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2021
 
General Update
1st February
 
Normally at this time of year, we'd be thinking of the upcoming season and starting to formulate the agenda of our February planning meeting and traditionally, the web site would opening for 2021 team registration.
Given the most recent news and rumours, it is pointless to speculate, though, it may be possible to run a half season.
When things are clearer, we'll let you know and open up for registration.
Let's hope that the vaccination program rolls out smoothly and life starts to slowly restore.
In the meantime, we can do no more than behave, stay safe and wait it out.
 
Our thoughts go out to those whose lives have been irrevocably changed by the events of 2020 - jobs, businesses, livelihoods and the loss
of loved ones.
 
Regrettably, my first task of the year is to inform you of two more passings:-
 
Obituary - Colin (Joe) Gibbard - Trout
1st February
 
From Joe's family:-
 

"Colin Gibbard was a well respected and much loved member of the community of Langford. He was born in the village on 27th April 1943 and lived at the family home on the corner of The Elms for over 70 years. Known as Joe to his friends (and Doe to his family).
He worked on a farm in Langford before spending 40+ years working for the Environment Agency, on the River Thames.
He retired in 2008 to spend more time in his garden. Gardening was a passion of Colin’s and he also helped in other gardens around the village.
Colin enjoyed playing Aunt Sally, Darts, Pool and Dominoes in the area.
He attended Speedway at Blunsdon Stadium and followed local Football in Swindon Town and Oxford United.
A bachelor all of his life, Colin dedicated himself to his family. After his father Albert passed away in 1998 he looked after his mother Dorothy
(along with his sister Linda and brother-in-law Stanley) until her passing in 2015.
He was loved by his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him".

Colin passed away on 28th January 2021.

 
 
Joe had a long committment to the Bampton Aunt Sally League and was Pairs winner in 1984 and Singles winner in 1996.
Sharing the same venue since 2009, I always looked forward to seeing him at our home derbies and friendlies. A real nice 'fella.
On behalf of the Committee and all our members, our condolences go out to Joe's family and friends . (BA-W)
 
Obituary - Bernie Huckin - Duck Sports
4th February
 
With great sadness we are told of the passing of Bernie Huckin , a stalwart of Duck Sports. Our thoughts again are with family and friends.
From the Duck Sports team:
 
"Our friend and team mate Bernie will be sadly missed by all who played along side him over the many years.
Held in the greatest respect and liked by all, Bernie will always be remembered. Our condolences & best wishes to Liz and all of the family".
 
(Pictured receiving the Highest Doll Score (A ) medal at the 2019 Finals Night awards for a magnificent 180)
 
The Family have asked to share the webcam details for friends who would like to view the service.