On Thursday 11th February, we hosted a fantastic evening with Clare Connor (W. 1989-94).
Clare Connor CBE (W. 1989-94) to become the first female president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
Brighton College is delighted and proud to receive some incredible news this morning. Old Brightonian Clare Connor CBE (W. 1989-94), former England cricket captain and a pioneering force within the sport, will become the first female president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in its 233-year history.
Mark Davis, Head of Cricket at the College, reached out to cricketers all over the world to send some encouraging messages of support to our pupils during lockdown.
Old Brightonian rugby star, Ollie, has been appointed as Wales Women’s Sevens Lead Coach.
On Thursday 9 January 2020, we were delighted to welcome The Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Soames to officially open the School of Science and Sport. Designed by Ellen van Loon of OMA, our newest building is designed to seamlessly link sports and science and overlooks the Home Ground at the north end of the campus.
George Cook, who is currently studying at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, played his part for Cambridge winning the Varsity match at Twickenham.
England wicketkeeper and Old Brightonian, Sarah Taylor, announced her retirement from international cricket last week.
It's finally happened. The boys from Brighton College have won the cup at Littlehampton for the first time! In a tight final against Crawley, they were losing 1-2, but after some stern words from player-coach Aidan Phillips-Cragg and captain Alex Brown, the tide turned. Tries from Ollie Kirwan, Henry Mason and Alex Bushell (all only 18 years old) changed the game, and the boys came out on top 4-2. It was a testament to the Old Brightonian's spirit that they managed to turn the game on its head.
Last Saturday Los Pelicanos Hermanos played at the Burgess Hill 7s.
Cameron Fillery (Al. 2002-17) has earned his first international medal at Gävle.
For the first time in Los Pelicanos Hermanos (The Pelican Brothers) history, we were able to put out two sides to a tournament.
Laura Marsh (Fe. 2000-05) completed her 100 One-Day International (ODI) matches for England as she featured in the second ICC Women's Championship match against the West Indies.
Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) was named man of the match on Sunday 2nd June in England's 51-43 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham.
On Thursday morning the College cricket department received a letter from Marylebone Cricket Club (M.C.C.), naming Dixie as the first winner of the prestigious Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award.
Ross Chisholm (Du. 2007-09) made his 100th appearance for Harlequins 1st team this weekend after 10 years at the Club.
It was wondeful to welcome back a brilliant Old Brightonians team saw of former 1st VII Netball players to take on the current 1st VII in an exciting and hugely entertaining match on Saturday 23rd February 2019.
The 1957 Rugby season did not start off or end successfully. By January 1957, the 1st XV Coach E.L.B. Turner, had played eleven games. Of these eleven, there was only one victory, one draw, and a whopping nine defeats, including a 3-29 trouncing by St. John’s, and a 0-23 humbling by Cranleigh School.
Marc has spent most of his career in investment banking, mainly as a European Media Analyst in Equities for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and at Citigroup.
Tabitha will always be remembered in Fenwick House as being ‘cool, calm and collected’. Her self-motivation and drive has always destined her for success and it is no wonder we are reading about her personal achievements throughout this month.
Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) named both Motor Sport Magazine's "2018 Industry Champion" & Autocar's "2018 MotorSport Hero"
Old Brightonian and MotorSport Vision Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) was named 2018 MotorSport Hero at May’s Autocar Awards, recognising his huge contribution to the British motorsport industry over the past 30 years, and then in June Jonathan was inducted as the 2018 Industry Champion at Motor Sport Magazine's 2018 Hall of Fame Awards.
Whilst it was Cambridge who were the ones to beat on the Thames this year, on land, Oxford took the spoils at the Hive Stadium, home to Barnet FC.
A storied 1954 Jaguar D-type Works (OKV 2) is expected to fetch £9-£11 million at auction in Sotheby's Arizona sale on January 18-19.
18-year-old Smith has enjoyed a breakout season in 2017. The former Brighton College pupil joined the full-time Harlequins Academy in July 2017 after helping Harlequins' U18s to the league title in February of this year.
James Chisholm (Du.2011-13), Ross Chisholm (Du.2007-09), Marcus Smith (Le.2001-17) and Calum Waters (Le.1999-14) played for Harlequins first team in an excellent win over Worchester Warriors.
Marsh started playing cricket at school aged 11 and then progressed to Brighton and Hove CC at the age of 13. Initially a seam bowler, she made her international debut for England during India's summer tour in 2006. She took 3-44 in her first Test, opening the bowling alongside Jenny Gunn in the second innings.
TODAY: Game Changers Live sees Eddie coach a group of players from Brighton College, while taking questions from viewers and giving an insight into his coaching session.
Rufus Saunders (Le. 2009-16) has been making the most of sporting opportunities at Cambridge University since arriving to read Land Economy at Fitzwilliam College at the start of this academic year.
Sarah took an indefinite break from the game last year and has not played a formal match since last year’s World T20 semi-final against Australia but the 27-year-old was awarded an England contract in December last year and has resumed training with the national squad.
Gemma Ashworth (Ch. 2007-16) got in touch recently to let us know she is playing netball with the Team Bath U21 Netball team. Gemma played netball throughout her time at College and it’s great to hear she is still doing so well - #thisgirlcan.
Brighton College pupils have achieved wonderful success both within and outside the classroom this term and one exceptional example is the 1st XV rugby team, captained by Marcus Smith (Upper Sixth, Leconfield), who are unbeaten in 24 matches.
Having started all Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish's games in the premiership this season and following some great performances Marcus made his debut on the left wing for Hong Kong's National Team against Zimbabwe on 15th November 2016. Hong Kong ran out winners 34-11.
We have made a special short feature film to celebrate hosting the England Rugby team last month. It also highlights the philosophy of the Brighton College Rugby Club, which is going from strength to strength at the moment. Record numbers of boys are opting to play the sport and the A teams are excelling nationally. I truly believe that Rugby Union at any level can help boys to fulfil their potential in life.
Last Thursday, 8th September, the College travelled to The Dyke Golf Club for the annual match against the Old Brightonians. The sun shone, but a fierce wind was blasting across the downs, making conditions tricky for all parties.
We are delighted to hear that Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish have announced the signing of Gregor and Marcus Ramage (Ha. 2011-16) for the upcoming season. The 18 year old twins have recently moved to Hong Kong as part of Hong Kong Scottish’s first "Gap Year Programme." Marcus and Gregor have recently completed their IRB level 2 coaching certificates through The Hong Kong Rugby Union and will assist HKS coach in the local community as well as coach their junior club, The Flying Kukris.
We are trying to find out the names of old 1st team captains for rugby, football and cricket in order to find out which houses they belonged to at school.
The Old Brightonians were drawn against Charterhouse Friars for the first round of the National Cricketer Cup 2016. We had a home fixture for the game, the first time in many years the draw was favourable for the Old Brightonians with many of the previous winners being in the other half of the draw.
Lucy Beauvallet (Nh. 2008-14), who many of you will remember came second in BBC1's Young Apprentice competition in 2013, is running this year's London Marathon for the charity Blind Children UK.
Calum Waters was awarded his England U20s cap on Friday night after making his debut at scrum half against Wales in Bristol.
England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor will played her 100th one-day international against South Africa last week.
England wicketkeeper-batswoman and Old Brightonian Sarah Taylor has become the first woman to play 'men's-grade' cricket in Australia.
After signing with Harlequins last year, Calum has now been selected to join the England under 20's Elite Player Squad for the upcoming U20's Six Nations tournament.
Honouring Peter Rumney (Ha. 1937-39), the OB RFC took to the field of battle, with a good mix of ages, on the 27th December against a youthful Hove XV. A huge thank you to all players and supporters who came out to fight the good fight and show their support. Particular thanks to the Rumney family and to Tim Loadsman (Le. 1951-57) who did a superb job as linesman.