1ST XI FOOTBALLERS SPORT A NEW LOOK
The 1st XI football team have spectacular new shirts thanks to a kind donation by Old Verlucian, Nick Walden (OV00).
Nick Walden, Sales Director of local food and drink wholesale supplier, Ashton Farms of Wiltshire, presented the shirts to 1st XI captain Dean Cook before the match against Kingswood School. Nick left the School in 2000 and was a talented striker and goalscorer in one of the best 1st XI’s in recent memory.
It was clear that Nick’s passion for the game and the School has not diminished in the fifteen years since he has left. His vocal encouragement and touchline coaching however, did not prevent the 1st’s from narrowly losing a tightly fought match, but Nick was impressed with the skills and commitment on display, particularly from Ross Melia and Vincent Hecklenburg. Nick said, “As a former captain and player of the 1st's, it's great to be supporting the team with their new shirts. Boniface pitch looked fantastic and the playing surface has improved massively over the last 15 years with its new drainage. As for the football, it was a shame we couldn't get the win after going 2-0 up, but that's football!”
Graeme McQueen, Head of Development and Alumni Relations also commented, “We were delighted to welcome Nick back to Warminster and we look forward to his next visit to see 'our boys in red' as their season re-starts after half term.”