On Thursday 25th September Chaloner Hall was packed with students and their parents for the annual King James´s Sports Presentation evening - a lively celebration of sporting commitment and success.
The event was organised and led by members of the Sports Council, who wrote and presented reviews of the sporting year. Awards were given in recognition of individual students´ achievement, improvement and commitment, and team successes were highlighted and celebrated. Notable successes included football, where the Year 11 boys reached the last 32 in the National Cup, the U16 girls won the County Cup and the U19 girls reached the semi-finals of the County Cup. The Year 10 netball and year 7 hockey B teams both won their area titles, while in tennis the Year 10 B team won the North Yorkshire Division 2 League.
In addition, an impressive number of students gained representative honours at area, county, regional and even national level in 2013/14. George Davies represented England for the first time in javelin at the SIAB Under-17 international track and field competition in Cardiff in July, winning gold with a new personal best throw.
Guest of honour on the evening was Jonathan Tattersall, a former student and England U19 cricketer. Jonny gave an inspirational talk and took part in a question and answer session with members of the Sports Council, emphasising the need to balance sport and schoolwork.
Well done to all students for a fantastic sporting year - here´s to 2015!