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!
The annual Lord Atkin Lecture took place on Friday evening and it was a pleasure to welcome this year’s guest speaker, the Right Honourable Lady Justice Nicola Davies DBE to this year’s event. Guests were treated to a fantastic insight into her career and there…Read on
On 10th of November Christ College sixth form students travelled to London for a two day study trip to see a selection of world class Art exhibitions and collections in London. It was a packed itinerary and students made the most of their time, sketching…Read on
Year 9 are currently studying Buddhist beliefs and practices and yesterday had fascinating visit to the Palpung Changchub Dargyeling Buddist Temple in Brynmawr. Pauliina, a Buddhist lay preacher talked about multiple topics related to the pupil’s studies including the history of Buddhism and its…Read on
The annual House Music Competition took place on the morning of Saturday 15th October, adjudicated by Mr Jack Bowtell, a professional operatic baritone and visiting singing teacher at Christ College. As always, house leaders put in a huge amount of work to ensure a high…Read on
Christ College Brecon has welcomed a new Head of Cricket who will join the school with over 10 years’ experience as a national coach. Alistair Waldron has joined Christ College for the 2022/23 academic year in addition to his role as Director of Cricket at…Read on