Autumn Sports Round Up
Christ College Brecon is celebrating a busy term of sport that prevailed over the pandemic, welcomed supporters back to matches and brought pupils and team mates together.
Highlights include hockey success across all age groups, an unbeaten season for the 1st XV Rugby team, Welsh National Sailing (Laser) Squad selection and a Pony Club Trophy win at the Horse of the Year show.
Other sporting accomplishments last term include the Welsh Schools Skiing Championships which saw 17 pupils representing Christ College, with the senior girls’ team finishing in 3rd place and qualifying for the British Schools Skiing Championships and the junior pupils from St Nicholas House winning two individual medals and finishing in 5th place overall in the primary races.
James Hayward also made his mark representing Wales in the SIAB Schools Track and Field Internationals in the hammer throwing category. Meanwhile, Emilia Tinch was selected for the Welsh Sailing (Laser) Squad so can now compete at national level.
In equestrian, the Monmouthshire Mounted Games team, including Christ College pupil Oliver Jones , competed in the coveted Horse of the Year Show following last summer’s triumph at the UK Pony Club Championships. Riding in front of 10,000 people, the team came away with the Pony Club Cup and The Stable Trophy and were named Reserve Champions of the Prince Philip Cup.
Success within hockey has been shared across all age groups at Christ College this year, with both the senior teams and St Nicholas House pupils competing in some highly competitive fixtures. Tightly fought fixtures included Cathedral School Llandaff, Hereford Cathedral, Monmouth Girls, Kings Gloucester, Howells School and Oakleigh House.
Ben Mclean represented Welsh Hockey in the Futures Cup and the UK School Games and Florence Davies and Bea Purvis also made their mark in the Regional Performance Centres from which the Wales squads are selected, so will be ones to watch this year.
Notably in rugby, the 1st XV team finished top of their league and remain unbeaten. The team put on prominent performances against Hereford Cathedral School, Malvern College, Kings Gloucester, Llandovery and Bishop of Llandaff, as well as Crawshays Welsh .
Jack Griffiths and Iwan Coyle were the top points scorer and top try scorer respectively. To round the term off, we were also delighted to hear that 2nd Row Forward , Ewan Mcintyre, has been selected for the Cardiff Regional Age Grade U18s squad.
Head of Christ College, Gareth Pearson, said: “We have been extremely proud of each and every one of our pupils achievements last term who have contended with the covid-19 related challenges that have arisen and surpassed expectations.
“A big thank you goes out to our coaching staff, sports assistants and parents who have been pivotal in supporting the pupils’ achievements.
“The return of sports hasn’t been without challenges, but we have adapted to ensure that our pupils get as near normal experience as possible. This has made everyone at Christ College more resilient and all the more determined to shine.”
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On Friday 3rd March 2023, we were delighted to hold the annual Christ College Instrumentalist and Singer of the Year competition, this year adjudicated by Roger Argente, Head of Brass performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. A large and supportive…Read on
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A fantastic day was had at the Christ College Brecon Invitational Rugby Sevens Tournament on Sunday . There was a great display of rugby on display amongst the participating teams much to the delight of the crowds. The tournament saw the home side going unbeaten…Read on
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