Few could have missed the tragic news of the death of Heath Streak on 3rd September 2023 at the age of 49. Looking around the media landscape, there are so many reports we could quote, but this one from the Telegraph is probably one of the best.
Here he is in the Falconian team that beat Petreans at Radley College on the occasion of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Heath’s friend, Henry Olonga, helped us repeat the performance at the same location 10 years later!
Phil Coates Palgrave, (Tredgold 1986) is the stepson of Pip Longden (Oates 1962), an amputee, a paralympian archer and he needs our support to achieve his dream of participating in the Paris Paralympics 2024. I was shocked to learn how much a prosthetic leg costs him – and they don’t last forever – but in addition South African paralympians are mostly self-funded.
Greg Rasmussen (H’74), is leading a tour of the USA between 24th April and 4th June 2022. Here below is his post from LinkedIn; the actual dates are in the page he links to (in case they change)
I am excited to kick off the Painted Dog Research Trust ’s 2022 U.S. Awareness and Fundraising Tour on Sunday, April 24 at Zoo Miami. I will visit zoos and universities across the U.S. to deliver an update on PDRT’s accomplishments in the last two years and future goals for saving endangered painted dogs. Please join me at one of these events: TOUR DATES
If you were at the college in 1979, you will know that Ian Rutledge was Head Boy that year. Since then , he has built a life on a ranch in Zimbabwe with a definite focus on conservation. The ranch is one of the ten properties comprising the Midlands Black (more…)
We’re holding a dinner on 25th April details below: Falcon Old Boys London Dinner 2019 at Buck’s Club, 18 Clifford Street, London W1S 3RF Drinks from 7.30pm. Dinner at 8.00pm RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets are £65 a head to cover the cost of three course dinner, pre-dinner drinks and service charge. Wine with the (more…)
From the Birmingham Mail Picture from the Birmingham Mail, shows Mike in earlier years with his two children, Olivia and Henry Former Birmingham Post sports reporter Mike Ward, who has died at the age of 65, was an “old school journalist” even among old school journalists. He was a fine (more…)
Photo credit: Ellen Elmendorp Award-winning journalist, David Beresford, (Hervey 1960 – 1965), passed away in Johannesburg on 22nd April after a long illness (Parkinson’s Disease. He was known and admired by his peers for three things: his dedication to his craft, a complicated personal life, and his capacity to balance the (more…)
Those who remember Julian Pellatt in Hervey from 1969 to 1973 may recall him being just a tad musical. Well nothing has changed, except now he can be found gigging with the Helsby Mountain String Band. Here’s one of their latest uploads to their YouTube Channel – that’s Julian on the (more…)
The IRB Rugby Sevens tournament in Vancouver over the weekend of March 12 – 13, 2016 in Vancouver provided an opportunity for a Falcon Old Boys get-together. Brain Darling (Hervey, 1968) and his son JJ were coming to Vancouver to join me and my sons for the tournament and we (more…)