TAG: Sport

25 August 2014

Cronk-Cunis National U21 XVs Festival - 25th August 2014

Brighton College OBRFC won the National U21s Cup in 2005 & 2006 and we are delighted that former Captain of the 1st XV Tom Strange (Le. 2008-2013) is putting together an Old Brightonians team for 2014.

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14 August 2014

OBs rugby in Queensland

Just a quick note to say that the Old Brightonians Rugby tradition is alive and well here in Brisbane, QLD, Australia - as demonstrated by the OB shirt on a QLD rugby pitch.

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27 June 2014

Max Maidment (R. 2004-06), has signed a professional contract with London Scottish

Max Maidment (Ryle 2004-2006), has signed a professional contract with London Scottish.

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10 June 2014

MATCH REPORT: OBGS vs BC Masters, 10th June 2014

The Society took on the Brighton College Masters in the Inaugural Event staged at the West Sussex Golf Club on Sunday 10th June.

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14 May 2014

Matt Lasis (Du. 2009-11) to represent British Universities at the Loughborough International Athletics

Matt Lasis, Old Brightonian and elder brother of current Athletics Captain James, has been selected to represent British Universities at the Loughborough International Athletics.

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08 May 2014

Jake Henry (Ha. 2008-10)

OB Jake Henry has signed a professional rugby contract with Plymouth Albion.

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10 April 2014

Celebration of Girls’ Sport, 12th April 2014

As part of our celebrations of 40 years of Co-Ed on Saturday, a group of Old Brightonians returned to the netball court and rounders pitch to challenge the "Newbies" in a friendly competition.

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08 April 2014

VIDEO: Brighton College win 2014 Worth 7s

A terrific short film from "In At The Side Media" of this year's tournement, and the College's win!

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23 March 2014

Golf Report: Secretary’s cup – West Sussex, 23rd March 2014

The OBGS annual Spring meeting was held at West Sussex golf club as an early preparation for members of the Halford Hewitt squad. 

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14 March 2014

VIDEO: 1st XV Rugby highlights 2014

This short film shows highlights of this year's 1st XV Rugby season - thank you to everyone that has helped the Rugby Club at all levels this year!

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07 March 2014

OBRFC vs Masters, Friday 7th March 2014

A man of few words, Steve Radojcic threw himself into the evening on Friday 7th March, holding court with his usual style and panache. He has asked the OB office to pass on his thanks to all those who helped organise the match, namely Teds Littlewood (Ry. 1990-95), Dan Heal (Ry. 1990-95), and Tom Aiken (Al. 2003-08). Special thanks to Stephanie Littlewood for coming up trumps with a cake, despite the fact it was neither Rado's birthday nor the end of season match against Hurstpierpoint.

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07 March 2014

Brighton College Rugby Internationals

It's been an excellent month for the Brighton College Rugby Club.

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30 January 2014

Congratulations to Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) & the England Ashes Victory!

Huge congratulations to Sarah & the England team on back-to-back Ashes victories - succeeding so brilliantly where England's men failed...

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28 January 2014

Madeleine Sava (W. 2004-09) on Jedward's Big Adventure

Madeleine Sava (W. 2004-09), the current President of Sport at Oxford University will be appearing on CBBC at 4.30pm on Wednesday 29th giving Jedward the lowdown on Oxford Sport. Clearly, and especially for Jedward fans, a moment not to be missed...

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15 January 2014

Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) awarded international honour

Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) was named the T20 International Women's Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards which took place over Christmas.

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04 December 2013

James Chisholm (D. 2011-13) makes Premiership debut

Following on from his LV Cup debut in November, James Chisholm has now made his Premiership rugby debut for Harlequins.

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04 December 2013

REPORT & GALLERY: Staff Rugby, 1st December 2013

The Brighton College staff rugby team had their first outing of the year in a well-supported game against Bowden House from Seaford.

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04 November 2013

Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01) - OB of the Month, November 2013

Ollie Phillips is currently enjoying sailing with Team GB in the Clipper Race 2013/14. The OB office managed to catch up with him in Cape Town, where Team GB were celebrating securing first place in Race 3 of this round the world race. Ollie also found the time in Cape Town to show his support for the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport where he met up with the Springbok Sevens national team as part of his global 'Road to Rio' campaign ahead of the sport's debut in the 2016 Olympic Games.

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31 October 2013

Paul Samrah (L. 1972-77) receives award from the FA

As part of the FA's 150 year celebrations, Paul Samrah was recently recognised by the FA for his close involvement with Brighton & Hove Albion. Paul was Chair of the campaign which after many years successfully secured planning permission for Brighton's American Express Community Stadium. Prior to this, his detailed research uncovered multiple accounting and regulatory breaches which lead to regime change facilitated by the FA. In 2008, he was named Football League Fan of the Year at a Sky TV awards ceremony. 

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30 October 2013

The Ashes 2013-14: Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) to captain England

Our very own Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) will captain England in their first tour match in Australia tomorrow after Alastair Cook was ruled out.

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29 October 2013

England rugby sevens captain Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01) Team Great Britain reach Cape Town, SA

Clipper Race 2013-14: former England rugby sevens captain Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01) and crew member of Team Great Britain, and has just made it to Cape Town.

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04 October 2013

Golf Society Autumn Meeting 2013

This year's Autumn Meeting was held at The Royal Ashdown Golf Club. A strong OB presence was guaranteed with the influx of the "Class of '84" comprising, Duncan Shaw (D.1979-84), Justin Wash (B/C. 1979-84), Tony Nash (S. 1979-84) and Ben Stott (R. 1979-84). The Class of '84 were made most welcome, showed true class by staying away from the winners' enclosure, clearly had a great time and promised to come again with increased numbers! 

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23 September 2013

OB Golf Victory over Hurst, Lancing and Eastbourne

Dear Old Brightonians

At Walton Heath on Sunday 22nd September, Brighton College once again prevailed in the annual competition between Hurst, Lancing and Eastbourne.

The Cup was retained in dramatic fashion in a putt-off against Hurst as dusk was settling. The OB Team comprised your Secretary, Roly Ainsworth (D 1992-97), Julian Tate (D. 1982-87), Petri Hitches (A. 1984-86) , Freddie Pett (H. 1999-2004) and Michael Mudie (H. 1998-2001).

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26 July 2013

Chris Simpson (S. 2003-05) - Achieves Success in International Squash

Originally from the Channel Island of Guernsey, I came to Brighton College in 2003 to study for my A-levels with ambitions of being a professional squash player.

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09 July 2013

A great year of sport across all disciplines at Brighton College

Brighton College athletes have set a new school record by bringing home a haul of 33 medals from the County Athletics Championships.

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21 May 2013

A marathon effort by Joe & Chris Carter

OB heroes, Joe Carter (S. 2002-07) and Chris Carter (S. 1999-04) have done 7 marathons in 7 days and Ed Doyne Ditmas (D. 1999-04) has also been an absolute hero, doing 5 marathons in 5 days.

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15 May 2013

Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) named England Cricketer of the Year 2013

Congratulations to Matt Prior (R. 1995-00), who was named England Cricketer of the Year at a special ceremony at Lord's this week.

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09 May 2013

Brighton College Under 15 Girls through to the National Indoor Cricket Final

Brighton College Under 15 Girls have been crowned South East Regional Champions and won a place in the National Finals of the Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket Competition, to be held at Lord's on 9th May.

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08 May 2013

Congratulations to Scarlett Maguire (W. 2009-11)

Warmest congratulations to Scarlett Maguire (W. 2009-2011), currently studying English at Wadham College, Oxford, who took part at the 2013 Pol Roger Fives Varsity Match at Eton on Saturday.

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12 April 2013

Gerard "GP" Pearlberg (S. 1975-80) returns to the College - report

On the eve of the Brighton Marathon, on Friday 12th April we were lucky enough here at the College to have a visit from Gerard "GP" Pearlberg (BCJS 1971-75, S. 1975-80), who delivered an inspiring talk on "How to run Faster, Longer, Easier...". Cameron Dashwood, Head of School, who went on to run the marathon that weekend, was there, as were many of our pupils, parents, OBs and teachers and a handful of runners from Rockinghorse (who GP was running for himself that weekend).

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11 April 2013

Cricketing superstar Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) to give starter's orders at Brighton Marathon

Cricketing icon and Old Brightonian Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) will be the opener for this year's Brighton Marathon. The Sussex and England wicketkeeper has been unveiled as the official starter for the fourth Brighton Marathon later this month.

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19 March 2013

Tom Hayward (D. 2002-06) is looking for sponsorship to continue his professional golf career

Tom Hayward (D. 2002-06), former Brighton College pupil and first class honours graduate is entering his second year as a tournament professional. Having only been playing the game since Oct 2010 his progress to date has been impressive, competing upon The UK's developmental tours and in Asia. In 2012 Tom recorded six top 25 finishes, three of which were top 5 positions.

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18 March 2013

Ross Chisholm (D. 2007-09) "terrorises the Sale defence" during the LV= Cup Final

Ross Chisholm played in the LV= Cup winning Harlequins team which beat Sale Sharks 32 - 14 on Sunday. Ross terrorised the Sale defence throughout the game with his powerful running.

Follow Ross on twitter here. 

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21 February 2013

Rugby Report February 2013

Max Maidment (R. 2007-09) has an offer for a post graduate course at Cambridge University and Nik Pass (A. 2007-09) is still waiting for his interview.

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02 January 2013

VIDEO: Brighton College Rugby 2012/13

A terrific video by BCPELICANS of the Brighton College 1st XV at work!

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18 December 2012

OB & England hero Matt Prior (R. 1995-00)!

Congratulations to OB hero Matt Prior (R. 1995-00), who helped England to the recent series win over India.

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21 November 2012

James Chisholm (D. U6th) named 'Player of the Month' by Rugby World

Congratulations to James Chisholm, (U6th, Durnford), who has been named Canterbury 'Player of the Month' in the December issue of the highly influential magazine, Rugby World. James, who captains the 1st XV, is also the England U18 No 8.

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21 November 2012

REPORT & VIDEO: Congratulations to the College 1st XV

After a superb start to the season, winning five of their opening six matches, Brighton's 1st XV has been named national Team of the Month.

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26 October 2012

Harry Leonard (A. 2005-10)

Young Edinburgh fly-half Harry Leonard (A. 2005-10) appeared to have Friday's game for the Scottish side by booting over 23 points but a 79th-minute penalty from Scarlet's Rhys Priestland proved decisive...

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18 September 2012

Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) becomes World’s best T20 cricketer

Former pupil and England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) has been named ICC Women's T20 Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.

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08 September 2012

Diamond Jubilee Pavilion Celebrations

Once again the sun shone on the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion as the Head Master welcomed some 100 donors and supporters of the project to enjoy an afternoon of sport, on Saturday 8th September, at the recently re-named Jubilee Ground. Some had not visited the ground at East Brighton Park for many years – 72 years in the case of Old Brightonian Richard Batt (H 1936-40), who joined the College shortly after the school acquired the playing fields in 1926. Others were more recent and frequent spectators, being current parents at the school, and some admitted that their donations were made from 'enlightened self-interest' as they celebrated the fact that the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion would afford some welcome shelter from the elements on rather less glorious days!

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01 September 2012

REPORT & GALLERY: The Peter Rumney / Sam Griffiths OB RFC Match 2012

The first Saturday of term, Saturday 1st September saw the Peter Rumney Memorial Match join forces with the Sam Griffiths Foundation to send out an OB rugby side against the formidable Old Wellingtonians RFC.

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05 July 2012

Laura Marsh (F. 2000-05) & BBC Sport

Laura Marsh (F. 2000-05) will be writing a series of columns for BBC Sport over the summer. You can follow her articles here, as well as on her twitter account.

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17 June 2012

REPORT: Cricketer Cup v Tonbridge 2012

In a season during which sunshine has been a rarity, it shone on the Home Ground for the first round of the Cricketer Cup. Electing to bat on a sound but slow wicket the Old Brightonians made a promising start with Adam Davies (18) and Alisdair Wilson (24) batting with comparative comfort against steady medium pace bowling from Tonbridge.

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26 May 2012

Old Brightonian Golf Society vs Brighton College

Last week the senior golf team took on the Old Brightonians at East Brighton Golf Club. Exams knocked out a few of the pupils so a depleted BC team of 4 pupils took on 5 OBs - with Mr Sperring making up the numbers.

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24 May 2012

Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05)

Jordan Turner-Hall (born 5 Jan 1988) in London, England is a rugby union player for Harlequin F.C. and England, playing primarily as a Centre.

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23 May 2012

George Colin Ratsey (St. 1921-24)

George Colin Ratsey (July 30, 1906 – March 12, 1984), educated at Brighton College, was a British sailor and sail maker who competed in the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. He won the silver medal in the Star Class. Part of the famous Ratsey sailing dynasty.

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22 May 2012

Geoffrey Vyvyan Arundell Seccombe (D. 1921-22)

Geoffrey Hett (5 March 1909 – November 1988) was a British fencer.

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21 May 2012

Major Josiah George Ritchie (BC 1887-88) - Olympic Tennis Champion, 1908

Ritchie is best remembered for being a three time medalist at the 1908 London Olympics. At the Games he won a gold (men's singles), silver (men's doubles) and bronze (men's indoor singles) medal. In 1908 and 1910 he and Tony Wilding won the doubles in Wimbledon.

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08 May 2012

Olympic Week at the College!

As the whole country gears up for a summer of sport, and with London 2012 less than 100 days away, the College had its own Olympic week.

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