U's pay a surprise visit to Kingfisher School
John Hibbins’ retirement assembly at Kingfisher School in Abingdon had a couple of surprise guests this morning.
John and his wife Jennie are life-long Oxford fans who have been coming to watch Oxford since 1963 At their wedding in 1971 they received a telegram from captain Ron Atkinson and the team wishing them well.
After over thirty years as fans at the Manor the couple have been regulars in the East Stand since the move to the Kassam Stadium but will be ‘trialling’ the South Stand Upper tomorrow as they celebrate John’s birthday on Monday.
After 40 years at Kingfisher School John is retiring at the age of 72 and to mark his retirement Peter Rhoades-Brown was on hand to present John and Jennie with a signed shirt and a card signed by the first team and management.
The Milk Cup, won 29 years ago this week at Wembley, was taken along to him for inspiration in a ‘Mastermind’ style quiz of his life.
Our best wishes to John and Jennie and we look forward to seeing them tomorrow.