Old Blues’ Association

Welcome to ROBA!

The Reading Old Blues’ Association (ROBA) was formed in 1904 and helps Old Blues keep in touch with the School and with their fellow alumni.

In addition to receiving the annual Old Blues News, alumni take part in a variety of social and sporting events, including the Annual Dinner, the Daniels Cup cricket match and Reunion Tea, and other Daniels Cup sporting events against the school.

If you would like to register as an Old Blue in order to receive the Old Blues News and invitations to Old Blue events, please contact Blue Coat’s Alumni Administrator Marjie Thorne at mlt@rbcs.org.uk or (0118) 933 5828.

Use of Sports Facilities

The School has agreed to allow Old Blues to use some of the sports facilities outside school hours. Please read the attached document for details on what, how and when.

Download information on Old Blues’ Use of School Sporting Facilities



Upcoming events

AGM – February 2019, tbc

Old Blues’ Annual Dinner – Saturday 12 May 2018. Tickets are available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-old-blues-association-annual-dinner-2018-tickets-41991788570

Daniels Cup cricket – Saturday 24 June 2018

Henley Royal Regatta – Drinks and light lunch on Wednesday 4 July and Saturday 7 July 2018. All past rowers and Friends of the Boat Club are welcome to attend. Details on how to RSVP closer to the time.

Scheduled committee meetings for 2017/18

Monday 12 March 2018

Monday 14 May 2018

All committee meetings at 7:30 in the Cricket Pavilion.

Download ROBA General Committee information


Old Blues items for sale

Old Blue neck ties (£25.00), bow ties (tie-your-own or ready-tied – both £20.00) and ladies’ scarves (£25.00) are available for purchase from the School shop.  If you’d like to order any of these items, please call Reception to place the order – and you can pay by cheque or cash when you pick up your item(s).


Old Blues News

The annual alumni newsletter is posted to all registered Old Blues in January/February each year. If you have any news you would like to be included in the publication, contact the OBN Editor Marjie Thorne at mlt@rbcs.org.uk

Click on the cover to read current and past issues of Old Blues News.


Read Old Blues News online:

Old Blues News


you can also keep up to date with alumni news on the Old Blues’ Facebook page:

Go to Old Blues’ Facebook page


or make connections through the School’s LinkedIn page:

Go to Old Blues’ LinkedIn page

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