The Belfast Royal Academy Old Boys’ Association was established in 1931 and its objectives are to promote fellowship among former pupils, to support the school and to maintain links with the Board of Governors, teachers and pupils.
Life membership is open to Old Boys who attended the Belfast Royal Academy and male members of the teaching staff. Presently, there is no fee to join the Association.
The Association is managed by a Committee under its President, officers and members who are elected annually and meet regularly during the year. See our website at www.braoba.com
Important events are held during the year to bring old boys together. The Annual Formal Dinner held in Belfast traditionally on the last Saturday in November is the main social function and this is supported by Dinners in London and Edinburgh in the spring.
Dates for forthcoming dinners are as follows:
Belfast Dinner - Europa Hotel, Belfast - Saturday 26th November 2022
London Dinner - Friday 10th March 2023
Edinburgh Dinner - TBC
Monthly informal lunches are held throughout the year in various golf clubs in the greater Belfast area. These serve as a great vehicle to meet old school friends and acquaintances and enjoy each other's company.
BRA Alumni Association - Business Breakfast Club Networking Events
The BRA Alumni Association invites you to join them at their bi-annual a Business Breakfast Club Meetings. These events are the perfect opportunity to meet up with colleagues and friends, network and make acquaintances and learn more about two local organisations. Attendees can mix and mingle from 8.00 a.m. before a full, hot, buffet breakfast and two short, lively speeches from fellow BRA alumni. Details of the next Autumn event will be confirmed in due course.
The Old Boys' Golf Society goes from strength to strength, holding 2 main competitions during the year. Firstly, the Picken Cup is contested at Malone Golf Club in June and Captain’s Day follows in September at Royal Belfast Golf Club. The Ferguson Trophy is presented for the best aggregate score over the two outings.
The Old Boys’ Association provides financial support for school projects. Recent support includes:
Such financial support has been made possible through the Association’s fundraising efforts, the Annual Dinner, and contributions from individual old boys etc.
The Membership fee is currently suspended. Membership is for life and new members are always welcome.
Please contact the Alumni Office at email@example.com to register with the Association, or notification of changes to email address, or contact details. Notifications of reunions are always welcome.
Please inform the Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org of any items of news for inclusion in The Owl and the Old Boys’ Association website. Any notification of births/ marriages/ deaths or career developments etc. will be very welcome and of considerable interest to other Old Boys.
Visit us at www.braoba.com