So far this year, OMs have triumphed in their sporting achievements. Some notable mentions include that Willa Gibb (PR 2020-22) has followed Charlotte Longden’s (NC 2017-21) path into GB winter sports. She has been selected to represent the age group GB Bobsleigh team in Lillehammer, Norway, and Austria this season.
Congratulations to Archie Griffin (C3 2014-19) who made his professional debut for Bath Rugby in the Premiership Cup at Exeter Chiefs. Archie has also raised £3,000 – to be split between the Little Princess Trust and LooseHeadz – having finally cut his hair (and donated his mullet to the Little Princess Trust) following his long-awaited debut. Recent leaver Byron Lloyd-Gilmour (SU 2020-22) made his first team debut for Bath in their pre-season clash with Coventry, whilst Josh Dingley (C1 2016-21) also completes the trio of OMs currently in the first team ranks at The Rec.
The Malones kicked off 2023 with a new kit and a resounding win, 42-5, against the Sherbourne Pilgrims at Rosslyn Park on 17th February. Their next game will be against Radley Serpents on 28th April at Chiswick RFC. If anyone would like to come along or find out more about the Malones then contact Finn Walsh at email@example.com
Moving on to Cricket, Ben Spink (SU 2015-2020) made his Durham University MHC 1st team debut against Birmingham in the BUCS Quarter Final in February. Also, in January Rhys Lamplugh (BH 2017-22) headed off to Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), South Africa to volunteer coaching in a township and playing club cricket
This year, Izzy Thompson (MM 2018-22) is completing a sponsored parachute jump to raise awareness of men’s mental health in memory of her father who sadly lost his battle with his mental health issues in 2019. Izzy has worked as a campaigner and fundraiser for male mental health and armed services support charities since then. If you would like to support Izzy or read more about what she is doing, click here.
Huge congratulations to all OMs on their excellent sporting achievements.