Old Boys embark on 1000km Charity Bike Ride in memory of Old Boy Mike Smythe

On 4th March a team of fundraisers, including old boys Matt Smythe and Kieran Tames are setting out on a 1000km cycle challenge in memory of Mike Smythe, Matt’s dad, and himself an old Ambrosian.
Mike sadly died in 2015 from prostate cancer.
The ride is inspired by Mike’s rugby career and will take in the school and all of his clubs – Broughton Park and Sale in Manchester, Richmond in south west London, and finally Poitiers, France. The aim is to finish on the 11th in time for Poitier’s fixture that weekend. This will involve the team covering up to 140km (85miles) per day.
You can read more about the ride and make a donation at their website:
And follow their progress on social media:
Facebook @ptp1000
Twitter @pedal1000

2016 Dinner Report

This year’s dinner, held on Saturday November 19th saw the return of the infamous Frank Azzopardi, celebrating his retirement after 31 years service at the college. The evening was a great success and you can read the full report here.

Following the dinner we will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting of SAOBA, to make some necessary changes to our original 1996 Constitution, in order to create the new role of Life President. This EGM will be held on 4th January 2017 at 7pm in Hale. As a member of SAOBA you are entitled to attend this EGM. Please please let us know if you would like to do so, by emailing us and we will supply further details.

Also, we are always looking out for potential new committee members to support our work for SAOBA. If you are interested in joining the SAOBA Committee, a role which can be both rewarding and a lot of fun, again please get in touch.



Under 18 rugby team’s latest success

Following the under 18 rugby team’s success they have reached the Semi Final of the NatWest Vase. They play their semi-final on Sat 27th February at 1pm at Saracens rugby ground in London. A win here will send them to Twickenham!

If any supporters would like to go down on a coach leaving about 8/9 am and returning at 7 pm that day at cost per person of £25, get in touch with Mr Howarth at the college.

All welcome – staff, students, parents, old boys and friends.