Sporting Highlights

March 2019

Athletics

Katie Willis won a bronze medal at the Kent Indoor Athletics Championships at Lee Valley in the U15 girls shot-put. She threw three personal bests and extended her PB by 78cm.

Badminton

Sevenoaks hosted a triangular tournament with two other schools – St Lawrence and Eastbourne – in a mixture of singles and doubles. The level of competition was high and there were some great team and individual performances. Sevenoaks won by 30 points overall.

Climbing

In the Rockstar Climbing competition, the school finished a creditable 15th overall against several top independent schools.
 

Cricket

Our U13 cricket side (girls) are county champions of the indoor Lady Taverners tournament and now progress to the regional finals.
 

Cross country

At the national inter-counties cross country, Alex Evans came 44th and Teniqua Gomez 213th out of 350 runners. Our senior girls also did well with Meghan Watson coming 141st and Clara Tyler 187th.


Fencing

Amelie Tsang represented England at the Challenge Wratislava event and placed third. This is an incredible achievement, competing against the strongest fencing nations in the world.

At the South East championships, Sevenoaks students were very successful. Piero Steiner won the U16 Epee event, qualifying for the British championship in Sheffield in May, and Hikaru Tonetti also performed well, coming seventh in the same event. John-Paul Shaw placed first in the U16 Sabre, also qualifying for the British Youth Championships, and Amelie Tsang won the U14 Foil. Congratulations to all.


Football

Our U14A, U14B, U15B and U16B are all SKIL league champions. This means that Sevenoaks are champions in four out of the eight leagues this year; a tremendous result!


Gymnastics

Congratulations to Suzie Broadfield who has been selected to represent London in the national finals in May.


Netball 

The U12s finished second at the county netball finals. 

The U16 squad won the Benenden tournament, winning all five matches in the process.

The U18s and U16s finished as runners-up at the Birley’s tournament at King’s Canterbury.


Rugby Sevens

Our U14 team reached the quarter-finals of the Reigate Sevens, beating John Fisher and Judd in the group stages.


Riding

Mia Stack came eighth out of 72 competitors at the British Riding Clubs (BRC) Arena Eventing Championships.


Squash

Our U16 team were runners-up in the National Schools Championship Plate Final in Nottingham. The U18s also did very well, finishing third.

The 1st team did brilliantly in the Division 1 Roehampton Tournament after being promoted from Division 2 last year, finishing sixth overall. This tournament involves the very best squash schools in the country including Eton, Harrow and Epsom.
 

Swimming

At the Tonbridge Trophy, Sevenoaks finished second, behind Harrow and ahead of Tonbridge and Reed’s.

We took two teams to the prestigious Bath and Otter Cup relays at the Olympic pool. Our senior girls (three Year 9s and one Year 7) narrowly missed out on the final after finishing 11th out of 39 large schools in the 4 x 50m medley. Our senior boys came 12th out of 46 large schools in the 4 x 100m freestyle. Both teams also did well in the 4 x 50m freestyle (girls 18th) and 4 x 50m medley (boys 16th).


Tennis

The senior boys’ team finished second at the national finals in Bolton. They won all three group games, qualifying for the final, but eventually lost out to MCS Oxford.

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