Reunion write up, by Darrell Woods

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On the 10th September, a mighty collection of old court warriors returned to Orpington from all over. An assembly of 140 testified to the enduring importance of Eton Fives and to so many great memories. The event had already kicked off in the afternoon with some friendly games rolling back the years and no one […]

Funding Update – June 2016

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Great news! We have now raised £131,500 so are well on our way towards the target! Donations are still coming in and we are getting the crunch stage of the project so please do reach out to other Fives players from your era and encourage them to donate to the cause and help build the […]

Olavian Legends: Daniel Hawkins

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In the next episode in the Legends series, we had the pleasure of catching up (virtually, unfortunately) with Daniel Hawkins. As one of the illustrious group of Olavian Legends that has left the country, Dan probably has justifiable cause to claim the title of current Pan-American Champion since my victory in 1999 is undergoing a […]

Funding update!

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St.Olave’s Fives Court Funding update. £ 101,100 so far!!! Another great week with the court funding! The total of pledges,gift aid and money actually in has just gone past the £100k mark. There have been a good number of sizeable donations, with a good number of younger Old Olavians taking up the “cup of coffee […]

Olavian Legends – Karl Rudman

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OF: Welcome, Olavian Legend. Please tell us what qualifies you to be an Olavian (ie: when did you attend STOGS) I was at STOGs from 1985 to 1992 OF: When did you first set foot on a Fives court (to the nearest decade, if you prefer) Actually during an open day at STOGs when I […]

Olavian Legends: Seb Cooley

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In the first of our series of interviews with Olavian Legends, we meet Seb Cooley, class of 1999. Seb’s Fives CV is impressive with wins in all the major tournaments. He is also the current Pan-Asia Eton Fives Champion, having won the title in 2011. OF: Welcome, Olavian Legend. What qualifies you to be considered […]

The Campaign Begins!

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It’s official! The word is out and we’re starting to receive some donations! While the web site was being built, we were busy reaching out to Olavians Old (some very) and New to seek out their wisdom on exactly what it is that makes Fives the amazing game that has captured so many players from […]