Sporting Highlights

May Half Term 2018

Athletics

Congratulations to the following teams who performed well at the county round of the national cup:

• The inter and junior boys finished first, qualifying for the regionals
• The junior girls finished first, qualifying for the regionals
• The inter girls finished second.

Congratulations to Lucinda White; she won golds in both her events at the county athletics championships. She was 70cm clear of her closest competitor in pole vault, with a clearance of 2.80m, and 7m clear of her closest competitor in javelin, with a throw of 37.14m. Both performances were above ESAA entry standard for the national championships, with her javelin performance comfortably above national standard. 

Cricket

Recently we started our first girls’ matches, beating Lingfield and St Lawrence College. It was fantastic to see the start of what we hope will be a growing sport at Sevenoaks.

Curling

Oscar Petter took part in the English Junior Curling play-downs; he was part of a team who were competing to be selected to represent England (U21/Juniors).

Fencing

Congratulations to Woser Prosser on coming third at the British Youth Championships, representing south-east England. He is now ranked third in Great Britain in the Under 14 foil category.

Sophie Rayment came 13th in the Under 16 girls sabre at the same championships.

Hikaru Tonetti, Harry Couchman and Piero Steiner are British Schools Champions in the U15 Epee Category.

Amelie Tsang came fifth at the British Youth Championships for U12 Foil.

Football

The Arsenal academy has offered Cameron Brayne (Year 8) a year’s contract for the next season. He performed strongly during his trial and has played in three competitive fixtures for the academy already.

Hockey

A number of our students played for Sevenoaks Hockey Club, which finished as the fourth best team in the country.

Well done to the U14 team who competed in the England Hockey Investec U14 Girls’ Schools Championship finals, representing the East of England. A draw and a win in the group stages meant the team finished as the fifth best team in the country! They were a credit to the school at all times.

Renée Ojikutu represented England U18 versus Holland during the Easter holidays.

Natalya Keller, Keira Bassett, Annabel Cheveley, Alice Reeve, Venetia Barker, Lulu Stephens and Abi Scott played for the U14 Sevenoaks Hockey Club side which finished second at the national finals.

Orissa Welsh and Zoe Eifion-Jones are Kent Champions after playing for the Sevenoaks Hockey Club ladies’ side.

Sailing

The U18A team won the Hoad Shield at the BSDRA South Eastern Area Championships, winning nine out of ten group races before beating Royal Hospital School 2-0 in the final. This was a brilliant effort against 19 of the best sailing schools in the country. The U16A team finished third in their division.

Swimming

Some senior level (15+) swimmers raced at the South East Regional finals in Wycombe. Ellie Vowell qualified for five events and came in sixth in the 50m butterfly. Sarah Williams qualified in three events.

For the U14 SE Regional Championships in Crawley, Louis Hayes qualified in 13 events and Zac Raymond in five. Elspeth Watson has qualified for 11 events, Emily Brown for ten, Kara Dimond in three events and Eleanor Allen in one event. These are the results from the first weekend of the championships:

• Emily Brown – sixth: 50m breaststroke, seventh: 200m IM & 50m freestyle
• Kara Dimond – fourth: 50m breaststroke
• Elspeth Watson – gold: 200m butterfly, fifth: 100m butterfly, sixth: 200m IM
• Louis Hayes – gold: 50m butterfly, silvers in 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke, sixth in 100m breaststroke, ninth in 400m IM. These swims rank Louis second in GB 50m butterfly and third in GB 100m freestyle, long course.

Riding

Emily Andrew is now a three-day event rider at GB junior level, competing in international equestrian competitions in the UK.

Rugby

Congratulations to Kieran Sassone, who has been offered a full-time academy contract with Harlequins.

Tennis

A new school record was set as 80 students represented at the Independent Schools Tennis League: six boys’ teams and eight girls’ teams. The boys won their group and qualify for the Division 1 finals as a result.

Aidan Durant and Michael Smirnov finished as runners-up in the Kent Schools doubles championship. Alex Vafai and Kai Hayashi won the U15 event.

The U16, U15 and U14 boys’ teams finished second at the Independent Schools League Final Division.

Hugo Coquelin won eight out of eight matches representing the Kent 14 & Under team. The team were also runners-up at the County Cup national finals in Nottingham.

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