Rugby at King’s is built on pride, respect, integrity, discipline, enjoyment and success. Pillars upon which the strong tradition of the game at King’s were founded and still very much in evidence today, either on the floodlight Westminster Rod site or on our 7 pitches at our Derby Fields site.
All the boys at King’s play rugby in Year 7 for the first term allowing them to learn the attributes of the game and find a level that suits their playing ability. In Year 7 we run 3 teams – U12A, B and C who will compete in school fixtures on Saturday’s from the end of October through to March.
For these players, along with the boys we feel will be the backbone of the 1st XV in years to come we run a King’s Rugby High Performance Pathway, allowing access to nutritional advice, physiotherapy seminars, coaching clinics with professional academies and video analysis designed to improve their game and ultimately the team’s performance.
Every year the 1st XV,2nd XV and U16’s embark on a pre-season fitness and skills tour to either Brive, Cardiff or Munster prior to competing at our own King’s 1st XV Festival: Teams from across the country attend the Festival, which we run in late August at our spectacular Derby Fields site. Every 3 years the school will take in excess of 50 pupils on a major rugby tour for 2 or 3 weeks – in 2012 we toured Canada, in 2014 South Africa and in 2017 the school will tour Australia.
At the end of the season our attention turns to 7’s, the shortened version of the game and something we enjoy a national reputation for. The highlight being not only the Rosslyn Park National School 7s at U13, U16 and 1st team level, but our very own Myles Marshall U15s tournament held at King’s in mid-March and run by our team of 6th Form Community Sports Leaders.
Rugby at King’s has much to celebrate at present and whilst we compete on a national level we also make sure that we play many of our local schools and we work hard to foster strong links with local clubs as well.
Rugby at King’s matters to the boys, the staff and the parents but enjoyment is the key and this is always evident whether it be the U12C teams first outing in October or representing the 1st XV for the last time against Paul Roos school in South Africa in late July!
HONOURS 2016 - 2017
23 Players representing District, County and/or Sale Sharks Academy
North of England Counties U18 : Simon Ridgway & Tim Phillips
U16 Welsh Exiles – Sion Davenport
U14’s XV Ranked 3rd in the country – SchoolSports.com Performance League
U14 XV Cheshire Cup Winners
U15 VII Cheshire Cup 7s Finalists
U18 VII Cheshire Plate Winners
U18 VII Solihull Plate Winners
U18 VII Stonyhurst 7s Finalists
U16 VII Stonyhurst 7s Finalists
U16 VII Warwick Plate Winners
HONOURS 2015 – 2016
U13’s XV Cheshire Cup winners
1st XV Cheshire Cup finalist
31 representatives at county level
T. Leatherbarrow Scotland U16’s
C. Redpath Scotland U18’s
U13’s Rosslyn Park International 7’s Quarter finalist
U18’s Rosslyn Park International 7’s Bowl Winners
U13’s Warwick 7’s finalists
U15’s Warwick 7’s Winners
Best School at Warwick 7’s
U18’s Cheshire Cup 7’s Winners
HONOURS 2014 – 2015
U14’s XV Cheshire Cup Winners
U16’s Cheshire Cup Winners
1st XV Ranked 12th in the Daily Mail National Rankings
U12’s Nottingham 7’s Winners
U13’s Nottingham 7’s Winners
U15’s Solihul Cup Final Finalist
U18’s Stonyhurst 7’s Finalists
U18’s Cheshire Cup 7’s Finalists
HONOURS 2013 – 2014
U14’s XV Cheshire Cup Finalists
1st XV Ranked 5th in the Daily Mail National Rankings
28 representatives at county level
W. Hodge England U16’s
M. Peakman England U16’s
U16’s Stonyhurst 7’s Winners
U18’s Stonyhurst 7’s Finalists
U14’s Sedburgh 7’s Finalists
U16’s Rosslyn Park International 7’s Quarter Finalist
U14’s Wirral Grammar 7’s Finalists