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King’s Hosts Kent Prep School Golf Championships

Category: News, Sports

King’s was delighted to host the Kent Prep Schools Invitational Golf Championship last week. The event has been running for over 50 years and attracted some of the finest golfers from Kent Prep Schools. Overnight rain had softened up the challenging course at Canterbury Golf Club, but the skies cleared and some high-quality golf was More »

Tommy raises more money for Mind at Kent Trail Half

Category: News, Sports

Tommy David (Meister Omers, Fifth) has been out fundraising for Mind again, this time completing the Kent Trail Half Marathon in Tunbridge Wells. He recently completed a duathlon with fellow Fifth-former Harrison MacKinnon (Mitchinson’s) to support the charity after a spike in teenagers reaching out for mental health support since the pandemic began. Taking on More »

Matt wins Loughborough International 3k race in season opener

Category: News, Sports

Matthew Stonier (OKS Marlowe, 2015-20) started his season with an impressive victory at the Loughborough International Athletics meeting on Sunday. Matt showed impressive composure to win a tactical 3,000m race in 8 minutes and 30 seconds, allowing Rory Leonard—who was representing England—to take a 15m lead with a lap and a half to go before More »

Tommy & Harrison raise money for Mind at Kent Duathlon

Category: News, Sports

Tommy David (Meister Omers, Fifth) and Harrison MacKinnon (Mitchinson’s, Fifth) have been back out fundraising with another endurance challenge after they raised £2,000 for the NHS last July. Having cycled 100km around the Kent coast with six of their classmates in the summer, this time the boys took on the Kent Duathlon at Hole Park More »

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

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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

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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 »

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