Termly Sport Review

June 2022

Athletics

We had a number of successes at the Kent Schools Track and Field Championships:

Year 7 Competition

  • Brianna Kuranga - Shot Put, 7.79m, 1st 
  • Sophie Fleming - 800m, 2m 33s, 1st

Junior (Year 8 and 9 Combined)

  • Charlotte Bloodworth (Y8) - 1500m, 5m 20s, 10th and 75m Hurdles, 14.41s, 7th
  • Anjola Adekoya (Y8) - Discus, 25.13m, 2nd
  • Ben Catchpole (Y8) - 1500m, 4m 41s, 7th (New school record/PB)
  • David Abobade (Y8) - Shot Put, 12.33m 3rd place and Javelin
  • Linus Thielen (Y9) - 800m Heat 2m 24s (Missed out by a place for the final)
  • Lara Bailey (Y9) - 300m, 46.22s, 4th
  • Ella Christopherson (Y9) - Shot Put, 8.96m, 3rd
  • Tilly Smith (Y9) - 200m, 28.39s (Missed out by a place for the final)

Inter (Year 10 and 11)

  • Harriet Medlen (Y10) - 100m, 12.43s, 2nd & 200m, 25.33s, 3rd
  • Alexia Scotiniadis (Y10) - Triple Jump, 9.96m, 2nd (PB) & 300m, 41.22s, 3rd (PB)
  • Anne-Sophie Bremans (Y10) - 300m, 39.80s, 2nd (PB)
  • Izabella Okaro (Y10) - 100m, 12.70s, 7th
  • Tom Hobbs (Y10) - High Jump, 1.78m, 2nd & 400m, 52.84s, 3rd (PB)
  • Oliver Ebsworth 100m (Y11) - 100m, 11.70s, 4th & 200m, 23.87s, 5th
  • Oliver Brooke (Y11) - 400m, 51.56s, 1st & Long Jump, 6.20m, 1st
  • Max Malkinson (Y11) - 1500m, 4m 24s, 4th
  • 18 Outstanding Athletes, 14 Medals, 4 Golds, 5 Silvers, 5 Bronzes

There were some fantastic performances at the IAPS athletics event:

Year 7

  • Max Chen - 3rd Relay
  • Piper Houston - 3rd Discus, 2nd 100m
  • Ffion Thomas - 1st Javelin
  • Brianna Kuranga- 1st Shot Put
  • Connie Coquelin - 2nd Hurdles
  • Sophie Fleming - 1st 800m
  • Alex Greene - 2nd 800m, 3rd Javelin, 3rd Relay
  • Daniel Otawaa - 3rd Relay
  • Malachy Trotter - 3rd Relay, 2nd Javelin
  • Eloise Volant - 2nd, 200m

Year 8

  • Maddie Evans - 2nd 100m, 1st Relay, 2nd Shot
  • Anjola Adekoya - 1st Discus, 1st Relay
  • Rosie Hornshaw - 3rd 100m
  • Selma Zidan - 3rd Hurdles
  • Luna Bolton - 1st Relay
  • Tiffany Oyewole - 1st Shot
  • Will Bradshaw - 1st Relay
  • Noah Houston - 2nd Discus, 1st Relay, 2nd Hurdles
  • Charlotte Bloodworth - 2nd 1500m, 1st Relay, 1st Hurdles
  • Marjolaine Mauduit - 1st 300m, 2nd Javelin
  • David Abobade - 1st Shot, 1st Relay
  • Sam Chaplin - 1st Triple Jump and 3rd Discus
  • Pendar Ahmadvazir - 1st Relay
  • Ben Catchpole - 1st 1500m
  •  An impressive mix of 29 medals including 12 Gold, 11 Silver and 6 Bronze.

The following students qualified for the national prep school championships in Nuneaton.

  • David Abobade, shot put, javelin
  • Anjola Adekoya, discus
  • Charlotte Bloodworth, 1500m, hurdles
  • Ben Catchpole, 1500m
  • Sam Chaplin, triple jump
  • Maddie Evans, 100m, shot put
  • Sophie Fleming, 800m
  • Rosie Hornshaw, 100m
  • Piper Houston, 100m
  • Brianna Kuranga, shot put
  • Marjolaine Mauduit, 300m, javelin
  • Ffion Thomas, javelin
  • Tiffany Oyewole, shot put
  • Eloise Volant, 200m
  • Relay: Luna Bolton, Anjola Adekoya, Charlotte Bloodworth, Rosie Hornshaw 
  • Relay: David Abobade, Noah Houston, Pendar Ahmadvazir, Will Bradshaw

Sabrina Sinha (OS 2017) won a bronze medal at the Athletics UK championships in the 1500m. After battling with health issues over the last few years, this is very special and bodes well for the future.

Ballet

Aurelia Worth recently danced in the South East regionals. All of her dances were progressed to the nationals. 

Basketball

Elodie De Jonge has made it through three very tough selection camps into a team of 12 girls representing the South Super Region in the Aspire All Star National Tournament! She will compete in the U13 age category, which is one year up from where she would ordinarily be asked to play. At the tournament Elodie de Jong and her team did very well, finishing as runners up. A great learning experience for her and team.

Cricket

Congratulations to our U15 boys who won the Kent Cup final, then finished third at the South of England Regionals after beating KCS Wimbledon. They lost to Forest School, who were eventual champions. This is the furthest our cricketers have gone in a national competition in some time, and puts us in the top 16 sides in the country at U15 age level. In the third-fourth match, Ben Dawkins scored a brilliant 102 not out to cap a brilliant week after scoring a hundred in the quarter-final. They have been an absolute credit to the school and should be rightly proud. 

The U13 girls won the Reigate Sixes with brilliant batting and fielding, adapting quickly to a format they had not previously played.

Our 1st XI are through to the Kent Cup final after a nine wicket victory in the semi-final. Ben and Archie batted with excellent composure to chase down the runs.

The U14 boys are through to the Kent Plate quarter-final. The U13 boys won two from three to finish in the plate round, also at the Reigate Sixes.

The annual OS vs 1st XI match took place on Sunday 12 June at Solefields. It was a fantastic event, involving a barbecue and much socialising before an extremely competitive fixture. Congratulations to the OS winners. This match has taken place for over 100 years, and in 1922 the Old Sennockians also won!

Girls cricket has really flourished this term and continues to grow. There have been nine teams, 23 fixtures and seven tournaments entered. The future looks bright, with a strong programme and large numbers of girls choosing cricket in the Lower School and Year 9.

Equestrian

Anastasiya Sakovych has been selected to take part in the European Dressage Championships 2022 for Junior Riders as a part of the Ukrainian national team.

Fencing

Alex Greene came second in the U13 boys' Sabre at the England Youth Championships.

Congratulations to Amelie Tsang on winning silver at the Senior British Fencing Championships in Sheffield.

Womens' Foil:

  • Amelie Tsang (Y11) 2nd
  • Maddie Gale (Y13) 26th

Mens' Foil:

  • Woser Prossor (Y12) 30th

In addition, Amelie was selected to represent Great Britain at the U23 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

Football

Congratulations to Chloe Walmsley, Bethan Thomas and Anjola Adekoya who have been selected to represent West Kent Football.

Hockey

Congratulations to Ruby Balcombe who has been picked for the U17 England Hockey Performance Centre Challenge Cup 2022.

It was an inspiring day out at Lee Valley on Sunday for 30 of our hockey players, to support the Senior England hockey side in the FIH Pro League. Brilliant to see the experts at work!

Adam Ward, one of our coaches, was Head coach of England Over 45s, who won the Home Nations tournament, beating Wales, Ireland and Scotland across the weekend.

Sailing

At the BSDRA SE Area Championships, Sevenoaks Sailors finished second overall in U19s and also took second and third in the U17s after a long day with almost 150 races vs 10 other schools.

Izzy Johnson competed in the Regional Junior Championships for London and the South East. This is an U16 event with Izzy finishing as the first girl, placing fourth overall.

Shooting

Mike Bargeron, our Head of Shooting has just returned from two vital competitions, and with a less than optimal (and quite demoralising) performance in Granada (Spain) he moved down to Gibraltar for the second competition. He did a lot of work with his coach and psychologist, and with a lot of discipline and perseverance, managed to win in Gibraltar and break the British Record. This result has also put him in contention for selection for the European and World Championships later this year.

Sevenoaks won the triangular fixture versus Tonbridge and Sutton Valence by a margin of 42 points. Massive congratulations to Alex Fleming, who in his first year of shooting and managed to top the leader board.

Swimming

Eva Okaro has been selected for Team GB at the European Juniors in Romania during July.

Fenella Hodges, Katie Willis, Tessa Owen and Phoebe Critchlow in Lower Sixth are swimming the Channel in July in support of Care4Calais. Fundraiser

Tennis

Old Sennockians Oscar Brown and Hugo Coquelin played against each other in the second round of the British Men’s tour in West Worthing.

Our U15 boys’ side finished as runners-up at the Eton Pairs competition.

Our 13A beat U13B in the county cup final and our U15A beat our U15B in their county cup final.

At the St George's Pairs, our U18 side finished as runner's up.

In the mixed doubles tournament over the weekend versus Wellington, Epsom, Cranleigh and Haileybury, Sevenoaks won the U18 competition by one game, finished third in the U14 competition and finished second in the U15 completion.

Wakeboarding

Dana Turgeneva is competing in the girls U18 category at pre-professional level in Russia, and will enter pro-wakeboarding competitions once she turns 18.

Olympian visit by Joe Choong

We were delighted to welcome Olympic gold medallist Joe Choong to Sevenoaks to speak to students after he was invited by Zachary Raymond (L6). Joe gave the students a lot of practical training advice and also went into detail on his career in the sport of pentathlon.