From sporting achievements to new technology, and a Commendation for outstanding service to new appointments, we bring you another month of exciting news stories from across the Network.
A reminder to members that the OEA Guernsey Dinner will take place on Friday 26th June 2020. In a change to previous years, drinks will be held at College, but the dinner itself will be held at the OHG Hotel in the Regency Room (as College is unable to assist us with catering this year). However, we are delighted that Steven Hillion (7651) will be our Guest of Honour, flying in from his home in California.
Some news from Tony Holland (8375) who has been awarded a Commander Joint Forces Command (4 star) Commendation for outstanding service. This was in recognition for efforts in support of Anglo-Omani military-medical relations and safe execution of medical support for a 4 month, 5,500 strong deployment across Oman. Tony had previously received the Chief of the General Staff (4 star) Commendation for his work in generating field hospitals to support Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis.
Guernsey’s most successful Sabreur, Alex Le Maitre (10200), will be representing Great Britain in the squad that will compete in the World Championships at Salt Lake City in April. Alex has decided to take a year out and has accepted a place to study at Oklahoma University for the 3rd year of his Graphic Design degree. As fencing is one of the growth sports in the USA, Alex is hoping to train and coach in the USA to maintain match fitness and when he returns to England in 2021, will consider whether an Olympic place might be possible.
Callum Chapman-Page (9732) has moved from Miami FC to FC Tulsa, a United Soccer League Championship side – a huge jump from the fourth tier USLC in which Miami plays. In addition, the USLC is televised on ESPN which will ensure a potential audience of many millions which Callum thinks is hugely exciting.
At the recent Betway CI Sports Awards, Eric Waldron (4901) was awarded the posthumous Michael Lucas Sporting Hero Award for his immeasurable contribution to Salemites Cricket Club. At the same event, the PraxisIFM Rising Star Award was won by cyclist Sam Culverwell (11088).
Luke Inderwick (10275) has coded, built and launched a new App called Tripolo. The app enables travellers to build an itinerary and access it to get useful information about upcoming events, flights, hotels and destinations. One key feature is the ability to share trip information with other travellers enabling people to share experiences and help others plan future trips.
Following our previous news article on the Guernsey Small-bore Rifle club team that has entered the Channel Islands Small-Bore League, we are pleased to report that not only is the team top of the league, but Luke Malcic (10965) is the current leader of the overall league averages.
As part of his gap-year adventure, Jack Woolland (10579) has recently competed in the Rickshaw Run – a joyfully chaotic race where teams in tuk-tuks plot their own routes between two Indian cities, thousands of kilometres apart. Despite frequent mechanical problems with Poppet (the tuk-tuk), the trip took Jack 14 days with 75 of the original 85 tuk-tuks completing the 2,500km trip. Jack was raising money for mental health charity Mind.
In other news, Peter Jory (7823) has been appointed as the new College Shooting Coach, whilst Peter Radford (6386) has been elected as Captain of the Guernsey Golf Club. David Legge (9140) has joined pan-island marketing agency TPA as senior account director having previously worked at well know London agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and VCCP.