[Sam Bird far left]
Sam Bird left in 1998 and married an Old Ratcliffian, Guiliana De Rienzo (98), having met at Ratcliffe as childhood sweethearts. He has taken over from Mike Meredith (89) who did a fantastic job in post for two years. Sam is the youngest ever President of the Association at the age of 36, but his youth does not belie his experience and maturity. Sam has been a regular attendee at Old Ratcliffian events since leaving School and is a keen member of the Old Rats’ Rugby Team.