We are trying to find out the names of old 1st team captains for rugby, football and cricket in order to find out which houses they belonged to at school.
The 1st XI continued their preparation for the 2015 season with the annual friendly match against the Brighton College Old Boys on Wednesday evening. Returning from their New Year's pre-season camp at Manchester City's Academy training facility, they were keen to put what they had learnt into practice under the floodlights at Whitehawk FC. The Old Boys had brought down a strong team, featuring two past 1st XI captains (Ben Hornby and Harry Herbert) and players who graduated from the College over the last 6 years.
As part of the FA's 150 year celebrations, Paul Samrah was recently recognised by the FA for his close involvement with Brighton & Hove Albion. Paul was Chair of the campaign which after many years successfully secured planning permission for Brighton's American Express Community Stadium. Prior to this, his detailed research uncovered multiple accounting and regulatory breaches which lead to regime change facilitated by the FA. In 2008, he was named Football League Fan of the Year at a Sky TV awards ceremony.
The Old Brightonians Football team can snatch the 2008-9 Intermediate League Title from under the noses of main rivals Battle FC with one last push in the final game of the season.
A backlog of fixtures means that both this season fixtures between the OBs and Battle will be played back to back in a double header on the final deay of the season.
A big thank you goes out to them for their support (and our new kit!!). Hopefully this will be the inspiration that the team needs to lift some more silverware this season!
For the last 12 years Paul Lawrence and John Heal have played for the club with distinction and have been at the very heart of the club rise from division 8 to Premiership where they now play.
The testimonial match was played on the May Bank Holiday weekend. It was great to see not only players from the current team, but also many players who have represented the club over the last 12 years.