Successful term for Louth King Edward VI’s sports stars

King Edward VI Grammar School's outstanding sports stars
King Edward VI Grammar School's outstanding sports stars

Pupils at King Edward VI Grammar School have had a busy term full of sporting success, including their annual Sports Awards Evening at the end of last month.

In recent athletics district trials, the following students because district champions on the day: Year 7 Devon Lowe (800m), Aoife Readman (Shot) and Jevon George-Jones (800m); Year 9 Reuben Houtsnee (high jump), Sam Rhodes (300m), Rob Johnson (long jump) and Ethan Payne (shot); and Year 10 Robert Lynham (800m and 1500m), Amy Baxter (long jump, 100m and 200m) and Will Collins (javelin).

In the county championships, Year 7 pupil Jevon George-Jones gained first place in the 800m, making him the county champion. Sixth Formers Claire Higgins (400m) and Emily Patch (1500m) also became county champions on the day.

Year 10 Amy Baxter (long jump) became county champion on the day and was also selected to compete in the English Schools Finals in the long jump and heptathlon events.

Other successful pupils included Year 9 Sam Rhodes (300m, ninth place), Robert Johnson (high jump and long jump, eighth place) and Ethan Payne (shot putt, fourth place) and Sixth Former Josh Pinder (400m, third place).

Congratulations also to Rachel Bell who qualified for the National Finals in the 100m and 200m, which will take place later this month.

On June 25, the school’s PE Department held their third annual Sports Awards Evening. The ‘best team’ award went to the Inter boys swimming team (Daniel Challis, Will McIntyre, Sam Swaby, Kieran Young, Charlie Spencer) who achieved 4th place in Medley in the National Schools Swimming Championships. The school would like to give special thanks to Mrs Ross, Harry Maw and Louth Dolphins for their support.

Awards for ‘outstanding individuals’ were given to Georgie Frow (equestrian, qualified for the NSEA National Championships which take place in October), and Year 11 Harry Falconer (Squash, 13th best in the whole country U17s, and U19s county champion, and the Men’s County Champion).

Other awards were given to Year 8 Richard Bell (cricket), who was selected for the Emerging Players Programme run by the ECB and won ‘Fielder of the Year’ for Lincolnshire U12s, as well as completing his fifth season at Grimsby Town FC and being selected to go forward to the next season. Becca Taylor (Y10, netball) came third in the Lincolnshire Netball League U15s as the captain of the Brigg & District Netball Club, and came 12th in the national playoffs in Essex.

Football – Jamie Goddard (Y9) is the County Captain at football.

Rugby – Tom Melton and Louis Taylor (both Y9) represent the county and regional rugby teams.

Athletics – Rachel Bell (Y12) selected for the English Schools finals 100m and the UK Sport Elite Athlete Programme. Received personal invitation to the British Ahtletics Championships (Senior).

Athletics – Amy Baxter (Y10) is county champion at long jump and multi-events. Qualified for English Schools final in long jump (despite being at the bottom of the age group).

Swimming – William McIntyre (Y11) swims for Louth Dolphins and this year he qualified for the National Championships and was selected to represent East Midlands Schools as well as the Lincolnshire County.

Finally, Jevon George-Jones has competed at county level for football, futsal, indoor athletics, outdoor athletics and cross country (and has competed at Anglian and National level in the Cross County).

Congratulations to all prizewinners and participants.