Old Wimbledonians Association

Providing charitable, social and sporting facilities for former pupils of Wimbledon College and Donhead Preparatory School.


Friends of the OWA now available

This is a register of local businesses, trades & professional services who offer discounts and reduced rates to OWA members.

If you browse through it you may spot some shops, restaurants, etc that you and your family use on a regular basis during the course of a year.

All businesses on the register offer discounts and preferred rates to OWA members and at present we have over thirty offerings.

Click here to see the Friends of the OWA.

Happy Hour at the OWA clubhouse has reverted back to Friday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8 pm until further notice.

Big Prize Club Results

December 2018

First Prize (£980) Charlie Travers

Second Prize (£110) Dave Laundy

Third Prize (£80) Mike Donovan

Fourth Prize (£30 ) Dave Thomas

OWCC Nets Started at Wimbledon College

Every Tuesday 6 -9 pm until 9th April

Sacred Heart Church Restoration Fund: Simon Potter donating half the proceeds from his new book Shooting Europe.

As many of you know, I’ve been a College master since 1972, and a writer. You may indeed have bought “The Fate of Glassingall” back in the ‘90s, or “Carry on, College!” in 2011.

I really want to contribute to the restoration of The Sacred Heart Church – our school church.

So – as “Shooting Europe”, my latest (and 13th) book is out now, I have arranged that 50% of all sales (paperback and Kindle) will go to the Sacred Heart Restoration Fund. Full plot & extracts from the novel are on:


The novel is a tragi-comedy set in the world of modern concept art and the making of the TV docu-drama ‘Shooting Europe’ - a tale of revenge and lost love set in L A, New York and London. It is available on-line from Witley Press Bookshop and from Amazon as an e-book or paperback (692 pp, £12.99 book, £7.99 Kindle).

Thought you OWs would like to know and help the efforts of all lovers of our old school church to restore it, and enjoy a tale described as “a beautifully observed satire, brash and outrageous, with a delicious freak-show of characters.


For information about the need for serious maintenance work on the church, why they have had to make this appeal and for more details please see the Parish Appeal webpage

OWCC Open Golf Tournament: 6 April 2019

You are invited to take part in the Annual OWCC Open Golf Tournament to be held at Coombe Wood Golf Club, where the winner for the last two years Jay Doshi is going to try hard to retain the trophy; it won't be easy as his handicap will have gone down a few more strokes.

Date: Saturday 6th April 2019

Time: 12 noon onward for coffee and bacon rolls (veggie option available). The tee off time for the first group will be 1 pm.

Place: George Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 7NS

Cost: £45 which includes:

      • Pre round coffee and bacon roll (veggie option available)
      • 18 holes of golf
      • Prizes for longest drive and nearest to the pin as well as for the best team and individual.
      • After tournament meal at the Clubhouse

You don't have to be a cricket club member to take part and guests are invited but preference will be given to fully paid up members of the Old Wimbledonians.

The maximum number of players for the day is 28 so please reply as soon as possible

If you're interested in taking part please:

  1. E-mail Evan de Silva with your name and guest name(s) if any and handicaps (max 28, no bandits)
  2. Transfer £10 pp in to account sort code 40-20-28 account no 31061852. This deposit is required to be paid to the golf club and it confirms your place in the competition.
  3. The remaining £35 pp is payable on the day in cash. Alternatively you can pay the whole £45 straight in to the account.

Please note: closing date for entries is Friday 15th March 2019 - if your deposit has not been paid by this date then you won't be able to take part.

Teddy Totman (1952-59) awarded Knighthood of St Gregory

The Old Wimbledonians Association would like to congratulate Teddy Totman (1952-59) on his recent prestigious award from Pope Francis of the Knighthood of St.Gregory. This is a well deserved recognition of many years service and time generously given to the Catholic community of Epsom.

I can proudly confirm that Teddy has received the Knighthood of St Gregory which had been awarded to him by Pope Francis in recognition of the many contributions that Teddy has made to the church over the years – to the parish, the Diocese (of which he is trustee), plus his involvement with marriage preparation and Teams of Our Lady. The award was presented to Teddy by Bishop Richard, who visited our parish especially for this occasion. Celebration of Mass and liturgy was very special, particularly with so many of Teddy’s immediate and extended family and friends.

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Epsom

The Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great was established on 1 September 1831, by Pope Gregory XVI, seven months after his election to that seat by the College of Cardinals.

The Order of St. Gregory the Great is one of the five Orders of Knighthood of the Holy See. The honour is bestowed upon Roman Catholic men and women (and sometimes in rare cases to non-Catholics) in recognition of their personal service to the Holy See and to the Roman Catholic Church, through their unusual labours, their support of the Holy See, and their excellent examples set forth in their communities and their countries.


The results of the 6th draw (December) of 2018 (there are 6 draws a year) were (due to 8 participants leaving total has had to be reduced by £80):

  • First Prize (£980) Charlie Travers
  • Second Prize (£110) Dave Laundy
  • Third Prize (£80) Mike Donovan
  • Fourth Prize (£30 ) Dave Thomas

The OW Big Prize Club, a registered lottery, has six annual draws. The first prize in each draw is £1000 and there are three lesser prizes.

50% of BPC subscriptions is distributed as prizes and the remaining 50% supports the facilities for the OWs, the cricket colts and the rugby warriors.

Total prizes distributed in 2017 were c. £ 7600. Annual prize money increases with increased numbers of subscribers (the annual number of draws has recently been increased from 5 to 6 per year).

New subscribers are very welcome. Anyone can join and you can have as many "tickets" as you wish for yourself, your children or grandchildren. The BPC subscription is £10 pcm.

If you would like others to join the BPC please email owabigprize@gmail.com.

A big thank you to all that give their support via the BPC and good luck in future draws.

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