Lent 2018 – Half Time
U16 Boys' Hockey – County Champions and Regional Qualifiers
The U16 boys won the Somerset round for the National Schools Competition after a fantastic day of hard work and fun. Every player contributed to the success, showing what King's hockey is all about. This qualified them for Regional Prelims which they also won, earning them a place at the Regional Finals on the 27th March.
U16 Girls Attend West Regional Finals
Our U16 girls' netball team attended the West Regional Finals in Bournemouth. They had a fantastic time and it was a really positive experience for everyone to use going forward.
The South West Schools Cross Country was staged at Stover School in Devon. Sam Cobb, Lara Chapple and Fred Fisher competed as part of the Somerset team and survived very muddy conditions, though the weather on the day was far kinder than forecast. Sam was the more successful as an individual, placing 4th in the Somerset team (who narrowly lost to their Devon rivals) but kept the other five teams behind them.
U14 Boys Hockey Qualify for Regional Prelims
Well done to our U14 boys who have qualified for Regional Prelims early in March. Facing some very tough opposition throughout the eight team round robin tournament, their hard work and determination paid off.
King's Squash Team – National Schools' Success
We are also delighted to announce that our current squash team is through to the next round of the National Schools’ Squash competition, run by England Squash. This Somerset league will provide good competition for pupils in our newly refurbished courts. We will now be entering the Somerset Squash League for the first time, and although we are yet to win a game, it has been a great challenge and experience so far.
King's Schools Equestrian Team Qualifies for National Schools' Competition
King’s Schools Equestrian Team did extremely well at the National Schools' Equestrian Association Eventers' Challenge qualifiers.
Georgia Hilton came 1st as an individual in the 80cm with a perfect 0 score and qualified for Hickstead in the National Championships.
Danielle Page, a pupil at King’s Hall, came 2nd in the 70cm individual and also qualified.
Finally, Georgia and Danielle, with other team members Jaime Page and Raefaela Cook, also qualified as a team.
King’s College footballers have reached the quarter final stages of two English Schools' Football Association (ESFA) competitions for the first time in the school’s history. The girls’ U15 side travelled to the south coast where they beat Bournemouth School 3-1. Victoria Neuefeind scored all of the King’s College goals. As a result, the team will now progress through to the last eight of the ESFA PlayStation Schools Cup competition, which involves over 256 schools from all sectors competing for the title.
Exmouth to Budleigh Coastal Footpath Race
Our King's College pupils took part in the annual coastal footpath race from Exmouth to Budleigh in very wet and slippy conditions. Even in the challenging conditions the top three spots went to Paneshe Gundani, leading home Lucy Crossman and Anatastia Woodard. Well done to everyone who took part.
Success for Luli Loveridge in Qualifying for Championship Final
Our Third Form in-house show jumper, Luli Loveridge, has qualified her 13.2 pony Arrow Head Quiver for the 13.2 Championship Final at The Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead in July.
On Saturday Luli missed the spot by one, but on Sunday, rode Quiver against 38 others in three rounds to go triple clear and to take one of the two qualifying places. The first round was 1.15m, the second was 1.25m and the third was 1.30m.
The pair will be competing against 24 others at Hickstead in July. We wish her the best of luck in her competition.
U16 Independent Schools' Lambs Success
Four pupils travelled to Uppingham to trial for the U16 Lambs squad. After a long day and lots of hard work from the boys, they all made it! Good luck boys.
U15 Boys' Hockey Qualify for Third Round in ISHC
The U15 boys' hockey team travelled to Bristol Grammar School to play round 2 of the Independent Schools' Cup. It was a fast tempo game that King's College managed to take advantage of, resulting in a final score of 6-3. The team have now qualified for the final stages of the competition (last 16 in the country). In their next round they face King's Bruton.