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15 September 2017

Talented Sportsman James on a Trip of a Lifetime

James Rew, a highly talented young sportsman who moved to King’s College from King’s Hall this term, is currently on a trip of a lifetime in South Africa, where he is undertaking a sport exchange with St Stithian’s College in Johannesburg.

The 13-year-old, who lives in Taunton, plays county cricket for Somerset and is part of the Emerging Player Programme. Last term he led King’s Hall to victory in the English Schools Cricket Association Under 13 Bunbury Cup.

James is also a very talented hockey and squash player and earlier this year helped Somerset Under 15 squash team to win the National Championship. He is a keen rugby and tennis player and also plays golf, off a handicap of 11.

The King’s College Director of Sport, Phil Lewis, said: “James will be spending the next five weeks playing cricket, squash and golf for St Stithians as well as continuing to study while he is out there. He has already met up with his host family and is having a fantastic time.

He added: “James has only just started at King's College, but in order to avoid missing the hockey season here, he has travelled out to South Africa early."

James will return to King's in October ready to jet off to Portugal where he will spend some time with the Kings golf team, who will be out there attending a five-day training camp.

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