Shrewsbury School

The Old Salopian Football Club’s AGM and dinner

Friday 20 May 2011

The Old Salopian Football Club’s AGM and dinner was held on 13 May 2011 in the Princess Alexandra Room of the Overseas League in St. James's, London. 

The event was attended by over 60 Old Salopians, many of whom were joined by their partners.  The evening proved to be a joyous occasion, with entertaining speeches from each of the team captains.  Despite a patchy season, Old Salopian football is in good health and continues to be well managed. 

James Dobbs receiving the 2nd XI player of the year award from 2nd team captain Lewis BrownThis year it was the 2nd team that pushed strongly for promotion, sweeping all before them in the first half of the season, only to fall off the pace in the latter part of the campaign.  The Club is keen that the next crop of Salopian soccer stars step forward in the next few months, so that a concerted effort can be made for honours during the 2011/12 season.  David Cookson officiated at the AGM and acted as MC during the dinner. 

Following the meal, prizes were awarded.  Jack Brydon (1st XI) was nominated most improved player of the year and James Dobbs received the 2nd XI player of the year award.  In a delightful last minute gesture, Richard Raven (at the ripe old age of 79) was awarded the veteran’s team award, for services to Old Salopian Football.

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