The Perse School

Alumni return to The Perse for Sports Festival Fun

On Saturday 1 April almost 200 Old Perseans and spectators returned to the School for our biggest alumni sports event to date. The sun was shining as Old Perseans and current students played against each other in five different sports.

The morning action saw the Old Perseans win at basketball, alongside football fixtures at Abington, where the School teams and the alumni won two matches each. The School teams racked up another victory in the netball, with the match ending 33 – 23 to the Perse side.

The School’s girls’ hockey team once again showed why they deserved their place at the National Finals, with the 1st XI beating the OP team 5 – 0. The Old Persean boys fielded two hockey teams, made up of ‘older’ and ‘younger’ OPs. The ‘older’ OPs reached a 2 – 2 draw against the current boys’ 1st XI, before beating the ‘younger’ OPs 3 – 2. The ‘younger’ Old Perseans then fought back against the 1st XI to win the match 2 – 0.

The afternoon also saw two Old Persean sides go head-to-head in the Hugh Vodden Cup match, named after former modern languages teacher and Head of Rugby, Hugh Vodden, who passed away in July 2013. For the second year in a row it was the Over 21s who were victorious, and so it was Captain Joe Sherrington-Scales (2012) who collected the trophy from current Head of Rugby, Liam St John.

It was great to see so many familiar faces return to The Perse and we are now looking forward to 25 June when we will round off the year’s Old Persean sporting activity with a cricket special to mark the retirement of Head Groundsman, Doug Collard, who left the School in January after 38 years at The Perse.

 
 
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