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21st March, 2016 From Tony Palmer
 
Sinnott Society Meeting March 23rd
 
Just a reminder to you all about the March Sinnott Society event at the College on Wednesday March 23rd.
 
The guest speaker is Jonathan Taylor (OW 1981-86), who is one of the leading sports lawyers in the world. He studied at Oxford and qualified as a lawyer in both the UK and USA and has worked on some interesting cases for the RFU, FA, Chelsea FC and is currently working in London and Moscow on work relating to the current doping scandal.
 
More info here
 
21st March, 2016 From Tony Palmer
 
1959-66 Reunion News March 2016 Update
 
Again not much to report this month, though the highlight is we’ve found Bob Byrne and Peter Scoging since February. The updated list of those in our year we have found can be viewed on the Reunions Page: 42 email addresses, so again some progress, but again not enough. Keep looking.

Music
 
Time to start planning a few details. We’ll need some background music at OW’s. Sounds of the Sixties and so on. Does anyone have a compilation, audio or audio/visual?

Or do any of you have premium subscriptions to YouTube or Spotify which we could use to make our own ad-free compilation? Call me on 07711 454 117 or email.
 
Can't Do 22nd July?
 
We now have nearly 10 Names who for one reason or another can’t make our 22 July date. Bryan Tully has suggested we facilitate organising another date for those thus inconvenienced and for any others sufficiently masochistic to want to go through the “I-can-remember-your-face-but-not-your-name-thing” a second time.

If this applies to you tell me, and tell me where you live. Might make more sense to have this alternative event outside the London area. Or we could do as the Class of ‘65 do, and have an Annual session at a suitable hostelry. Comments welcome on all this.

But for the rest of us, check the date is in your diary. Spread the word if you can. Practise your alternative to the School Song. Watch out for the Formal Invites in mid-April, and when you get yours please respond as soon as you can to help us plan Your Day.
 
Old Photos or Movie film (no video back then)
 
Most of you must have old photos of the 59-66 vintage lying around somewhere. Please have a hunt around and email them to the News Editor (Henry Gordon Ruffell) so that we can add them to the Archive and perhaps create a collage (or is it montage) for display of the 22nd.
 

See you in July if not before.

Tony Palmer

 
21st March, 2016 From Brigitte Barnett
 
George McPartlin - Funeral Arrangements
 
The family have requested that instead of flowers, donations if desired/in lieu to Parkinsons UK or Alzheimers UK
 
A reminder of the date:
 
The Sacred Heart, Edge Hill
at 10:00am
on Wednesday, 6th April
 
15th March 2016 From The News Editor
 
National School Junior Sevens 2016 Champions
Wimbledon College
Congratulations to the whole squad.

Today’s winning team Captain Nathan Jibulu, Archie Brosch, John Currie, Cassius Cleaves, Lucca Buttacci, Jaden Equaibur and Sonny Nicoll

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL
Picture courtesy of Gina Kane
If anyone has a video of the final we would love to post a copy.
Send to the News Editor here
 
15th March 2016 From The News Editor
 
George McPartlin RIP - Funeral Arrangements - 6th April, 2016
 

There will be a Requiem Mass for George at

The Sacred Heart, Edge Hill
at 10:00am
on Wednesday, 6th April

to be followed by cremation at the Putney Vale, Crematorium at 12 noon.

There will be a reception afterwards at the OW clubhouse to which all are warmly invited to join the family in celebrating George’s life.

We are expecting a large attendance (as of tonight the Facebook page entry has been viewed by nearly 800 people) so it would greatly aid the organization of the catering if you would let Liz Scott know if you if you will be attending the reception.

To Email Liz click here

OWRFC 1st XV 195? -See the full team photo in The OWA Archive here
 
15th March 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
NEXT FIXTURE

This Saturday

Vice-Presidents Lunch

Reception 12:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
15th March 2016 From The News Editor
 

RP Sevens - Wimbledon College 15-7 Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf

National Junior Champions
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Wimbledon College 7s in Rosslyn Park U13s final at 4pm.

Live streaming on rpns7.co.uk
10th March 2016 From The News Editor
 
George McPartlin RIP
 
We heard the sad news from Gerry McPartlin this morning that his brother George died on 7th March, in St George's Hospital, Tooting. He was 82 and had been ill for some time with pneumonia on top of Parkinson's disease.

George was the oldest of the 4 brothers who attended the College - the others being John, Joe (who died in October 2013) and Gerry.

George taught PE and Maths at the College for nearly 40 years. He was also a stalwart of the OWRFC and OWCC, captaining both.


Funeral details will follow when they are known.

We send Gerry and his family our condolences at this very sad time.
 
7th March 2016 From The News Editor
 
College U13s Sevens Success
 
 
The U13's have now come away with the spoils in both of the prestigious tournaments they have entered so far this season.  After winning the St. John's Beaumont Sevens before half term, they were also successful at the Warwick sevens on Saturday February 27th.
 
They next compete in the Surrey Sevens on Tuesday 8th March, before rounding off the season at the Rosslyn Park National Sevens on Monday 14th March.
 
Further details on the College Website.
 
4th March 2016 From The News Editor
 
Fergus McGovern RIP
 
Sad news has reached us that Fergus, an OW died last Friday. Our sympathies go out to his family.

This is a reprint of one of a number of obituaries/tributes to Fergus on various computer gaming industry websites.

"Fergus McGovern, the ‘80s whizzkid behind developers Probe and Hotgen, has passed away.

McGovern found success at an early age when he co-founded Probe Software (later Probe Entertainment) in 1984. The company quickly secured licences for arcade games and film spin-offs, counting Mortal Kombat, Alien, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, OutRun and FIFA Soccer among its strong catalogue, which scored seven Christmas top spots.

After selling Probe to Acclaim in 1995 – the same year he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Joysticks – McGovern went on to co-create toys and games firm Hotgen. He later re-launched Probe in 2010.

Outside the world of video games, McGovern was a member of toy firm Jakks Pacific’s board, associate director at Crystal Palace football club and an active fundraiser and charity worker, for which he was awarded the Freedom of the City of London.

He also executive-produced the video games documentary ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’. McGovern’s sudden death is believed to have been caused by a cerebral blood clot as the result of a transatlantic flight at the weekend. He was just 50.

He leaves behind his wife, Deanna, and their three children: Abby, Ryan and Ella.
"

Read another obituary here
 
 
The battle resumes Sat/Sun. 12th, 13th March

Saturday: Ireland v Italy 13.30 followed by England v Wales 16.00
 
Sunday: Scotlandv France 15.00
 
Why not watch them at the Clubhouse?
 
4th March 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
Results & Fixtures - No game last week
 
Latest League Table Next Fixtures
 
4th March 2016 From Peter Chamberlain
 
Lourdes Hospitalite Newsletter March 2016
 
 
This extract from the end of the newsletter particularly struck me - Ed

"From time to time the Hospitalité receives requests to accompany invalid pilgrims who are on their own in Lourdes around the Sanctuary. One such request was received while three of our party were loitering in the Bureau. The hotelier making the call said that the pilgrims concerned were English-speaking and so our three volunteered to accompany them. They met the pilgrims at the St. Joseph Gate: a family group, sitting in two taxis.

It became immediately apparent that one man in the group had considerable difficulty walking while another needed a stretcher; the group did not have their own wheelchairs. A quick trip was made to the Accueil Notre-Dame to requisition a voiture and a tranglot & brancard, and our group set off. It also became clear at a very early stage that the family group did not speak a word of English!

In fact it turned out that they were Kosovans living in Germany. With difficulty, they made their wishes known: first and foremost, they wanted to visit the Baths. They duly arrived at the Baths, where I happened to be on duty that afternoon. They were taken into the baths and re-emerged, satisfied and grateful for the experience.

It was only afterwards, speaking to some hospitaliers working inside the baths, that I discovered that the family of pilgrims was Muslim. Of course, Muslims also have a devotion to Our Lady as the mother of the prophet Jesus.

It can only be in Lourdes that it is possible for Muslims and Christians to share such an intimate act of devotion as bathing in the spring of Masabielle. Perhaps peace has a chance after all."

More - download the whole newsletter in pdf format here.
 
 
Posted 1st March, 2016 From Tony Kerrigan
 

The March 2016 draw prize took place at the clubhouse The first prizw winnner, Emma Brosch plucking John Dowds' inning ticket from the hat.

The winners were:-

March 2016
£1000 John Dowds
£150 Johnnie Murtagh
£100 Tom Dattenburgh-Doyle
£50 Andy Salmon (again)

If you are interested in joining the BPC please email Tony Kerrigan
 
Posted 23rd February, 2016 FromTony Palmer
 
1959-66 Reunion - February update
 
Again not much to report this month, though the highlight is we’ve found Bryan Tully and John Sheaf since January. Once again, attached is the Latest List of those in our year we have found: 40 email addresses, so again some progress, but again not enough. Keep looking.
 
When this Odyssey started last July, I had kept in touch, on and off, with only Paddy Weston from our year. And I’d met up with Harry Groenen occasionally. But seeing what Gene Hartfield was doing in setting up a reunion for our older brethren made me think we should do the same. So Paddy, Harry and I talked through what we might do, and now we are in touch with around 40 from our year about doing it, with a bunch more from years above and below, and even a select few teachers from our era.
 
The point of all this is that along the journey I have swapped notes with a whole bunch of people I haven’t seen, heard of, or in many cases even thought about, for fifty years. I’ve talked to or met up with over 20 of you. And it has been an uplifting and gratifying experience, seeing how life has treated us all and how well we’ve SURVIVED those Fifty Years. It’s as if I’ve come full circle. Not Back to the Future exactly: more Forward to the Past.    
 
So if there are any of you who may be wondering whether it’s worth the effort to show up on 22 July, don’t even think. You have to do this. Not just because you will almost certainly never have another shot at a Fifty Year Reunion. But because as far as the kids from Wimbledon College in the ‘60s are concerned, as I have already realised, these are great guys. They were then. They are now. Enjoy their company, maybe for the last time. It will be a special day, and you will regret it only if you miss it.
 
Check the date is in your diary. Spread the word if you can. Watch out for the Formal Invites in mid-April, and when you get yours please respond as soon as you can to help us plan Your Day.

See you in July if not before.

Tony Palmer

PS    Henry Ruffell has brilliantly managed to get the whole of the 1960 School photo in one place on the OW’s website.  Here’s the link:
                                                                  http://www.oldwimbledonians.com/1966%20Reunion/1960%20full.html
 
Posted 27th February, 2016 FromThe News Editor
 
 
Last Week's 1st XV Result
A Unique Peal of Bells
   
Old Wimbledonians 16 - 3 Kingston

Joe Bell was the first product of the Warriors to make an appearance for the first XV.

Even more remarkable is the fact that he is the third generation of Bell to represent the OWRFC 1st XV.

Grandfather, Eddie made his first appearance 60 years ago in March 1956 against St. Georges Hospital whilst still at the College. He was at school on Saturday morning when the call came through from the OWs. We did that in those days. The OWs won 12-3 and Eddie, like Joe, scored a try, worth 3 points then.

Father Matt made his debut 30 years later in 1966 and so neatly a further 30 years have elapsed when finally a unique treble was achieved

 
Match Report and League Table click here
 
This Week's Warriors U13 Result
 
University Vandals 5 – 49 Warriors
 
Scorers Tries Luca Buttacci, Harry Humphries, Cameron Lewis, Riley McGuiness, Joe Scrivenor Cassius Cleaves (2), Khari Mendez (2)
Conversions Archie Brosch (2)

Well done everybody
   
 

Email Kelly Southern
or text her on 07583 251834

Contact by Email to Evan de Silva here
 
Posted 19th February, 2016 FromThe News Editor
 
The 1959-66 50th Anniversary Reunion
 
Biographies Auto or otherwise

If any attendees to this event would like to provide a potted biography of themselves (including pictures) please send to news@oldwimbledonians.com the News Editor (Henry Ruffell) or Tony Palmer (The Event Organiser)


Links to your Facebook or Linked in pages would also be helpful.

At least then there will be a basis on the day for a conversation with long lost classmates.

The Organiser

 
Posted 19th February, 2016 FromThe News Editor
 
The 1959-66 50th Anniversary Reunion
 

Lost Sheaf Returns to the Flock.

In the course of intensive research to track down members of the 1959-66 fold, Henry Ruffell found evidence of the whereabouts of John Sheaf. This article from the Hampton Hill website was invaluable and will also give you some idea of John's whereabouts, background and expertise.

Here you will find an example of John's scholarship, and here a list of some of his publications.

It took a while to make contact with John but now we look forward to renewing acquaintance with him on 22nd July this year.

You can see a list of those we have made contact with so far but we are still a long way short of a full house. If any of you are aware of the whereabouts of any of our missing bretheren the please provide us with any clues and we will do our best to track them down.
Find out more about the reunion here.

 
Posted 16th February, 2016 From Peter Chamberlain
 
 
Last Week's Result
This Week's Fixture
   
Old Cranleighans 35 - 0 OWs
 
No match Report available, presumably the venerable E G Bell took a break.
No Warriors matches
 

Email Kelly Southern
or text her on 07583 251834

Contact by Email to Evan de Silva here
 
Posted 16th February, 2016 From Peter Chamberlain
 
Wimbledon College Lourdes Hospitalité News
 

2016 Working Parties.

This year's working party dates are:
First party: Friday 19 August to Saturday 27 August
Second party: Saturday 27 August to Saturday 3 September

I'm delighted to say that Fr. Peter Griffiths will be joining us this year as our chaplain. Welcome back, Father! If you have not done so already, please let me know if you are intending to join one of the parties. In the case of the first party, could you also tell me if you are planning to travel independently, or would like to be included in the group travel arrangements (probably train).

Non-working party


As in previous years, there is also the opportunity to accompany the first party in a non-working capacity, with accommodation provided in a conveniently situated hotel. Please get in touch if you are interested in this option.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Wimbledon College Lourdes Hospitalité will take place on Friday 18 March 2016 at 7.15 p.m. In the Sacred Heart Parish Lounge.
There will be the opportunity for us to come together beforehand for the 6.30 Mass at the Sacred Heart. As usual, please bring some snack food to share and the bar will be open, thanks to the Sacred Heart Social Club.

Please let me know by email if you're attending by Monday 14 March.

Two posts are up for election this year: that of ordinary committee member, currently held by Maureen Gordon, and the post of Secretary, held by myself. Please could you let me know if you have any nominations for election, preferably before the meeting itself. I shall send out the agenda nearer the date.

Newsletter

This has been delayed, I'm afraid, as I've been gallivanting about on my travels! I will issue it soon.

Very best wishes - please keep in touch.
Peter

Get involved

If you are interested in getting involved with the Hospitalité or would just like to know more you can contact P:eter by clicking on his name here. Peter Chamberlain

You can find more information, including the minutes of the 2015 AGM on the Hospitalité page here.

More Information

I have contacted Peter to obtain some pictures of previous pilgrimages. If anyone else out there has pictures or stories of this noble activity please send them to me here so that I can publish them here.


Posted 16th February, 2016 FromJohn Simmonds
 

Next Sinnott Society meeting. 23rd March 2016

Venue: The Hall at Wimbledon College. SW19 4NS.

Jonathan Taylor, one of the world’s leading sports lawyers, has agreed to speak to us. A partner in a large law firm Jonathan was at Wimbledon College from 81-86 and subsequently qualified in both the UK and the USA. He works at the forefront of current commercial and regulatory issues, nationally and internationally.

More about Jonathan (pictured right) can be read here

John Simonds has sent me his latest letter to Sinnott Society Members which you can download here,

If you are interested in joining please contact John by clicking here.

 
Posted 12th February, 2016 From Mike Parsons
 
 
This Week's Fixture
1st XV Result
No Fixture last week
 
Warriors Results
 
Under 13s
Under 15s
   
Warriors 29- 0 Warlingham
Warriors 13 - 0 Wimbledon
   
The Warriors U13 XV finished their CBRE Surrey League 2 season with a convincing win.

Tries came from Leon Davies, Luke Curtis, Cassius Cleaves, Charlie Shinn and Nathan Jibulu with conversions from Archie Brosch and Chris Serra.

This was the fifth time in five league matches that the U13s had not conceded a point as against scoring an aggregate of 197 points. Their victims were Reigate Pilgrims, Dorking, Old Rutlishians, Sutton and Epsom and now Warlingham.

Many congratulations to all of them and their management team.
Try scorers Jacob Whelan and Mile deVito Austin. They are 3rd in the league.

Under 18s
 
Warriors 22 - 26 B'sea Ironsides
 
Coach Matt Bell was a little disappointed with this result having held an interval lead of 17pts to 5 pts. However, a strong second half wind enabled the opposition to claw back the deficit and go on to win.
 


Book your place by email to Kelly Southgate
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Saturday
France v Ireland KO 2:25pm
Wales v Scotland KO 4:50pm 


Hot'n' hearty food option being served 3pm-5pm @ £7.50 per head; bookings not required  but food offered on a first come/first served basis.
Sunday
Italy v England KO 2pm 

Sunday Breakfast menu available until 2:30pm; bookings not required. Food offered on a first come/first served basis. 
 
 
Posted 11th February, 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
 
Fixtures 13th/14th February
 
1's vs Kew Tudor HOME

2's vs Jolly Gardeners AWAY

3's vs Leatherhead AWAY

Strollers Sandrock Vets CUP HOME

Sat vs Kew Park Rangers HOME


Results 6th/7th February
 
1Strollers vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

3's vs GAME POSTPONED

Sat vs Darkside CUP WON

1's vs Old Kingstunians WON

2's vs Jolly Gardeners LOST


OWFC News & Gossip
 
Feb 10th Manager of the Strollers, Allan Gould, was so concerned with the number of headers missed by Andrew Newell last week that he sent him for an urgent X-ray and CT scan of his head. Sadly the results confirmed that Andrew's head is the shape of a 50 pence piece, There's no hope!!!
Feb 7th 1's drop leading scorer Alan Gardner and promptly go and dominate the oppo and win by the odd 3 goal margin. Manager Dan Norman says "With Mavin in the side do we really need Alan? He's got a fight to get back in!"
Feb 6th Mavin announces that he will be striving for the Golden Boot. "I believe that I should play up front for all the teams that I play for as I am the hottest striker in the club at present and I don't understand why the managers can't see this!" he announced to all who wanted to listen!
Were there any? - Ed
 
 
 
 
Posted 11th February, 2016 From The News Editor
 
1959-66 Reunion News Update
 
Apologies from your News Editor, Tony Palmer emailed me a progress update on 18th December but due to technical issues I never received it.
 
However, I have it now you will find the complete update on the reunions page. You can find it in Reunions via the sub-menu of Membership. or just click here. You will find it in chronological order between November and January.
 
Attached to the update was a copy of the proposed Agenda for the Day. Download it here.
 

Also attached to the update was a copy of The School Song download a PDF version here

 
Finally there were a series of images of the 1960 Panorama picture of the whole school (which with acknowlegement to Tony Hughes' magnificent efforts) your Editor has stitched back together again. You can view the full sized image here. It's a big file (4MB) and you will need to scroll a lot.

 
The BIG Challenge
 

Hopefully you can identify yourself, but, what are the chances of being able to identify the whole school, pupils and staff? I am currently constructing a spread sheet which will help you to fill in the names. I have pencilled in about 40 so far.

You can download two versions of the picture a 100% version and another 50% of the original.

You can also download a reasonably current version (updated weekly) of of the project spreadsheet.

Please add names of those you can identify and email it to the News Editor.

 
Posted 30th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors
 

Result - 30th January, 2016
Old Wimbledonians 29 - 22 Old Emanuel

OWs Halt OEs Charge
(Match Report & League Table )

Does anyone take pics of the 1st XV? Please send them to me please - Ed (here)
.
Warriors
Farnham u18 15 - 7 OW Warriors u18

U13 Warriors v Sutton and Epsom

Luca Buttaci's first try

The U13 squad vs Sutton and Epsom





Stiill wanted
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Book your place with

Kelly Southgate click to email
or
Text 07583 251834


 
Posted 3rd, February, 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
Fixtures 6th/7th February, 2016
 
3's vs Dundonald 'A' AWAY CUP

Sat vs Darkside AWAY CUP

1's vs Old Kingstunians HOME

2's vs Jolly Gardeners HOME

Strollers vs tbc

Results 31st. January,2016
 
Strollers vs Sandrock Vets FC CUP WON

3's vs Leatherhead Ath WON

Sat vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

1's vs Tolworth Ath WON

2's vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

 
News Report - 31st. January
 
Jan 31st The Strollers welcomed back Captain Joe Fowler from his pilgrimage to the Caribbean but were dissapointed by the no show of Woody for this vital cup match. Joe explained that Woody was off to support the MK Dons against Chelsea in the FA Cup!!!!! Shame on you Woody!!!!
Jan 31st Canny operator the 3's manager, Zeki borrowed the best 2's centre back and than called on the Strollers saying he needed a centre back. Result the 3's had a backline to rival the 1's!
Jan 31st Something to make you feel your age. An oppo player asked Paul Mac in the Strollers whether he played walking football! I think the reply should have been yes for the last 90 mins!
Jan 31st Great Day, All OW teams playing won! Hat tricks from the 3's Ola Copafeelee and the Strollers Prowling Pole and a double in the 1's, although manager Dan Norman maintains that Mavin's "goals" should be put down as own goals. Something for the dubious goals panel! It should also be noted that Ola owes the 3's a jug!
Jan 24th 3's brilliant run in the Surrey Cup comes to an end, perhaps on another day!
Jan 10th Ground waterlogged, all home games lost. Away games only cancelled Sunday morning. Why is it that some oppo won't take the trouble of checking the pitch on Saturday? It wasn't as if we were going to have a sudden heat wave to dry the puddles up?
Jan 6th Good news as the Millennium Cup team reach the quarter finals after 3 straight wins.
 
Posted 1st February, 2016 From The News Editor
 
An Apology
 

Sorry for the absense of news, reports etc. over the last several days. No valid excuse except pressure of work. Below are a number of pieces to help you catch up. HGR

 
Posted 1st February, 2016 From The News Editor
 
Get ready for 5 weekends of fantastic International Rugby showing on the multiple big screens at the OWA clubhouse from Saturday 6th Feb. until Saturday 19th March, which just happens to coincide with the OWRFC Vice President's Lunch.

Bob and his team of bar staff will be on hand to ensure that you are served quickly and professionally during the games to make sure you witness every exciting moment, with no doubt a little wit and teasing thrown in for good measure, and we will of course be offering food throughout, menu dependent on game kick-off times and general club sports activities:
 
Saturday 6th Feb
France v Italy KO 2:25pm
Scotland v England KO 4:50pm


Hot'n' hearty food option being served between 3pm-5pm @ £7.50 per head; bookings not required but food offered on a first come/first served basis.

Sunday 7th Feb
Ireland v Wales KO 3pm


Sit down @ 2pm for a truly scrumptious 2-course Sunday roast @ £12 per adult and £6 per child (under 12); bookings required and must be confirmed by Thursday 4th Feb by email to Liz Scott.

Saturday 13th Feb
France v Ireland KO 2:25pm
Wales v Scotland KO 4:50pm


Hot'n' hearty food option being served between 3pm-5pm @ £7.50 per head; bookings not required  but food offered on a first come/first served basis.

Sunday 14th Feb
Italy v England KO 2pm


Sunday Breakfast menu available until 2:30pm; bookings not required but food offered on a first come/first served basis.

Err, okay it is actually St Valentines Day but please don't let that stop you enjoying the game at the clubhouse Why not treat the love of your life to a slap up evening meal somewhere really posh to make up for it.

Friday 26th Feb
Wales v France KO 8:05pm


Sorry folks, late kick-off, no clubhouse food available prior to this game.

Saturday 27th Feb
Italy v Scotland KO 2:25pm
England v Ireland KO 4:50pm


Sit down @ 3pm for another truly scrum-ptious (here it is again….) 2-course Sunday roast @ £12 per adult and £6 per child (under 12); bookings required and must be confirmed by Thursday 25th Feb by email to Liz Scott

Saturday 12th Mar
Ireland v Italy KO 1:30pm
England v Wales KO 4:00pm


Hot'n' hearty food option being served between 1pm-3pm @ £7.50 per head; booking not required  but food offered on a first come/first served basis

Sunday 13th Mar
Scotland v France KO 3pm

Sunday Breakfast menu available until 2:30pm with hot food option served between 3pm-5pm @ £4 per head; bookings not required but food offered on a first come/first served basis.

Saturday 19th Mar
Wales v Ireland KO 2:30pm
Ireland v Scotland KO 5pm
France v England KO 8pm


WOW, this is going to be a very long and successful day for some people…it is also the end-of-season OW Rugby Club Vice Presidents Lunch so there will be no additional catering available on this day.

Remember, food is optional only and the clubhouse is open to all members who simply want to pop down and watch the games with family and/or friends and enjoy a few beers along the way.
 
Posted 1st February, 2016 From The News Editor
 
OWCC 2016 Golf Day
 
The Old Wimbledonians Cricket Club is holding its 3rd Golf Tournament on Sunday 20th March 2016 at Horton Park Golf Club, Epsom.

Entry is open to any member of the OWCC/OWFC/ OWRFC/OWA and will cost £35 for the day inclusive of a full English Breakfast (vegetarian option available) from 10am onwards with the first tee off time at 11am.…
 
Posted 1st February, 2016 From The News Editor
 
Chessington Old Boys in Town
 
We had a couple of College boys from 1965-71 who joined us for lunch at the clubhouse prior to the home game last Saturday. Jim Crowley and John Latter, who played at Chessington between 1970-73, would be delighted to contact any of their old team mates from that era, or anyone who remembers them from their days at the College
Jim can be contacted on LinkedIn and Connect6
John can be contacted via Jim
 
Posted 20th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors
 

Update from 30th January, 2016 - 16th January,, 2016
Old Whitgiftian 41 - 25 Old Wimbledonians

OWs Throw Away Half Time Lead
(Match Report & League Table )

Forthcoming Events




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Events You might have missed





 
Overzealousness* and Penalties Cost U18s at Dorking
*not a word you see often in headlines. Thanks Eddie G B
 
Saturday, 24th January, 2016
Dorking u-18s 10 - 8 Old Wimbledonian Warriors u-18s
Match Report Here
 
U13 Warriors First Loss
 
17th January, 2016
OW Warriors 17 -23 Effingham & Leatherhead Eagles

Points Scorers
Khari Mendez 10,  Leon Davies 5,  Harry Byrne/Gibbons? 2
 
U13s Back on Track with a Vengence
 
24th January, 2016
 
OW Warriors  45  v  0 Sutton & Epsom
 
Scorers: Tries: Hicks-Flynn, Cleaves, Buttaci (2), Lipke, Rebolledo Callot, Humphries. (NB: Mendez Stephenson & Eguaibor also scored tries in friendly phase after competitive match halted early).
 
Match report and pics
 
Posted 20th January, 2016 From Tony Palmer
 
1959-66 Reunion News Update
 

Tony Palmer 1962Here’s the update on progress in the last month with arrangements for our Reunion next July. Not that much to report through the haze of seasonal celebration:

NAMES
The Latest List of those in our year we have found can be viewed here: 38 email addresses, so again some progress, but again not enough. We’re not half way yet, so do please search those memory banks and electronic little black books for email addresses. Or even postal addresses. Even better, convert addresses to phone numbers and we will follow up. Is this something you could help us with?

We are finding quiet a few in foreign parts, especially North America: Michael Marshall in Washington DC, Robin Kuhl in New York State, Lawrence Trickey in Ontario Canada, and Les Fortuna in Florida. I’ve suggested a charter flight.

BROTHERS
More seriously, if you want to invite a brother who attended the College, please just do so but tell me his address so we can inform and cater accordingly. On that note I’m sure you will be pleased to know we will be joined on the day by Nick O’Connor, Charlie’s brother, coming from Australia and incidentally eclipsing Peter Mildner’s long-distance travel plans.

FORMAL INVITES
We’ll send out the formal invites in April, (so we have as much time as possible to find our classmates), enclosing a form on which you can indicate which of our spectacular Agenda Items you wish to opt out of – if any.

We are now in 2016. The 50th anniversary of England’s World Cup triumph, Hovercraft, Centre Point, the height of Beatles and Swinging Sixties. And it’s also our anniversary. See you in July if not before.

All the best for now
Tony Palmer

PS. Stop Press: Friends Reunited announced yesterday that they’re closing down their website. I doubt this will take long. Maybe time for one last sweep for friends you’d like to see in July


Posted 20th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
A Nice Picture of the College Assembled at The Sacred Heart
(from the College Website Home Page) wait for the third image
- for a larger version go to the archive.
 
 
Posted 20th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors
 

Last Fixture- 16th January,, 2016
Old Wimbledonians 36 - 5 Old Freemans

OWs Demolish League Leaders
(Match Report & League Table )

Next Fixture




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U13 Warriors Unbeaten Run Continues
 
10th January, 2016

OW Warriors 43 -0 Effingham & Leatherhead Eagles

Points Scorers
Nat Jibulu 15, Chas Shinn 5, Cass Cleaves 5, Jaden 5, Lucca Buttaci 5, Tadg 4, Jack 2 Archie B 2
 
Posted 18th January, 2016 From Johnno Gordon
 
Professional Cricketers Association Masters Event
 

On behalf of the PCA Masters Day Committee, Johnno Gordon and the OWA Senior Cricket Section would like to invite members along to the PCA Masters presentation on Jan 28th at the OWA clubhouse.

The aim of the evening is to sell sponsorship packages and tables for the Event Lunch.

To this end they have put in place an incentive for any members who bring along someone who either buys a table for the day or who sponsors the event. The incentive is £50 loaded onto your OWA Membership Loyalty Card free of charge.

The event will start at 8pm on Thursday Jan 28th with wine and nibbles available, alongside our normal bar service.

A presentation from both the PCA and Johnno himself will outline what the PCA Masters are all about, sponsorship opportunities and how the day will run.

The OWA would very much welcome business owners from inside the club to get involved and sponsor the day.

For more information click here, or email Johnno Gordon direct.

This is an excellent opportunity for everyone to hear first hand what the PCA Masters Day is all about, and the impact it could have on the OWA Development Fund.  Your questions and feedback during the evening will be very much appreciated.

 
Posted 15th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
Picture Archive Additions
 
OWRFC Warriors U13 2015 Pics added and 1st XV vs Old Midwhitgift 2009-10 added. View them here
 
Posted 15th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
OWA Going Global
 
Our latest visitor stats show that this site now had more than 1500 unique vistors from 49 countries.
Whilst the bulk of visitors are from the UK we have been viewed in all 5 continents from Turkey, Taiwan and Tajikisan to Serbia, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.
 
In addition our Facebook page is proving increasingly popular as it now reflects the contents of this site.
 
This map shows our global spread. So if you are trying to track down old friends/classmates this site and Facebook offer a possible avenue to find them.
 
 
To see a more detailed analysis go here
 
Posted 13th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors & College
 

Last Fixture- 26th. December
Old Rutlishians 17 – 38 Old Wimbledonians

Awaiting Match Report
(Match Report)




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Posted 11th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
John Earl RIP - John's funeral


St Michael's Catholic Church, The Marld, Ashtead KT21 1RS, on Friday 22nd January at 10.00am.

 
Posted 11th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 

The December 2015 draw prize took place at the clubhouse The first prizw winnner, Mick Getgood would like to thank Sally Osling for plucking his ticket from the hat.

The winners were:-

December 2015
£1000 Mick Getgood
£170 Ian Haynes
£100 Des Nangle
£50 Evan de Silva

If you are interested in joining the BPC please email Tony Kerrigan
 
Posted 8th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
 
An Outstanding Achievement by the Under 13s
 
In their first 4 games of 2015, during November and December, the Under 13 Warriors have achieved some remarkable results, winning all 4. In so doing they have scored 194 points and conceded only 7.
 
The Results
Warriors
41-
0 Reigate
Dorking
0-
59 Warriors
Warriors
37-
0 Old Ruts
Old Ruts
7-
57 Warriors
 
They scored 33 tries of which 15 were converted and conceded only one. It has be a total team/squad effort and they owe a lot to coach Roger Brosch. Unsurprisingly they are top of Surrey Rugby CBRE League 2.
 
Try Scorers Conversions
Cassius Cleaves 10
Nathan Jibulu 8
Charlie Shinn 5
Khari Mendez Stephenson 3
Lucca Buttaci 2
Archie Brosch 2
Cameron Lewis 1
Joe Scrivener 1
Harry Humphries 1
Chris Serra 9
Sonny Nichol 6
 
 
For more pictures and and match reports and details of all the other Warriors teams visit the Warriors web site
 
 
 
 
Posted 6th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
A Happy New Year to all of our visitors from yor News Editor. Please forward all your news in the coming year to me. See the link to my email in the right hand column.
 
If anyone has any pictures of social events over the Christmas period, e.g. The Christmas Karaoki, we would love to publish them.
 
Some Recent Sad Departures.
 
Over the Christmas/New Year period we have lost a number of OWs
 
Paul Randall RIP
 
We are sad to recount that Paul died on the 17th December.

Paul had been a member of the OW Association for many years and was very active in days of yore playing rugger and cricket for the Old Boys. He was also a regular attender at Sinnott events until quite recently.

The funeral is to be at 1.30pm on Monday 18 January at Our Lady Immaculate Church, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0AR. ( check their web site for parking). The Mass will be followed by a committal at the crematorium at 2.30pm. The family are arranging for a reception afterwards.
 
Phillip Marcell RIP
 
Philip, who died recently, reached the rank of Commander RN and in a second career a high international level in the insurance market.

He was an active Old Wimbledonian and a regular at Sinnott Meetings until he got ill.

The Requiem Mass is to be 11.30 on the 11th January at: Our Lady of Lourdes, 21 Derby Road Haslemere
 
John Earl RIP
 
John (46-53) died early in the morning of 1st January, at his home in Ashtead. He was 80 in August and had been ill for only a short time.

John was a wing forward of some note in the school team and also one of the pioneers of the athletics team which Father Wetz started around 1950.
 
Posted 6th January, 2016 From The News Editor
 
 
Fixtures 9th/10th January
 
1's vs Kew Tudor HOME

2's vs Jolly Gardeners AWAY

3's vs Leatherhead AWAY

Strollers Sandrock Vets CUP HOME

Sat vs Kew Park Rangers HOME


Results 3rd January
 
1's vs Kingston Road AWAY POSTPONED

2's vs Dynamo Molesey LOST

3's vs Walton Wanderers WON

Strollers Holybourne WON

Sat vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

 
News Report - 4th January
 
Jan 4th Unfortunately the OWA New Year's Eve party was cancelled due to lack of interest, allegedly loosing £1000. Surely not true?
 
Posted 22nd December, 2015 From The News Editor
 
OW Seeks Former Classmates
 
Brian Hickey published a post on Old Wimbledonians Association Facebook page

"Greetings. Anyone here from 1965-1971?"


Who out there knows Brian? If you send your email address to the News Editor we will pass it to Brian


Have you visited our Facebook site? Go here now and "Like" it. And make contact with Brian,
 
Posted 21st December, 2015 From The News Editor
 
Clubhouse Opening Times Over the Festive Period
 
Mon 21st - Wed 23rd Open as usual  
Thurs 24 - Fri 25th CLOSED  
Sat 26th Open 1-4pm
Sun 27th - Wed 30th CLOSED  
Thurs 31st Open 8pm - 1.30am Party Goers Only
Fri 1st - Sat 2nd CLOSED  
Sun 3rd Open 8am - 6pm

Posted 19th December, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Brosch
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors & College
 

Last Fixture- 12th December
Chipstead 15 - 0 Old Wimbledonians

OW's scoreless for the first time this season.
(Match Report)

Next Fixture
Warriors
20th Dec.
Home training from 9.15am


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College Rugby
 
Christmas Holidays
 
Applications for international Tickets
 
Please remember that ALL applications, with the appropriate payment, for tickets for the England v Wales game in May must be with Margaret Parsons no later than Monday, 8th January

 
Fixtures 2nd/3rd January 2016 (not 2017 - see OWFC Website)
 
1's vs Kingston Road AWAY

2's vs Dynamo Molesey AWAY

3's vs Walton Wanderers AWAY

Strollers Holybourne VETS AWAY

Sat vs NO GAME SCHEDULED
Results 19th/20th December
 
Sat vs Teddington AWAY

Millennium Team vs St Helens Cup WON

1's vs NO GAME Scheduled

2's vs NO GAME Scheduled

3's vs NO GAME Scheduled

Strollers NO GAME Scheduled
 
News Report - 20th December
 
Dec 20th We thank Mark Michelmore, OWA committee member in charge of the clubhouse, who has agreed to reinsate the football club Honours boards. They didnt quite fit on the overhang in the Legends Bar, so they are on the wall on the way to the toilets to the right of the bar. Apparently we have to get a new one made so that Alan Gardner's name can finally go up in lights (so to speak)!
Dec 20th The football club had the best representation out of the 3 main clubs on Saturday's OWA Karaoke Party, the rugby and cricket clubs decided that singing wasn't their thing.
 
Posted 12th December, 2015 From The News Editor
 
Sad News of Three Recently Deceased OWs
 

Peter Vincent Ciano on the 3rd November 2015 aged 72.

 
Peter was at Wimbledon College from 1954 until 1959.  He was a widower and leaves three children and seven grandchildren.
 
Nicholas Gurney on the 17th October 2015 aged 70.
 
He was at the College from 1955-1962. A tenacious scrum half and cricketer he became a Bridge Union Area Master in later life.
Nick’s career after Cambridge University was in public service.  (The Cabinet office, a Civil Service Commissioner, CEO of Portsmouth and then Bristol Councils and Chair of an NHS Trust).
He leaves a wife, children and grandchildren.
 
Christopher Bull aged 37 of a heart attack last week?
 
Christopher was an OW from 1991-94
 
 
Posted 12th December, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Brosch
 
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors & College
 
A tweet from Chipstead RFC click here
 

Last Fixture- 5th December
Old Paulines 3 - 18 Old Wimbledonians

A curate's egg of a performance, but a winning one.
(Match Report)

Next Fixture
Warriors
13th Dec. Battersea Ironsides for u7-u12 u7-u9 at home, u10-u12 away Burntwood Lane, Wandsworth, SW17 0AW


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College Rugby
 
 Saturday, 12th December
All sides V Wallington County Grammar Sch.
 

Full College Events Calendar click here

inc. Soccer, Basketball ans Swimming
 
 
Fixtures 12/13th December
 
1's vs Royal Admiral League Cup HOME

2's vs Wandgas Sunday FC AWAY

3's vs Old Kingstunions Res HOME

Strollers vs Prince of Wales HOME

Sat vs Oxshott Royals AWAY
Results 5th/6th December
 
1's vs Thameswood Palace WON

2's vs AFC Ewell AWAY POSTPONED

3's vs Old Kingstunions Res AWAY Surrey Cup WON

Strollers vs Alton LOST Sat vs Lennox LOST
 
News Report - 7th December
 
Dec 7th Superhero of yesteryear, Paul Kenny, returns to OW's first team after a 7 year absence. PK has spent the time in deep meditation training with the monks in Bhutan under the tutelage of Henri Ducard. After contemplating joining the league of shadows, PK has instead opted to come home to put on the legendary yellow, green and maroon!
Dec 7th 3's go through in a remarkable Surrey Cup game on penalties after having to play with 10 men after Jack's misunderstanding with the referee! Brilliant performance especially from Wesley Bishop!
Dec 6th Saturday team manager Julian Agostini upset with the referee's decision making, accused said referee of not liking him....or his woman??? These pre-match parties with the referees just have to stop!
 
 
Posted 7th December, 2015 From Liz Scott
 
OWA Xmas and New Year's Eve
 

Seasons greetings to you all from the OWA Chairman and Committee. We hope you are enjoying this somewhat mild-weather run-up to the festive events!

With our freshly painted clubhouse (some of you would not have seen it yet, so it will be fresh to you…) and new patio doors leading onto a heated, carpeted covered terrace, we are ready to welcome all our members and their friends to our very first Christmas Karaoke Party to be held on Saturday 19th December.

The party kicks off at 7pm with a glass of bubbly on arrival to help warm up those tonsils for a little bit of singing later on!

This is a ticket-only event with tickets priced at £10 per adult if booked and paid for in advance, or £20 per adult if purchased on the night. Ticket price also includes a hot meal and a chance to impress everyone with your rockin'out loud tunes, although that is not mandatory if you are bit shy!

Tickets for the Xmas Party are available now at the Clubhouse and via your Sports Club Social secretaries.

And there's more…if that wasn't enough, we would like to invite our Members to join us on New Year's Eve and bid farewell to 2015 with some bubbles and a hot roast meat fork buffet. Our doors open at 8pm and we have an extended licence until 1:30am on New Years Day, so you can drink and boogie to music from the DJ all night long!! This is a real family affair so forgot the babysitter and bring the kids along to enjoy the party too!

Tickets for New Year's Eve will be available at the Clubhouse by the end of this week, £40 per adult, £10 per child.

This is also a ticket-only event, and places are limited so please book your ticket(s) as soon as you can to secure your place. Print off the attached flyers and stick them on your fridge door to remind you to book your place!!

Best wishes to everyone!

Liz
OWA Membership

 
Click the images to download pdfs
 
Posted 3rd December, 2015 From The News Editor
 
The Festive Season
o..
Saturday, 19th Dec.
OWA Christmas Karaoke Party


Tickets £10pp (includes a hot meal) if paid on or
before 12thDecember after which £20pp.

Wear
your Christmas jumper.

Thurs, 31st Dec– 8pm till 2am OWA New Year Party

Tickets £40pp - Marquee will be covering the whole
patio kitted out with carpet and decorated to ring in the New Year.

Hog roast and BBQ for dinner. There is a limit of 120 tickets available.

Please register your interest now with
Kelly Neethling who will contact you as soon as the tickets are available.
or text 07583 251834

 

Your News Editor has only become aware of these events indirectly via the Rugby Club circular. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to inform me, so that I can advertise them properly. You can contact me at News
 
Posted 3rd December, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Brosch
 
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors.
 

Last Fixture
Old Georgians 26 - 19 Old Wimbledonians

Disappointing Cup loss
(Match Report)

Next Fixture


Warriors
6th Dec Home training
13th Dec. Battersea Ironsides for u7-u12 u7-u9 at home, u10-u12 at Ironsides Battersea: Burntwood Lane, Wandsworth, SW17 0AW

Warriors web site here

College

 Friday, 27th November,

RGS Guildford 20 pts Wimbledon College 6 pts
 
 
 
 
Fixtures 5th/6thth December
 

1's vs Thameswood Palace HOME

2's vs AFC Ewell AWAY

3's vs Old Kingstunions Res AWAY Surrey Cup

Strollers vs Alton HOME

Sat vs Lennox HOME


Results 28th/29th November
 

Millennium Cup vs Beaujolais WON

1's vs No Game

2's vs Surbiton Athletic LOST

3's vs Surbiton Dynamos LOST

Strollers vs YateleyLOST

Sat vs Lennox GAME POSTPONED

 
News Report - 29th November
 
Nov 29th
2015
Sam Shethran hints at opening a consulting service on how to lay bets and win. Sam, who has almost reached his first million from his winnings, stated that its time that he gave something back to his fellow players and for a small fee he would be happy to advise and guide them.
Nov 29th Strollers manager Allan Gould, starts a sweepstake on whether Damo West will make a 5 yd pass before the end of the season! Sadly there are no takers as yet!
Nov 29th Last years Millennium Cup winners open this year's campaign with a hard fought win. Captain Adam McCullagh promises to take his boys to the final.
 
Posted 26th November, 2015 From The News Editor
 
We "Keep Spreadin' the News"
 
We have broken through the 1000 visitor barrier. As of yesterday we have now been visited by 1068 unique visitors from 40 countries.

But if we use a conservative estimate of 100 leavers per annum since 1960, thats 5500 Old Boys of the College plus so many other valued members who didn't attend the College then we have hardly scratched the surface. But we're getting there.

The number of visitors to our Facebook page is also growing rapidly (More info here)
 
Posted 26th November, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Brosch
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors.
 

Last Fixture
Old Wimbledonians 17 - 31 Law Society.

Multiple changes cost against resurgent Law Society
(Match Report)

Next Fixture



Warriors
29th Nov. v Dorking - League

Warriors web site here

College

 Friday, 27th November,

The College play RGS Guildford
UJnder the lights at Rosslyn Park. Kick off 7:00pm
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1st Prize £10,000
35 other prizes to be won.

90% of the price of your ticket goes directly into club coffers. Tickets are available from Margaret Parsons who will be moving amongst you over the next few weeks.
Tickets £1 each - £5 a book.
 
Posted 20th November, 2015 From the News Editor
 
 
Fixtures 28th/29th November
 

Sat vs NPL AWAY

Millennium Cup vs Beaujolais HOME

1's vs No Game

2's vs Surbiton Athletic AWAY

3's vs Surbiton Dynamos HOME

Strollers vs Yateley AWAY


Results 22nd November
 

Sat vs NPL Won

1's vs Kew Tudor Won

2's vs AFC Chase Lost

3's vs Leatherhead All Stars League CUP Lost

Strollers vs Lingfield Surrey CUP Lost

 
News Report - 22nd November
 
Nov 22nd Ian Pearce who played with Alan Shearer in the Premiweship a few years ago, was playing for Lingfield against the Strollers on Sunday. Everyone will be pleased to note that we made him looked ordinary, Joe and Woody had him in their pockets! Trouble is we let the other 10 Lingfield players run riot! Doh!
Nov 16th Surrey FA had accidently entered the 2's into TWO different Surrey Cups. We thought that we might get away with an extra game. We even knew that the players wouldn't be cup tied as you can go up but not down in Surrey Cup. They spotted it today!!!! So back to the league instead!
Nov 15th After 6 losses, the 2nd team finally came through. Manager Stearsy exclaimed "Not only unbeaten this Sunday but a clean sheet! Wish that we could play Jolly Gardners more often!"....Er Stearsy you will when the called off game is rescheduled.
Nov 15th Alex Hampson on watching Mavin bravely defending against Sporting Croydon in the Cup, " Is Mavin running backwards?"
Nov 14th Strollers Surrey Cup oppo on cancelling the game on Saturday night. "Sorry pitch waterlogged, Oh you have a spare pitch, er hang on. Oh sorry all our players became suddenly unavailable!"....Players probably waterlogged like the pitch!
Nov 14th Gareth explains the Sat side loss to Rygas. "Well they confused us with their dirty tricks, I mean playing against 9 men, what do you expect, it seemed unfair to actually mark their players!"
 
Posted 23rd November, 2015 From The News Editor
 
The OWA Facebook page
 

Please pay it a visit and "Like" it. Not until we have 30 likes can we gain access to an analysis of visitor statistics.


Thanks for the response. More please.

Just 4 more likes needed. Please help

 
Posted 23rd November, 2015 From The News Editor
 
Names and Faces
 
Our thanks to Bob Hessey for filling in some blanks on the 1956 College U14 Cricket team pic which can be seen here. Can you help with any others. Send details to The News Editor
 
Posted 23rd November, 2015 From The News Editor
 
Class Reunioms
 

The 1959-66 Reunion

There is a major November update on progress, the details of which can be found on the reunions page . So far the team have managed to track down more than 30 people. The most notable possible attendee so far is Peter Mildner who is going to try to get here from Papua New Guinea.

If anyone can help with contact info for others we would be most grateful. If you would like to get in touch with any we have tracked down (see the list here) send us details and we will forward your email address to them. Contact Tony Palmer.

The 1958-65 Reunion

The Class of 65 will be holding a 50th anniversary reunion in the Hand in Hand on Wimbledon Common on 1st December, 2015. More detailshere. Here's a pic from a reunion from a couple of years ago.



Dickinson, Gomez, Burrows, Willson, Palmer, Hartfield, Groenen, Eddington, Clements, Michelmore
Tony Palmer and Harry Groenen were interlopers.
 
Posted 21st November, 2015 From David Doran
 
Bronze for Gold in Doha
 

OW, Toby Gold with his Bronze Medal form the Paralympics World Championships in Doha.

He is in the category T33 for wheelchair racers with Cerebral Palsy. He is ranked 2 in the World at the moment and the current European Record Holder in the category.

Our ongratulations to Toby. who is currently studying at St Mary's College Strawberry Hill.

 
Posted 21st November, 2015 From The News Editor - on your behalf
 
Vive La France et Mali - Nous sommes avec toi
 
 
Posted 20th November, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Brosch
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors.
 
A Disappointing Loss to an Average Side

Tom Curtis - OW's Penguin
vs Kingston

 
Kingston 17 - 8 Old Wimbledonians
(Match Report)
 
Saturday 21st Nov.
1st XV v Law Society Home 2.30pm
 
Warriors
 
Fixtures
 
23rd November Home Training
Warriors web site here
 
 
Posted 20th November, 2015 From the News Editor
 
 
Fixtures 22nd/23rd November
 

Sat vs NPL AWAY

1's vs Kew TudorAWAY

2's vs AFC Chase HOME

3's vs Leatherhead All Stars League CUP HOME

Strollers vs Lingfield Surrey CUP AWAY

Results 15th/16th November
 

Strollers vs Lingfield Surrey CUP GAME POSTPONED, Pitch Waterlogged

Sat vs Rygas LOST

1's vs Sporting Croydon Surrey CUP LOST

2's vs Jolly Gardeners GAME POSTPONED, Pitch Waterlogged

3's vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

 
News Report - 20th November
 
Nov 16th Surrey FA had accidently entered the 2's into TWO different Surrey Cups. We thought that we might get away with an extra game. We even knew that the players wouldn't be cup tied as you can go up but not down in Surrey Cup. They spotted it today!!!! So back to the league instead!
Nov 15th After 6 losses, the 2nd team finally came through. Manager Stearsy exclaimed "Not only unbeaten this Sunday but a clean sheet! Wish that we could play Jolly Gardners more often!"....Er Stearsy you will when the called off game is rescheduled.
Nov 15th Alex Hampson on watching Mavin bravely defending against Sporting Croydon in the Cup, " Is Mavin running backwards?"
Nov 14th Strollers Surrey Cup oppo on cancelling the game on Saturday night. "Sorry pitch waterlogged, Oh you have a spare pitch, er hang on. Oh sorry all our players became suddenly unavailable!"....Players probably waterlogged like the pitch!
Nov 14th Gareth explains the Sat side loss to Rygas. "Well they confused us with their dirty tricks, I mean playing against 9 men, what do you expect, it seemed unfair to actually mark their players!"
 
Posted 11th November, 2015 From The News Editor
 
A New Addition to the Crone Dynasty
 
Congratulations and best wishes to Sarah and Jamie Crone on the birth of their son Cillian Herbie Crone on Sunday, 8th November.
 
Posted 11th November, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Brosch
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors.
 
OW's Defeat Table Toppers Cranleighians
 
Old Wimbledonians 9 - 8 Old Cranleighans (Match Report)
 
Saturday 14th Nov. 1st XV v Kingston RFC Away 2.30pm
 
Warriors
 
Fixtures
 
15th November u9 - u11 C's at SWDS
Remaining teams @ Home
 
Warriors web site here
 
 
 
 
 
Posted 11th November, 2015 From the News Editor
 
 
Fixtures 14/15th November
 
Strollers vs Lingfield Surrey CUP AWAY

Sat vs Rygas HOME

1's vs Sporting Croydon Surrey CUP HOME

2's vs Jolly Gardeners AWAY

3's vs F**kers Utd HOME


Results 8th November
 
3's vs Gordons School Old Boys SURREY CUP WON

Strollers vs GAME POSTPONED, Pitch Waterlogged

Sat vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

1's vs Tolworth Athletic CUP WON

2's vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

 
News Report - 8th November
 
The 1's get a brilliant cup victory despite half the team missing.

Manager Dan Norman went for experience, fielding 5 players who have reached that magical age when they can join the elite and play for the vets!

You are never too old!
Posted 5th November, 2015 From John Ambler 1952-59
Posted 5th November, 2015 From John Ambler (1952-59)
 
Updated Picture info
 
Our grateful thanks to John Ambler; he sent this in response to our request for help identifying people in Archive pictures. This concerns the 1957 U14 Cricket Team.

"You ask for ID of the personnel in this photo.

The first, second and fourth in the back row are Gerald McPartlin, David "Spud" Murray and Ted Totman, who also turns up in one of the other team photos. You are right about Mike Milliffe (Cambridge rugby Blue).

G McP and DM, though in Syntax at the time, were in the 1st XI in 1959 as wicketkeeper and off-spinner respectively. I was the scorer that year, but according to Tony Poole, the scorebook has been lost.

Any help?  I'd be surprised if no-one else has beaten me to it.
"

Can anyone else help with filling in the blanks. Have a look through the Archive and see who you can remember. Send info to The News Editor Gordon Ruffell

 
 
Posted 5th November, 2015 From The News Editor
 
John Daly RIP
 
We have just heard from John Donovan that JOHN DALY died on 29th October 2015 in Chang-mai, Thailand, where he had retired some years ago, after working in Hong Kong.

John was Head Boy of the College in 1949-50 John did not marry.
 
Posted 4th November, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Brosch
 
 
Rugby Fixtures, Results and Reports, inc. Warriors.
 
No fixtures last weekend
 
Saturday 7th Nov. 1st XV v Old Cranleighians Home 2.30pm
 
Warriors
 
1st Nov. Old Reigatians 0 - 41 Warriors U13
 
1st Nov Wimbledon B 24 - 17 Warriors U14
 
Warriors web site here
 
Rugby World Cup Statistics
Ireland versus Romania set a new record for a Rugby World Cup crowd.
It also set a new world record for the largest gathering of caravans in a car park


What do you call an Englishman holding the Rugby World Cup? The engraver.
 
Posted 4th November, 2015 From the News Editor
 
 
Fixtures 8th November
 
Strollers vs Yately Old Boys HOME

Sat vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

1's vs Tolworth Athletic CUP HOME

2's vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

3's vs Gordons School Old Boys SURREY CUP AWAY

 
Results 1st November
 
3's vs Fetcham Utd WON

Strollers vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

Sat vs Sutton Celtic LEAGUE WON

1's vs Leatherhead LEAGUE LOST

2's vs Rose Hill Athletic SURREY CUP LOST

 
News Report - 1st November
 
Oppo coach exclaims in amazement "Is that Allan Gould, Bloody Hell, he's a bit past it for a OW res game!"
It was in fact Matt Gould his son. Apparently from the back they are identical!
 
Posted 30th October, 2015 From The News Editor
 
Chris Robshaw's Latest Advert


Watch it here.
Watch to the end

 
Posted 29th October, 2015 From The News Editor
 
An Updated History of the College?
 
We have heard a whisper that Tony Poole, Simon Potter and John Austin are combining their talents to re-write the history of the College, updating it for the 125th anniversary. It probably won't be around until next summer. Watch this space for further publicity.
 
Posted 28th October, 2015 From The News Editor
 
Watch the World Cup Final
at the Club
 
Sat 31st October
---------------------

New Zealand v Australia 4.00pm

The club also will be open on Friday evening with the possibility of watching the 3rd/4th place match between Argentina and S. Africa if the numbers justify it.
 
Posted 28th October, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Brosch
 
 
Rugby Results and Reports, inc. Warriors.
 
Old Emanuel 11 - 16 Old Wimbledonians (Match Report here)
 
1st XV - No fixture this wekend
 
Warriors
 
Old Reigations 0-41 U13 Warriors
 
 
 
Warriors web site here for reports
 
 
Posted 28th October, 2015 From News Editor
 
OWFC - Results 25th Oct
 
 
2's vs Tolworth Athletic Res CUP LOST

3's vs Willoughby CUP WON

Strollers vs Alton WON

Sat vs Kew Park Rangers LEAGUE LOST

1's vs NO GAME

More details here
 
OWFC - Fixtures 31st Oct/1st Nov
 

Sat vs Sutton Celtic LEAGUE HOME

1's vs Leatherhead LEAGUE HOME

2's vs Rose Hill Athletic SURREY CUP AWAY

3's vs Fetcham Utd HOME

Strollers vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

 
 
Posted 27th. October, 2015 From The News Editor
 
More pictures for the Archive from Des Hawken

We are indebted to Des.
Please hunt through those old albums. There must be lots more out there.
The 48/49 Boxing Club
U15 Cricket Team 1950
 
Posted 27th. October, 2015 From The News Editor
 
If you didn't make it to the OWA dinner, this is what you missed
 
 
Posted 26th. October, 2015 From The News Editor
 
More Precious Images for the Archive
 
John Austin has provided us with the following images which he received from Old Wimbledonian Alan Waters (aged 89) If an 89 year old can make the effort surely you younger chaps could find something to add to the archive..
 
OW Alan Waters (89) Memories of the Battle of Britain, 1940
& The Resultant Publicity
 
 
Alan Waters' Letter 21.10 2015
The Inianapolis News Report 1940
 
Our thanks to John Austin for sharing these remarkable documents with us, which now form part of the College Archive. It is your editor's aim to create a similar archive of a significant collection of old pictures, documents and even videos, with which we can create a comprehensive history of the Old Wimbledonians Association. All contributions will be gratefully received and acknowled.
 
Posted 25th. October, 2015 From The News Editor
 
The 89th OWA Dinner - 23rd October, 2015
 

Many thanks to our host, College Headmaster, Adrian Laing for hosting the evening.

A delightful 89th reunion was had by all, from the reception in the now almost unrecognisable Old Locker Room, to the excellent meal of Roast Lamb (or Butternut squash?) and the speeches from our Chairman, Graham Turner, whose organisiation of the evening was impeccable, and the aforementioned Headmaster, who painted an excellent and encouraging portrait of the recent achevements of the College which was enthusiastically received. We also much appreciate his support for the Association and the strengthening of links with the college.

They were followed by the Head Boy, Linus Kurz, who demonstrated an impressive show of confident oratory when faced with the apparently daunting, but in reality supportive audience of old boys.

The finale was provide by Sam Moss, who has turned College boys historically outstanding alcoholic interest into a highly successful business in the form of Leeds Brewery. Sam's memoire of his college days was highly entertaining.

And his kind donation of the evening's sales proceeds of his oustanding product is greatly appreciated. His bitter was consumed enthusiastically before, during and after the the meal with great gusto Your well fed corresponent left around 11.30pm and so is unable to report the further cosumption but has no doubt that it contined enthusiastically.

The collection in support of HCPT taken during the evening raised £351.

Many photographs were taken of the occupants of all tables some of which can be found here.There are more to come when time permits, Also the editor did manage to do a somewhat Sam Mendez like panoramic action shot of the evening which you can view here. It is probably appropriate to end this report with a plug for Sam's Leeds Brewery.

Contact me Sam for further sponsorship opportunities.

 
To discover more about what you just drank, or could have been click here
 
Pictures & Video can also be found on our Facebook site here
 
 
Posted 22nd October, 2015 From The News Editor
 
Picture Archive Update
 
More than 150 pictures have been added to the Social Event Archive page incuding:-
     
 
The Lourdes Hospitalité

Also added, several pictures of the Hospitalite,
including this rare image of Fr Manning and the first party in 1923.

View larger images here
Posted 22nd October, 2015 From The News Editor
 

Watch the World Cup at the Club

Multiple Screens - Food - Great Atmosphere



Note - Not my aberant apostrophe - Ed


Week 6 On the Big Screens at the club

Sat 24th October
---------------------

New Zealand v South Africa 4.00pm

Sun 25th October
---------------------

Australia v Argentina 1.00pm


Live Rugby at the Club Saturday, 24th October.

No Home Fixture
- 24th Oct 1st XV vs Old Emanual Away 1.00pm

 
Posted 22nd October, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Brosch
 
 
Rugby Results and Reports, inc. Warriors.
 
No fixtures Last Weekend

Recent College First XV Results

5th Sept.RGS Guildford 41 - 10 Wimbledon College
12th Sept.Kings College 29 - 3 Wimbledon College
19th Sept.Wimbledon College 27 - 22 Tiffin
26th Sept. Wimbledon College 6 - 13 London Oratory
3rd Oct. Wimbledon College 3 - 34 John Fisher
10th Oct. St George’s Coll. 12 - 5 Wimbledon College
14th Oct. London Oratory 16 - 8 Wimbledon College
17th Oct. St Olave’s GS 31 - 34 Wimbledon College

Fixtures this weekend

Saturday, 24th Oct, 2015
1st XV v Old Emanuel RFC, Away - 1:00pm
Blagdons, Beverley Way, New Malden, KT3 4PU

Warriors

Recent Under 12s Match Reports Here

Recent Under 11s Match Reports Here

Warriors Website
 
Posted 22nd October, 2015 From Tony Kerrigan
 
Big Prize Club, October 2015 Draw Winners
 
£1000 Peter Curtis
£170 Rick Westley
£100 OWCC
£50 Jackie Ventom
 
Are you a member of The Big Prize Club?
 
Posted 19th October, 2015 From News Editor
 
OWFC - Results 18th Oct
 
 
1's vs Tolworth Athletic LEAGUE LOST

2's vs AFC Ewell LEAGUE LOST

3's vs Molesey Strollers LEAGUE LOST

Strollers vs NO GAME

Sat(17th) vs Old Suttonians CUP LOST

More details here
 
OWFC - Fixtures 25th Oct
 
2's vs Tolworth Athletic Res CUP HOME

3's vs Willoughby CUP HOME

Strollers vs Alton AWAY

Sat vs Kew Park Rangers LEAGUE AWAY

1's vs NO GAME

 
Posted 18th October, 2015 From News Editor
 
Reunions
 
New Reunions page added under Membership. Details of 1959-66 and 1955-63

Details also appear on the OWA Facebook page.
 
 
Posted 16th October, 2015 From Jon Donovan
 
Donald Keith RIP
 
I only heard yesterday that Donald died recently, and was buried yesterday.  He was of my vintage (1942 – 1948) at The College, where he played in the second row of many a scrum with me.  I do not know what qualifications he achieved, but he worked for Shell, and later Burmah Oil. He was a life long member of the O W A, and I believe that he served on the Committee years ago – possibly when we used the Cottenham Park hospital ground.
 
He is survived by his wife Pat (nee Fallon) and 2 sons.
 
Posted 14th October, 2015 From The news Editor
 
The Membership Database
 

As someone who has recently been involved in trying to organise a reunion of those who left the college in 1966 I would like to make an appeal to members.

As you are almost certainly aware there is a password protected area of this website where you can complete a personal profile. The data requested includes the dates you joined and left the College.

As a member you can search the database for other members based on various criteria. When I searched for those who left in 1966 today, mine was the only record to show up. I can't believe, indeed, I know there are other members who are contemporaries. So I must assume they have not completed their profiles.

An Appeal

Can I ask all members to visit the Membership area and complete some if not all of the data requested. If there is information you feel uncomfortable with providing we understand, especially if you are a member of the security services. But the dates you went to the college hardly seem like a state secret.

Reunions.


One way to track down companions from your era is via this medium which is accessible to all members, but only if the data is there.

Accessing the Members Area

Your user name is the email address through which you get communications from the OWA. If you don't know your password please contact Liz Scott, the Association Membership Secretary.

If you are not a member and would like to join please go to the Membership page.

 
Posted 14th October, 2015 From Mike Parsons/ Roger Bosch
 
 
Rugby Results and Reports, inc. Warriors.
 
10th October , 2015 1st XV Old Wimbledonians 33 - 13 Old Whitgiftians
Full report here

League Table
 
Warriors

11th October - No fixture

Next Fixture - 18th October - Under 13s Away vs Rosslyn Park


Warriors Website


Rugby World Cup Blind Draw

Out of a total of 20 tickets in the Draw there are only 6 left,

Your chance to win £250, £100 or £50
plus contributing much needed funds to
te Rugby Club for for just £25.

Contact Margaret Parsons now
Tel: 01483 811103 or 07774 705317










 
Posted 14th October, 2015 From The News Editor
 
OWFC Results for 11th October
 
1's vs Poplar LEAGUE AWAY LOST

League Table

Goal Scorers

2's vs Mantova Friendly HOME LOST

3's vs Ash Utd Surrey Cup AWAY WON

Strollers vs Camberley Old Boys HOME LOST

Sat (10th) vs AFC Centrals LEAGUE AWAY

 
OWFC Fixtures for 17th/18th October
 

1's vs Tolworth Athletic LEAGUE AWAY

2's vs AFC Ewell LEAGUE HOME

3's vs Molesey Strollers LEAGUE HOME

Strollers vs NO GAME

Sat vs Old Suttonians CUP HOME

 
OWFC News
 
Are you a member of The Big Prize Club?

 

For earlier news items go to the News Archive

 

 



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