Georgian Family Fun Day
On Sunday 24th June St George's Weybridge held their annual Georgian Family Day, which was organised by the Development Team. The whole Georgian community together with their families were invited back to School for a relaxing and fun day. There was so much on offer for everyone to enjoy.
The day began in the Chapel, where Fr Martin, College Chaplain took Mass. It was a beautiful service.
This year we introduced our very first Georgian Car Show, and we were so pleased with the turnout of classic, vintage and sports cars which were displayed on the Orchard Pitch. All of the cars were owned by either Old Georgians, current parents, OG parents or relatives of a Georgian.
For the bigger kids (and parents!) they had the opportunity to enjoy some fantastic activities provided by Outdoor Academy – these included a 28ft climbing wall, caving system, aerial archery and laser clay pigeon shooting. These all proved to be incredibly popular and it was wonderful to see grandfathers with their grandchildren taking on the challenge of shooting the discs, and dads and sons racing to the top of the climbing wall. Donations were received for the use of the activities and we are incredibly pleased with the £625 raised. This will be donated towards the Activity Centre. Thank you so much to everyone for their generous support.
We also televised the Football World Cup match between England and Panama in the theatre on the big screen ....and what a match it was! The Theatre was packed with supporters who enjoyed their lunch and a beer!
Once again the catering department pulled out all the stops for lunch - a hog roast lunch and cold buffet was provided and this was followed by heavenly chocolate brownies and strawberries with cream. And if that was not enough the ice-cream van was there to cool everyone down with an ice cold lolly!
A selection of archival literature and photos were displayed for the people to peruse in their own time. Copies of the Georgian Magazine spanning different generations were on display together with sports team photo albums. It was incredibly heart-warming hearing how Old Georgians had managed to spot a photograph of themselves or of a relative.
The annual cricket fixture between the College 1st XI and Old Georgians’ saw OGCC win by 92 runs. Mike Arnot (2002) won the toss and elected to bat. A superb 53 from Frano Annandale (2013) off 33 balls including 7 fours and three sixes saw OG’s set the College a target of 217. Third Year Freddie Brennan finished with 1-24 off 5 overs in his debut for the College. St George’s started well but a deadly spell by Christoph Kent (2009) taking three wickets in four balls saw the College reduced from 88-7 to 88-9; however a 36 run 10th wicket partnership by Arya Behl (20) and Will Gray (17) ensured the College had a respectable score, but it was not enough. A pleasant day in perfect weather with many Old Georgians enjoying the cricket and hospitality provided by the College.
Score card can be seen an Old Georgians’ Play-Cricket website: https://oldgeorgianscc.play-cricket.com/web…/results/3553618
Well done to the College on the victorious tennis match played against the Old Georgian team on the grass courts. The OG team consisted of Dan Boden (2016), Greg Kovic (1996), Ed Fry (Former SGC Tennis Manager & Coach), and Tim Lovegrove (2010). The College team were: Jamie Boden, Taylor Papworth, Matthew Bates, Daniel Abernethy and Ronan Bigwood.