“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”
- Emil Zatopek
King's athletics aims to encourage the development of participating athletes, both technically and socially. The sport is available for those who are available and would like to opt into the activity. Athletes of all abilities are actively encouraged, and large numbers of our pupils take part in this part of the summer sports programme.
Both girls and boys are encouraged to participate in school teams and events, and specialist coaching is available in every discipline, including pole vault and hammer.
Chase Your Dreams ...
Athletics at King's enjoys an enviable reputation, with many of our athletes representing Somerset at the regional level and beyond.
A good number appear in national events, and we have developed several national champions, some of whom have gained their international vests, including Ronnie Wells, who ran the 100 metres at the English Schools, British Schools and UK Game events. Robin Danaher also won the javelin event at the English Schools Championships. Maisie Brown did well in the same championships, having won the Somerset and South West Schools events, whilst Joe Cooke broke school records for the Senior Boys at high jump and triple jump – besdies coming close in the long jump; all these had stood for over 30 years. The Junior Boys' team of 2015 won their county rounds of the English Schools Cup to qualify for the regional finals.
Sam Cobb continues to shine as an all-round athlete with many multi-sport international medals under his belt.
For fixtures, results and match reports, click here.