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Founder's Day 2021: Part 1

Founder's Day was a resounding success this year despite the threat of Storm Arwen. First let's take a look at what happened during the day...
1 Dec 2021
Anna Holbrook receives the Holywell netball trophy
Anna Holbrook receives the Holywell netball trophy

Founder's Day began at 10am on Saturday 27 November, 2021. For the second year running we were sadly unable to hold the Service in St Oswald's, but all other festivities carried on as normal.

The AGM was held in The Wynnstay Hotel and was attended by Old Oswestrians both in person and online. After business was done and coffees sipped, everyone moved to the School for the opening of the Oswestrian Trail on Chapel Walke.

(L-R) OOS President, Ian Campbell (1968-73); Trail designer, Hugo Malim (2009-14); Head of Bellan, Claire Belk, Head of Senior School, Lyndsay Lang

The Oswestrian Trail is a series of boards sited around the Senior School which celebrate notable Old Oswestrians and will be visible to prospective parents and visitors as they walk around the School.

At 12.30pm the netball began in The Momentum Hall with two teams of Old Oswestrians battling it out against two School teams. It was a fantastic result for the OOs who won both their matches with ease. Well done ladies!

OO netball teams 2021

At 1.30pm everyone braved the feisty weather and headed over to the Maes-y-Llan for the sporting events held there. School had erected a tent next to the astro pitch which had survived the ferocious winds the previous night, and spectators and players could take themselves inside to shelter from the wind where they could buy hot pulled pork baps, tea, coffee, and beer!

OO 1st XI football, 2021

The 1st and 2nd XI took on the School in blustery conditions and made a good game of it. Sadly the 1st XI lost to School, but the 2nd XI romped home with the victory.

OO 2nd XI football, 2021

At the same time as the football kicked off, the hockey pushed back on the astro and the OOs were again victorious in the match.

OO hockey team, 2021

The presentation of the trophies took place at 3.30pm in the tent where Anna Holbrook accepted the trophies for the ladies sports and Dan Renwick accepted the trophies for the 2nd XI football. Presenting them were Director of Sport, Oliver Leaver, and Headmistress, Lyndsay Lang.

Dan Renwick (2007-14) accepts the trophy for the 2nd XI football

Captain of the School team accepts the shield for the 1st XI football

Anna Holbrook (2018-20) accepts the trophies for the ladies OO sports


Take a look at our photo gallery below for more pictures from the day.

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