Termly Sport Review

June 2021

American Football

Dr Adrian Rainbow has run a successful American Football club for Year 8 this term, making it the 23rd sport that we offer. We hope to continue offering this next year. 

Athletics

Tom Hobbs (Y9), Oliver Brooke (Y10) and Georgia Baker (Y11) were all selected to represent Kent Schools Athletics at the ESAA Combined Events Regional Round.

Lewis Church, one of our coaches, was crowned senior champion England Athletics Combined Events Championships in Bedford. Read more.

Students attended the Kent Schools Championship, earning some fantastic medals, times and distances.

Junior Boys

  • Tom Hobbs - 1st, High Jump (1.65m)

Junior Girls

  • Harriet Medlen - 3rd, 100m (12.83s)
  • Alexia Scotiniadis - 2nd, 300m

Inter Boys

  • Jake Brislane - 3rd, 1500m (4.11s)
  • Ollie Brooke - 200m, (23.86s)
  • Ollie Ebsworth - 100m, (11.74s)

Inter Girls

  • Anne-Sophie Bremans - 2nd, 300m (41.95s)
  • Georgia Baker - 1st, Hurdles (12.36)
  • Katie Willis - 3rd, Hammer (TBC)
  • Lucinda White - 1st, Pole Vault (3.30m)

Sabrina Sinha (OS 2017) became U23 British 1500m champion over the weekend.

There were some excellent performances at the Tonbridge and Hurst meetings, with individual winners at every age group. The U15s finished second and the U14s finished fifth against schools such as Tonbridge, St Paul’s, Dulwich, Hurst and St John’s.

Cricket

Our U14 and U15 cricket teams are into the semi-finals of their respective Kent Cup competitions. The U14s play Tonbridge and the U15s play Sir Joseph Williamson’s over the next two weeks.

Our U15 cricket team reached the Kent Cup final, where they played very well but lost to Tonbridge. The 1st XI and the U14 teams also both reached the Kent Cup semi-finals. Very well done to all players. 

Cross country

Well done to John Witton, teacher in charge of cross country, on completing the North Downs Way 100-mile race recently.

Dressage

Abi Scott and her horse, Barney, have been selected to compete for the UK team in the Pony Club International Alliance inaugural dressage competition.

Fencing

Amelie Tsang finished seventh overall out of 42 fencers at Challenge Wratislava U15 foil competition. This is a fantastic achievement as it was her first competition since February 2020, while most of the other European fencers had been able to continue through lockdown.

Football

Bethan Thomas has made it through to the second round of trials for the U13 Arsenal Women’s RTC Academy.

Hockey

Congratulations to William on being selected for the South Saxons hockey team, which represents clubs in the South East, for a U13s hockey tournament in Nottingham versus other regional teams. 

Some Sevenoaks students played in England Hockey national cup matches for the local Knole Park hockey club recently, with the U15 boys reaching the plate semi-finals, the U16 and U14 girls reaching the cup semi-finals. Sevenoaks Hockey Club U16 (another local club), qualified for the semi-finals of the cup.

The U14 boys are into the semi-final of the plate, while the U16 and U14 girls' teams are through to the semi-finals of the cup.

Karting

Chloe Chong had a good week racing in Italy, and was one of the only drivers without prior testing at the track (Adria Raceway). This is Chloe's first year in the Junior Rotax class so she is racing drivers with three or more years of experience in the Rotax Max Euro Trophy. She qualified 31st with only 0.7 seconds covering all 36 drivers. In the heats she was unlucky and was hit off the track several times but managed to finish 24th, beating her personal best times in every practice session and race. Well done!

Netball

Congratulations to Lauren Cripps, teacher in charge of netball) who has been selected as Head Coach of the London Pulse U15 team.

Sailing

Sevenoaks finished third at the BSDRA Thames Valley Championship. This is a good achievement considering they have not sailed in 18 months and have learnt a great deal to prepare them for the rest of the season.

We hosted the Hoad Shield competition which was a great success. Our A team finished fourth overall and our B team finished fifth which was the top ranked B team.

Swimming

Eva Okaro had a brilliant time at the British Swimming meeting in Glasgow. She won the 50m freestyle with a European Junior Championship consideration time of 26.11s. She also won the 100m freestyle with a time of 56.95s.

Well done to Lara Bartleet who made her second attempt to swim the English Channel; this time a success! The sea was cold (13 degrees) but otherwise the conditions were perfect. 

Good luck to Phoebe Critchlow who is also completing an English Channel relay swim to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK in memory of her grandfather. Fundraiser

Well done to Eva Okaro who has been selected to represent British Swimming at the upcoming European Junior Championships in Rome.

Tennis

Serena Manca reached the semi-final of the U14 Girls Tennis Europe Competition at Wrexham.

Former student Hugo Coquelin won the LTA Junior National Tennis Championships and now qualifies for Junior Wimbledon, an incredible achievement.

Matthew McLain competed in his first ever Tennis Europe international competition in Wrexham over the half term break. He and his partner won the 12U boys doubles.

The U15 boys finished second in the U16 team draw Eton Pairs tournament, losing to Reeds in the final.

In a quadrangular tournament versus Tonbridge, St Paul’s and King's, the U14s finished third, the U15s finished second and the seniors finished third.