Ex-Irish prop, Gary Halpin was part of the Irish Legends team which included the likes of Simon Best, Shane Byrne, Trevor Brennan, David Corkery, Leo Cullen, Jan Cunningham, Kieran Dawson, Mick Galwey, Marcus Horan, Paddy Johns, John Kelly, Simon Mason, Stan McDowell, Nick Popplewell, Frankie Sheahan, Jeremy Staunton, Liam Toland, James Topping, Paddy Wallace. Jon Goodridge was part of the England Legends managed by Jason Leonard, the 114 time capped World Cup winner, with fellow World Cup winners Martin Corry (64 caps) and Iain Balshaw (34 caps) lining out for the England Legends.
As well as being a Housemaster and teacher at Christ College, Gary also coaches 1st team rugby at the school. Jon Goodridge was appointed as Director of Rugby at Christ College in 2013 after retiring as a professional player having played for the likes of Leeds, Gloucester and Bristol. Jon’s strong links with Bristol RFC have seen two of the Christ College 1st XV selected to play for Bristol Academy.
Kick-off was at 7.30pm on Saturday 28th February with Gary playing prop for Ireland and Jon at inside centre for their opponents. In a high scoring game, England came out on top beating Ireland 54-34. The fixture is always played for the Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup and this year funds were raised for the IRFU Charitable Trust. Apart from a few scrapes and bruises no serious injuries were sustained as it was back to school on Monday!
There was a flurry of excitement on Friday 10th March, in the House Art Exhibition as the pupils learned who won the prizes and who was awarded the House Art trophy. deWinton house was announced the overall winner of the House Art competition – congratulations!…Read on
The 1st XII girls travelled to the National Hockey Centre in Cardiff, on Tuesday 14th March, for the much anticipated U18 National Hockey final against Ysgol Bro Morgannwg. Captained by Meg I and Floss D, the team put on an excellent display of hockey. A highlight…Read on
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
The 1st VII headed to Deeside last weekend to take part in the National Netball finals, The President’s Cup, hosted by Welsh Netball. Placed in a strong group their opponents included Coleg Cambria, Gower College and Ysgol y Strade. The team lost 2 matches and…Read on
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
In perfect conditions on a mild Saturday February morning at Llandovery, the Christ College v Llandovery College match first played in 1879, returned to full status after last year’s 125th match against a Llandovery Development XV. The reasons for the pause in fixtures are well known, but both…Read on