How to get involved

There are several OS Sports Clubs that offer Old Stoics the opportunity to play for OS sports teams to challenge other alumni society teams or play current Stoics. 

Click on the sports listed below to find out more and join in.

The Old Stoic Society has funds set aside to help establish new sports clubs, should you be interested in starting a new group, activity or team. Please email 

In this section:

OS Clay Pigeon Shooting

If you would like to take part in the OS vs Stowe Clay Pigeon Competition on Speech Day, please contact the Captains.

Captain: Lord Harry Hay (Grafton 03) Email: 

OS Running Club

If you are interested in taking part in forthcoming Cross Country events please contact the Captain:

Captain: Simon Gardner (Temple 95)
Mobile: 0797 471 0792

President: Marc Hope (Cobham 79)
Mobile: 0779 966 2187

Secretary: Richard Weston (Chatham 65)

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 11 December 
Richardson Evans Memorial Fields, Wimbledon Common ( just off A3)
A 5 mile race v other Schools alumni


OS Fives

If you are interested in playing Fives for the Old Stoics please contact the Captain:

Captain: Mike Skjott (Lyttelton 90)
Mobile: 07974 279749

OS Fly Fishing Club

If you would like to join the Fly Fishing Club please contact the Secretary:

Secretary: Ian Bendell (Walpole 87)

OS Football

If you are interested in playing Football for the Old Stoics please contact the Chairman or Club Captain:

Chairman: Rupert Rowling (Cobham 05) 

Club Captain:  Alexander Jollivet (Grenville 08)

Vice Captain: Tolly Leech (Temple 10)

Fixture Secretary: Hamish Eggins (Temple 09)

Treasurer: Jamie Hirsch (Walpole 08)

Regular match reports can be found in OS News.
Join the Facebook group for regular updates:

OS Golfing Society

The Golfing Society is very active as the Fixture List for 2024 demonstrates. We have matches, meetings and team events at fantastic courses including Sunningdale, Royal St Georges, Deal, Formby, Hunstanton, Brancaster, Aldeburgh, Woodhall Spa, Little Aston and Woking. In 2023 we will celebrate the Centenary with enlarged matches against Canford and the School and a special event on the Stowe course on 23 September.
Although the team events such as the Halford Hewitt, Grafton Morrish and Cyril Gray require low handicap players, male and female golfers of all standards are very welcome at the meetings and matches. 
We are keen to attract younger Old Stoic golfers. All those under 30 qualify for a 50% reduction in the cost of green fees at all meetings and matches.
For the weekend meetings, efforts will also be made to provide free or low cost accommodation.

If you are interested in playing Golf for the Old Stoic Golfing Society please contact the Membership Coordinator:

Contact details: 

Captain: Peter Jarvis (Walpole 1983)

President: Stewart McNair (Grenville 1971)

Membership Coordinator: Peter Simmons (Cobham 1969)

Under 30s Coordinator: Charles Rotheroe (Walpole 1985)

Fixtures Coordinator: William Hill (Grenville 1975)

Treasurer: Francis Law (Chatham 1980)

Regular match reports can be found in OS News.

2024 Fixture List

OS Hockey

If you are interested in playing Hockey for the Old Stoics please contact the Captain:

Mens Captain: Alexander Smith (Cobham 16)
Mobile: 07879 601249

Ladies Captain: TBC
We are currently looking for a new Ladies Hockey Captain


OS Lacrosse

If you are interested in playing Lacrosse for the Old Stoics please contact the Captain:

Captain: Olivia Thomas (Nugent 18)
Mobile: 07540 299926


OS Netball

If you are interested in playing Netball for the Old Stoics please contact the Joint Captains:

Captain: Kira Evans (Nugent 18) 
Mobile: 07860 880241

Captain: Megan Thorne (Cheshire 21)
Mobile: 07733 949162

OS Racing Club

The Old Stoic Racing Club (OSRC) is now in its sixth season and we are delighted to continue to have horses in training with two Old Stoic trainers. Jonathan Portman (Chatham 83) is our flat trainer in Lambourn and whilst Alex Hales (Chandos 92) overseeing the jumps team just on the outskirts of Banbury.

The Club has received wide support with past pupils (leaving years represented from 1954-2004), parents, their friends plus the occasional staff member of Stowe all involved.

A flavour of what our owners currently receive:

  • Owners badges when your horse races
  • Box hospitality at certain meetings
  • Numerous visits to both trainer yards to watch the OS horses work on the gallops
  • Regular progress emails, photos and videos of your horses with a private what’s app group just for members of the Racing Club
  • Invitation to join a private OSRC Facebook page
  • An invitation for you and a guest to the annual end of season lunch back at Stowe
  • A percentage share in all prize money generated by both horses
  • Invitations to specially organised events including preview evenings and visits to Stud Farms

Our Horses

Sweet Reward 

This five year old has been a real credit to our syndicate. In 2022, he won three times from ten races becoming Jonny Portman’s highest performing horse in terms of wins and prize money earned that season.

He also took the OSRC members to the famous Glorious Goodwood Festival finishing second. We have high hopes for him this year in 1mile + races.

Corinthian Kid 

This good looking 2 year old is gradually increasing her work at Jonny’s yard in Lambourn. She will make her debut during the summer and we hope she can give us some good performances. 

National Hunt 
Bourbon Beauty 

She has been a star for our jumping arm. In March 2021 - sadly in the midst of another lockdown - she won one of the leading mares hurdle races outside of the Cheltenham Festival, the Grade 2 Mares Final at Newbury. This created a memorable moment for Stowe in racing as she was bred, owned, trained and ridden by Old Stoics!  Bourbon Beauty has won twice over hurdles with her preferred distance being 2m 5f.

Supporting CHANGE 100

The Old Stoic Racing Club continue to lend our support to CHANGE 100, to enable more children to benefit from a Stowe education. To date, through owner contributions and a percentage of prize money generated by our horses, we have donated £20,000 to the campaign.

To hear some testimonials from some of the people involved in the OSRC please click here.

For further information please contact Henry Kimbell (Chandos 04) E: or call 07979 522744.

You can also keep in touch with our ongoing activities by joining our Old Stoic Racing Club Facebook page and follow our @StoweRacing Twitter handle.

OS Sailing

Euan Welsh (Chandos 10) is Captain of the Sailing Club. He is endevoring to raise a team for the annual Public School’ Arrow Trophy at Cowes. If you are a keen sailor and would like to take part, please email Euan on

More information on Arrow Trophy is available here:

OS Squash

Join the Old Stoic Squash Team! Whether you are a seasoned player or a newbie, we welcome players of all levels to take part!

We host monthly club nights, match friendlies and we take part in one of the oldest squash tournaments in the world, The Londonderry Cup!

The club is based on of London however we will do our best to accommodate wherever you are in the world.

Please reach out to the Club Captain, Alex Diaconu (Temple ’16), on to take part.

OS Templars Cricket

If you would like to join the Stowe Templars' please contact the Secretary:

Secretary: Nigel Grice (Temple 85)
Work phone: 0186 575 1722
Mobile: 0795 720 0796

Treasurer: Tom Wilson (Cobham 08)

2024 Fixture List

OS Tennis


Old Stoic ladies take on the current Stoics at Speech Day each year.

Please contact the Team Captains, Milla Marinova (Lyttelton 03) and Lottie Hopkinson (Stanhope 18), if you would like to play by emailing and


The Old Stoic team has a number of regular fixtures every year including playing the school on Speech Day and playing in The D'Abernon Cup.

Old Stoics also can play for The Public School Old Boys LTA, which plays 30 matches a year including Oxford Penguins, Cambridge Grasshoppers, Eton Collegue, Queens, AETLC and Stoke Park.

If you are interested in playing Tennis for the Old Stoics please contact:

Harry Rees (Temple 14) & Toby Cole (Grenville 14)