On Friday 15th November members of the 1963 (8-0) and 1973 (18-6) sides that beat Llandovery returned to school to celebrate and reminisce. With friendships being renewed and memories recounted, guests chatted during a pre-dinner drinks reception in Henry’s before moving on to the Dining Hall for a very enjoyable supper.
Grace was said by Peter Hayward and guests were entertained following dinner by Mr Mark Ring (Cardiff, Pontypool & Wales, rugby international) who spent over an hour doing a Q&A session and providing the audience with a great insight into Rugby in the 21st century. Not only were there Old Breconians attending but wives and guests too. The Head, Mrs Emma Taylor, proposed a toast to the OBA with Joe Davies responding with a toast to the school.
After the formalities in school the evening continued in local hostelries until the early hours.
The next day there was a short Chapel service of thanksgiving to remember the life of Robin J O Davies (ORC, 67-74) who died in 1986. Old Breconians were joined in chapel by the current 1st XV and the school choir.
1963 XV Team Members:
Mr Phil Currie, Mr Peter Hayward, Mr Rodger Frost, Mr John Rees, Mr Sean Wallace, Mr Maelgwyn Williams, Mr Tim Wynne-Jones
1973 XV Team Members:
Mr Gordon Bond, Mr Adrian Cox, Mr Clive Dytor, Mr Joe Davies, Mr Chris Fitzgibbon, Mr Richard Francis-Williams, Mr Keith Gibson, Mr Alan Thomas
Mrs Emma Taylor (Head), Mr John Cook (Head, 73-82), Mr Rhys Davies, Mr Mike Muir, Mr David Rees, Mr Rowland Jones, Mr John Lougher, Mr Tim Simmons, Mr Paul Cairnes, Mr Rudi Heinrich, Mr David Shepherd, Mr David Rich, Mr Malcolm Rich, Mr Malcolm Cousins
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