The John Fisher Old Boys Association

For former pupils and staff of The John Fisher School, Peaks Hill, Purley

Posts From September, 1999

The New Sports Hall 

Bobby Robson from http://www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk/Sir Bobby Robson, former England and Newcastle Football Manager, recently officially opened the School’s magnificent new Sports Hall. It was hardly a flying visit as he spent some three hours at the School before unveiling a plaque commemorating his visit. Before that, he tried his hand at, to him, a few new sports including badminton with an admiring audience of pupils. Robin Gregory in his speech of welcome said that the visit was a memorable occasion and a fitting way to mark the outstanding range of activities now on offer at the School. The Department of Education made a grant of £810,000 towards the cost of the Hall, the total cost being £1.5 million, thus leaving a sizeable sum for the Governors and School to find. Because of the School’s achievements and facilities it has been awarded Sports College status. If there’s a break in the conversation these days I don’t hesitate to mention, casually of course, that I’m an Old Boy of the John Fisher School .

03 September 1999 13:47:00 Categories: Notable Visits Sports
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