Termly Sport Review

October 2021

Cross Country

We took two teams to the county round of the IAPS Cross Country tournament held at Schools at Somerhill last Thursday. There were fantastic individual runs by Charlotte Bloodworth (first U13 girl) and Ben Catchpole (first U13 boy) which were backed up by brilliant team performances. The girls retained their trophy and the boys a came a close second in their race.

We took a senior boys team to the King’s Trophy who finished fourth out of 14 teams. A very good performance overall, with Jake Brislane finishing tenth individually.

At the Charterhouse Cup, our senior boys finished second overall and Jake Brislane also finished second individually.

Football

Our U13A team won against Tunbridge Wells Boys’ Grammar B team in the small schools Kent Cup.

Golf

Tom Day (L6) came third in the individual competition at Smarden Bell out of 45 players, beaten only by two England under 16 players. The team came fifth out of nine in the Regional Cup Competition at the same event.

Hockey

Our U16A finished second at the Tier 3 county tournament. They now progress to the regional rounds.

The 1st XI won versus Eastbourne and progress to round two of the Tier 2 national competition.

We hosted a Sevenoaks U13 tournament involving several local prep schools. Our U13As won the tournament after an exciting sudden death penalty strokes versus Holmewood House. Our U12As finished 13th and U13B finished 16th.

Well done to those who have been selected to attend England Hockey Performance Centres:

U17

  • Annabel Porter
  • Ruby Balcombe
  • Annabel Cheveley

U15

  • Amber Croll
  • Carlotta Kern
  • Bella Munoz
  • Summer Knight-Thompson

U14

  • Moritz Hippe
  • Will Galloni

Our U14B team reached the quarter finals of the Tier 2 Kent Hockey tournament.

Our U12A side finished second in the U12 In2Hockey tournament and progress to regionals. Sofia Moschini started the term as the C team goalkeeper and saved two penalty strokes in the semi-final to reach the final.

PE teacher Cath Nicholson competed for East Grinstead at the Euro Hockey league over the last five days. It was a really valuable experience playing against the best clubs in Europe and there is plenty to bring back to enhance the hockey programme at school.

The 1st XI won versus Sutton Valence to progress to the fourth round of the national cup.

The U14A won the county cup and progress to the regionals.

The U13A won the county cup and progress to the regionals.

The 2nd XI reached the semi-final of the U18 Tier 4 county cup.

Our 1st XI have been invited to play in a fixture versus another school as a pre-cursor to the Oxbridge Varsity match in March. Orissa Welch (OS 2019) has been selected as Club Captain for Oxford with Grace Annetts (OS 2019) is also going to be playing in the Varsity March.

Netball

There have been some fantastic individual selections on the Netball Pathway.  Well done to the following students:

London Pulse Performance Hub

  • Miya Hargate
  • Izzy Okaro
  • Eva Okaro

Kent County

  • Anjola Adekoya (U13 Kent County Potential Academy)
  • Tasia Nahornya (U13 Kent County Development Academy)
  • Imogen Smith (U13 Kent County Development Academy)
  • Lara Bailey (U15 Kent County Potential Academy)
  • Lowri Morgan (U15 Kent County Potential Academy)

Our U15 girls are through to the next round of the regional cup while the U18 girls are through to the 3rd round of the national cup.

Tennis

Our U15A tennis side beat Eastbourne and progress to the next round of the regional cup.

Rugby

Our U15As won versus Downlands in the first round of the national cup competition.

Our U15A side beat Judd in the Kent Cup Round 1. They were camped on their own line for ten minutes showing incredible resilience.

Over 180 students came together for an internal RFU Touch Competition due to a blank weekend of rugby fixtures.  This was a fantastic opportunity to combine all age groups from 1st XV - U14Ds in three tiered tournaments.

Running

Congratulations to Charlotte Bloodworth who finished 18th in the London mini-marathon running for her borough.

Sailing

Sevenoaks sailors had a very special guest joining our training session on Tuesday 28 September. Eilidh McIntyre, gold medallist from Tokyo joined us on the water, sailing with and against our sailors followed by a Q&A session during which she kindly passed around her gold medal.

Our teams finished fifth and 11th at the RYA Youth Team racing championships, sailing against some of the very best club teams.

Swimming

Eva Okaro (Y10) has been selected for the Podium Potential squad for British Swimming which comprises athletes whose performances indicate they have realistic capabilities for making the Olympic team in 2024 and medal potential at those Games or in 2028.

At the Kent secondary school relays, Sevenoaks enjoyed a brilliant event, winning seven golds and two silvers out of ten races.

Junior Girls (Year 7/8)

Charlotte Bloodworth, Lily Dunster, Maddie Evans, Selma Zidan

  • 4x50m Front Crawl - 2nd
  • 4x50m Medley - 4th

Inter Girls (Year 9/10)

Issy and Eva Okaro, Amelia Tovey, Peony Lee

  • 4x50m Front Crawl - 1st

Issy and Eva Okaro, Anjola Pratt, Peony Lee

  • 4x50m Medley - 1st

Junior Boys (Year 7/8)

Charles Dunstan, Franz Sturm, Tom Ellershaw, Tom Eagle

  • 4x50m Front Crawl - 1st
  • 4x50m Medley - 2nd

Inter Boys (Year 9/10)

Demi Alli, Lucas Maule, James Ellershaw, Chengze Duan

  • 4x50m Front Crawl - 1st

Jack Eagle, Lucas Maule, James Ellershaw, Chengze Duan

  • 4x50m Medley - 1st

Senior Boys (Year 11/12/13)

Nikita Ivaniuta, David Maule, Zac Raymond, Louis Hayes

  • 4x50m Front Crawl - 1st
  • 4x50m Medley - 1st

Peony Lee has been selected to take part in the National Development Programme Phase 1, 2021-22.

Old Sennockians

Well done to Brendan Drugan (OS 2021) and Alex Morales (OS 1996) who took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday.

It was Brendan’s first marathon and he was raising funds for Bikes for Schools, which helps families access bikes and scooters for their children. Fundraiser

Alex ran for the Alzheimer's Society for a second year running with donations going towards research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention. Fundraiser