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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The 2015 OSA Golf Day will take place on Friday 4th September 2015 at Holsworthy Golf Club at 12:30pm with evening dinner at 7.00pm.
Please contact Lester Bird for more information.
The skill of an Old Shebbearian senior airline pilot whose actions saved the lives of his crew and 447 passengers has received high praise.
Captain David Williams, 47, was piloting a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 from Gatwick to Las Vegas on December 30 when a fault was detected in the landing gear soon after take-off. Continue reading
The 1st XI were put in to bat by the OSA skipper, Richard Tidball, in this 30-overs-a-side match and were given a flying start by Shian Braithwaite (30) before he was well caught at mid-off giving Harry Landymore, the youngest member of the OSA side, a well-deserved wicket. Things slowed down after Braithwaite’s dismissal and wickets fell regularly, but Maxwell Lewis batted sensibly to help take the score to a very respectable 177-6, thanks also to a whirlwind innings of 32 from Jack Warren, which included three huge sixes.