England Debut for Poppy

Year 9 King Edward’s student, Poppy has made her Under 15 debut, and we couldn’t be more proud.

They played their first match last week against an Independent Schools’ FA team at Charterhouse in Surrey and drew 2-2, with Poppy scoring one of the goals.

Before the game, the girls were presented with their England shirts.

Poppy started playing football at Stannington First School and then joined Cramlington Town where she was the Manager’s Player of the Year for two successive years.

She then teamed up with Blyth Town, playing for both girls and boys teams. She has also played for Chantry School and joined the Northumberland squad two seasons ago.

Text from Morpeth Herald

U14 Netball Do The Double!

Congratulations to the U14 Netball Team who have just won the league and are now County Champions!! Excellent netball played against Cramlington Learning Village and Ponteland High School. Very worthy winners!

County Champions!

A huge well done to the Under 16 Netball team who are now County Champions!!
They beat off stiff competition from Queen Elizabeth at Hexham (17-8) and Cramlington (16-7) – well done girls!!

Indoor Rowing Success


Ellen Fenwick and Rebecca Bradley won silver medals at the British Rowing Northern Regional Finals at Durham University on Tuesday 19th March!

Well done to both girls.

Year 11 bring the cup home!

The year 11 rugby squad pulled off a great win in the final of the Northumberland Schools County cup defeating a good Whitley Bay side 79-15.

It was a great first half performance dominating the opposition through some good forward play and some slick backs moves. This allowed the KEVI side run in some excellent tries.  Whitley Bay came back strong in the second half scoring three good tries but the KEVI side proved too strong and ran out comfortable winners.

Man of the match was awarded to Hugh O’Brien.

All the students were fantastic and can now look forward to their Rugby tour in February!

Golfing Success

Congratulations to Amelia in Year 10 for her golfing achievements.

As well as being selected to play for the county in the upcoming season, she has also been selected to be  a Girls Golf Rock Ambassador for Northumberland.

Girls Golf Rock is an initiative for girls to learn to play golf in a fun & social way and is new to Northumberland in 2018. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Cross Country Championships

There was some fantastic results from Saturday 11th November’s regional Cross Country Championships at Stewart park, Middlesbrough.

The boys intermediate team (Year 9 + 10) finished 2nd and now qualify for the National championships at Sevenoaks school, Kent on Saturday 25th November.

The team finished with 37 points which included the following runners:

Euan Duffin year 9
Dylan Davies year 9
Ben Walker year 9
Dylan Gooding year 9
Ben Waterfield year 9
Thomas Cunningham year 10

The girls team ran really well also. They missed out on qualifying but were excellent on the day. Students involved were:

Holly Peck (2nd place)
Lily Heaton (11th place)
Rebecca Bradley (35)
Casey Dixon (70)

The students were a credit to the school and it was a pleasure to take them down and see the passion they have to compete and run well!

British Elite Youth Triathlon Champion

The British Elite Youth Triathlon Champion took place in Mallory Park Racing Circuit, Leicester on the 28th of August and KEVI student Dan Dixon took part.

Here is his account of the day:

“The line up was the best Britain could offer with all of my rivals present. As an addition French Triathlon had brought 3 of the best Youths from their nation to compete (to make the competition harder, but were non-counting), this offered a new challenge.

The swim was 400m and the water temp was 22 degrees so it was a non-wetsuit swim, I came out of the water 3rd and with a quick transition I was out on the bike with a lead group of 4. The bike was extremely technical over the 10.2km course but our group of 4 shot round the course taking time out of the main group and smaller packs. Again with a swift transition I exited onto the run in 2nd and immediately me and arguably my biggest rival, who is a year older than me, pulled away on the run leg. The run was 2.5km over 2 laps. We hit the 2nd lap with a big gap still, at 800m to go I put in a kick, this is where I broke him and hanging in to the line I was delighted to have won by 16 seconds. With 3rd finishing 25 seconds behind, also a year older than me. The highest placed French athlete was 5th, 56 seconds behind. The 1st person of my age finished 6th over 1 minute behind.

With this I became British Elite youth Triathlon Champion (a year young)!

Also this was the final event in the British Triathlon Elite Youth and Junior series, I lead the standings into the event but had to win to secure 1st in the series. This was going to be tough but I did it and with the best field given. Other results in the series included 1st at Wales Sopsan Elite Series event, 1st at Hetton Elite series event and 2nd at WTS Leeds Elite series event.

Due to my performances this year, I’ve been told that I will be joining the British B Squad which is the start of the Olympic Pathway! Officially I will not find out about this until later this year though.”

Well done Dan and good luck with your future training and events!! 

England Rugby Success

Over the summer Nathan Clemmitt, Alex Donaghy and Fergus Simpson were accepted onto the Rugby League National Training Program day at York along with 55 other U15 players from a variety of Super League Clubs.

This was then cut to 21 for another session which ended up with 19 being selected for the England Rugby League U16 team. The team went into a training camp for 3 days to prepare for a game against Wales.

Both Alex and Nathan then made final cut into the playing 17 and both were in the starting line up.  The game was England U15s fielding a young side against an experienced Wales U16 outfit, Wales coming out 18-10 winners.

This was a tremendous achievement for Newcastle Thunder to provide the 3rd largest contingent of players behind Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhino’s and I’m sure no other school provided more than 2 players.

All three players return back to Newcastle Thunder academy for pre-season before Christmas.  Alex and Nathan will be attending training sessions in December with the England U16 group and will tour France for a week early 2018.

A great achievement and we hope Alex and Nathan can build on their fantastic experience in the coming season.