Old Bordenian Hockey Club – Offical opening of new pitch

After 14 years, the Old Bordenian Hockey Club and the School have worked to deliver to club members and pupils a magnificent, new, two-tone green surface with a new yellow and black set of match goals.  The pitch will be opened on Saturday 15 September by Olympic and European gold medal winner, Susannah Townsend.  Susannah will also take part in a master-class for juniors and minis.  The attached poster gives the timetable for the day and it is hoped that as many club members, parents and friends as possible will come along to support the event. The bar will be open and food will be on sale.

 

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New addition to the OBA archive

The OBA maintains an archive of materials which have been passed to it by OBs and others. We are grateful that in recent weeks, the son of JCG Neville, School Captain 1932-33, contacted us via the School to offer a set of School magazines dated from 1925-36 which his father had kept.

The OBA archive is a rich source of information about the School and Old Bordenians and is maintained by Marc Stewart, OBA Committee Member and School Governor. Marc welcomes any contributions such as Mr Neville's and any queries about the archive. 

Ken Heaver

Ken Heaver (At school 1941-47) has passed away and his sister, Maureen Fox, has been in touch with the OBA to inform us of his death.

Old Bordenians in the News

Old Bordenian David Highton has recently been appointed as Chairman of Demelza Hospice Care for Children. David has had a long career in the NHS and is also Chair of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust. Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions as well as supporting their families during difficult times.

Barry Gilbert

It is with deep regret that we report the death of Barry Gilbert, who passed away on 24th March. Barry joined School in September 1949 and left July 1956.

OBA Remembrance Service 2017

OBA Remembrance Service 2017

More than 30 relatives, pupils, governors and old Bordenians attended this year’s annual service of remembrance on Saturday 11 November 2017, for the 104 former pupils of Borden Grammar School who lost their lives in two world wars and other conflicts.

Old Bordenian Association - Note from the Outgoing Chair

OLD BORDENIAN ASSOCIATION

For my sins, I came on to the OBA committee as the headmaster’s rep, at the request of Bryan Short back in 1969.  Since then, Old Bordenians have attended Annual Dinners, both in Sittingbourne and on the island, organised Dances, performed on stage in Revues, played Football, Hockey and Cricket - all in the name of the Old Bordenians.

There is no contractual obligation to undertake these activities but there is an underlying connection brought about through long standing friendships and memories of the school.  Many have gone way beyond the call of duty: Alan Wilson and his success in making the Hockey club one of the most successful in Kent, organisers of the Dinners and members of the committee, some of whom came on board 40 or 50 years ago.