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Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

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 »

Athletes complete 24hr relay raising over £2,700 for NHS workers

Category: News, Sports

Seven local runners, including Matt Stonier (Marlowe, 6a), completed a 24-hour relay last weekend and have raised more than £2,700 for the NHS. The athletes from Invicta East Kent and Ashford AC each did two 1hr 43minute legs, some of which were in the middle of the night, to ensure they covered the whole time More »

Olympic champion Tom Ransley (OKS) retires

Category: News, Sports

Double Olympic medalist Tom Ransley MBE (OKS 1999-2004) has retired from rowing following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games. After leaving King’s, Tom studied at the University of York and then won a Blue for Cambridge during his postgraduate studies, but the highlights of his enormously successful career came in the Men’s Eight Great More »

Harrison makes debut for Harlequins U15s amid Scotland selection

Category: News, Sports

Harrison MacKinnon (Mitchinson’s, Remove) made his debut at scrum-half for Harlequins Under-15s two weeks ago. Having previously been at Junior King’s, Harrison joined Mitchinson’s Day House in Remove this year and became a key member of the U15A rugby side last term. He has also been selected for a Scotland U16 squad training camp, joining More »

Shell quad win Inter-Regional Trials

Category: News, Sports

Our rowing club’s Shell boys quad won their time trial at the Junior Inter-Regional Trials on Sunday. Harry Thompson (Mitchinson’s), Zeth Healey (Marlowe), Jamie Blench (Marlowe), Lukas Healey (Marlowe) and cox Giorgia Faulkner (Marlowe) all performed admirably, especially considering this was their first race of the term after a previous head in February had been More »

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