English National Swimming Relays
Reigate Grammar School (RGS) swimmers travelled to the iconic Olympic Park in Stratford to compete in the English National Swimming Relays, competing against the top 30 schools in England in each category.
RGS qualified for 5 of the 12 events, with the Junior Girls, Junior Boys & Intermediate Boys achieving a national placing.
RGS headmaster Shaun Fenton said: “I am so proud of these swimmers who spend such a large amount of time training and yet manage to balance it out with their academic studies, house events, school trips and other activities. They are role models for other young people and have set new records for the school.”
Reigate Grammar School under-15s girls’ hockey team battled through Storm Angus to win the Surrey Tournament at the new Reigate Grammar Hockey Centre in the latest of an incredible string of victories.
The school’s hockey stars are now:
- U14 Surrey Champions
- U15 Surrey Champions
- U14s have reached the South Finals
- U16s have reached the South Finals
- U18s have reached the Indoor South Finals
Headmaster Shaun Fenton said: “We have team members who only picked up a hockey stick for the first time when they joined the school and others playing with England or on course for America and prestigious hockey programmes. More importantly we have players who come together and make great team mates. The sporting values and team spirit at all age groups is so important as these girls make life-long friendships on the sports field… I am so pround of all that they have achieved and the season is far from over!”
Reigate Grammar School rugby players had a coaching session with a difference when the school’s Performance Director, Richard Birkett, formerly of Wasps, was joined by his former team mate and 2003 World Cup winner Joe Worsley.
The school is best know for its for its outstanding academic record, but has been riding high in rugby since becoming national champions in the famous Roslyn Park Rugby Sevens Tournament last year when the RGS team beat Eton in the final.
Joe Worsley said: “It was great to spend an afternoon at Reigate Grammar School coaching a future generation of rugby stars. Richard Birkett was a top player and is now a great coach so it is fantastic to see such a high standard of coaching across the school, superb facilities and so much enthusiasm from the young players. No wonder Reigate Grammar is seen as a centre of excellence for Rugby.”