Society of Old Brentwoods
The Society of Old Brentwoods, founded in 1899, is a network that connects Brentwood School alumni.
One of the most important parts of the Society is that they are there for Brentwood School students in the UK and internationally when they become Old Brentwoods, to share experiences, friendships, network and collaborate.
All former students automatically become members of the Society when they leave Brentwood School and receive the annual Brentwood School Times to keep them in touch with developments and news from the Society and School.
The Society also holds a variety of events for you to meet with your peers and bring the community together each year at School and venues across London and the UK, including reunions, the Old Brentwood Dinner, Old Brentwoods Day and Drinks in the City.
The Old Brentwoods Club is a sport and social club with over 600 members playing and supporting a wide range of sports and activities. Located on Ashwells Road, Brentwood, the Club has an excellent cluhouse with a spacious bar and social area, surrounded by over 20 acres of sports grounds and extensive on-site parking for players and supporters.
Whether you are presently a social member of the club, a member of one of the sports clubs, an Old Brentwood, parent of a pupil or a member of the public, you are able to book the clubhouse for a private function.
It was both an honour and surprise to be nominated as President for the Society and I am enjoying my year as President. Despite my advancing years, I regularly represent the Old Brentwoods for both squash and tennis, I’m also part of the small team that manages the Old Brentwoods Clubhouse.
Maintaining links with Brentwood School is vitally important and Old Brentwoods Day held at the School forms a key part of this link. I suspect that there are a lot of current pupils that have not visited the Old Brentwoods Club in Ashwells Road and may well be oblivious to the great facilities we have, so please do come along and visit!
I am both humbled and honoured to have been nominated as President-Elect and wish Christian Croll an enjoyable and successful year as our President.
My schooldays from the Prep in 1972 to Upper Sixth in 1981 were spent in Lawrence, South and School Houses. I represented the school at Cross-Country and Cricket, the latter perhaps with too much dedication to the detriment of my studies! As an OB, I played for the Football and Cricket Clubs at Ashwells Road, having briefly experienced Burland Road, and currently sit on the OB Society Board. Most recently, I have been a part of the Development Committee which has successfully delivered a (long overdue) lift at the OB Club to enable ‘Access for All’.
Like my predecessors, I have some aspirations for my time in office. Continuing from my recent time back at school in the Development Office, I will promote the Foundation and hope to help foster greater OB support for bursaries, to give today’s youth the opportunities that we all enjoyed; a specifically funded ‘OB Bursary’ would be fantastic! While, inevitably, OB activity is more centred around the school and the OB Club, the Society’s members are spread far and wide and I would like to see what can be done, within reason, to bring us to you. I have already started a dialogue with the Headmaster about what we might be able to achieve and I am particularly keen to increase the engagement of our female and younger OBs.
I am very happy to hear from any OB; please do get in touch via the Development Office should you wish to.
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