Sporting Highlights

November 2017

Badminton

The U14 and U16 boys are district champions and qualified for the county finals day.

Cricket

Vikas Kokkiligadda and Conor Driscoll have been selected in the U14 Kent cricket squad for this year.

Natasha Farrant (OS 2014) was called up to the England squad for the Women’s Ashes 2017 in Australia.

Cross country

The Junior Knole Run took place on Friday 17 November in Knole Park. The Sevenoaks girls took second place, despite missing our two best runners. The boys, also missing their best runner, finished seventh. Phoebe Barker handed out the trophies and gave an inspiring speech to all the young runners. Thanks to everyone involved in another superb showpiece for Sevenoaks School.

The junior girls and inter girls both qualified for nationals. The junior boys just missed out on a place after finishing fourth in the regionals, and the inter boys finished fifth in a very strong race. We will be hosting the national finals.

Our students gave excellent performances at the Schools at Somerhill cross country event. The U13 girls finished first (Anais Fernandez-Laaksonen second) and the boys finished third (Tom Phillips fourth).

Grace Fleming has been selected to run for Kent at the regional inter-counties.

Phoebe Barker finished fifth at the British Athletics Cross Challenge in Milton Keynes.

Fencing

Congratulations to Harry Couchman on winning bronze at the Kent Schools Epee Championships, and to Sophie Rayment who won gold at the Kent Schools Sabre Championships.

Football

We hosted an U13 football tournament for eight local primary schools, which was a great success. Congratulations to the winners, St Thomas’ Primary.

Congratulations to Dan Healy who has been selected in the U18 Kent squad.

Hockey

A brilliant effort by the U16 hockey side led to them qualifying for the East regional finals, where they won two games and lost one, so will play off against another region for the chance to qualify for the national finals.

The U14 side also qualified for the regional finals, where they won all their games to qualify for the nationals!

Congratulations to the U18 side who also reached the regional finals. It was not the day they would have wished for but they represented the school with real commitment and good grace.

Netball

The U14, U16 and U18 netball sides have all reached the county finals.

Rugby

The U15 rugby side are playing in the Kent Cup third round.

Sailing

Sevenoaks are the U19 National Team Racing Champions; a brilliant achievement for a school racing against dedicated clubs as well as other schools.

Congratulations to Nicholas Davies who has been selected for the Swiss Youth National Sailing Talent Pool in the Laser Radial category following the recent selection camp held at the Swiss Olympic Centre in Ipsach, Switzerland. This will entitle Nicholas to a Swiss Olympic Card for 2017-18 and to attend winter trainings with the Talent Pool.

Swimming

The school sent nine teams to the national relay finals at the London Olympic Pool. Two teams made the final, finishing sixth and seventh, and there were personal bests aplenty throughout the day. Having nine teams qualify was the best achievement by Sevenoaks to date and an outstanding achievement for any school.

Louis Hayes now ranks as number 1 in GB in his age group for 200m individual medley and 50m butterfly, where he also broke his own all-time Kent record. He is also ranked #4 for 100m butterfly, #8 for 100m freestyle and #10 for 50m breaststroke.

Tennis

Our senior mixed side had a great start in the national senior students’ cup, after a win versus Kingston College. The senior girls also had an excellent start after two wins, going through to the next round, and the senior boys won their first match.

Hugo Coquelin won the U12 winter national title and was selected to represent GB against France.

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