Prior to yesterday’s prestigious fixture against Crawshay’s Welsh, the 1st XV captain Alex Davies was presented with a new set of rugby shirts by Christ College’s Director of Rugby, Jon Goodridge. The shirts are part of an extended sponsorship agreement with Merthyr Motor Auctions (MMA)who are one of the largest commercial vehicle auctions in the UK.
The shirt presentation seemed to inspire the 1st XV to perform to new heights as they secured a famous 6-5 win against Crawshay’s Welsh, that consisted of some of the best players from around the region. Two penalties from fly half James Newey and an incredible defensive effort from the whole team saw the 1st XV home to the narrowest of wins. A full match report will appear soon on the Sports News, Fixtures & Results section.
Director of Rugby, Jon Goodridge, said: “It was simply an awesome defensive effort by the 1st XV today!”
Commenting on the MMA’s extended support for rugby, Christ College Development Director Steve Maggs said: “Rugby has been, and continues to be, an important feature of the sporting offer at Christ College. It is significant that a company experienced in sports sponsorship has identified the potential and direction of rugby at Christ College and sees the value of making this investment.”
MMA were the primary sponsors of Christ College’s 2013 summer rugby tour to Canada when a squad of over 30 players enjoyed an unbeaten run of matches in and around the province of Ontario over a 2 week period. Head of Christ College Mrs Emma Taylor said: “We really appreciate the backing and support of Merthyr Motor Auctions. Initially, their support ensured that over 30 young rugby players experienced the thrill of a major overseas rugby tour which is something they will never forget. This extended sponsorship package has the potential to bring benefits to all pupils who participate and enjoy senior rugby at Christ College.”
As one of the UK’s largest commercial vehicle auctions, MMA has a proud and developed track record of supporting the development of sport and youth in South Wales. Dean Davies of MMA commented: “MMA was one of the innovators of sports sponsorship and we were one of the very first companies in Great Britain to sponsor a football club, when in 1984 we became the principal sponsor of Cardiff City FC. A year later we became the main sponsors of Penarth RFC and Rhigos RFC too. Since then, as MMA has grown, we have reinvested in the local sports community and have helped to develop sports as diverse as cricket, golf, snooker, horse racing and swimming.”
Merthyr Motor Auctions’ transactions take place locally, nationally and internationally to over 100 countries. It has grown into a world-class sales centre with over 3,000 Fleet vehicles and plant auctioned weekly. Established over 30 years ago, MMA is the largest van, commercial, truck, minibus, ambulance and municipal vehicle auction in the United Kingdom.
With traditional festive events not possible this year, our Music Department has been working with pupils on a series of festive musical performances. These will be posted across our social media channels from Monday 30th November. Keep an eye out !Read on
Christ College Brecon has teamed up with Cardiff Blues in a partnership aimed at developing rugby talent regardless of age or gender. The new partnership strengthens Christ College’s existing relationship with Cardiff Blues which provides a direct link to coaching expertise, strength and conditioning programmes,…Read on
The first half of the Michaelmas term has seen a sports programme like never before at Christ College. The unique circumstances that we currently find ourselves in created the ideal opportunity for a meaningful inter-house competition to take place with a whole host of sports…Read on
Pupils at our junior section, St Nicholas House, recently experienced a magical Hogwarts inspired day. All dressed as characters from the famous Harry Potter series, the fun started with a sorting hat ceremony followed by a series of magical lessons including potion making, care of…Read on
Six alpacas from local business Alpaca My Boots visited the school ahead of the half term holiday on October 23, surprising twenty-three year 7 pupils during their personal and social education (PSE) lesson. Based at Blaenrheon Farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National…Read on