Rhubarb 2020

ST EDWARD’S r h u b a r b

Any highlights? In 2015 we raced for the first time at the Veteran’s Head of the River and in 2016 we put out two VIII’s to race; who finished 4th and 7th in their respective categories. We have competed far and wide, having won Senior A and C 4+ at Exeter Regatta in 2019, as well as Open VIII’s (2018 and 2019) and Masters 2x at City of Oxford Regatta. What are your plans for 2020-21 and beyond? Much depends on the Covid-19 situation, but we would like to be putting crews out to race at heads and regattas across the OSE age range, as well as supporting the School Boat Club as much as possible at key events and offering financial support for our current rowers. We would also like to be racing against other alumni boat clubs in some format. How can interested OSE get in touch? We have a Facebook group (‘St Edward’s Martyrs Boat Club’) and WhatsApp group on which we communicate about future rowing events, social opportunities such as Henley or the Boat Club BBQ, and the occasional training session. We provide some kit for racing and there are opportunities to order kit if required. Join Alumnet to find out more.  TENNIS Rep: Dominic Evan-Hart (F, 1989–1994) What did you most enjoy during your time at Teddies? Boarding with some of my closest friends and gaining a sense of independence at such a young age. The facilities were also very good indeed. What events does the Martyrs Tennis Club get involved in? We meet once a year at the end of April to play a fixture against the School. In the past, there have been six OSE vs. six pupils, but I am keen to field two teams (i.e. 12 OSE) in the future. We end the day with a delicious tea in the Masters’ Common Room (MCR). What standard do you need to be to get involved? You need to be reasonably proficient but not Roger Federer! What are your plans for 2020-21 and beyond? To expand the fixture against the School at the end of April. Join Alumnet to find out more.


BOAT CLUB Rep: Will Morgan (B, 2002-2004)

What did you most enjoy during your time at Teddies? Naturally, rowing was a big part of my Teddies experience – running to

the Boat House and being able to row on a great piece of water with the Oxford spires in the distance is something I feel very lucky to have been able to do. I enjoyed being part of the diverse school community and being able to take part in the range of extra-curricular activities and societies available. The atmosphere on Upper 1 watching the 1st XV was also a memorable experience! What events does the Martyrs Boat Club get involved in? The Martyrs Boat Club has experienced a renaissance in the last five years or so, and we try to compete wherever possible. In recent years we have boated crews at the Vet Fours Head, Vets Head, Wallingford IV’s and VIII’s, City of Exeter and City of Oxford Regattas with great success. We train occasionally at the Boat House with the aim of getting crews together ahead of the events above, but more importantly it is about seeing fellow OSE of all ages and enjoying some rowing together as well as rekindling the competitive spirit! The Boat Club BBQ in early June and the Tea Party on the Friday of Henley are other social highlights. What standard do you need to be to get involved? Anyone who has rowed at Teddies can get involved be it rowing, sculling or coxing.


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