Old Shebbearians' Association

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

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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

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/

 

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.

Modest Old Shebbearian airline pilot hailed a hero

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

Clara Nielson: debut for England Women’s U20 Rugby

Clara Nielson

Clara Nielson, Head Girl at Shebbear College in 2010-11, has seen her rugby career flourish since taking up her place at Exeter University.

Having been involved with the England U18 and U20 squads for several years, she was finally given her first cap this year when she came on in the second half for England U20s against France at Esher.

Following this, she then helped Exeter University Women’s team to reach the final of the Universities’ cup, where they beat Cardiff Met. 17-15 in a thrilling encounter at Twickenham.