Netball, Handball, Dodgeball, Rowing and Rugby!
The Years 7 and 8 teams faced Hampton College this week, taking victories in both matches. The Year 7 team had a very convincing win, scoring 13 goals to 0. Thanks to some awesome defence, Evie Hornsby received Player of the Match. The Year 8 team also won, 4-2, with Lottie Tasker and Charlotte Watson receiving Players of the Match.
Our U13 Girls' and Boys' teams both travelled to Cambridge University Sports Centre on Monday to represent Peterborough in the County School Games event. Both teams played five matches, with the Boys winning three and drawing two, to be crowned champions, with Hugh Ludford named Player of the (Boys') Tournament. The Girls won three matches, drew one, and lost one, eventually finishing level with another school, on a head to head between the two schools King's won, to collect their second trophy of the day. The Two captains were Alice Bennett (Player of the (Girls') Tournament) and Oliver Muir. Both teams now go on the represent Cambridgeshire in the Eastern Regional Finals in May.
Two Year 9 Girls' teams participated in the Peterborough Schools Dodgeball tournament this week, which started with a series of round robin matches. Both of our teams finished in the top four, to qualify for the playoff finals. In the first semifinal the B team proved far to strong for Thomas Deacon Academy's A team and eased into the final. The A team finished their match against Hampton Gardens level and had to go into a 1 minute period of extra time, which they eventually won by the narrowest of margins to set up an all King’s final. It was the B team, who upset the odds in the final to claim the overall title as Champions of Peterborough. Player of the Tournament was Mia Permarker.
Our Indoor Rowing team were again in action, this time in the final event of the Indoor League. King's were in second place, 4 points behind The Peterborough School going into this final round. King’s rowers performed brilliantly on the night and picked up maximum points to retain the overall trophy. Grace Niklasson collected the shield on behalf of the team.
The 1st XV were in action on Wednesday, travelling to Bishop Stortford to take on Birchwood High School in the semifinal playoff of the Cambridgeshire U18 League. Missing several regular first team players, a rather depleted team took to the pitch and started nervously. There wasn’t much between the two teams, but Birchwood’s forward power proved too strong and King's conceded the first try. King’s bounced back and made several good attacking runs and defended resolutely; this pressure eventually led to a King’s try with winger Isaac Lunn finishing off a good team move. Tomi Ogunyoye stepped up to make a great conversion from the touchline to bring the half time score to 7-7. King's started the second half in high spirits, but a few lucky bounces of the ball saw Birchwood cross over the line with two unanswered tries to take a commanding 17-7 lead. King’s didn’t let their heads drop and, led by a Man of the Match defensive effort from Joe Pickering, the boys soon got themselves back in the game, with Austin Brennan finishing off some great forward pressure with a try under the posts converted by Isaac Rowles. King’s continued to pressure the opposition, who were dropping like flies, but time was not on their side, with an agonising final score of 17-14 to our opponents.