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Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Will made a Young Ambassador of the MCC Foundation

Category: News, Sports

Will Gaffney (Meister Omers, Fifth) has been named one of five Young Ambassadors of the MCC Foundation as the charitable arm of the historic Marylebone Cricket Club launches a new programme. The Young Ambassadors, aged between 16 and 35, will be immersed in the Foundation’s work on a practical level, interacting with the charity’s beneficiaries More »

Olympian Jack Green delivers virtual talk on mental health

Category: News, Sports, Talks

Double Olympian Jack Green gave a virtual wellbeing talk on Thursday, discussing his athletics career and personal mental health journey over the last decade. Jack represented Team GB at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay. He has been a champion of mental wellbeing since being diagnosed with depression, More »

Henry runs Lockdown marathon to support Jersey Hospice

Category: News, Sports

Henry O’Connor (Linacre, 6b) ran a marathon on the first Saturday of half term to raise money for Jersey Hospice, who have been caring for his aunt Claire after she was diagnosed with cancer. His efforts were picked up by ITV Jersey who interviewed Henry and his parents, and he has now raised £3,500. It More »

Will’s cricket charity Bat For A Chance launches Sri Lankan partnership

Category: News, Sports

Will Gaffney (Meister Omers, Fifth) was praised for his determination by Test legend Kumar Sangakkara as his cricket charity Bat For A Chance—which Will has built from the ground up over the last two years—launched a partnership with the Foundation of Goodness in Sri Lanka. Around his school commitments, Will has poured his time into More »

Frances Houghton discusses Olympic journey on BBC podcast

Category: News, Sports

Creating a thriving team environment is a crucial foundation of success in so many walks of life, and its a topic that Frances Houghton (OKS, Walpole 1993-98) spoke about on BBC Radio 4’s Don’t Tell Me The Score podcast during the Christmas holiday.  Having shown her talent on the water with a number of junior More »

9 King’s hockey players attend England trials

Category: News, Sports

King’s had nine representatives at the England Hockey trials during half term. Harriet Brealy (Carlyon, Fifth) and Esme De Hann (Luxmoore, Fifth) were both considered for Under-16 selection. Rebecca Hutchings (Carlyon, Fifth), Issy Hemming (Harvey House, 6b), Grace Murray (Broughton, 6a) and Iona Boyd (Carlyon, 6a) were all put forward for the Under-18 Girls squad, More »

Grange, Harvey & Luxmoore dominate Inter-House Cross Country 2020

Category: News, Sports

Our annual Inter-House Cross Country competition plays a big part in welcoming pupils back to King’s every September, and it was wonderful to see Shell and Remove students showing strong house spirit at Birley’s last week. In an event which involved all the usual chanting and rivalry, Harvey House and Luxmoore won the Remove and More »

King’s Equestrian squad back in action

Category: News, Sports

Zara Brett represented King’s in a National School’s Equestrian Association (NSEA) competition on the 6th of September.  On her horse Kilmore Mirah at the Petley Wood Equestrian Centre, Zara managed two fabulous clear rounds across two categories. In the 70-75 she turned a circle so got 4 faults. In the 80-85 she was super clear More »

Harrison selected for England U16 National 7’s squad

Category: News, Sports

Harrison MacKinnon (Mitchinson’s, Remove) has been scouted for the England U16’s National 7’s squad while playing for Kings at the Kent schools 7’s tournament in March. Earlier his year Harrison also made his debut at scrum-half for Harlequins Under-15s and was selected for a Scotland U16 squad training camp. The National squad works with internationally More »

Celebrating our Olympic heroes

Category: News, Sports

On annual Olympic Day, we’re celebrating our long history of representation in the Olympic Games which stretches back 100 years. It was Leslie Housden (OKS 1908-11) who became the first King’s Olympian in 1920. A doctor by profession, he finished the marathon in a time of 3 hours 14 minutes and 25 seconds in Antwerp. More »

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