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2017 AGM.

The Annual General Meeting of the COBA Golf Society, took place on Thursday 30th March at West Derby Golf Club.

The attendance was less than we would have hoped for but all were true stalwarts of the Society. Top of the apologies for absence list was Paul Davies, last season's Captain, who is currently working in London.

The formalities were completed with reports from the Treasurer and the Hon Sec. both of whom were rewarded for their hard work, by being re-elected for yet another year !

The Captain for 2017 is Ray Threadgold. Ray has been a member for many years and this is the second time that he has held the office.

The future of the Society was discussed at length. It was agreed that we should remain as an Old Boys section, but continue to encourage members to bring guests along, to make the events numerically viable.

Twilight golf on selected Thursday evenings, which were quite successful last year, will continue.through this year, courtesy of West Derby Golf Club. The green fee will continue at £10, so with sandwiches and nominal prizes, the cost will be £15, a real bargain !

The Sunday meetings will have the 1st tee reserved at 2.00pm. The cost will be approx. £25 which will include green fee, a two course meal and nominal prizes.


The scheduled meetings for 2017 ( including the three Twilight Meetings which proved to be very popular last season) are as follows :~

Tee reserved at :-
Sunday 21st May
2.00 pm.
Sunday 4th June
3.00 pm.
Thursday 13th July
4.00 pm.
Thursday 27th July
4.00 pm.
Thursday 17th August
4.00 pm.
Sunday 24th September
2.00 pm.


I must apologise for the administrative errors in the list of fixtures. The dates were confused with old lists and in one case the golf club could not fit us in on the Sunday we had requested.

The Summer Meeting will now take place on one of our Twilight Meetings on Thursday 17th August.

We would love to welcome some new members, but call upon all of our long term members to rally round and keep this great little golf society of ours, alive and kicking.

Apart from supporting our Society as much as possible, we would also request that our members reply to e-mails as soon and positively as possible.

Joe Lucas



     We have had a season of mixed fortunes, generally good weather with one exception, very enjoyable meetings but disappointing attendances.  Although we have a mailing list of about thirty members, our best attendance has been seven members plus guests.  We also had the ignominy of having to cancel our Summer Meeting scheduled for Sunday July 3rd, due to only having two or three takers.
     West Derby Golf Club has very kindly allowed us to bring guests on three Thursday evenings to play Twilight golf at a reduced green fee of only 10. This enabled us to provide sandwiches and prizes, plus golf at a fee of 15.  We hope the Club will give us similar similar arrangements next season, but that waits to be seen.  Our normal meetings take place on a Sunday, followed by a two course meal and prizes at a cost of approx 25.
    On a brighter note I am sure that our Captain Paul Davies enjoyed the season. He always had golfing friends with him as guests and responded by being "in the frame" in most of our meetings. 


Date Meeting Winner Runner-up
10th May Spring Paul Davies Dave Barrow
23rd June  Twilight Joe Lucas Paul Davies
21st July  Twilight Paul Davies Joe Lucas
18th August Autumn Twilight 2 Joe Lucas George Hutchins
28th August. Invitation & Trophy Paul Davies Len Waltho.

Our Golf Society is very much at risk at present and needs more support from our current members.  There must also be many ex Collegiate pupils in the Merseyside area who play golf and are not members of our Association.  We are trying to make contact with old boys through Facebook.  This has resulted in a few more Association members but not golfers.  There will be discussion at our AGM next March ( watch this space ) whether we should make our Society open to non OB's akin to the football and rugby sections.

   I would be very happy to hear from any of our readers who may have some ideas or suggestions that might make our golf society a bit healthier.

Joe Lucas.

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Club profile

Collegiate Old Boys Football Club was founded in 1909 to provide old boys of the Liverpool Collegiate School with a continuing football facility. Membership of the club is now open to non-old boys of the school, and new members are guaranteed a warm welcome.

We currently run four Saturday teams and one Sunday team. We cater for all ages of male players from 16 years of age upwards.

The first team is a founder member of the Liverpool County Premier League, playing in the premier division of that league. Our second, third and fourth teams play in the second, third and fourth divisions of the Liverpool Old Boys' League. Our Sunday team, the Casuals, plays friendly matches against like-minded sides.

Our first team plays its home games at the Heron Eccles Ground in Mossley Hill. Our other Saturday teams play home games at the Bill Shankly Playing Field in West Derby, Liverpool 12. The Casuals play their home games at the Merseyside police Club in Riversdale Road, Aigburth. Social arrangements are enjoyed at the Collegiate Bohemians Club on Queens Drive, near to the Jolly Miller public house.

Team Management

The management teams for season 2014/15 are as follows:

First Team:
Mike Donohue (Manager), Barry Ellis (Assistant Manager) and Alan Chapman and Peter Murphy (Coaches)
Second Team:
Perry Foy Manager) and John Miller (Assistant Manager)
Third Team:
Tony McGlynn (Manager) and Brian Mitchell (Assistant Manager)
Fourth Team:
Graham Kehoe (Manager) and Mark Bargery and Liam Thompson (Assistant Managers)
Brian Goldsmith (Manager)

Reg Beighton Cup

The estate of Reg Beighton very kindly bequeathed a sum of 200 to the Association, which the COBA Council felt was most appropriately passed on to the Collegiate Old Boys Football Club in view of Reg's former association with the club as a player and a regular attender of its sportsman's dinners.

The donation was very gratefully received by the football club and was used to purchase a trophy in Reg's honour to be awarded annually to the club's manager of the year.

The photograph shows the latest recipients of the Reg Beighton Cup, Perry Foy and John Miller, who managed the club's third team in season 2013/14, receiving the trophy from the COBFC President, Gordon Howard.


26 March, 2017

The Club's Annual Sportsman's Dinner took place on Friday, 24th March at Old Swan Conservative Club. An enthusiastic gathering of current and former players, Club officers and committee members and a range of friends enjoyed a splendid meal before being royally entertained by two excellent guest speakers.
An indication of the importance of the event as an annual reunion was the distance travelled by a number of those present. Peter Andrew travelled from Somerset, Alan Allister and Bill Rigby from Berkshire, Dave Hughes from Cheltenham and Keith Wilkes from Cumbria.
Particular thanks are also due to former players, Jim Healey and Peter Horn, who organised partiess of 17 and 11 respectively, and Jim Morrison of East Villa FC, who mustered ten of his pals to enjoy the occasion.
 Ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City player, Steve Daley, had the whole room in stitches as he regaled them with an hilarious, self-deprecating summary of his playing career. Liverpool comedian, Lennie Anderson, then completed the festivities with an equally brilliant delivery to leave all comers with broad smiles on their faces.

The picture shows Steve Daley (on the left) and Lennie Anderson flanking MC, Li Ross.


The COBFC centenary brochure is available for a mere 5, including postage. The publication comprises 54 glossy pages covering a history of the football club, including lists of league and cup triumphs, club officers and trophy winners over the years. It also contains brief profiles of some long-serving officers and famous players.
Copies of the brochure can be purchased via the club shop facility on the club’s website at . Alternatively, it may be ordered from Li Ross by email (to or by post (to 2 Alistair Drive, Bromborough, Wirral CH63 0LH). Cheques should be made payable to Collegiate Old Boys FC.


 The 'Footie' Website

The website of The Collegiate Old Boys Football Club contains details of all club events and extensive information on individual teams.

Click HERE  to gain access to the COBFC website.