Sporting Highlights

Summer 2017 end of term round-up

General
Sevenoaks School has been ranked as the country’s eighth best independent school for sport by School Sport Magazine, an improvement of ten places from last year. Sevenoaks is also ranked as the best co-educational school for sport in the South-East. This is testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of students, staff and parents. 

Athletics

Phoebe Barker won silver in her first 3000m race at the nationals. She also achieved a personal best. She is also now Kent U20 800m and 1500m champion and finished in sixth place at the London Mini Marathon and represented GB at the World Championships.

Grace Fleming ran a personal best in the 1500m before representing GB in the aquathlon. She also finished third at the Kent 3K championships.

Lucinda White threw 37.74m to set a new personal best and a UK YDL League Record, and is now ranked number four on the U13G all-time list, only 37cm off the British U13G Record. She is now ranked number one in the country for javelin in her age group.

Congratulations to all of our U13 and U14 students who have qualified for the National IAPS in Birmingham in July: Georgia Baker, Anais Fernandez-Laaksonen, Telia Green, Annabel Cheveley, Lucinda White, Katie Willis, Isabelle Fox, Issy Cluley, Alex Evans, Maddie Wise, Kasope Egoh.

Basketball

Angus Thomas is delighted to have been selected to play for the Kent U15 team.

Cricket

During this term it was the first time in up to 16 years that our school teams have beaten King’s Canterbury at 1st XI cricket and 1st XV rugby in the same season.

Congratulations to Harry Houillon who has been selected for the London & East Bunbury festival (England trials) squad.

Curling

The mixed team are now English Schools Novice Curling Champions. Congratulations also to the boys team (second) and the girls team (fifth) who performed brilliantly at the recent Open Junior Championships: Ben Williams, Oscar Petter, Helena Kiggell, Tabitha Bolter and Charlotte Foord.

Cycling

Jon Dunlop (Year 7) completed the 60-mile London to Brighton bike ride.

Fencing

Woser Prossor (Year 7) participated in the U14 Foil category at the Kent Championships and won the silver medal.

Sophie Rayment won the silver medal for U14 girls sabre at the British Youth Fencing Championships in Sheffield.

Sailing

Nicholas Davies has been selected to represent Switzerland at the upcoming European Sailing Championships at Gdynia in Poland and the World Championships at Medemblick in the Netherlands. This is after completing winter training with the Swiss Sailing Talent Pool. Nicholas will be sailing in the Laser Radial class.

Becky Caiger is now Ladies national champion after winning the RS Feva nationals.

William Caiger did very well in the first of the EuroCup series in The Netherlands, finishing fourth.

Shooting

Cecilia Catuogno-Cal, Anastasia Spiridonova and Alberta Leonard represented the Kent Senior Women’s B side which came second in their league in the inter-county competition.

The team did extremely well at the West Kent Rifle League Short Range Championship, where the ladies’ team won at senior and junior level and Anastasia shot 292 out of 300, an outstanding effort.

Show jumping

Abi Scott, Charlie Bailey and Katie Clyne finished first at the National Schools Equestrian Association grassroots round while Abi won the individual competition. All riders progressed to the next round.

Swimming

Congratulations to Louis Hayes who holds the UK number one (all time) ranking position for 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly for his age group.

After the final weekend of the South East Regional Championship, Ellie Vowell picked up a gold in the 50m butterfly, Louis Hayes golds in the 100m backstroke and 50m breaststroke and a silver in the 50m freestyle, and Zac Raymond a bronze in the 50m freestyle. Ellie ended the regionals with a gold and silver and Louis two golds and three silvers. Both Ellie and Louis are going to the national championship this summer.  

Tennis

Congratulations to Hugo Coquelin who was part of the U12 GB Team that won the International Team trophy. They beat Croatia in the final. Hugo and his doubles partner also won the U12 Tennis Europe doubles. Hugo has been selected for GB again at the end of July for the Summer Cup in France, and is now national and European champion! Some amazing achievements.

Matt Collins and Oscar Brown reached the final of the St George’s Pairs.

The U15 boys won the Kent round of the tennis team national cup.

The 1st girls team qualified for national finals, after beating Bede's 8-4 in the regional final, and the boys' team reached the regional final.

The U16, U15 and U14 boys’ teams finished second in their group at the second round of the Independent Schools League.

Triathlon

Ingmar Gunn won the Crystal Palace Youth Triathlon, which forms part of the British Triathlon Super Series. He beat the next competitor by an impressive margin of 35 seconds.

Volleyball

Our girls’ team won the National Independent Schools Beach Volleyball title.

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