Old Bordenian Sports Clubs - update

Old Bordenians have active Football and Hockey clubs. This article highlights the recent progress of both these clubs. 


The Football club report their results and club activity on an ad-hoc basis through both this website and at the thrice yearly OBA Committee meetings.  Keith Shea, the OBA Football rep, reported the following to the OBA Committee on 4 October:

The Sittingbourne 5 a side league season is now 3 weeks old and as ever it’s a bit of a slow start for the Old Bordenians team with 5 defeats and 1 win. However, the win was achieved in the second game last night (3/10/13) and was a stonking 6-0 one. That will no doubt set our season going and we’ll move forward from here and overturn the head start that we have given to the rest of the league.
Cliff Cork is running the team this year and there is a move to lower the average age of the team by around 30 years by simply introducing his two sons and semi retiring Peter Thomson and me.
For those that do not know, we ended last season strongly and narrowly missed out on the runners up spot in the League before going all the way and winning (no misprint) the main cup competition. Here’s to a repeat this season.


The Old Bordenian Hockey Club (OBHC) have their home at the school with a purpose built pitch and clubhouse.  With 20+ qualified coaches in the ever-growing coaching set up, the club run 6 Men's teams, 2 Ladies teams and 2 Junior teams (an Under 16 and Under 14 team).  The club also has a "Minis" section for 5-11 year olds on Sunday mornings. There are over 50 boys and girls in the overall Junior section with the club working within the England Hockey Single System.  On behalf of Kent Hockey Association, OBHC hosts and manages the Swale Junior Development Centre and one of the Kent Junior Academy Centres, which are assessment centres for county, national and international hockey.

The Mens 1st XI have progressed through the 1st round of the England Hockey Trophy, beating Worthing 5-1 at Worthing and the Ladies' 1st X1 is currently unbeaten.

OBHC have recently launched a new website, which provides details of all club activities, including sponsorship deals available, social activities and results, fixtures and reports of all the games played by the teams.  To keep up to date with activity of the Hockey Club, why not visit their website at http://www.obhc.co.uk/?


David Palmer