Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

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International Honours

International Honours is for those pupils both past and present who have represented Northern Ireland, Ulster, Ireland or Great Britain in their chosen sport. This could be at senior level or the various under age levels. All individuals have brought great honour on themselves as well as Wellington College.

In 2005-7 Wellington College was the only school in Northern Ireland who had the distinction of having past pupils represent football, hockey and rugby at international level. The three past pupils were Chris Brunt, Ian Lewers and Neil Best, this is an achievement that WCB are very proud of.

At one point in 2005 Wellington had four past pupils represented on the Ireland men's hockey squad in coaching or playing roles - Chris Jackson, David Smyth, Andy Smyth and Iain Lewers. 

Past Pupils

Emma Rea

Emma Rea

7th September 2012 Array

Emma Rea is a past pupil of Wellington College Belfast

Emma Speer

Emma Speer

7th September 2012 Array

Emma Speer - former pupil of Wellington College

Ryan Berry

Ryan Berry

7th September 2012 Array

Ryan Berry is a former pupil of Wellington College Belfast

Sasha Turkington

Sasha Turkington

7th September 2012 Array

Sport Motorbike Trials Honours European & British Champion at junior level

Stephen Scullion

Stephen Scullion

7th September 2012 Array

Stephen Scullion is a past pupil of Wellington College Belfast Sport – Athletics Stephen left WCB in 2007

David Smyth

David Smyth

7th September 2012 Array

David Smyth left WCB in June 1995, he represented Ulster and Ireland in Hockey at U-16, U-18 and U-21 level before gaining over 65 International caps for Ireland at senior level.

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

7th September 2012 Array

Chris Jackson left WCB in June 1995, he represented Ulster and Ireland in Hockey at U-16, U-18 and U-21 level before gaining over 85 International caps for Ireland at senior level.

Andy Smyth

Andy Smyth

7th September 2012 Array

Andy Smyth left WCB in June 1993, he coached Irish U-16, U-18 and U-21 hockey teams as well as assistant coach for the Irish Senior men and is now only one of five Irish coaches ever to hold the world's top coaching award FIH level 1.

Peter McConnell

Peter McConnell

7th September 2012 Array

Sport Table Tennis Honours Ranked 3rd in Ireland at Under 12 level

Gareth Kidd

Gareth Kidd

7th September 2012 Array

Gareth Kidd left WCB in June 1994, he represented Ulster and Ireland in Hockey at U-16, U-18 and U-21 level.

Chris Brunt

Chris Brunt

4th September 2012 Array

Chris Brunt left Wellington College in 2001 for Middlesbrough football Club after failing to break in to the first team he moved to Sheffield Wednesday in March 2004 on an initial short-term deal. A permanent free transfer followed soon after as Brunt signed a two-year contract at Wednesday. In 2004–05, his first full season at the club, Brunt helped Wednesday achieve promotion to the Championship by scoring five goals. In July 2005 he agreed a one-year extension to his existing contract.

Neil Best

Neil Best

4th September 2012 Array

Best was a relative late comer to rugby, starting his career with Wellington College and Malone Rugby Club. He scored 7 tries for Ulster in 2006 - three in the Heineken Cup and four in the Celtic League.

Ian Lewers

Ian Lewers

4th September 2012 Array

Ian made his senior international debut for Ireland against Wales in the Celtic Cup in 2004. His first major selection was to the European Nations Trophy in Rome in 2005 with further selections occurring for the World Cup Qualification Tournament in China in 2006; European Championships in Manchester in 2007; and Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in 2008. Ian currently has 90 caps and scored 1 goal.

Craig Beggs

Craig Beggs

4th September 2012 Array

Craig Beggs is a former pupil of Wellington College Belfast

Danielle Duncan

Danielle Duncan

4th September 2012 Array

Danielle Duncan was a former Head girl at Wellington College

Current Pupils

Emma McMaster

Emma McMaster

12th June 2013 Array

Emma represented the Northern Ireland U-15 football team in the recent Bob Docherty Cup where she played against the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.  Emma also represented Northern...

Lois Hagen

Lois Hagen

12th June 2013 Array

Lois represented Northern Ireland in this years London mini marathon. Lois is also in the Belfast hockey talent ID squads, participated in the Irish Schools cross country championships...

Mark Lowry

Mark Lowry

24th May 2013 Array

Mark recently represented the Northern Ireland U-15 football team in a friendly against Austria and is looking forward to representing his country again when they play Malta in June....

Jack Eachus

Jack Eachus

7th September 2012 Array

Sport Judo Representative Honours Co Down, Northern Ireland(2) Acheivements Northern Ireland Cup Silver Medal

Nathan Magee

Nathan Magee

7th September 2012 Array

Sport Taekwondo Acheivements to date June 2008 - NI Poomsae Championships - Bronze Medal (Individual)June 2009 - NI Poomsae Championships - Bronze Medal (Individual)August 2009 - Became a member of NI Poomsae SquadDecember...

Sarah Beck

Sarah Beck

7th September 2012 Array

Sport Gymnastics Representative Honours Northern Ireland (2), Ireland Acheivements Competed for NI in UK School GamesNorthern Ireland champion 2008