September 29th, 2016

KES youngsters prove their sporting prowess

Updated: 4:13 pm, May 07, 2015

IT WAS a triumphant week for sporting youngsters at Stratford’s King Edward VI School as students across a number of sports tasted success.

Last Friday the school’s under 13 and under 15 fencing teams were named Junior Team of the Year at Stratford District Council’s Celebration of Sports awards dinner, having been crowned National Schools’ fencing champions for the fourth year running.

On Saturday the rowers competed at the Northampton Head and KES finished first out of 167 crews representing other schools, universities and rowing clubs.

This is the school’s first win in a Head of the River race since the boat club was formed 88 years ago.

Also on Saturday, the rugby squads continued their good form by winning seven out of nine fixtures against local rivals KES Camp Hill.

Since the beginning of January, KES rugby teams have won 20 out of 24 fixtures against KES Aston, Bablake and KES Camp Hill.

Also part of this great week of sport at the school, the netball first team and senior basketball squads won their matches against Kenilworth School.

Richard Mahony, Director of Sport at KES, said: “It was a great week for King Edward VI School. Our sportsmen and women are hugely committed to their respective sports and I am thrilled that their hard work is paying off.”