After a long journey down to Bryanston the competition started with a hard fought win over Downside School with a last minute, length of the field try from Sam Maggs proving to be the difference and giving Christ College a 12-10 victory.
The boys really upped their game for the next opponents, Wellington School, and put in a good team performance winning 42-5. The whole squad played some lovely Sevens, with James Newey scoring a hatrick.
The good form continued into the next match and a superb defensive display laid the foundations for a 33-0 victory over Queen’s Taunton. The last match in the pool stages was a winner-takes-all affair, with both Christ College and Portsmouth Grammar School unbeaten to this point. Portsmouth started the better and held a 12-7 half time lead. The second half saw Christ College put in a huge defensive display which enabled them to capitalise on their possession, scoring two unanswered tries and running out 19-12 winners. Alex Bush played a captain’s role in this match with a huge performance in defence and attack.
As group winners Christ College went into the Cup semi- final against a very strong Kingswood side who had already won the West of England 7s the week before. Good early pressure and use of possession by Kingswood led to two early scores but Christ College fought back and after a fantastic solo run and score from Alex Bush the half time score was 12-7 to Kingswood.
The second half went much the same as the first with Kingswood using their possession well and scoring early tries. Christ College never gave up and had the final word with a very well worked team try finished by Osian Morgan. The final score was Kingswood 29 Christ College 12. The whole squad performed excellently throughout and showed great improvements in each tournament. Preparation has already begun this week for Rosslyn Park.
Congratulations to Ffion , Year 10, who has completed her voluntary service as Head Chorister at Brecon Cathedral and now goes on to join the Cathedral Consort. Ffion holds a Music Award at Christ College and is studying Music at GCSE. She is currently playing…Read on
Some of our Musical Theatre Workshop pupils had the opportunity to shine at Theatr Brycheiniog last Saturday performing at ‘Drew’s Concert’. The concert was a variety performance aimed at raising funds for the Drew- Barker- Wright Charity to raise awareness of rare childhood cancer….Read on
Last Saturday we hosted the first ever Beacons Cup Under 13’s Competition. Christ College were hosts to local prep schools Llandaff Cathedral School and the Downs Malvern , for the inaugural hockey and rugby competition. Five teams competed for the cup which saw Llandaff Cathedral…Read on
Last Thursday, it was a pleasure to host the launch of the WRU’s revised elite Welsh schools and colleges competition, the premier competition for schools and colleges in Wales at Christ College. The WRU has awarded a total of 16 Rugby Programmes in Education (RPE)…Read on
New partnership will see pupils benefit from some of the greatest home-grown sporting expertise available School pupils in Wales are set to benefit from some of the highest level, home-grown sporting expertise around as part of a brand-new partnership deal. Christ College Brecon has…Read on
We were pleased to host the arrival of His Majesty King Charles and Her Majesty Queen Camilla to Brecon on Thursday July 20th. During their visit, their Royal Highnesses attended a short recital at Brecon Cathedral and met members of the Brecon Choir Festival committee….Read on