Our Year 8 team beat everyone in their group and went through to play Ryde Academy in the final and narrowly lost 3-2. They showed immense effort and character to come back but narrowly missed out. Zak Leverett in his first ever game created a try for Ben Sanderson in some amazing play in the final.
Our Year 7 team (playing a year up) were equally fantastic, they beat Carisbrooke College and the free school in the group stages to progress to the 3rd and 4th place play off.
They narrowly missed out losing 2-1 after Zeph Wells ripped the ball off a Sandown player and scored the first try.
The size difference was massive- however good pace and trickery as well as some fantastic skills shown by our Year 7’s meant for an exciting few games.
Squads: Year 8: Ben Sanderson, Alex Cole, Jack Davis, Nick Early, Chester Smith, Charlie Dyer, Zak Leveret, Jake Puckett, Jake Bushnell, Jack Turner,
Zeph Wells, Callum Buckley, Adam Biss, Rufus Wood, Ryan Hughes, Fraser Law, Joshua Herman, Joe Coghlan, Joe Nelson
All students were excellent- a true pleasure to take!
Sandown Bay Academy 42 Christ the King College 10
After victories over Medina and Carisbrooke, the Year 8 & 9 Christ the King College team were well beaten under floodlights away to Sandown Bay Academy on Friday, 13th February. The team battled bravely in difficult conditions and contributed hugely to an entertaining game, but there was no arguing with the final result.
Christ the King College actually played as much creative rugby as their conquerors, but could not match the power and pace of Sandown Bay Academy. More than half of the College team were Year 8s and the physical difference in the teams showed at times. The winners scored four tries in the first half to lead 20-0 and were only foiled of other tries by some determined College defence. On the resumption, Christ the King College were first to score, and would later add a second try courtesy of some great team work and multi-phase play, but Sandown Bay Academy were well on top and added further scores to secure victory.
Ben Sanderson gave a superb performance and was backs man of the match, while Alex Cole was the pick of the forwards. Despite the defeat, the team enjoyed the experience and were proud of their efforts. They now look forward to the Island Schools 7s Tournament in early March.
Christ the King College: Zach Ward, Sam Woods, Ben Sanderson, Jake Bushnell, Jack Davis, Sol Wood, Ned Guy, Alex Cole, Louis Herbert, Chester Smith, Ben Burnett, Alfie Caporaso-Foster, Jack Turner.
The year 10 and 11 Basketball team played their first basketball fixtures in a tournament held at Carisbrooke College. The team performed really well, narrowly losing to Medina 9-8 and Carisbrooke 14-8. In both games the student came back from losing positions to put pressure on the opponents, however the opposition proved to strong and gain the vital points to claim victory. The player’s showed great character and commitment throughout the event.
Harvey Stanton, James Dixon, Michael Joyce, Keelan Walsh, Henry Bolton, Uel Breach, Jamie Belcher, Ben Fendyke, Luke Blackman, Sebastian Crouch and Tyler Hobson