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.
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
£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 email@example.com to book your place(s)
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 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
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
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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 certainly 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.
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 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.
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