Old Shebbearians' Association

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

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2018 – 110th OSA Reunion Dinner Report

Once again this year there was an excellent attendance of more than ninety Old Shebbearians at the annual Reunion Dinner held at the RAF Club in London.

Guests Ian Burnett, recently retired history and English teacher, and Claire Cardoo, long serving maths teacher, were there to hear the words of the association’s first female President, Kay Giddy.

Kay thanked the committee for their support throughout her year in office and went on to say how much she had enjoyed attending a number of events back at College, not least Speech Day when she took to the stage with another Old Shebbearian, Paul Lockyer.

The main thrust of her speech however, was to promote and explain the importance of the OSA Scholarship Fund, which is in need of ongoing support and is, at the moment, helping four pupils through the 6 th Form at Shebbear.

Kay finished with a plea for more females to take an active role in the OSA reminding everyone that the College is fully co-ed and has been for a number of years.

Headmaster Simon Weale then responded on behalf of the school, giving an extremely positive report on the numerous successes, both on the sports field and in the classroom and thoroughly endorsing Kay’s comments when referring to the success of the girls’ hockey and netball teams and, of course, for the benefit of a certain OS, a reminder that the 1 st XV had beaten West Buckland for the second year running.

Head boy, Jabez Weale and head girl, Heather Mathews then gave their view of the last twelve months – Jabez wondering whether, given recent results, we might get to play the whole of Buckland this year, rather than just West!

Finally, Lydia Scambler, a relatively recent leaver, responded on behalf of the association, and commented on how lucky she had been to attend the College and the importance of the association in helping her to keep in touch with her contemporaries.

Andy Bryan

Bideford RFC vs Okehampton RFC (sponsored by the OSA)

The Old Shebbearians’ Association are sponsoring the game between Bideford RFC and Okehampton RFC on December 2nd.

In this fixture last year Bideford won 12 – 5 to extend their run of good home form over the Oaks. However, since that victory the Chiefs have won only 6 times and found themselves on the end of two heavy defeats in Okehampton.

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 drinks and buffet from 1230 with kick off at 1430.

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

OSA sponsors new 1st XV rugby kit

The Shebbear College 1st XV have a new rugby kit, sponsored by the OSA.

The 1st XV would like to thank the OSA for their continued support in providing their kit again this year.

OSA v 1st XI Cricket 2017

The OSA was unable to field as strong a side as in recent years and so the boys were optimistic when they won the toss and decided to bat first. However, a difficult drying wicket proved to be a real challenge for the batsmen and only a determined innings from Eddie Jones (36*) and an entertaining knock from Justin Gilliland (41) late on, saw the school reach a respectable 152-7 in their 30 overs. Then only Chris Jenn (51*) put up any real resistance as the OSA were dismissed for just 91 in reply. Once again it was leading wicket takers Jabez Weale (3-14) and Ethan Solomon (3-21) who did much of the early damage, before the fast improving Freddie Stevenson wrapped up the innings in an impressive spell, finishing with 4-19.

OSA Summer Festival

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.

Andy Bryan

   

   

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.

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.

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