Alan Reid – Farewell Lunch
A very special farewell lunch for Alan Reid took place on Saturday 28th October 2017 at the Old Reigatian RFC. The afternoon was wonderful with over 70 people attending to wish Alan a happy retirement in his beloved South West. A wide range of Reigatians spanning across Alan’s 46 years of coaching and teaching at Reigate Grammar School attended to say thank you and give Alan their best wishes.
Along with Reigatians catching up with Alan and with one another, Headmaster Shaun Fenton spoke about Alan’s contribution, key achievements and the importance he has had. Stuart Nicholson took the opportunity to delve into Reidy’s past with a few jovial anecdotes and on behalf of the PE department, presented Alan with a fabulous bespoke picture which included both RGS Rosslyn Park winning teams from 1976 and 2015. Former 1st XV captain Brian Woodford (’90), spoke on behalf of all former RGS rugby players when he told three short stories that encapsulated Alan as a man, coach and respected member of the Reigatian Community.
Finally Alan spoke about his time at Reigate Grammar and Head of Foundation, Sean Davey, ran a Q&A giving Reigatians the chance to ask questions they had always wanted to! This was followed by a delicious hog roast, before there was much catching up and celebrating to be done. Thank you to all those who came, it was such a pleasure to see you and to celebrate with Alan.
Please click here for the PHOTO GALLERY from the day.