Former pupil Ryan Spencer-Jones (St David’s House 1997-2005) has been chosen as part of a 33 strong Athletics team to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games in July and August. Ryan will compete in the Shot Put at the Games, taking place in Glasgow’s Hampden Park from 23rd July to 3rd August. This will be Ryan’s second Commonwealth Games as he competed in the 2010 event in Delhi, finishing 10th with a throw of 16.66 metres. Ryan is going into the 2014 Games in great form, having set a Personal Best of 18.32 metres in Loughborough last month. Welsh national performance coach Scott Simpson said: “I have been stunned by the response of the Welsh athletes to the impending Commonwealth Games … their performance levels over recent weeks have sky-rocketed!”
Last Saturday (7th June), former Christ College pupil Kieran Marmion (St David’s House 2003-2008) earned his first senior rugby cap for Ireland in their 29-17 win in their 1st Test versus Argentina. After 5 years at Christ College, Kieran spent 2 years at Kirkham Grammer School and was a key player in their highly successful Sevens squad. Kieran has been capped by Ireland at various under-age levels, including playing for the U18 and U20 teams. He made his debut for Ireland U20 in June 2011 in the IRB Junior World Championship, starting in every game for Ireland U20 in that tournament. He also started for Ireland U20 in their historic 19-23 win against South Africa U20 in June 2012, in the opening game of the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship. He was named in the Ireland squad for the 2013 tour to North America and in January 2014, he was named in Ireland’s extended 44-man squad for the 2014 Six Nations Championship. He came off the bench for Ireland Wolfhounds in their friendly against England Saxons in January 2014, and he made his first appearance for the senior Ireland side last Saturday, coming on as a second half replacement against Argentina.
Our congratulations to them both!
Many congratulations to the winning and highly commended entries in this year’s essay competition. Pupils were challenged with a set of interdisciplinary questions and a time limit of one hour to display academic ambition, flair and question engagement. Topics ranged widely from our obligations to…Read on
On Monday 15th May 2023, Christ College Brecon hosted a wonderful evening from two rising young stars in the world of music. Anna Phillips was a music scholar at CCB and went on to receive a scholarship to study harp at the Royal Academy of…Read on
150 entrants took part in the second Christ College Brecon Mountain Challenge which took place on Sunday 7th May in the Brecon Beacons. For this year only it was renamed as the Coronation Mountain Challenge. The conditions were perfect for the three routes – 10,…Read on
Christ College Brecon has donated more than 500 items to its local food bank as part of its inaugural ‘Giving Day’. The occasion, which looks set to become a firm date in the school’s calendar, took place on Friday 5 May with children, parents, the…Read on
Last Wednesday, the winners of the East Wales Premier League ( Christ College 1st XV) and the winners of the West Wales Premier League ( Ysgol Ystalyfera) met at The Wern, Merthyr Tydfil RFC to determine the best Welsh school boy rugby team. This encounter…Read on
Two exceptionally talented scholars from the Royal Academy of Music are joining in concert at The Neuadd in Christ College Brecon on 15 May for a one-off musical medley combining harp and piano. Old Breconian and exquisite harpist Anna Phillips is returning to her former…Read on