Dymond spoke about their new 6th Form Centre and the Music Centre as well as thanking the OSA for the new first team netball kit.

Chris Hale responded on behalf of the OSA, reflecting on his time at the College, before most retired to the bar to share more of their memories of college life.

Finally, the association’s first female President, Kay Giddy, said she was very much looking forward to her year in office.

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Bideford RFC vs Okehampton RFC (sponsored by the OSA)

The Old Shebbearians’ Association are sponsoring the game between Bideford RFC and Okehampton RFC on November 26th.

It’s something of a grudge match for Okehampton as they head to North Devon for the first time since 2012/13. The Chiefs were promoted that year and ran out 34 – 13 victors.

They’ll fancy themselves to match that achievement against newly promoted visitors but, with the Oaks continuing the form that saw them lose just three times last season, the only guarantee is that this will be a cracking afternoon’s sport.

It would be great to have a sizeable Old Shebbearian turn out so put it in the diary and we’ll see you there as guests of the club for refreshments from 1230.

Full details of this and all future events can be found on the events calendar.

2016 OSA Golf day

OSA ANNUAL GOLF DAY

HOLSWORTHY GOLF CLUB

FRIDAY 26th AUGUST 2016

BACON BAPS & COFFEE @ 12.30pm

18-HOLE INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD from 1.15pm

2 COURSE MEAL @ 6.45pm

PRIZES

£35 per person (concessions for Holsworthy members)

£16 meal only

As it is the College’s 175th Anniversary we would like to make it a special occasion and welcome partners to the meal and prize giving afterwards.

Please contact Lester Bird on 07501224741 or lester.bird@tesco.net to book your place(s)

OSA v 1st XI

20160618_163746The OSA chose to bat when they won the toss but lost early wickets to an accurate school bowling attack. However, top scorer Chris Jenn (32) gave the OSA a chance as they posted a total of 149 all out.

The 1st XI made a good start in reply and at 40-1 gave themselves a real chance of victory. However, the introduction of Clara Nielson into the attack saw a flurry of wickets and her figures of 4-39 justifiably earned her the Player of the Match trophy as the OSA ran out of winners by 39 runs.

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Two Shebbear College boys selected for the U15 NatWest Schools Cup Academy Day Squad!

Two Shebbear College boys selected for the U15 NatWest Schools Cup Academy Day Squad!

Full story – http://www.englandrugby.com/news/natwest-schools-cup-academy-day-squads-announced/

 

Shebbear College Midsummer Ball: Celebrating 175 Years

Shebbear College invites you to the 25th Midsummer Ball

Celebrating 175 years of Shebbear College

Hosted by the Friends of Shebbear College and the Old Shebbearian Association.

 

A grand marquee in the grounds of Shebbear College

Welcome drinks at 6.30pm

Champagne bar

3 course gourmet meal from Dartmoor Kitchen

Prize draw & charity auction

Live music from ‘Joey the Lips’

Carriages 1.00am #Dress Code: Black Tie

Tickets: £75.00 per Head, Tables of 10 available

To book:

www.midsummerball.co.uk

or email info@midsummerball.co.uk

For sponsorship and advertising please email sponsor@midsummerball.co.uk

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