The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the appointment of OW Jon Wyatt as Sport and Development Director, who will take up his position in the FIH Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland in April.
The Olympian earned 195 caps for England and Great Britain during a successful career in which he captained both teams.
Jon participated in the Atlanta 1996 Olympics before captaining Great Britain at the Sydney 2000 Games. He also took part in two World Cups (Utrecht 1998 and Kuala Lumpur 2002), four Hockey Champions Trophies (Berlin 1995, Brisbane 1999, Amstelveen 2000 and Rotterdam 2001), two European Championships, winning a bronze medal on both occasions (Dublin 1995 and Padova 1999) and two Commonwealth Games, in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 where he won bronze, and in Manchester in 2002. At club level he also captained Reading Hockey Club to a European Club Champions Cup victory in 2003.
Speaking about his move to the FIH, Jon said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to join the FIH at this incredibly exciting time for the sport. Not many people have the chance to combine their passion for the sport they love with the professional skills they have developed. I’m really looking forward to helping grow hockey across the world at all levels.”
OWs are invited to enjoy a round of golf at Weston Turville on Friday 23 June, teeing off at 4.00pm. Cost of the round including sandwiches afterwards is £20.
If you would like to play in a fourball please contact OW Robin Dorkings via the following form.
OWs are warmly invited to attend the annual Duncan Moore Cricket Match on Thursday 29th June at 2.00pm.
Duncan was a very talented RGS cricketer who played at County level. He was in the same year group as Luke Donald.
Each season several cricketers including those who played cricket with Duncan compete for the Memorial Cup against the school 1st team.
If you would like to attend or play please contact OW David Stone via the form below
RGS celebrated in style at its Annual Sportsman’s Dinner to support RGS Rugby. Some 400 guests, including parents, friends and old boys were treated to an entertaining evening.
Sean Fitzpatrick and All Black legend spoke about his life and experiences with the most successful sports team in history, which was rounded off with a haka! To which he received a standing ovation.
The Headmaster’s welcome and the presentation of representative shirts and 1stXV Captains Cap by Sean Fitzpatrick to some of the senior RGSHW players was truly special. It was amazing and humbling to see so many of our old boys in the room supporting the current crop of RGSHW players, including OW Nick Heath and now renowned rugby commentator.
Barry Williams the master of ceremonies conducted an auction with some fantastic prizes before leaving the room in stitches after his comedy set.
The school would like to thank everyone who made this event such a success.
OW Christian Wade said he felt he was playing the best rugby of his career after scoring two tries in this win over Worcester, drawing him level with Kenny Logan as Wasps’ all-time leading try scorer on 79.
The 25-year-old took his season’s tally to 14, cementing his place at the top of the Aviva Premiership charts and earning him high praise from Wasps’ otherwise decidedly unimpressed head coach Dai Young, who described him as “the difference between the two teams on the day” and a player he “would not swap for anyone”.
Wade, though, was phlegmatic about his performance, saying he was more concerned with getting home to cook his mother a special Mother’s Day Caribbean meal of chicken, rice and peas and insisting he harboured no great expectations of an England recall in the near future, or a late Lions call-up, as he experienced four years ago.
“No, not really,” he said. “Since the World Cup – not getting selected and stuff – I’ve just stripped everything back to basics. Now I just try to improve week by week and just enjoy it. That’s been my thing since 2015 and I’ll continue like that. I’m improving all the time. I was left out for whatever reason [in 2015] but I’ve moved on.”
Young commented, “Very rarely does Christian not beat the first man. I wouldn’t swap him for anyone.”