CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE
To mark 100 years since Rugby was first played at Prince Henry's Grammar School in the 1921-22 season, Otley Rugby Club produced a display of memorabilia from the past, featuring prestigious cups won by the school (including the 2004 RFU Vase, won at Twickenham), PHGS Rugby blazers, and sports books from over the years.
The event was well attended by past Prince Henry's players and teachers, as well as current Prince Henry's staff involved in extra-curricular sport, who were also invited to lunch before Otley took on Rossendale.
Curator of the exhibition and ex Prince Henry's student, Malcolm Grange, guided current Prince Henry's Headteacher, Janet Sheriff, through the collection.
“This was a great event to celebrate the centenary of Rugby at Prince Henry’s. Moments such as these are a reminder of the long history of Prince Henry’s at the heart of the Otley community. We are always grateful for the support of that community – from organisations such as the Rugby Club, to the parents and carers, players and staff who continue that legacy. It was lovely to be reminded of our long history while looking forward to the exciting future which we are able to build on those strong foundations.” said Janet Sheriff
Pictured are Michael Proctor (Club President), Janet Sheriff, Paul Mackie (Club Chairman) and Malcolm Grange, ex-student and curator of the display.