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Mens Toilet Refurbishment 2019

The Mens Toilet refurbishment in the Old Owens Clubhouse has now been completed (see pictures below).
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Thanks to Cosmur Ltd for completing the works quickly, to a good standard and without too much inconvenience during the process.     

Old Owens F.C. Ground Award 2019

Old Owens F.C. have received recognition for our grounds/pitches in the FA Grassroots Awards 2019 and have won the ‘Grounds Team of the Year‘ award (see email from the Amateur Football Alliance below):

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Email from AFA  24th May 2019

Old Owens were nominated for an FA Grassroots County Award 2019, sponsored by McDonald’s, and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on winning in the following category – Grounds Team of the Year.

The awards say ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers who keep Amateur FA football going week in week out throughout our region and their contribution to grassroots football.

The Amateur FA will be holding an awards ceremony in late August/early September, to which you and members of your Club are invited to receive your award. The exact date will be communicated shortly.

Samantha Brown (Football Development Officer)
Amateur Football Alliance

 

OOASC AGM Meeting 13th May 2019 – Agenda

Agenda for Annual General Meeting

Monday 13th May 2019 at 7.30 pm

  1. Appointment of Chair for the meeting.
  1. Apologies for absence.
  1. Minutes of the AGM held on 16th May 2018.
  1. Matters arising from the AGM minutes.
  1. Report from the Association Committee.
  1. Financial report and presentation of accounts.
  1. In accordance with section 32 of the Articles of Association one-third of directors must retire from office. According to the schedule this will be:- Sally Tanner 
  1. Re-appointment of directors. In accordance with article 35 no person other than a director retiring by rotation may be appointed a director at any general meeting unless:

a.    He or she is recommended for re-election by the directors; or

b.    Not less than 14 or more than 35 clear days before the date
        of the meeting, the charity is given a notice that;

                           i.   Is signed by a member entitled to vote at the meeting;
                       
                           ii.  States the member’s intention to propose the 
                                appointment of a person as a director;

                           iii. Contains the details that, if a person were to be 
                                appointed, the charity would have to file at Companies
                                House; and

               c.   Is signed by the person who is to be proposed to show his
                     or her willingness to be appointed.

  1. Election of Officers.

             Chairman
             Vice Chairman
             Secretary
             Treasurer
             Membership Secretary
             Website Administrator
             Ground Manager
             Safety Officer
             Zoo Club Secretary
             Football Club Representative
             Cricket Club Representative
             Ordinary Members
             Accountants

  1. AOB

OSA Race Night – Saturday 30th March 2019

OSA RACE NIGHT – Saturday 30th March 2019

Preparations for the upcoming Race Night are in full swing and it promises to be a blast! You need to book as soon as possible!

The OSA relies on the support of all parents and friends of the School to raise much needed funds for all of our children. Please do what you can to support this event.

 The fun-filled evening will take place in the main hall and the bar will be set up in the dining room (i.e. same set-up as the Quizzes).

 Tables can be booked for any size groups.

 8 pre-recorded races will be shown on a big screen throughout the evening. ‘Bets’ are placed prior to each race. The result of each race is not known until the race is broadcast on the night. The 1st Race will be run at 7.30pm and we aim to be finished by 10.30pm.

 Each race is sponsored by a parent or friend of the School or a local company *

 Attendees and non-attendees are encouraged to ‘buy’ and name a horse (for £5**) to support the event. All horse owners names will be displayed on the race card which will be given to all attendees. Winning horse owners win a prize.

 A Fish and Chips supper will be provided ***

 Please go to www.buytickets.at/theosa to book your tickets and buy your horses!

 Thank you for your support and good luck!

*There are still some races that have not yet been sponsored, so if you are able to sponsor a race then please contact events@theosa.gov.uk.

You will be welcome to promote your company or simply sponsor a race yourself. Race sponsors’ details will appear on all race cards and will be announced prior to each race. All that we ask is that you provide a prize for the owner of the horse that wins your race.

** Non-attendees are asked to donate £10 if they wish to buy a horse.
*** If you have specific dietary requirements, please make this clear on your booking form.

Venue for the Event is Dame Alice Owen’s School, Dugdale Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2UD (Main Hall) 

 

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Edward “Ted” Cook Deceased

EJCookIt is with deep regret and sadness we announce the death of  Old Owenian (1953-60) and Old Owens Cricket Club stalwart Edward James “Ted” Cook.

Ted passed away on Monday 25th December 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Those who knew him will not be surprised to learn that he never let it get him down, and fought tooth and nail to retain his faculties and dignity until the very end. Those in the care home where he died remember him as a kind, generous and funny man, who rarely complained. Doubtless countless others will agree.

Ted left Owen’s in 1960, joining the North Thames Gas Board, and worked all his life in gas engineering, finally retiring in 2007. After leaving school, Ted was for many years involved with the Old Owen’s 2nd XI cricket team, and was team secretary for a prolonged spell (always of course ensuring the team bag was up to scratch). He was primarily an off-spin bowler, though general consensus was that this was not the case. Wicketkeeper Dennis Elston for one, suggested he had “never turned a ball”. Add to this an unparalleled prowess as a no. 10 or 11 batsman (6 and out being the usual story) and Sam Kershen regularly instructing him to “stop dancing about at the wicket”, you have all the ingredients for a long-serving stalwart of the team. His wife Sue spent some years as scorer and often organised the teas. Post-match, Ted frequently joined other members of the team in a game or two of poker and of course, the obligatory beverages.

During Ted’s time, regular players included Sam Kershen, Roger McHugh, Ian Dowty, Ken Rowswell, Roy Vandermeer, Bo Shepherd and Keith Freeman.

He leaves his wife Sue, son George, daughter-in-law Felicity and grandchildren Tobias and Elizabeth.

A memorial service will be held at Worcester Crematorium at 12.15pm on Friday 18th January. Please raise a glass for Ted on that date, preferably of whisky, though he wouldn’t be too picky!

Donations, if desired, can be made by cheque and sent to E.J. Gumery and Son, 68-70 Ombersley Rd, Worcester, WR3 7EU, or can be made directly to: Thames Valley Air Ambulance or the Salvation Army.

Old Owens Association and Old Owens Cricket Club sends sincere condolences to all the family for their sad loss. 

OOASC Full Committee Meeting Dates 2019

Dear Committee Members,

Please find below the list of dates for the OOASC Full Committee meetings for 2019, to be held in the Les Williamson Room at Old Owen’s Sports Ground, Coopers Lane.

Monday 11th February 2019 (7.30 pm)

Monday 1st April 2019 (7.30 pm) 

Monday 13th May 2019 (7.30 pm) – AGM 

Monday 10th June 2019 (7.30 pm) 

Monday 5th August 2019 (7.30 pm)

Monday 7th October 2019 (7.30 pm)

Monday 2nd December 2019 (7.30 pm) 

 

 

Old Owens Christmas Opening Times 2018

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES AT OLD OWENS SPORTS GROUND

DATE

TIME

Monday 24th December 2018 (CHRISTMAS EVE)

12 pm – 7 pm

Tuesday 25th December 2018 (CHRISTMAS DAY)

12 pm – 2 pm

Wednesday 26th December 2018 (BOXING DAY)

CLOSED

Thursday 27th December 2018

2 pm – 11 pm

Friday 28th December 2018

NORMAL HOURS

Saturday 29th December 2018

NORMAL HOURS

Sunday 30th December 2018

NORMAL HOURS

Monday 31st December 2018 (NEW YEARS EVE)

2 pm – 7 pm

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (NEW YEARS DAY)

CLOSED

Normal opening hours resume from Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

John & Lynn Clark


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Keith Freeman Deceased

Keith FreemanIt is with deep regret and sadness we announce the death of Old Owens Association member, Old Owenian (1960-66) and Old Owens Cricket Club legend & stalwart Keith Freeman who passed away in Barnet Hospital on Saturday 20th October 2018 after a bout of illness.

Keith captained the 1st XI from 1980-1990 and was an opening bowler who took many wickets with his ‘slingy’ action especially on bouncy wickets. He was also an aggresive batsman batting from any number between 1-5 whose favourite shot was the cover drive. His favourite fielding position was in the Slips where he made catches look easy.

During his time with the Cricket Club, Keith held many other roles i.e. Club Captain, Secretary, Treasurer &  Vice President.

Keith was a jovial character, very witty, generous, a good raconteur & quite easy going unless you upset him. His favourite drink at the Bar was a ‘Double Gin & Tonic’.

After his playing days finished Keith was an avid supporter of the Cricket Club and would come every week when available and watch all the Owens teams playing at Coopers Lane.

Keith will be missed by everyone at the Cricket Club & condolences go out to his wife Nobuko, children Lisa & Neil, grandchildren & other family members.

The Funeral details are as follows:

The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday 1st November 2018 at 3.30 pm at Islington Crematorium Chapel, 278 High Rd, East Finchley, London N2 9AG 

followed by a Wake at ‘The Kinks RoomThe Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, N2 9HR.

For Memorial Contributions to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Keith visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/in-memory-of-keith 

RIP Keith

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Ken Southgate Deceased

It is with deep regret and sadness we announce the passing of Ken Southgate on 2nd July 2018.

Ken was a stalwart of Old Owens Cricket Club playing for the 1st XI and then captaining the 2nd XI for a number of years and was a very capable swing bowler who took many wickets for the Club . 

The Old Owens Association would like to send sincere condolences to Jodie, Jamie, David and the rest of the family for their sad loss. 

The family would like to invite everyone who knew Ken to give him a well deserved send off and to celebrate the life of a’lovely’ man (The family have also asked that attendees to the Funeral should wear Casual or Smart Dress but preferably not Black).

The details are as follows:

Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday 31st July 2018 at 11 am (
please ensure that you arrive at least 15 mins before the service)

at Woodland Hall, Green Acres Epping Forest, Kiln Road, North Weald, Epping, Essex, CM16 6AD (https://www.greenacrescelebrate.co.uk/park/epping/directions/). 

to be followed by the Wake Reception at Welwyn Garden City Cricket Club, 288 Knightsfield, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7NQ from 1.30 pm onwards.

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Tony Lane Deceased

It is with deep regret and sadness we announce the passing of Tony Lane on 28th May 2018.

Tony is the father of Tim Lane (Chairman of the Old Owens Association) and his siblings Danny and Sarah.

Tony would often be seen at the Old Owens Sports Ground over many years watching the Cricket, especially when both his sons Tim and Danny was playing together for Old Owens 1st XI and he would entertain everyone with his charm, wit & knowledge of the game. He also umpired many matches at Old Owens. 

The Old Owens Association would like to send sincere condolences to Tim, Danny, Sarah and the rest of the family for their sad loss. 

The family would like to invite everyone who knew Tony to give him a well deserved send off and to celebrate the life of a’lovely’ man.

The details are as follows:

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday 7th June 2018 at 3pm
at St. Thomas a Becket Church, Vineyards Road, Northaw, Herts. EN6 4NW

to be followed by the Wake at Old Owens Sports Ground, Coopers Lane, Potters Bar, Northaw, EN6 4NF.