Old Boys Sports Day

St Anselm Hall Association

Old Boys Sports Day - Rugby 2010

The Annual Old Boys’ Sports Day is held in Manchester on the Saturday at the start of the Easter holidays – it is held both to welcome back Old Boys to Hall, and to introduce current members of Hall to the Old Boys’ Association. Accommodation in Hall is available on the Saturday night, and by arrangement on the Friday night.

The Hall football, hockey and rugby teams take on their Old Boy counterparts in what are normally fiercely contested (pride is at stake!) but friendly encounters. Recently, the Old Boys have managed to put out two football sides, leading to a round robin contest, and altogether over a hundred Anselmians take part.

Spectators are more than welcome – one recent Old member described his match day position as “I’ll be the one on the touchline eating an Abdul’s kebab”. The matches are usually held at the University’s main Firs sports ground, with changing facilities and a bar for after-match chat in the Firs pavilion. In the evening, formal dinner follows a sherry reception, and concludes with the traditional toasts, port, and an after dinner speaker.

After dinner the bar is open, providing another opportunity for current Anselmians to mix with their predecessors, before most of the participants head off to dance the night away to ‘cheesy’ music. This is always an enjoyable event, for both recent Old Boys and slightly more mature Anselmians who have not yet hung up their boots; the last event had an age range of 18-49 !

The Association has a specific mailing list for this event, comprising those who have played one of the three sports for the Hall in the last ten years – if you would like to be added to this list please write to the Association, using the information on the Contact Us page.

We enjoy hearing from Old Anselmians, and we look forward to seeing you at one of the reunions in the near future.

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The Clerk to the St. Anselm Hall Association,
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