Year 7 Netball

Year 7 Netball Thursday 13th November

The Year 7 netball team won their match against Cowes Enterprise College 7-5, and drew against Medina College 2-2.


Year 9 Football

Match Report for Christ the King Year 9 Football Fixture vs Cowes Enterprise College:

The team lost 5-1 but showed great improvement in playing as a unit. We started very brightly with an attacking threat that looked dangerous whenever we were on the ball. An enforced substitution as a result of one of our players not wearing shin pads swung the momentum in favour of Cowes and we conceded during this period. Throughout the first half we had long periods of great attacking play and looked on top for a vast portion of the game but were thwarted by their giant goalkeeper who had a great game. This, however, was not capable of stopping the clinical nature of the Cowes team. However the morale in the team, despite the absence of key players, really showed as later in the second half, James Evans finally got past the keeper.

Callum Riley was man of the match.

James Evans was the goal scorer.

Match report by Callum Riley

Year 7 Rugby Result

On Monday 20th October Mr Dye took the Christ the King Year 7 Rugby team for their first fixture of the collegiate life.

The RFU tournament was held at Eastleigh Rugby club with ideal conditions to play rugby.

The Christ the King College team were in a pool of 6 in the morning session.

Christ the King played some fantastic attacking rugby in their first match vs Bitterne Park leading to a 15-0 win.

Callum Buckley scored a powerful try breaking through two tackles to make it 5-0. Rufus Wood and Fraser Law continued the scoring after a vast period of pressure applied by the strong defence of Christ the King College.

The second game vs Priestlands was a 10-5 victory the first score from Ryan Hughes who broke through a gap and capitalised.

The second score was a fantastic interception try and ‘Champagne moment’ from ‘BT’ Ben Timbrell who snatched a high pass from the opposition and blazed to the try line to score.

Priestlands scored in the corner but a resolute Christ the King College defence held out for the victory.

Our 3rd pool game was a 0-5 loss to Wyvern who were a very big and strong side. Christ the King College had a resolute defence, with some outstanding tackling from Joseph Coghlan and Zeph Wells, and kept the score down. In attack Wyvern defended well scuppering numerous try scoring opportunities by effective tackling into touch.

Next was Park Community and the Ryan Hughes and Fraser Law show. 

Fraser broke through the Park Community defence with some outstanding agility to take the first score. Next Ryan ran through the left hand side with Fraser in support on the right he drew the final defender and popped to Fraser to score the easiest of his tries extremely well worked. Ryan then added the next score and BT rounded the match off to score his 2nd try of the tournament and take the victory. 20-0

The final match vs Toynbee School was a 10-0 victory with Fraser Law adding 2 more tries to cap off an excellent group performance by Christ the King College we progressed through to pool A. 

In the afternoon session the Christ the King College team took to the field vs a very strong Burgate the game consisted of two fantastic defences and both teams had opportunities to score but were up against huge tackles and great organisation. 

Joe Nelson found Zeph Wells who barged through the tackle and showed good footwork to manoeuvre his way through the defence to score. 5-0 and Christ the King College held on for victory.

The 2nd match of pool A saw a rematch with Wyvern (the only team to have beaten Christ the King College all day). This meant a lot to the boys, and Mr Dye, who has never been in charge of a year 7 side who have showed such will to win. The boys were really fired up and showed fantastic passion to win in this fixture. An outstanding performance from Fraser Law and Callum Buckley in defence kept the scores level for the first moments. Fraser then pounced onto a loose ball and side stepped around the last defender to run in from his own half a fantastic try!

Zeph Wells then powered over to make the score 10-0 and Ryan Hughes added another with a well worked team try. 

Christ the King College’s defence was put under major pressure late on in this game and held true for long periods but to concede with moments left 15-5 win- fantastic effort from the side who worked excellently in this game.

Our final fixture was against a very big and powerful Hounsdown School who started brightly with pick and go tactics which worked well to their strengths. They barged over for the first try and although Christ the King College prevented 3 or 4 waves of attacks they put another 2 scores on the board. A 15-0 loss, but the Christ the king team held their heads high finishing 2nd out of 12 teams from Hampshire an excellent performance all around by the squad. 

Players player of the tournament was voted as Fraser Law, the top try scorer with 6 tries and not to mention great defensive tackling skills.

The Christ the King squad were excellent in terms of attitude and behaviour throughout the entire day and were a real credit to the college. Congratulations to all and the squad look forward to more fixtures in the future! 

Team Photo: 

From left: Toby batchelor, Joseph Coghlan, Patrick Kearney, Zeph, Wells, Callum Buckley, (ABOVE) Mr Dye, Finbar Mitchell-Smith, Rufus Wood, Aiden Young.

Front Left: Samuel Reed, Joshua Herman, Ryan Hughes, Joe Nelson, Fraser Law, Ben (BT) Timbrell

Harry Dye


Year 9 Football Against Carisbrooke

Christ the King Year 9 –  2 Carisbrooke College  Year 9  – 5

Christ the King  College were left with a disappointing loss against Carisbrooke College, nonetheless the game showed prosperous signs as we managed to redeem ourselves with two goals in the end, showing signs of a developing side.

However being part of a defence that was facing some high quality strikers it made the job harder, especially as their skill and pace meant that they penetrated the back often. Despite them scoring four goals my partner at the back James Evans had a great game. James worked hard, made some sensational tackles that saved us at times and also moved forward to help the midfield.

Christ the King College battled through  to the end, almost scoring with Callum hitting the bar and Hugo coming close a couple of times. Nonetheless we seemed to be fighting a losing battle after the domination of Carisbrooke in the first half.

In the second it seemed as if a new team was playing. The side played good positive football. A key player who ran his socks of all game was our man of the match Joe Drysdale. Joe had a great game battling  down the wings. Even though the final score was 5-2, some of the high quality majestic football we played last year was on show. I'm sure our captain Ben Holdsworth can lead us to victory in our next game.

Joe Dysdale was man of the match.

Ben Holdsworh and James Evans were the goal scorers.

Match report by Ned Guy

Zac finishes his swimming season on a high

Zac Lacey Swimming 22#07#14 intake 2012#02Zac is a member of West Wight Swimming Club and is trained by Anne Collins and is also helped with lessons at Seaclose Swimming club. Zac, 13, who attends Christ the King College, has been competing at disability galas since he was age 10 and has made great strides since teaming up with Anne 18 months ago. Zac’s aim is to become part of the Great Britain Down Syndrome swimming team and he made a step towards this earlier in the year when he competed at the European Open and based on his performances on the day was selected to swim for England in the relay team, which they went onto finish second to Scotland.

Disability swimming takes a slightly different format than conventional galas with the whole event being an open meet with no age group differences but instead divided into races based on your entry/qualifying time. This means that Zac can race against competitors who are very much older than him.

At the British Championships Zac qualified in the fastest heats of the 25m Backstroke and 50m Backstroke and swam fantastically well to gain silver medals in both events with times of 22.51 sec and 54.14 sec respectively, both personal bests. Zac also swam in the 50m Freestyle events and qualified in the 5th of 7 heats and won gold in the race in a time of 45.54 sec.

Aviva Premiership Rugby Final

Aviva Premiership Rugby Final

Twenty four students and some parents enjoyed a trip to the Aviva Premiership rugby final on Saturday, 31 May at Twickenham Stadium. The group were able to visit the World Rugby Museum and the Premiership Fan Village before the game They then took their pitch side seats for an unforgettable game. 

The match between Northampton Saints and Saracens ended in a draw (rare for a rugby match), before an enthralling period of extra time. Eventually, it was left to the Television Match Official to decide that Northampton had scored a winning try in the last minute of extra time to secure their first ever Premiership title, winning 24-20. A 'predict the score' competition was won by Tyler Hobson in Year 9, while Joe Greedy (Year 12) was successful in predicting first try-scorer.

Ranging from Year 7 to Year 13, the inspired students rounded off their day with an impromptu game of touch rugby in the park in Southampton as they waited for their ferry, after a long but very enjoyable day.

Mr Leahy


Black Sash for Isobel

Black Sash for Isobel

Isobel Russell (7LGI) successfully achieved her black sash grading for Kung Fu. Isobel has been practicing this demanding martial art since the age of 7 and has already achieved her white, red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple and brown sashes before reaching this highest award. She had to complete an exhausting test lasting 2 hours to achieve this exceptional success.

The grading included the following elements:

  • “Limb-locking” with 20 people, including several adults. (“Limb-locking” involves following a number of complex movements in sequence and tensing your limbs, thereby blocking a series of attacks);
  • Taking a lesson and teaching a group of people a certain technique;
  • Completing 100 push-ups on her fists in 5 minutes;
  • Writing an essay on the development of Kung Fu;
  • Compiling a questionnaire asking local people who practice Kung Fu whether they prefer doing the techniques according to Chinese tradition, or whether they would like to include techniques borrowed from recent movie stars such as Bruce Lee.

The elements demonstrate not only Isobel’s practical skill and overall level of fitness, but also her perseverance in achieving what she has to study to be well-informed about the theory of Kung Fu.

Isobel finds practicing Kung Fu tiring but fulfilling! It is not always easy for her to practice because her knowledge and skill are so much greater than her physical strength, and few girls of her size and skill are available, but the College hopes she will continue to practice and excel.

Mr McCulloch