Charlie Purdon (OK 2008) and Mark Mutuku (OK 2016) met up in San Diego. Both Charlie and Mark are involved in rugby union in the USA.

We were recently sent some exciting OK news all the way from the US. Charlie Purdon (OK 2008) and Mark Mutuku (OK 2016) have both had successful careers in rugby. Currently, they are involved in rugby in San Diego at the San Diego Legion.

Charlie, who captained the Kingswood 1st XV in 2008 has gone on to have an impressive rugby career. His career includes playing for the Natal Sharks U-21, Edinburgh “A”, and the San Diego Breakers. He has played club rugby for the Pacific Rugby Premiership clubs Santa Monica and OMBAC. He has coached Cathedral Catholic and Coastal Dragons rugby, and has even authored a book! He is currently the head coach at the University of San Diego as well as the Legion Community Foundation’s lead coach.

Mark, who was born and grew up in Kenya began his Kingswood schooling career in 2012. In 2016, he was an impactful lock in the Kingswood 1st XV. Mark has gone on to play rugby for the Notre Dame Falcons, the Kenyan Simba’s as well as the San Diego Legion Senior Development team, where he met up with fellow OK, Charlie.

Even on the other side of the world, our Kingswood connections bring us together. We wish them both all the best for 2024 – and look forward to hearing more about their rugby careers. Yizani amadoda!

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