Old Shebbearians' Association

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

Bideford RFC vs Okehampton RFC (sponsored by the OSA)

The Old Shebbearians’ Association are sponsoring the game between Bideford RFC and Okehampton RFC.

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

 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 Playerof the Match trophy as the OSA ran out of winners by 39 runs.

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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2016 – 108th OSA Reunion Dinner Report

The 108th Reunion Dinner proved to be a great success as more than 100 Shebbearians attended and enjoyed an evening of good company and entertaining speeches.

Apart from the headmaster, Simon Weale and his wife, Rebecca, the guests included the recently retired Head of Boarding, Lin Quirk, Head of Music, Kevin Parker and a Shebbearian still very much involved in the life of the college, Ted Lott.

Numbers were cIMG_6493ertainly boosted this year by the attendance of a group of more than twenty Shebbearians who attended the college in the 1970s and, as the pictures show, they certainly seemed to enjoy their evening.

 

 

 

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President, Andrew Friend, said that he had very much enjoyed his year in office and felt that much stronger links had been forged between the OSA and school in recent times.

Simon Weale endorsed Andrew’s views and thanked him for his work during his year as President and then went on to give a most favourable report on the school in what had been, at times, a difficult year. He looked forward to developing even more the link between the OSA and college.

After the Head Boy, Ross Bennett and Head Girl, Abby Selwyn had given their speech, Paul Lockyer was given the President’s chain and KayGiddy accepted her nomination as Vice-President for 2016.

Old Shebbearian debuts for the England Women’s National Academy

Old Shebbearian Clara Nielson made her debut for the England Women’s National Academy rugby team in a 22-19 victory over Canada’s Maple Leafs at Esher Rugby Football Club.

She is now just one step away from a full England cap.

Congratulations Clara from the OSA.

108th OSA Reunion Dinner

The President Andrew Friend requests the pleasure of your company at the 108th Annual Reunion Dinner of the Old Shebbearians’ Association to be held on Saturday 16th January 2016 at the R.A.F Club, 6pm for 7pm.

Special guests this year will be Kevin Parker and Lin Quirk.

OSA XI v. 1st XI – Wednesday 1st July 2015

The OSA were put in to  bat and despite losing early wickets, scored freely, with man of the match Peter Bowes top scoring with 76 in a total of 199 all out in 30 overs. Chris Taitt took 6 for 36 for the college side. The 1st XI responded well to the challenge when they batted, Jared Lovell scoring 24 and Dan da Costa 31, but wickets fell regularly and the side were bowled out for 176, 24 runs short of their target.

OSA XI 2015

OSA XI 2015

OSA XI 2015
Back row: Peter Bowes, Charlie Nielson, Reece Stanbury, Olly Wickett,  Ed Passmore, Marten Stanbury.
Front row: Clara Nielson, James Corry (capt.), Jack Cherrington, Matt Davey, Bailey Miles, Jamie Sanders

2015 OSA rugby day

On Saturday 5th September an OSA rugby side will take on a team from Grenville Old Boys at Shebbear. Kick off is 11am.

This will be followed by the College 1st XV playing Bideford Colts at Bideford Rugby Club as part of the annual sponsored day.

Refreshments will be available at both the college and at the rugby club.

Full details of all Old Shebbearian events can be found in the events diary.

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