Pupils reunite over a game of netball

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SHARING memories over a bit of friendly competition is what the Old Shorehamers reunion is all about.

The event is a chance for pupils past and present to get together for activities in the day and then drinks in the evening.

A competitive football match saw the Old Shorehamers take on the school team.

Jacqui Hobson, marketing executive, Shoreham College, said: “The former pupils were on fine form and got off to a flying start taking a 5-1 lead.

“But the school team battled back to 5-4 and scored the equaliser with the last kick of the game.

“For the second year running, the match went to penalties, with the school team pulling through on sudden death.

“Over on the courts, three netball teams took part in a round-robin competition.

“Two teams of Old Shorehamers battled it out with the school team, who get far more practice.

“The sports matches were enjoyed by all who took part, plus the spectators who turned out to support the teams on a gloriously sunny day.”

The 86th Annual Reunion Dinner took place at the Hilton Metropole hotel in Brighton in the evening.

After traditional speeches made by the headmaster, Jim Stearns, and head boy and girl, was the disco.

Sarah Morgan, OSA administrator, said: “The sports matches and reunion dinner that we organise provide an excellent opportunity for current pupils, ex-pupils and staff to interact and maintain those important bonds.

“It is always good to see our former pupils enthusiastically returning to the college for the matches.

“And at the dinner, our attendees range in age from 16 to 80.

“Their achievements continue to add to our extensive heritage and history, of which we are so proud.”

Jim Stearns, headmaster, Shoreham College. said: “I would like to thank everyone who came along and continue to be a part of the Shoreham College ‘family’.

“My gratitude goes to Sarah Morgan, Dan Stoner, Ollie Edlin, James Cox, John Shelley, Sam Heard and Jude Liley, without whom these events simply would not happen.

“I look forward to seeing the same, and hopefully some new, faces next year.”