The rugby programme at King’s College forms a huge part of their sports offering and provides more than just match wins. Success is also measured by the experience provided to both girls and boys both on and off the pitch. The King’s coaches are excellent, experienced and dedicated to working with team captains to ensure pupils not only develop their game but also enjoy it.
1st team Captain Jacob W is an influential and skilful player able play across the backline. He is not only a versatile sportsman, but also a Senior Prefect studying A-level maths, physics and PE.
Jacob said: “Being Captain is an honour as you gain respect as well as the trust. The selection process included me writing to explain why I felt the right person to lead the team into matches. Becoming Captain hasn’t had a major impact on my studies or life because I didn’t change when I was appointed and it doesn’t feel like a chore, I really enjoy it.
“I also enjoy the social side of being in the rugby team and getting to know people who aren’t in my classes or house. There are lots of great times at King’s that I associate with playing rugby field and training.”
Director of Rugby, Ed Lewsey reflects: “Jacob could be considered relatively quiet for the captain of a rugby team, but he is an effective leader through his considerate approach and his exemplary standards on and off the pitch, which govern the respect of his peers. He has helped create a culture where the players feel united and subsequently have enjoyed success on the field, and I believe the two are inseparable.”