OC Sporting Successes

We are proud that a number of OC athletes, many of whom were Talented Athlete Programme (TAP) members, achieve outstanding success in their sporting careers.

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In October 2022, after three pole positions and five wins, Jamie Chadwick (Ch, 2016) became a 3x W Series Champion. Jamie was also named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List 2023.

Grace Dening-Smitherman (A, 2019) was selected to represent Great Britain at the European Rowing U23 Championships in October 2022, where GB got Bronze.

Emily Drysdale (W, 2019) was selected to represent Wales in the Hockey Tri-Nations Tournament in Uruguay in June 2023 and at the European II Women’s Hockey Championship in August 2023.

Flo Fletcher (A, 2021) was selected for Great Britain Hockey’s 2023 GB Women’s Elite Development Programme Squad.

Flora Peel (A, 2013) earned her first GB call-up in December 2022 for Great Britain Hockey’s Pro League trip to Argentina, where she gained her GB debut playing against Argentina.

Will Goodrick-Clarke (L, 2014) made his first England appearance off the bench against the Barbarians at Twickenham in 2022.

Georgia Rattigan (Q, 2019) placed 2nd at 2023 Henley Women’s Regatta in The Frank V Harry Cup with Lancaster University Boat Club.

Abbie Whybrow (W, 2020) was part of the Marylebone Cricket Club Women’s Cricket tour to Nepal in October 2022.

Oli Soames (BH, 2014) played in Marylebone Cricket Club’s tour to Uganda in October 2022

Charlotte Woodman (Q, 2015) played her first Premiership match for Exeter Chiefs Women’s Rugby in December 2022.

Seb Blake (BH, 2020), Jack Clement (S, 2019) and Ollie Thorley (BH, 2015) all played for Gloucester Rugby in the 2022-23 season.
Nick James (BH, 2006) won the Brown Advisory British Open Doubles Rackets Championships 2023 in April, beating James Stout (H, 2002) in the final. Richard Owen (L, 2011) also made it to the semi-finals.