TAG: Sport

08 May 2012

Work on Diamond Jubilee Pavilion is Underway!

Pupils and staff have been tremendously excited this week as structural work on the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion has now begun.  With the main framework now in place, the new sports hub is beginning to take shape, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Sussex Downs countryside. Over the coming weeks, contractors will work on creating the changing rooms, referee and first aid rooms, and a large social space with a café-bar, all of which are much-needed at the site.

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29 April 2012

OBRUFC at The East Grinstead Sunshine 7s

The OB Pelicans and supporters arrived at East Grinstead on Sunday morning in the driving rain. After a delay to assess the pitches, it was decided that, despite the conditions, the tournament would go ahead. Only 12 teams were available so the draw was re-organised and we played the Marauders first. Despite a try by Ryan Bhimji, we lost to the semi-professional Marauders 10 - 5.

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17 April 2012

Nik Pass (A. 2007-09)

Nik Pass (A. 2007-09) Deputy Head of School 2009-10 and 2010 leaver made his debut for England Students at Rugby Union this weekend against France in Lille. He is currently at Newcastle University and played for the 1st XV for two years.

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23 February 2012

Congratulations Madeleine Sava (W. 2005-09)!

Former pupil Madeleine Sava (W. 2005-09) led her Oxford Blues Squash team to victory at this year's Varsity Match against Cambridge.

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02 February 2012

Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05) selected into Elite England Rugby Squad

Old Brightonian and current Harlequins rugby player Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05) has been selected into the Elite England Rugby Squad ahead of this year's 6 Nations Championship.

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09 January 2012

Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) opens the College's new fitness and conditioning suite

Old Brightonian Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) England wicketkeeper and two-time Ashes winner, returned to the College on Wednesday 30th November 2011 to open, officially, the new fitness and conditioning suite housed in what was previously the pre-prep school hall.

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08 December 2011

Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) awarded benefit season with Sussex County Cricket Club

We're delighted and very proud to announce that our very own Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) has been awarded a benefit season in 2012.

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08 November 2011

Planning Permission Granted for Diamond Jubilee Pavilion

We are delighted to announce that planning permission was granted last week for the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion to be built on the New Ground in East Brighton Park. The one-storey building will have large changing rooms, a stunning café-bar overlooking the New Ground and an impressive entrance foyer, providing a warm and welcoming environment for pupils, staff and spectators. Other groups are also set to benefit as the new facilities will also be made available to other sporting groups from around the community.

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20 October 2011

Brighton College Rugby Report 2011 - great video!

Every team has had its successes and failures which have made them stronger, and we present here a wonderful compilation of video clips and photos from the season.

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06 October 2011

Golf Society Autumn Meeting 2011

This year’s Autumn Meeting was held at the beautiful Mannings Heath Golf Club. We were greatly indebted to local member Tom Hayward (D. 2002-06) for organising an excellent day at a heavily discounted rate.

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11 September 2011

REPORT: Sam Griffiths Foundation Event

The College hosted a fund-raising event on Sunday 11th September for the Sam Griffiths Foundation, which has been set up in memory of Sam Griffiths (School, 2005-8) who died in January 2009.

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12 June 2011

The Cricketer Cup First Draw

Old Brightonians 103 for 3, lost to Oundle Rovers 104 for 3. Despite the drought of the early summer, the day of the first round of the Cricketer Cup dawned with rain, that wet sort of rain that continues all day. Undaunted by the wet conditions, eleven Old Brightonians travelled to Oundle for the fixture. It was decided by both teams that only a ten over match in the rain was possible, not ideal but a better alternative to replaying the game the following weekend.

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01 June 2011

"Dear Old Brightonian Ruggers" by Charlie Grant (S. 2006-07)

With preparations underway for the World Cup in New Zealand this year, it is with an inflated ego and a great deal of national pride that I humbly submit that we have a new contender this year: The United States of America. That's right: the Eagles will go all the way this year, and no one will see it coming.

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01 June 2011

The OB Golf Society at the Cyril Gray Tournament (2011)

In this year's Cyril Gray Trophy (team scratch matchplay foursomes for the more mature golfer) Brighton faced a tough battle against regular finalists Stowe in the 1st Round. So it proved. Warwick Sabey (B. 1959-65 )and Geoffrey Bush (H. 1965-70) played first pair and lost to some very steady par play. Nigel Dearsly (L. 1960-65) and Robin Colbourne (H. 1960-65) played second and went down quite close to home. Chris Pett (H. 1962-67) and newcomer Adrian Wood (A. 1971-76) played well and were all square after 17 and called it a half when the top two games had gone. 2½ - ½ to Stowe.

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22 May 2011

Sussex Old Boys 20/20 Cricket Cup

Old Brightonians Cricket took part in the inaugural Sussex Old Boys 20/20 Cup at Lancing College on 22 May 2011. Teams participating were Old Brightonians, Lancing Rovers, Old Eastbournians and Old Blues.

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10 May 2011

Brighton College Cricket Report - 1st XI beat Sussex Martlets

On Sunday 17th April the College 1st XI cricket side took on the Sussex Martlets as their season opener. The College got off to a good start with an opening stand of 188 between Eswar Kalidasan and Yass Bahemou. Excellent running between the wickets from Hugh Richards and a quick fire 20 off 13 balls from Jethro Menzies led to a competitive total of 270 for 4 being set.

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10 May 2011

Halford Hewitt 2011

Arguably the strongest OB team ever assembled were in boisterous spirits during the practice days. There were strong grounds for optimism that we would win our first round for many a year.

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05 May 2011

REPORT: OB Golf Society Play the College

The Brighton College golf team took on the Old Brightonians Golf Society last Thursday. The event was held at the Dyke Golf Club. Both sides fielded a slightly depleted team - as a result of injuries or important cricket fixtures.

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21 April 2011

1st XI took on the OBCC in a Twenty20 cricket match

As part of the 1st XI’s Twenty20 preparation in the early part of the season, the OBs challenged them to a match on the Home Ground. The OBs batted first and last year’s captain Adam Davies (L. 2005-2010), set the tone for his innings with a sweetly timed drive for four off the first ball of the innings.

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18 April 2011

Brighton College Rugby Report, 2011

The 1st XV have had another excellent year. Beating Daily Mail Champions Whitgift (23-22) along with Epsom, Cranleigh and Dulwich has enabled them to come top of this years Evening Standard League. A huge amount of credit should go to all the players but in particular Joe Beckett and Pahymahn Seyed-Safi who have both been in the 1st XV for the 3 years. The 1st VII also won the Reigate Norton Rose Sevens and the Worth Sevens beating Epsom and Tonbridge in the final respectfully.

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03 April 2011

Secretary’s Cup

The inaugural “Secretary’s Cup” was held on Sunday 3rd April in glorious spring sunshine at the beautiful West Sussex Golf Club. The event has been created in honour of Chris Pett (H. 1962-67) who has been Secretary of OBGS for 32 years having been handed the position from his father-in-law. Unsurprisingly the event was very well supported containing many generations of OBs. The delight of OBGS golf is that every generation of OB can participate and this creates a super atmosphere within the Society.

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03 March 2011

Sports Quiz at Brighton College

An enthralling evening of sporting knowledge and prowess was possibly being held somewhere on Thursday 3rd March, but at the Brighton College Sports Quiz the name of the game was definitely fun and fundraising.  Ian Braid kicked off the evening showcasing the fantastic work of SportsAid, joint recipient of the evening’s proceeds, who offer financial support to talented young sportsmen and women at the beginning of their careers.  John Inverdale was magnificent as quizmaster, encouraging competitive spirit and berating those underhand or rather under-table tactics being employed by certain teams.

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27 December 2010

Brighton v Hurst... Sussex's biggest old boy game!

Despite the inclement weather, Hurst v Brighton was back on for the prestigious Padwin Cup. As of late my youthful exuberance for literary mastery that once adorned our beloved Pelican has been lacking and having not played for the Burgundy and Blues for some time I had forgotten how much fun is to be had in this annual fixture against an opposition who was tenacious to the end if lacking any serious flash of rugby ability.

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09 November 2010

Alex King (A. 1988-93) inducted into Wasps Hall of Fame

The 2010 Hall of Fame dinner will see Gordon Bendon, Matt Greenwood, Alex King, Nigel Melville and Roger Uttley immortalised by the Club.

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04 September 2010

REPORT & GALLERY: The Peter Rumney Memorial Match 2010

This year saw a slightly different format in that we played Old Reigatians rather than Old v Young Old Brightonians. The day started with Brighton College U15 A’s & B’s v Reigate Grammar on the Home Ground;  this was followed by Old Brightonians v Old Reigatians before Brighton College Ist XV took the field at 2.30pm.

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30 August 2010

Cronk-Cunis National Under 21 XVs Festival 2010

The day started a little disappointingly with several last minute player drop outs but after a few texts and phone calls we managed to muster a squad of 17 rather than the anticipated 22. However there was a great degree of optimism on the minibus and the results certainly showed that the players didn’t let it get to them.

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06 May 2010

Brighton College Rugby News Digest, May 2010

Max Maidment (R. 2007-09) has just signed a contract for Bath Academy from New Zealand where he has also been selected to represent the Taranaki U18 Provincial team. Max has had a year out from Education to play Rugby for Worthing and then play in New Zealand. The Chief Executive of Taranaki Rugby is Mark Robinson the All Black center who played with Mr Buoy at Cambridge University which is how the opportunity came about. Max will start training with Bath full time this Summer on his return and continue his education at Bath University studying Economics. Max is the now the 5th player in 3 years to leave Brighton College and sign a professional contract with a Premiership Club.

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04 May 2010

Tom Aiken (A. 2003-08) joins the Brighton Blues for Twickenham final

Tom Aiken (A. 2003-08) will be playing for Brighton Blues in the final of the EDF Senior Vase competition at Twickenham on 15th May.

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28 April 2010

Matt Berry (R. 2001-05) looks for his big break

Matt Berry (R. 2001-05) is hoping that his efforts for England Students can secure him a professional contract for next season.

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25 April 2010

REPORT & GALLERY: 53rd Sunshine 7s 23rd – 25th April 2010

Sunday 25th April saw a somewhat relaxed and laid back Pelicans squad take to the field at this year's Sunshine 7s. Our first game was against Esher who run a regular 7s squad and were expected to do well at the tournament.

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31 March 2010

Brighton College U15 side go down to Lymm in RBS Schools Final

Lymm HS won their third Daily Mail RBS Schools title in five years when they  clinched the Under 15 Vase crown in a free-flowing final against Brighton College at Twickenham.

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09 March 2010

Laura Marsh (F. 2000-05) Steers England to Historic Twenty20 Series Win in India

Laura Marsh (F. 2000-05) Steers England to Historic Twenty20 Series Win in India

Former Brighton College pupil Laura Marsh made her highest score for England as they beat India by five wickets in Mumbai yesterday to win the Twenty20 series 2-1.  This is the first time that England have ever won a limited overs series on Indian soil.  Having been promoted to number four in the order, she responded with an unbeaten 47 off 53 balls. 

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08 March 2010

Brighton College Under 15s into final of Daily Mail Vase Competition

Brighton College played some delightful rugby this weekend en route to their first final in The Daily Mail Vase at Twickenham in the U15 Daily Mail Vase final on March 31.

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12 January 2010

Plaque in the Sammy Woods Pavilion

A plaque has been erected in the Sammy Woods Pavilion to honour the enormous contribution of Geoff Lees, a former House Master of Aldrich, accomplished sportsman and great friend to many Old Brightonians.

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05 January 2010

Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05) named as one of The London Standard's "Who to watch in 2010"

London's Evening Standard has included Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05) in its list of "Who to Watch in 2010".

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10 December 2009

REPORT: Old Brightonians at the 128th Varsity Game at Twickenham

For any school to have a former pupil in a Varsity match at Twickenham is a great honour - to have two, one in each team, is rare. Former Brighton College 1st XV player Ben Maidment (R. 2004-06) helped Cambridge University to a dramatic 31-27 victory over old rival Oxford University - who were also captained by another old Brightonian, Dr Dan Rosen (D. 2000-02), in the 128th Varsity Match at Twickenham.

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02 December 2009

Dr Dan Rosen (D. 2000-02) makes history in this year's Varsity Match

Dr Dan Rosen (D. 2000-02) will be captaining Oxford for 127th Varsity Match on 10th December at Twickenham - we believe that this is the first time any OB has captained a blues side...unless you know better!.

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03 November 2009

Ben Maidment (R. 2004-06) gets his blue

Ben Maidment (R. 2004-06) has secured his place at No. 8 for Cambridge Uni and if he stays fit will get his Blue on Dec 10th at Twickenham.

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09 October 2009

Joe Gatting (H. 2001-04 )

Sussex's Joe Gatting set out to follow in his father's footsteps in football but instead ended up following his illustrious uncle Mike Gatting's cricketing ways.

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12 September 2009

REPORT & GALLERY: The Peter Rumney Memorial Rugby Match 2009

The second annual Peter Rumney Memorial Match took place on the 12th September 2009 on the College homeground, and was both a well attended and contested affair.

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07 September 2009

Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-2001) shines on French debut

Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-2001) is in the pink after a dramatic debut for Europe’s most glamorous club last night.

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31 August 2009

REPORT & PICTURES: Cronk Cunis National U21 Rugby Tournament 2009

This year’s team reached the quarter finals beating Whitgift in the first round, and last year’s winners, KCS Wimbledon, in the second round before being beaten by a powerful and well-drilled St. Benedicts team.

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29 June 2009

The OB Golf Society at the Cyril Gray Tournament (2009)

In this scratch, foursomes team match-play competition for three pairs of golfers over the age of 50, played at Worplesdon, Brighton were scheduled to meet Ampleforth in the opening round, followed by either Chigwell or Framlingham in the main event or the plate.

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25 June 2009

Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07)

Sarah Jane Taylor (born 20 May 1989 in Whitechapel) is an English cricketer.

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19 June 2009

1956/57 Rugby Team Meeting

For over 30 years a few members of the 1956 & 1957 Brighton College XV’s have been meeting in London for a pre-Christmas “luncheon” to talk about old times. We started in 1968 with Graham Appleton (D) 1953- 57, Harry Bourne (D) 1954-58, Brian Piepenstock (D) 1953-58, Nigel Clarkson (A) & the late Mike Bowen (D) 1953-58. We have met at several London restaurants & clubs, Nigel being a Lloyds Shipping Broker knows the better locations in the City.

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17 June 2009

Kelvin Tatum MBE (B. 1977-80)

Born: February 8, 1964, Epsom, Surrey - 3 times World Speedway Longtrack Champion.

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17 June 2009

Matt Prior (R. 1995-00)

Born: February 26, 1982, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, English ODI and Test cricketer - wicket-keeper, but has also played as a specialist opening batsman. His English county team is Sussex...

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17 June 2009

Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01)

Former England Students and Durham University player also earned England Sevens honours in the 2004/5 campaign, plays for Newcastle Falcons...
Born: 8th Sep 1982

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17 June 2009

Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74)

Formula One racing driver, winner of the 1988 Jim Clark Trophy... now owner of Brands Hatch race track.

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17 June 2009

Alex King (A. 1988-93)

Born: 17th January 1975, Wasps & England Rugby Player - one of the brightest talents in the English game. One of the brightest talents in the English game Alex joined Wasps at the start of the '96/97 season and played a major part in bringing to league championship to the club.

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