Sporting Highlights

Lent term 2019: half term

Cross country

At the Henry VIII relays in Coventry, our girls finished fourth. With three out of the four runners being in Year 10 this bodes well for the future. The Senior Boys’ A team finished 12th out of 60 teams and the B team did themselves proud, including three Year 9 boys and a Year 7.

Old Sennockian Sabrina Sinha (OS 2017) finished third in the U20 women’s race at the Southern Cross Country Championships, at Parliament Hill.

The following pupils were selected to run for Kent at the inter-counties competition. Congratulations to: Jake Brislane, Fin Croll, Fenton Davoren, Vita de Munck, Alexandra Evans, Isabella Gomez, Teniqua Gomez, Ingmar Gunn, Isla Jenne, Tom Phillips, Clara Tyler, Meghan Watson and Madeleine Wise.

Fencing

Amelie Tsang competed in the International CEP Marathon Fleuret U14 in Paris. She finished 28th out of 146 fencers and was the highest-placed British fencer.

Football 

Renée Ojikutu was part of the ISFA U18 team which won 4-0 in Scotland at the weekend. 

Futsal

Our U18 team finished fourth at the futsal tournament held in The Sennocke Centre.

Gymnastics

Suzie Broadfield attended the International Open Gym Acrobatics competition in Bristol, finishing third in her category.

Hockey

As a warm-up for the national finals, our U14 and U16 sides played at the Lee Valley Hockey centre (the nationals venue) versus Kingston Grammar; a great experience to prepare for the finals, which will take place after half term.

Netball

The U14 side finished fourth at the regional tournament finals; they won three matches and lost three.

We hosted an U9 netball tournament for local prep schools; a superb event – thank you to our staff who organised and hosted.

Rugby

The U18 rugby sevens competed in the Seaford College U19 Rugby Sevens; a great experience despite tough competition.

Sailing

The Sevenoaks sailors won the Suffolk Shield, putting on a dominant performance in the final against Rugby, to win 2-0. Congratulations!

Swimming

Congratulations to our swimmers on their recent podium results at the Kent County Championships:

  • Izabella Okaro (13): 200IM bronze 
  • Elspeth Watson (14): 400IM bronze 
  • Louis Hayes (15): Golds in 200IM and 400IM; U16 Junior Cup in both 200IM and 400IM

At the third weekend of the championships, the Sevenoaks results were:

  • Demi Ali (12): Silver, 100m breaststroke
  • Izabella Okaro (13): Gold, 100m backstroke
  • Louis Hayes (15): Bronze 100m breaststroke; golds 100m and 200m butterfly; U16 Junior Cup. 

At the 2019 Middlesex County Championships, Lily Giradet competed in five events and came out with two finals, a silver in the 50m backstroke and golds in 100m and 200m backstroke.

Sevenoaks teams did very well at the Weald and Downland Cup, with our final placings as follows:

  • Junior (Y7, 8, 9) – Girls 2nd (with a mainly Year 7 team); Boys 2nd
  • Inter (Y10/11) – Girls 2nd (with a mainly Year 9 team); Boys 1st
  • Senior (Y12/13) – Girls 3rd; Boys 3rd

Other schools competing included Tonbridge, Epsom, Eastbourne, King’s Canterbury, Benenden and Walthamstow Hall.

Tennis

At the U14 World Championships, Les Petits As, Hugo Coquelin represented Britain. He narrowly lost 2-1 to the French no. 1 seed. He put up a huge fight and we got to watch it live online.

The senior boys won their regional round match versus Hampton and progress to the national finals in Bolton over the March exeat.

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