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There are several active Old Leysian Associated Organisations and Sports Clubs holding a series of sporting and other events throughout the year. If you are interested in joining in existing OL activities, please visit the individual club pages which have contact details for organisers. If you would like to suggest new activities or form a new OL society, please contact the Development Office in the first instance.
The Leysian Mission in the City of London was founded in 1886 and has flourished ever since. Old Leysians are always welcome to visit the Mission and to contribute to its excellent work. Full details can be found on its website.
Old Leysian Benevolent Fund
The Benevolent Fund exists to help Old Leysians and their dependents if they run into difficulties through accident, illness, redundancy or other unforeseen hardships.
Whereas many Old Leysians are aware of this fund, there are many others who are unaware of its existence. We would encourage any old or current Leysian who is experiencing hardship to contact the secretary. Please be assured that any request for help would be received and dealt with in confidence and with discretion.
The OL Benevolent Fund relies on the support of Old Leysians and we would be pleased to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping. Any donation, large or small, would be a tremendous help. Please contact Charlie Kidman (North B 62-68), Honorary Secretary of the Old Leysian Benevolent Fund, 165 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DH or telephone (01223) 323956; work (01223) 352476 or by email.
Old Leysian Lodge
The Old Leysian Lodge is conveniently based just across the road from the School, in Bateman Street. It welcomes new members and OL visitors from other branches. Please contact Chris Hoffman (School 73-77), telephone 01603 737522 or by email for more information.
There are a number of Old Leysian Sport Societies; details on individual societies can be found below.
Because of RFU regulations, the Football Club is no longer able to stage the traditional Buchanan Memorial Match, but there is the annual OL match, Under 23s v Over 23s, as part of the September Family Day rugby, which follows the 1st XV fixture.
There are no organised OL Hockey clubs, but matches take place as follows: Girls' 1st XI v OLs at the September Family Day, and Boys' 1st XI v OLs towards the end of the Lent Term.
This is the oldest Old Leysian Club, founded in 1877, only two years after the School's foundation. It is still very active, with a fixture list and matches played at the School on the Family Day in September.
In recognition of Rugby Sevens being included in future Olympic Games the OLFC has recently devoted most of its efforts to participating in a number of seven-a-side tournaments held across the South East of England. In the past there have been three hugely successful tours so as to participate in the highly prestigious Benidorm Sevens which takes place each year at the end of May. The next participation there is targeted for 2016 which is the 20th anniversary of our first appearance in the competition.
The Club also now has a reputation for its members coming together to support England in Rugby World Cups as well as the British and Irish Lions on their southern hemisphere tours. For more information please contact Ed Jessop (North A 98-05) who is the team Captain.
We continue to provide varied opportunities throughout the year for Old Leysians to enjoy golf together. We have over twenty fixtures and several members also arrange informal matches between themselves. The Spring Meeting are mostly held in the Home Counties in May and the Autumn Meeting at the Gog Magog Golf Club in Cambridge.
After narrowly losing to Cheltenham in the first round of the Halford Hewitt in April we then entered the Halford Hewitt Plate. We reached the quarter finals after winning against Mill Hill and Shrewsbury, then losing to Uppingham who lost to Merchant Taylors' in the final. In the final of the Halford Hewitt Epsom beat Ampleforth.
Our Spring Meeting was held at North Hants Golf Club, Fleet, Hants, on Wednesday May 10th. A very good meeting at a new venue for us and one of the Grafton Morrish qualifying course. Chris Gotla is course manager and is known to several of us.
In the morning Richard Chapman had another one of his steady rounds to win the Ted Morel Trophy (Medal) with 74 nett. The Neil White Trophy (Stableford) was won by Peter Samuel with 38 points. In the afternoon the Society’s Tankards (Stableford Foursomes) were won by Roger Wood and Peter Samuel.
In the Senior Darwin (over 65) at Woking Golf Club June 13th/14h we played Eton. A close match lasting until the 17th hole, Eton then lost to Tonbridge in the final.
In the first round of the Bernard Darwin (over 55) at Woking Golf Club June 29th/30th we played Highgate, a good win for them and taking Harrow to the 18th in the next round. Although not our best team the result was decided at the 17th in a close match. Uppingham won the final against Harrow.
In the Autumn Meeting at The Gog Magog Golf Club on Thursday September 7th there was good support. A good round by local member, Charlie Kidman, with a nett 70 and equal was Nick Dendy who lost on countback, but he won the Howard Cup Stableford with 36 points.
In the afternoon we played fourteen holes on the Wandlebury Course and the Tom Page Foursomes (Stableford) was won by Henry Blunt playing at his first attempt partnering Paul Quin.
After a very good score in the Grafton Morrish qualifying at The Gog Magogs Golf Course in May we went on to the finals starting on Friday September 29th in Norfolk. In the first round we played Bolton at Royal West Norfok G.C. and in two well played matches we won a few holes from home. On Saturday we moved to Hunstanton G.C. to play Haileybury, they had a very good team and we did well to take the vital match to the 17th. In the final Epsom beat George Heriot's.
President: Stuart Amey (W 53-58)
Captain: C. S. J. Metcalf (W 58-63)
Vice Captain: N. K. Dendy (A 83-87)
Hon. Secretary & Treasurer: N.S. Washbourn (W 51-55)
Assistant Hon. Secretary & Treasurer: R.J. Chapman (B 63-68)
Team Manager: Nick Dendy (A 83-87)
Committee: .C.I. Cox (W 75-80), R.J. Endacott (A 55-59), J.W. Kisby (A 63-67), G.A. Macalpine (A 54-59), S.M. Peak (E 78-83) and T.N. Page (B 56-61)
New members are always very welcome, please apply to:
Nigel Washbourn, Kenilworth, 13 The Fairway, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3DZ.
Telephone: 01923 826365 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The OLGS has organised the following fixtures for 2018; once again we will be playing at some of Britain's best golf courses and we would be delighted if new members were able to join us.
Please contact the Secretary, Nigel Washbourn, if you'd like to participate.
|January 10th||Halford Hewitt Draw, 6.00pm||East India Club|
|February 7th||Annual Business Meeting, 6.15pm||Ove Arup and Partners|
|March 9th - 11th||Halford Hewitt Practice||Norfolk|
|April 5th - 8th||Halford Hewitt||Deal|
|April 26th||Match v The School, 2.00pm||Gog Magog|
|May 9th||SPRING MEETING||Luffenham Heath|
|May 13th||Grafton Morrish Qualifying||Gog Magog|
|May 24th||Match v Old Merchant Taylors', 3.00pm||Moor Park|
|June 5th||Putting Tournament, 5.00pm||Royal Wimbledon|
|June 14th||Putting Tournament Final, 5.00pm||Royal Wimbledon|
|June 19th - 20th||Senior Bernard Darwin (Over 65)||Woking|
|June 15th||Veteran's Bernard Darwin (Over 75)||Woking|
|July 5th-6th||Bernard Darwin Trophy (Over 55)||Woking|
|July 22th||Match v The Bar G.S, 9.15am||Huntercombe|
|August 9th||Match v Old Fidelian Golfing Society, 2.00pm||Gog Magog|
|August 28th||Old Aldenhamians and Old Millhillians, 2.00pm||Porters Park|
|September 1st||Uppley Cup (Provisional)||Ilkley|
|September 7th||AUTUMN MEETING||Gog Magog|
|October 4th-7th||Grafton Morrish Finals||Hunstanton|
This is the OL Rowing Club, which is designed to raise money to support school rowing and has occasional races against the School. Please write to Simon Hames, in charge of rowing at The Leys.
The Old Leysian Cricket Club is now one of the most active OL sports societies, playing in the Cambridgeshire leagues every Saturday throughout the Summer, along with fixtures against the school’s 1st XI and other more casual sides. We achieved promotion to Senior League 1 in 2017, and are always looking for new members of all standards to join our ranks. For more information, please email John Welch (A 93-98) at email@example.com or James Houlder (S 96-01) firstname.lastname@example.org