In addition to an e-bulletin which is emailed to all members each term, the ASA produces annual magazine The ASA School Tie which is distributed to all members in hard copy or by email.
We are always pleased to receive contributions of articles, news updates and photographs. To contribute an item for our publications, please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ASA has a thriving Facebook page and has recently established new LinkedIn and Twitter feeds to enable Ashfordians to keep up-to-date with each other and with news of the Foundation and the ASA.
The School and the ASA were very sorry to hear of the passing of Lady Patricia Brabourne, Countess Mountbatten of Burma on 13 June, 2017 at the age of 93.
As Governor, parent and benefactor to the School Lady Patricia was a unique and much admired member of the Ashford School community and generations of Ashfordians have great reason to be thankful for her work and to mourn her death. All of Patricia's children, including her boys, attended the School for at least some of their education.
Our sympathies are with Earl Mountbatten and all the Knatchbull Family. David Young, Director of the Ashford School Foundation represented the School and the ASA at Lady Brabourne's committal service in the parish church at Mersham.
Thanks to excellent work by Nick Egan, the School's Grounds and Gardens Manager and his team we were able to host the first 'Old Boys' cricket match against the School First XI on our new cricket ground at Great Chart on 24 June, 2017. The Ashfordians won a closely fought 20:20 game.
Thanks to strong hitting from Ben Perkins (22), George Hansen (30), Ben Simpson (24) and Will Austin (27) the Old Boys put up a challenging score of 146 for 7. In reply, the School started strongly with steady scoring from Harry Stracey (17) and Matt Russen (22) but the pick of the batsmen was Ryan Williams who made a sparkling 54 not out off just 63 balls. However, despite their lacking a specialist wicket keeper and having a fluctuating number of fielders, the experienced Old Boys, under the captaincy of Joe Shields, strangled the batsmen, giving them progressively less to hit as the innings drew to a close, leaving Williams stranded on 54 after the late loss of Jack Price (15) in the 19th over.
Many thanks to Tom Butt, Head of Boys' Games, for bringing this fixture into being before he leaves Ashford later this summer to start at the Royal Hospital School in Ipswich.