As well as school fixtures a number of our pupils have had success with other sporting commitments and this last week has been no exception.
Upper Sixth, Charlie East and Archie Trevethan were both selected to play rugby for Welsh Academicals v Llandovery College 9th January resulting in a 38-31 win.
Archie and Charlie also played for The Welsh Academicals v Millfield January 19th along side Old Breconian Tom Richards, resulting in a 24-24 draw.
Charlie was also been selected to play for Crawshays Welsh Youth –v Llandovery College, January 30th which unfortunately was cancelled due to a frozen pitch.
Crawshays are able to select any player in the world but encourage Welsh rugby talent whenever possible. Many internationals have played for the Club in seven-, ten- and fifteen-a-side matches. Traditionally, the Club plays fixtures versus the Welsh public schools, although the Youth XV do tour and last Easter, Upper Sixth pupil Ollie Newey was selected to tour in Portugal, a rugby tournament which they actually won.
It’s an honour for Christ College boys to join the Crawshays family, best of luck to Charlie.
Year 11 Cameron McIntyre continues his rugby development with the Blues U16 North team, starting on January 30th v the Scarletts where he scored a fantastic try.
Lower Sixth Ryan Williams has been invited to join James Rhydderch Roberts at the Blues U18’s. Well done to Ryan on your call up to the squad. Captain of rugby Olly Lewis and Academy player at the Dragons will be up against them in the forthcoming next block of matches, with Dragons playing the Blues January 30th. Olly was also invited to train with the Wales U19 squad before Christmas.
Several boys have represented South Powys U15 team which is part of the Blues Rugby Pathway – boys who have played this season are Year 10 Jack Griffiths, Tom Colbert, Tom McClean, Ellis Jenkins and Year 9 Ewan McIntyre.
Year 7 Ben Mclean has been selected to play Hockey for South Wales U14’s. This weekend saw matches v Wiltshire with a 6-0 win & 1-2 defeat v Dorset. Brother Tom was also involved as selected for South Wales U16’s, they won both their matches against Wiltshire and Dorset 8-0 and a 6-1. Well done boys.
Year 9 Florence Davies, and Year 8 Megan Reynolds continue to play regional Hockey with Glamorgan Valley with Year 7 Darcy Davies also now joining them in the team, Florence is this seasons Captain.
Fergus Stevens & Old Breconian and Coach Tom Wood were called up to join Wales U21 at the Euro Hockey indoor Junior Championship in Portugal, and Beth Wood travels with Wales U21 Hockey to Croatia this week for the Junior Ladies Wales U21 campaign.
Beth has also won the Hockey writers Club National Youth Award. Beth received her award, at its annual awards lunch January 16th at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London.
The judging panel sought information from coaches, clubs and schools, with the judges considering not just hockey ability but players’ personal qualities and potential for future development. Beth is an outstanding role model and ambassador for the sport. Congratulations to Beth, Tom & Fergus.
We are extremely proud of our pupils’ success. Long may this continue.
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